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Peru—a radical history of resistance

Peru—a radical history of resistance Pedro Castillo’s election win in Peru has cheered the left. Sophie Squire looks at the country’s history of struggle but also sounds some warnings for the future

Right wing plots and manoeuvres after left wins Peru’s election

Right wing plots and manoeuvres after left wins Peru’s election On Thursday morning Pedro Castillo had received 50.22 percent of the vote and right wing Keiko Fujimori had taken 49.77 percent.

Peruvian elections are a challenge to the elite

Peruvian elections are a challenge to the elite There could be tense battles ahead after the Peruvian presidential election, reports Sophie Squire

Brazilian protesters demand the fall of Bolsonaro

Brazilian protesters demand  the fall of Bolsonaro Following the chaos caused by the mishandling of the pandemic in Brazil, Sophie Squire reports on the mass protests calling for change

Violence against protests increases in Colombia while talks collapse

Violence against protests increases in Colombia while talks collapse Protests are continuing to rage in Colombia despite escalating state violence.

International round up: Protest success in Guatemala

International round up: Protest success in Guatemala Furious protests in Guatemala have forced the government to abandon a budget that put big business first and lined the pockets of government officials.

International roundup: Deadly storm hits Central America 

09 November 2020
Hundreds of people are feared dead after Tropical Storm Eta ripped through Central America and Mexico. 

Yellow Vest actions hit cities all over France

14 September 2020
Demonstrators continued their fight this weekend despite police repression

More revolts in Latin American countries

26 November 2019
Strikes in Peru and Colombia have marked the spread of revolt

Neoliberalism takes revenge in Bolivia

19 November 2019
Bad things have been happening lately in Latin America. But the worst to date is the right wing coup in Bolivia

The left in Chile has abandoned struggle

05 November 2019
The uprising in Chile continues, and it is raising fundamental questions about neoliberalism and even capitalism

Cuban lessons for Latin America’s left

29 October 2019
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

18 August 2019
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

Latin America and the rise of the right

05 February 2019
How the Pink Tide ebbed and what can be done to stop the reactionaries

President Nicolas Maduro wins re-election

22 May 2018
Venezuela’s left wing president Nicolas Maduro was re-elected with 67.7 percent of the vote on Sunday.

Protests in Brazil after councillor is murdered

19 March 2018
The killing of socialist Marielle Franco has fed into wider anger at the state, says Charlie Kimber

Uproar in Peru after dictator Alberto Fujimori pardoned

26 December 2017
Thousands of people are raging through the streets of Peru's capital, Lima

Brazil's new right wing government faces opposition in the streets

17 May 2016
In its first days in office, Brazil’s new government led by president Michel Temer has already faced spirited opposition.

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

Zika epidemic in South America hits the poor the hardest

02 February 2016
The World Health Organisation declared a global emergency on Monday of this week over the Zika virus epidemic spreading through Brazil and neighbouring countries.

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