Category: Latin America

  • Eternal Builder of Dreams and Hopes: Marta Harnecker (1937 – 2019)

    “Well, friends, that’s it for today. You have to live in uncertainty and get ahead no matter what it takes. A hug as always, full of dreams and hopes.” – Marta With these words Marta Harnecker bade farewell to all her friends in her last mail on April 24th, after giving us her last brave … Keep reading »

  • Labour Protest in Mexico 2019: The SITUAM Strike

    #SITUAM (workers of the Metropolitan Autonomous University in Mexico) has a militant tradition, as many of its professors had been politically influenced by their participation in the massive student movement of 1968. Keep reading »

  • Bolsonaro: the First 100 days

    Near the end of the first 100 days of the presidency of Jair Bolsonaro – the first radical-right Brazilian president since the moderated transition from military dictatorship in 1985 to a democratic regime – the first meaningful protests, apart from some popular mocking and chants directed against him during Carnaval in February, took place since … Keep reading »

  • From Neo-Liberalism to Neo-Fascism?

    Reaction across the Americas from Bolsonaro to Trump. Presentations by Ana Saggario Garcia, Ray Kiely, and Ruth Felder. Recorded in Toronto, 28 March 2019. Watch video »

  • Brazil Under Bolsonaro: Social Base, Agenda and Perspectives

    The rise of the far right is a worldwide phenomenon, rooted in the nefarious effects of neoliberal globalization which have pushed the world into mass unemployment and enormous inequalities. I consider it to be a late political effect of the global financial crisis that hit the world at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Keep reading »

  • Defiant Resistance: The Venezuelan Crises and the Possibility of Another World

    Bob Dylan once said, “Let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late.” February 23rd, 2019, was the day that Juan Guaidó, had ‘authorized’ ‘humanitarian aid’ to enter Venezuela, an attempt to force the Maduro government, and thus the Venezuelan people, to their knees. Keep reading »

  • Searching for New Forms of Struggle

    Joao Pedro Stédile Reports on the Latin America Left from the International People’s Assembly. Keep reading »

  • Trudeau Doctrine

    Many Canadians are familiar with the Monroe Doctrine. First issued in 1823, it warned European powers against renewed colonization of the Western Hemisphere. Presented as anti-imperialist, the Monroe Doctrine was later used to justify U.S. interference in regional affairs. We may be seeing the development of a Canadian equivalent. The “Trudeau Doctrine” claims to support … Keep reading »

  • The War on AMLO

    The Mexican and international right are united in their efforts to delegitimatize the AMLO presidency. Keep reading »

  • ‘Progressive’ Trudeau Government Attacks Venezuela

    With neoliberalism’s sights set on Venezuela, John Clarke examines the imperialism of a superficially progressive Canada. Keep reading »

  • Mexico’s Energy Transformation?

    Mexican President López Obrador has promised a “fourth transformation” of the Mexican state and is taking back control of the national oil and gas firm. Workers, indigenous groups, and the environmental movement in Mexico and internationally can push the agenda further. Keep reading »

  • A Short Guide for Canadian Anti-Imperialists on the Current Crisis in Venezuela

    With the Lima Group meeting in Ottawa, the news of the crisis in Venezuela has hit Canadian headlines. This short guide intends to provide some key talking points for progressives who might not be ready to comment on what is happening in Venezuela, but are critical of the interventionist stance of the Canadian government. Keep reading »