Latin America & the Caribbean

Ian Ellis-Jones takes on the Cuban right-wing internet trolls.

Peru protest on Jan 19, 2023

Jorge Escalante discusses the protest movement, the nature of the Boluarte coup government and what it might take to bring it down.

Miguel Diaz Canel and Lula Da Silva at CELAC 2023

CELAC member countries signed the Buenos Aires declaration to make Latin America and the Caribbean a community of sovereign nations, reports Tanya Wadhwa.

CELAC Social

More than 300 leaders of social organisations, unions and people’s movements from across Latin America and the Caribbean gathered ahead of the CELAC meeting, reports Fernanda Paixão.

barbed wire fence

United States President Joe Biden has announced a dramatic expansion of restrictions on people from Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua and Haiti seeking asylum at the US border with Mexico, writes Barry Sheppard.

Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico 2017

It’s one thing to be displaced by a hurricane. It’s entirely another matter when real estate developers and US investors take advantage of the archipelago’s disaster for profit, writes Lola Rosario

Juan Guaidó meets former Brazillian President Jair Bolsonaro

The only “real” democratic institution in Venezuela, according to United States State Department spokesperson Ned Price, is one that has not met in seven years, writes Vijay Prashad.

Brazil Jan 8 2023

PSOL has condemned the invasion by former far-right president Jair Bolsonaro supporters of the country’s National Congress, arguing it “represents an attempted coup”, reports Federico Fuentes.

Camacho culpable

A Bolivian court sentenced far-right Bolivian leader Luis Fernando Camacho to four months of preventive detention in the Chonchocoro Prison while investigation is underway in the ‘Coup d’état I’ case, reports People's Dispatch.

2022 Peru coup

A rapid end to the Peruvian crisis appears unlikely after the right-wing “soft coup” against President Pedro Castillo, writes Rodrigo Acuña.

Ayacucho massacre

While helicopters flew overhead, members of Peru’s national army shot down civilians with live bullets in the outskirts of the city of Ayacucho on December 15, reports Zoe Alexandra.

Protests in Peru

Massive protests continue in Peru in a widespread rejection of the right-wing coup against President Pedro Castillo on December 7, reports Ana Zorita.

Protesters rallied outside the Peruvian Consulate in Sydney to demand an end to the killings in Peru following Pedro Castillo's arrest. Jim McIlroy reports.

The Sydney community standing in solidarity with the people of Santa Cruz against destabilisation

Right-wing groups are leading violent protests in Bolivia. Juana Maldonado asks Australians to stand in solidarity with the Bolivian government and its people.

Peru protest

Peruvian President Pedro Castillo has been impeached by right-wing forces in Congress, the final act in a 17-month-long destabilisation campaign, reports Ana Zorita.

Lula da Silva with Indigenous leaders at COP27. Photo: Ricardo Stuckert @LulaOficial/Twitter

Pablo Stefanoni, editor of the progressive Latin American magazine Nueva Sociedad discusses the situation in South America after the left’s victory in Brazil.

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