• The Family-Party-State Nexus in Nicaragua

    In 1979 a popular uprising led by the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) overthrew the U.S.-backed Somoza-family dictatorship which had ruled Nicaragua since the 1930s, and in 1984 the Sandinistas and their presidential candidate, Daniel Ortega, decisively won the country’s first free elections in decades. The Sandinistas introduced a major programme of land redistribution and … Keep reading »

  • Argentine Newspapers Recuperated by Workers’ Cooperatives

    The formation of workers’ cooperatives to recuperate companies about to close their doors or which have already declared bankruptcy has occurred more frequently in the country, writes Carolina de Assis. Keep reading »

  • Imperialism Today: A Critical Assessment of Latin American Dependency Theory

    Argentine Marxist Claudio Katz analyzes Marini’s work in light of contemporary developments in global capitalism. He assesses Marini’s attempt to understand and explain the initial developments in neoliberal globalization and suggests some ways in which dependency theory might now be renewed and updated. Keep reading »

  • What Could a Left Presidency Look Like in Mexico?

    Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador could become Mexico’s first progressive president in generations, but what would such a presidency actually look like? It is not an easy question to answer, though his time as leader of Mexico’s largest city could offer some insights. Keep reading »

  • Lula’s Witch Trial: Who Are The TRF4?

    Some are calling it the Coup’s endgame, others the “final battle” for Brazil’s next decade. Former President Lula, who held office from 2003-2011 has twice the support of his nearest rival to succeed Putschist Michel Temer in the October 2018 elections. However, on the 24th January in the southern city of Porto Alegre, he will … Keep reading »

  • Zelaya: Open Letter to the American People

    People of the United States: For the past century, the owners of the fruit companies called our country “Banana Republic” and characterized our politicians as “cheaper than a mule” (as in the infamous Rolston letter). Honduras, a dignified nation, has had the misfortune of having a ruling class lacking in ethical principles that kowtows to … Keep reading »

  • Canada Must Stop Support to Honduras Regime following Botched Election

    In the chaos following national elections in Honduras on November 26, Canadian authorities must take a strong public stand and forcibly denounce evidence of electoral fraud and violent repression of public protests. Across Honduras, tens of thousands of people have been demonstrating their discontent over evidence of electoral fraud by the government-controlled electoral tribunal. As … Keep reading »

  • Canada and Honduras: Election Fraud is Only the Latest Outrage in Eight Year Nightmare

    The dictatorship that rules Honduras is in the process of stealing another election, and the Canadian government is doing precisely what it has done the last two times the Honduran dictatorship stole an election: nothing. Actually, to say Canada is doing nothing is far too generous. In fact, Canada has been arguably the biggest supporter … Keep reading »

  • Chile’s Political System Shaken by Rise of New Anti-Neoliberal Left

    The first round of Chile’s presidential election was held on November 19. The right-wing candidate, ex-president Sebastian Pinera, won with 36% of the votes. He will compete in the second round against centre-left candidate Alejandro Guiller. But the big surprise was the result for the Broad Front (Frente Amplio, FA), a heterogeneous left coalition headed … Keep reading »

  • The MST and the Fight to Change the Brazilian Power Structure

    Gilmar Mauro interviewed by Brian Mier During the 1960s, legend has it that governor José Sarney sat down at a table with a group of cattle-ranching cronies and aerial photographs of Maranhão state, in Northeastern Brazil. They marked boundaries on the photos with pencil and divided up the land. In the decades that followed, these ranchers … Keep reading »

  • The Crisis in Venezuela

    The Left and Venezuela During the last two months Venezuela has been faced with a terrible wave of violence. It has already resulted in more than 60 deaths along with looted schools, burned public buildings, destroyed public transportation and emptied hospitals. The major media, however, simply engage in a running stream of gruesome denunciations of the … Keep reading »

  • Brazil in Crisis and the Challenges for the Left

    On Thursday, May 18, an incriminating audio recording surfaced containing the voice of current Brazilian president Michel Temer of the historically centrist, but recently turned right wing, Partido do Movimento Democrático Brasileiro (Brazilian Democratic Movement Party). In this recording, Temer can be heard engaging in discussions of bribery with former House speaker and fellow party … Keep reading »