SOUTH AMERICA

AMLO’s Inauguration and the Future of Mexico

Escrito por  |  4 / December / 2018

Andrés Manuel López Obrador was inaugurated Saturday, in a ceremony unlike any other seen in Mexico. What’s next for the new president?

The Extreme Right in Brazil and Lessons for Renewing the Left in Latin America

Escrito por  |  20 / November / 2018

The victory of the extreme right candidate, Jair Bolsonaro, in Brazil’s presidential elections and the fall of the Workers Party are having a profound impact on the rest of the countries of Latin America. These dramatic events require close analysis on the left to learn from what happened and avoid being shut out as an option for change, and to prevent further victories of the ultra-right.

The Man Who Hopes to Block the Ultra-Right in Brazil

Escrito por  |  19 / October / 2018

After a major defeat in the first round, the Brazilian Workers’ Party and progressives are pinning their waning hopes on a second-round miracle for candidate Fernando Haddad.

Central American Women Are Fighting Extractive Industries on their Land—and Winning

Escrito por  |  15 / October / 2018

The battle to stop the spread of extractive industries pits indigenous and peasant communities against powerful business interests, backed up by politicians who encourage the foreign investments that convert millennial ways of life into cash for them.

Brazil’s Far-Right Candidate Banks on Fear and Fundamentalism

Escrito por  |  29 / September / 2018

Supported by evangelical churches and the right, Brazil’s far-right presidential candidate is hoping his extreme views can convince a majority.

Argentina’s Dead-End Relationship with the IMF

Escrito por  |  17 / September / 2018

Facing a recession, the Argentine government is renegotiating its stand-by agreement with the IMF, turning Argentina into a scenario of political crisis and growing social mobilization.

Patagonia, the Mapuche struggle for the survival of the planet

Escrito por  |  14 / September / 2018

The current government of Argentina has waged a fierce fight against the Mapuche who defend their territory with assassinations, political imprisonment and criminalization of defenders of the land.