Guatemala to Host the Abya Yala Soberana International Gathering

Ollantay Itzamná Leiria Vay, member of the organizing team of the Sovereign Abya Yala Encounter The international meeting ABYA YALA SOVEREIGN ABYA YALA FROM SOCIAL MOVEMENTS aims to reflect together on the socio-political context and impacts of the capitalist system, imperialism, colonialism and patriarchy in our Abya Yala and to define strategies and collective actions…

Peru: Thousands March against Right-Wing Maneuver to Impeach President Pedro Castillo

Tanya Wadhwa Peruvian President Pedro Castillo. Photo: Peruvian Presidency/Twitter In a new attempt to destabilize President Pedro Castillo’s government, the right-wing forces in Peru have presented a motion to impeach him. The attack led thousands of citizens to take the streets in defense of their president On November 25, Peruvian opposition legislators from three right-wing…

Cuba: Five Years After Fidel Castro

Rosa Miriam Elizalde The Cuban leader has begun to exist in other ways. He is still there and will continue to be. Fidel Castro died five years ago, but I feel like decades have passed in Cuba since November 25, 2016. Donald Trump arrived and passed slowly with his string of sanctions that have felt…

Elections in Honduras: The Challenge of Ending Twelve Years of Neoliberalism

Giorgio Trucchi Honduras is at the most important crossroads of its recent history On November 28, more than 5 million Hondurans will be asked to elect the President of the Republic, 128 deputies to the National Congress, 20 to the Central American Parliament, 298 mayors and more than 2 thousand municipal councillors. As the election…

Argentina: “We Repudiate the Repression against the Mapuche People”

Perez Esquevel The Nobel Peace Prize winner and head of the well known human rights organization Peace and Justice Service (Serpaj), Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, has repudiated the “repression against the Mapuche people”, and has condemned the death of young Elías Garay in the vicinity of a native community near the city of Bariloche. “We have…

International Meeting: Sovereign Abya Yala from the Perspective of the Social Movements

Itzamná Ollantay On December 1st and 2nd, Guatemala City will host the International Meeting of peoples, organizations and social movements of Abya Yala called “Sovereign Abya Yala from the Social Movements” (Abya Yala Soberana desde los Movimientos Sociales). The Meeting is the continuation of the virtual articulation effort that different actors and spokespersons of peoples,…

Far-Right and Left to Face Off in Second Round of Presidential Elections in Chile

Tanya Wadhwa José Antonio Kast of the far-right Christian Social Front and Gabriel Boric of the left-wing Approve Dignity coalition will face off in the second round of presidential elections on December 19. Photo: Prensa Latina According to the results released by the Chile’s Electoral Service, the conservative candidate José Antonio Kast obtained 27.91% of…

Cuba’s Vaccine Could End up Saving Millions of Lives

Branko Marcetic A medical worker displays a dose of Cuba’s Soberana 2 vaccine against COVID-19 at a school in Havana, Cuba. (Joaquin Hernandez / Xinhua via Getty Images) Thanks to its public biotech sector and its government’s deep commitment to public health, Cuba is now the only low-income country to have made its own COVID…