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Yellow Vest actions hit cities all over France

Yellow Vest actions hit cities all over France Demonstrators continued their fight this weekend despite police repression

More revolts in Latin American countries

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

Neoliberalism takes revenge in Bolivia

Neoliberalism takes revenge in Bolivia 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

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

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.

Police move onto university campus in Brazil

16 June 2009
Striking students, staff and professors have faced brutal police repression at the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil, the largest university in South America, with more than 75,000 students.

John Bulmer: photographs from the north of England to South America

02 June 2009
This new exhibition at the Hereford Photography Festival focuses on the work of John Bulmer from 1959 to 1979.

Who says?

12 November 2005
"George Bush is a murderer. I’m going to head the march against him stepping foot on Argentine soil."Diego Maradona, speaking out against the visit of the US president to South America last week

‘Africans will not be silent victims’

02 July 2005
Imagine a different G8. Flying in to Lagos, the centre of the United States of Benin, are the leaders of Great Zimbabwe, Katanga and Aksum. They will be joined by other leaders of Asia and South America to decide their latest proposals for lifting the debt burden from impoverished states in Europe.

Bolivian uprising rocks the elite

11 June 2005
Four weeks of strikes, protests and blockades have thrown the South American state of Bolivia into turmoil, and forced president Carlos Mesa to offer his resignation.

New defeats for the right in Uruguay

28 May 2005
Elections for governors and councillors took place across Uruguay, South America, on 8 May. Right wing parties were crushed in almost half of the districts of the country.

Gas plans ignite rage

04 October 2003
HUNDREDS OF thousands of workers in Bolivia, from miners to bus drivers, struck on Monday demanding the resignation of the country's president. Union leaders called the protests amid rising anger and protest, fuelled by the deep and worsening poverty in the poorest country in South America. Over two thirds of the 8.3 million people live below the poverty line of $2 a day.

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