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More revolts in Latin American countries

More revolts in Latin American countries Strikes in Peru and Colombia have marked the spread of revolt

International round-up - killings in Gaza, protests hit Iran, general strike in Chile

International round-up - killings in Gaza, protests hit Iran, general strike in Chile Israel killed unleashed a fresh round of bombings on the besieged Gaza Strip last week.

Vicious coup in Bolivia forces out president Evo Morales

Vicious coup in Bolivia forces out president Evo Morales Bolivia’s president Evo Morales has been forced out by a coup. It was orchestrated by the army and police—and backed by Donald Trump and the US.

The left in Chile has abandoned struggle

The left in Chile has abandoned struggle The uprising in Chile continues, and it is raising fundamental questions about neoliberalism and even capitalism

Cuban lessons for Latin America’s left

Cuban lessons for Latin America’s left Latin America has returned to the headlines with the explosive revolts in Chile and Ecuador. They show how neoliberalism continues to evoke massive popular resistance

Bolsonaro wages war on the Amazon rainforest to boost business interests

Bolsonaro wages war on the Amazon rainforest to boost business interests The deforestation unleashed by Brazil’s far right president is a big threat to the environment. But, Gabby Thorpe argues, we can’t trust those world leaders who have attacked him either

Millions of workers join walkouts against Bolsonaro in Brazil

18 June 2019
Millions of workers struck in Brazil on Friday of last week against bigoted president Jair Bolsonaro’s pension reforms.

Juan Guaido’s coup fails in Venezuela - but threat against Maduro remains

03 May 2019
Juan Guaido’s abortive coup in Venezuela this week would go down in history as a pathetic spectacle if it wasn’t so dangerous.

West threatens force to get its way in Venezuela

05 February 2019
Western governments are organising to force out Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro. Their manoeuvres show up the sham that is democracy under capitalism.

Brazil’s darkest days - the horrors of military dictatorship

30 December 2018
Brazil’s new president Jair Bolsonaro will be inaugurated on 1 January. He associates himself with the military dictatorship that ruled between 1964 and 1985, a regime of death squads and torture.

Donald Trump tells soldiers to shoot migrants arriving at US’s south border

06 November 2018
Racist US president Donald Trump has sent soldiers to the country’s southern border—threatening that they’ll shoot migrants from countries such as Honduras and El Salvador.

Brazilian socialist speaks out - ‘The workers’ movement can beat Bolsonaro’

05 November 2018
Brazilian socialist Sandra Silva spoke to Socialist Worker about how people are resisting in the wake of Bolsonaro’s win

Has Brazil fallen to fascism?

02 November 2018
Far right Jair Bolsonaro is a threat to workers and the oppressed. But the potential power of those who oppose him means it’s possible to stop his project, argues Alistair Farrow

Two parliaments vie for legitimacy in Venezuela as the US backs the right

22 August 2017
Diplomats representing the US, Britain, Spain, Mexico and other countries rallied around the right wing opposition in Venezuela last Saturday.

Four US-backed coups in Latin America—and two close shaves

20 August 2017
Bloody history shows why and how we need to keep imperialist hands off Venezuela

Military base attacked in Venezuela as right stoke violence against left wing government

06 August 2017
A raid on a Venezuelan military base has raised the threat of a military coup or outright civil war

Referendum in Colombia could end armed struggle

07 September 2016
After decades of war, could left wing guerrillas Farc make peace with the state?

Brazil: Workers Party crisis shows limit of left’s strategy

30 March 2016
As the right moves to overturn left governments in South America, important political arguments have been raised, writes Dave Sewell

Gabriel Garcia Marquez 1927-2014

21 April 2014
Mike Gonzalez looks at the significance of the anti-imperialist giant of Latin American literature who died last week

A year of elections tests South American governments

02 July 2013
Around 100,000 student protesters disrupted the polls at Chile’s primary elections last week. 

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