Latin America & the Caribbean

The sudden surge in numbers of COVID-19 cases in the Brazilian state of Amazonas has caused a collapse in the public health system with a lack of ICU beds and oxygen, writes People's Dispatch. Jair Bolsonaro’s government now admits it knew about the impending oxygen shortage eight days before several hospitals collapsed on January 14.

In the dying days of his presidency, Donald Trump’s administration redesignated Cuba a state sponsor of terrorism, writes Ian Ellis-Jones.

2018 abortion rights protest in Argentina. Photo: Lara Va/Wikimedia Commons CC: SA 4.0

While Argentina just legalised abortion rights, it is prohibited or limited in most of Latin America, writes Tamara Pearson. For those forced to continue a pregnancy deprives them of agency, autonomy and well being.

The protests and occupation of the United States Capitol are a small taste of the kind of brazenly undemocratic power grabs the authoritarian right has executed in countries like Bolivia, writes Denis Rogatyuk.

Federico Fuentes discusses contemporary politics in Latin America at the Socialist Alliance national conference on January 9.

Venezuela’s new National Assembly has been sworn in, ending five years of right-wing control of parliament. Socialist MP Melitza Orellana speaks about her key priorities and the challenges facing the new assembly.

Like Donald Trump, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has normalised white supremacists, peddled fake news, downplayed the coronavirus pandemic and used conspiracy theories to attack science, writes Michael Fox.

Green Left sits down with long-time multimedia journalist and radio reporter Michael Fox to discuss politics in Brazil. 

Ecuador's progressive electoral alliance Union for Hope, which stands an excellent chance of winning the election in February, has just been given the green light to run, writes Harvey Goldberg.

This interview with Federico Fuentes unpacks the issues around the December 6 national assembly elections in Venezuela.

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