Latin America & the Caribbean

This week marks the 100th day of hunger strikes by Mapuche spiritual leader Celestino Córdova and 27 other Mapuche imprisoned by the Chilean state for protesting their removal from their land and community, writes Pedro Alvarez.

Following pressure from social movements, the Bolivian legislature has agreed to sign into law a proposal that make October 18 the absolute, "immovable" deadline for elections, writes Kerry Smith.

Bolivia’s use of its wealth to advance the interests of the people rather than corporations was an abomination to the United States, which egged on the coup that illegally overthrew the elected government in November last year, write Vijay Prashad and Alejandro Bejarano

Britain’s decision to steal Venezuela’s gold is a violation of Venezuela’s right to self-determination writes Fiona Edwards.

Adriana Rivas served in the Chilean intelligence agency under dictator Augusto Pinochet. This month, an Australian court will decide whether she will be extradited to Chile, writes Rodrigo Acuña.

Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network national co-convenor and Green Left journalist Federico Fuentes speaks about Venezuela's response to COVID-19.

Venezuela’s success in fighting COVID-19 has come despite a public health system and economy crippled by an economic blockade, destabilisation plots and an attempted invasion, notes the Asia-Pacific Venezuela Solidarity Network.

Under the guise of “escaping Communism”, the United States encouraged Cuban parents to send their children to the US. Deb Shnookal has done a great service in minutely researching this escapade in both Cuba and the US, using official documents and personal memories, writes Barry Healy.

Cira Pascual Marquina interviews former Venezuelan Vice President for Productive Economy Luis Salas about the impact of US sanctions on the Venezuelan economy and the Maduro government’s economic policy responses.

Marta Harnecker was the materialisation of the “organic intellectual”, deeply tied to political movements and the contradictions and questions of the times, writes Miguel Enrique Stédile.

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