Category: Latin America

  • With López Obrador In, Workers Have the Confidence to Walk Out

    Mexico’s new president has raised wages, and maquiladora workers have gone on strike along the border #Matamoros Keep reading »

  • Venezuela at Another Crossroads

    Thousands of protestors in the streets. A self-proclaimed president. An uncertain political future. Venezuela has been here before. In 2002, dissident military officers with the support of private media, opposition politicians, and the Metropolitan Police removed Hugo Chávez from office for 48 hours while Pedro Carmona, the President of the Venezuelan Federation of Chambers of … Keep reading »

  • No U.S. and Canada Supported Coup in Venezuela!

    Speak out against the ongoing coup attempt in Venezuela and the U.S. and Canadian government’s support! Recorded in Toronto, 26 January 2019. Watch video »

  • Canadian Government Endorses Overthrow of Venezuela Government

    During the last two days, both the U.S. and Canadian governments have encouraged the overthrow of the democratically elected government of Venezuela by non-electoral means. The Socialist Project calls on these governments to cease their interference in Venezuela’s internal political process and to halt all sanctions against the country. The Canadian government can best aid … Keep reading »

  • A New Day for Mexican Workers

    The López Obrador administration is changing the law so that workers can actually choose a union and vote on their contracts. Keep reading »

  • Nicaragua: The Other Revolution Betrayed

    The violent repression against demonstrators protesting brutal neoliberal policies, which resulted in more than 300 people being killed by regime forces since April 2018, is just one of the reasons why different leftist social movements have condemned the Nicaraguan regime. Keep reading »

  • The Economic and Social Plan of the Bolsonaro Government

    “Reformed” captain Jair Bolsonaro already committed to the “market” the handover of all decisions in the economic area to large capital, under the hegemony of financial capital and foreign corporations (as personified in Paulo Guedes and his Chicago Boys, including Levy in the Brazilian Development Bank-BNDES). As per the President’s statements, his will be a … Keep reading »

  • Migrant Caravans Challenge the Continent’s Governments

    Central American migrants, both desperate and courageous, have thrust themselves into the center of Mexican and U.S. politics with their demand for refuge and asylum. As the head of the NGO Pueblos Sin Fronteras told a reporter, “This isn’t just a caravan, it’s an exodus created by hunger and death.” The thousands of migrants organized … Keep reading »

  • Tailings Dam Spills at Mount Polley and Mariana

    On August 4, 2014, the dam holding toxic waste from the Mount Polley copper and gold mine in British Columbia collapsed, creating the largest environmental disaster in Canada’s mining history. Keep reading »

  • Challenges for Cuba’s New Constitution

    Cuba is writing a new constitution, part of a lengthy process of political change that can be traced to the 6th Congress of the Communist Party in 2011. The Congress approved a document known as the “lineamientos,” a detailed domestic policy blueprint that opened certain sectors of the economy to market dynamics and “change[d] the … Keep reading »

  • The Lesson of Brazil

    The catastrophe – expected and foreseeable – has happened. This immense country, with its 200 million inhabitants, is now in darkness. At best, it will take a decade or two to emerge. It is of course very early to predict what will happen, but the election of the fascist Jair Bolsonaro raises two possibilities. The … Keep reading »

  • Brazil: Quilombo Campo Grande suffers threats from Fascism

    MST statement denouncing the threat of a tragic outcome of a rural conflict that has lasted for more than 20 years in Brazil. Keep reading »