Latin America & the Caribbean

José Carlos Llerena Robles and Vijay Prashad look at what's behind attempts by Peru's far-right — with the aid of the United States — to overturn the election of leftist presidential candidate Pedro Castillo.

Leftist candidate Pedro Castillo, leader of the Free Peru party and former school teacher, won the final round of the Peruvian presidential elections. Ben Radford reports.

Venezuela’s National Assembly has approved two bills with the aim of further empowering the organisations that lie at the heart of the country's project of communal power, writes Federico Fuentes.

Community radio 3CR is holding its annual Radiothon in June, reports Rachel Kirby.

More than 420,000 people across 213 Brazilian cities participated in the protests against President Jair Bolsonaro on May 29, reports People's Dispatch.

The elections for Chile’s Constitutional Convention show a huge public desire for true social-political transformation and, crucially, provide the means to achieve it, writes Victor Figueroa Clark.

Independent and progressive candidates won more than a two-thirds majority in the Constitutional Convention, which will draft Chile’s new constitution, reports Tanya Wadhwa.

Paul Gregoire reviews a new the ground breaking four-part documentary series that puts genocide at the core of the western expansionist project.

The media needs to stop misreporting COVID-19 numbers and minimising the hardships in those countries facing the worst of the global pandemic, writes Tamara Pearson.

In the face of ongoing state repression, the Colombian people remain on the streets and continue resisting, write Laura Capote and Zoe Alexandra.

In response to days of national strikes and mobilisations across Colombia, security forces have unleashed unprecedented repression against peaceful protesters, reports People’s Dispatch.

The following appeal has been issued by United for Colombia, Australia, in response to the repression of nationwide protests that began in opposition to the government’s tax reform.

The leaders of nine opposition parties have joined forces to demand Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro’s impeachment, reports Yanis Iqbal.

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, food delivery companies’ profits were skyrocketing, as their “self-employed” workers are blocked from unionising, reports Taroa Zúñiga Silva.

Ecuador’s April 11 election that led to a 5-point victory by conservative banker Guillermo Lasso over progressive candidate Andrés Arauz was not what it appeared to be, write Medea Benjamin and Leonardo Flores.

Leftist candidate Pedro Castillo had unexpected success in the first round of Peru's presidential elections, reports Ben Radford.

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