Latin America & the Caribbean

sign painted on a van and woman's face

Israel’s state-owned water company Mekorot has played a key role in the theft of Palestinian water. "Fuera Mekorot" (Get Out Mekorot) campaign organiser Gisela Cardozo spoke to Green Left’s Ben Radford about Mekorot's nefarious activities in Argentina and the campaign against it.

About 100 people joined a rally outside the United States Consulate to protest the country’s role in generating war and devastation across the globe. Kerry Smith reports.

protest in the streets of Buenos Aires

Argentina’s Senate narrowly approved far-right President Javier Milei’s Omnibus Bill — a suite of neoliberal reforms geared towards big business interests — on June 12, marking his first successfully implemented laws since he took office in December, reports Ben Radford.

group of people in flood affected area

State Deputy Luciana Genro, a leading member of the Socialism and Freedom Party (PSOL), spoke to Green Left's Ben Radford about the flooding crisis in Brazil’s southernmost state of Rio Grande do Sul, the government’s response and the solidarity efforts to help those affected.

Claudia Sheinbaum of the Morena party has been elected the new president of Mexico, according to the official preliminary results, reports Tamara Pearson from Puebla.

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Argentina's primary trade union federation held another nationwide general strike on May 9, the second called since far-right president Javier Milei took office in December and began pursuing sweeping austerity and deregulation, reports Jessica Corbett.

VI Encuentro Ecosocialista

The 6th International Ecosocialist Encounter (VI Encuentro Ecosocialista), drawing together representatives from more than 50 organisations in 15 countries, was held from May 10–11 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Green Left's Ben Radford attended the event.

Protest in Argentina May 2024

Since taking office in December, far-right Argentine President Javier Milei has embarked on a program of public spending cuts, leading to suffering for millions. But his neoliberal reforms and severe austerity are being met with growing grassroots resistance, reports Ana Zorita.

flood rescue in Porto Alegre

Storms that began on April 29 have triggered unprecedented flooding in Brazil’s southernmost state of Rio Grande do Sul, with 150,000 people displaced, 85 dead and more than 130 missing as of May 6. Israel Dutra and Roberto Robaina outline a socialist response to this climate catastrophe.

Ecosocialist Bookshelf

Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents eight recent books for people who want to change the world.

oil worker

The United States government has reimposed sanctions on Venezuela's oil and gas industry, to further strangle the economy in the lead up to the July 28 elections, reports Chris Slee.

Ecosocialist Bookshelf

Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents seven important new books on slavery, capitalism, rebellion and ecological revolution.