In the first round of Ecuador’s presidential elections held on February 7, Alliance for Hope's candidate Andrés Arauz won the largest number of votes but fell just short winning the elections outright, write Vijay Prashad and Pilar Troya
Latin America & the Caribbean
Vaccinations must reach all the peoples of the world, or COVID-19 will continue to spread, with the threat of more dangerous variants emerging, writes Barry Sheppard.
Brazil's failure to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic arises from a combination of neoliberalism, crippling debt and anti-science virus denialism, writes Yanis Iqbal.
Haitian president Jovenel Moïse is clinging to power, after a February 7 constitutional deadline that stipulated he must step down. Kim Ives explains the background to Haiti’s latest political crisis.
The bare minimum the Western mainstream media could do is report accurately on Venezuela’s recent parliamentary election, writes Rodrigo Acuna. Once again they have failed.
Long before the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw the rise of authoritarian regimes as a brutal expression of neoliberalism’s death throes, writes Susan Price.
Santiago Rising takes viewers to the streets of Chile’s capital city as the 2019-20 protests unfolded, introducing them to the social movements, protesters and people behind the rebellion, writes Federico Fuentes.
Once at the centre of the region's left turn, Brazil has for the past two years been governed by a far-right president. Michael Fox spoke to Green Left about the significance of recent events there.
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.
In the dying days of his presidency, Donald Trump’s administration redesignated Cuba a state sponsor of terrorism, writes Ian Ellis-Jones.