Latin America & the Caribbean

A recent poll shows if opposition candidate Andrés Arauz Galarza is allowed to run in Ecuador’s presidential election next year, he will win, write Vijay Prashad and Pilar Troya. But, if the ruling bloc in Ecuador has its way, Arauz will not be sworn in as the next president in 2021.

Three years after the alleged forced disappearance of Argentinian activist Santiago Maldonado, the Benetton family continues to violate indigenous rights in Patagonia, writes Marcella Via.

The free trade agreement between the European Union and Mercosur will benefit EU multinationals, but poses serious disadvantages for industries in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay, writes Veronica Ocvirk.

On October 25, Chile will hold a historic plebiscite to get rid of the Pinochet-era constitution that served the dictatorship and the theft that surrounded it, writes Yo Apruebo Sydney.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the long-drawn-out conflict at the Escobal silver mine in Guatemala — the second-largest in the world — is intensifying, writes Yanis Iqbal

The Brazilian government is moving to restrict access to legal abortion and intimidating health professionals, writes Marina Duarte de Souza.

United States aggression against Venezuela has intensified in recent weeks. All signs are pointing towards an escalation ahead of the US and Venezuelan elections, argues Leonardo Flores.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States’ “maximum pressure” campaign against Venezuela continues to intensify, writes Yanis Iqbal.

The Amazon will play a critical role in determining the future of life on Earth, given the climate regulating role the rainforest plays, writes Thiago Ávila.

Protesters gathered in Sydney’s Botanical Gardens on August 16 to express solidarity with the people of Bolivia in their struggle against dictatorial repression and for democratic rights, report Jim McIlroy and Coral Wynter.

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