Tag: Latin America

Demonstrators in the nationwide protests against tax reforms

Colombia: ‘the hegemony of the right is cracking up’

The mass movement has forced the withdrawal of President Iván Duque's tax reform proposal and has shed light on a much broader situation of discontent.
Nicolás Maduro at the funeral of Hugo Chávez in 2013.

Interview | Sanctions and ‘shock doctrine’ in Venezuela

In Venezuela, US sanctions are worsening a parlous economic situation and exacerbating a social crisis. What's the way forward?
A crowd of protesters standing near to a flame during the mass protest movement in Ecuador in late 2019.

Revolutionary Reflections | Anti-extractivism and radical politics in Ecuador

Melissa Moreano Venegas looks at the forthcoming presidential election in Ecuador through the lens of Thea Riofrancos' recent analysis of extractivism and its opponents.

Bolsonaro stumbles in Brazilian mid-term elections

A year of community organising against the pandemic propelled Brazilian socialist activists to several major breakthroughs in last month’s elections.
Picture of Bolivian city with mountains in background.

Bolivia’s MAS comeback

In late 2019, Evo Morales was toppled in Bolivia by a right-wing coup. Barely a year later, the Movement towards Socialism has recaptured power.
Evo Morales in 2008. Keywords: Bolivia elections election coup coup d'etat US right wing

Bolivia after Evo

Mike Gonzalez analyses the presidency of Evo Morales, who became President of Bolivia in 2005 at the head of a powerful mass movement, and was ultimately ousted in a right-wing coup last year.
Colombian police officers. Keywords: Colombia police violence

Colombia: mass movement takes up fight against police violence

Mass protests against state and paramilitary violence have shaken Colombia. The brutal right-wing government in Bogotá are responding with fierce repression and indiscriminate killings of political activists.
Members of the Kayapó Mekragnotire people blockade an attempted land encroachment in the state of Pará.

Brazil: Bolsonaro attempts genocide of Indigenous peoples

Brazil's far-right government has used Covid-19 as a weapon against Indigenous peoples

Coronavirus in Latin America

The experience of the coronavirus pandemic in Latin America exposes the brutality of a global capitalist system in its most naked forms.

Bolivia after the coup

The re-capture of power in Bolivia by traditional elites, backed by US imperialism, has legitimised racism and a wave of repression. But the MAS may be beginning a process of democratic renewal.