Amid Israel’s ongoing military assault on Gaza, Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva declared on February 18 that Israel was carrying out “a genocide”. This drew condemnation from Israel and its far-right allies in Brazil, but also support from the left, reports Federico Fuentes.
Latin America & the Caribbean
High in the Peruvian Andes, in the southeastern region of Huancavelica, lies a brown, treeless mountaintop — the scars of the now-boarded-up Santa Bárbara mercury mine, whose legacy is social and environmental devastation, reports Ana Zorita.
Palestinian Australia Khaled Ghannam paid tribute to the common struggle across Latin America and Palestine for self-determination at the Chilean Communist Party's commemoration. Kerry Smith reports.
Claudio Katz discusses right-wing President Javier Milei’s strategy, the emerging resistance against it and likely scenarios going forward.
Green Left’s Federico Fuentes sat down with Mariana Riscali, a leader of the Socialist Left Movement (MES) tendency inside Brazil’s radical left Socialism and Freedom Party (PSOL).
In United States-occupied Puerto Rico, the movement for Palestinian liberation has been growing, reports Peoples Dispatch.
Guatemalan President Bernardo Arévalo, took office in the early hours of January 15, following delays caused by last-minute political maneuvers in the Guatemalan Congress, as opponents tried to attack the ruling party and undermine the president, reports Peoples Dispatch.
Thousands of people took to the streets in the Cusco region of southern Peru protesting the government’s move to privatise ticket sales for the famous Machu Picchu archaeological site, reports Ana Zorita.
Maree F Roberts reviews Vincent Bevins' book If We Burn: The Mass Protest Decade and the Missing Revolution. which chronicles the 2010's uprisings in Egypt, Brazil, Turkey, Ukraine and elsewhere, and asks why these mass protest movements failed to bring about revolutionary change.
In the second part of his interview with Green Left’s Federico Fuentes, Brazilian author and socialist Pedro Fuentes discusses the crisis of imperialist hegemony, the unpredictability of contemporary politics and its impacts on Latin America.
Federico Fuentes reviews Uprising: The October Rebellion in Ecuador, an exceptional look at the October 2019 anti-neoliberal insurrection from the perspective of one of its central leaders.
In Brazil, Sao Paulo’s State Legislative Assembly voted to privatise its water and sanitation company on December 6, after the parliamentary session was briefly suspended while security forces cleared anti-privatisation protesters from the gallery using batons and pepper spray. Green Left's Federico Fuentes was on the scene.
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