Ecuador: Correistas Declare Victory in Local Elections

Preliminary results from Sunday’s local elections in Ecuador indicate a victory for the Citizens’ Revolution (Revolución Ciudadana) movement in key regions of the country. Voters also elected members of the Council for Citizen Participation and Social Control (CPCCS) and participated in a constitutional referendum which is now being projected as a likely loss for President Guillermo Lasso….

Haiti: Neocolonial Model Country

Stephen SeftonHaiti’s history and current situation closely mirror the political and economic realities of the history of Latin America and the Caribbean since independence. Patterns of foreign intervention and the sell-out collaboration of national elites to impose their rule over impoverished majorities still persist. Sooner or later, popular rebellion has always arisen by those majorities,…

Five Conditions for Haiti’s Rebirth

Berthony Dupont Thousands marching in Port-au-Prince in May 2013. “The alternative must be an alliance of all the healthy forces of the nation, of the conscious, consistent, and indisputably nationalist, anti-imperialist, and pro-working class parties and popular organizations.” Photo: Kim Ives/Haïti Liberté “The new society will rise from the ashes of the old,” the German…

Peru: “Our Demands Are Now Political”

Elisa Fuenzalida An Interview with Lourdes Huanca Atencio The peasant uprising in Peru has achieved what seemed impossible: the left and academia have been left speechless. Or at least it seems so, since their analyses have been silenced under the popular Indigenous clamor, which has organized delegations from the four “suyos” (1) of Peru in…

Canada: One of the ‘Biggest Gangsters in Haiti’

Catherine Hughes and Jackie McVicar Canadian Soldiers in Haiti. Photo courtesy Combat Camera/DND/Flickr. We have failed to respect the Haitian struggle for justice and self-determination The Atlantic Regional Solidarity Network (ARSN), founded in 1981, works in solidarity with people standing up for self-determination, social justice and for the Earth in the Americas. We have been following Canada’s…

Ecuador: A Constitutional Referendum Intended to Solidify Control by Elites

Gustavo A Maranges What Ecuadorians will vote for next Sunday is not just a tiny reform, but a real surrender to the oligarchy and its political representatives. On Sunday, February 5, sectional elections will take place in Ecuador to elect mayors, prefects, rural or urban councilors, parish boards, and members of the Council of Citizen…

Venezuela Urgently Needs a Feminist Emergency Plan

Andreína Chávez Alava Venezuelan women demanded justice for femicides during last year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. (Andreína Chávez Alava) Venezuelan women are being murdered at a frightening pace, and yet the country still lacks a clear path of action to understand, report, prevent and eradicate this extreme form of gender-related…

Black Alliance for Peace Opposes CELAC Support for Military Intervention in Haiti

Black Alliance for Peace’s Haiti/Americas Team Opposes the Apparent Support of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) for Foreign Military Intervention Into Haiti Peace and Solidarity In the Region Cannot Be Achieved at the Expense of Haitian Sovereignty For Immediate Release     Media Contact communications@blackallianceforpeace.com (202) 643-1136 FEBRUARY 1, 2023—The Haiti/Americas Team…

Brazil: Democracy at Risk

Frei Betto President João Goulart, at the Automóvel Clube, on March 30, 1964, the eve of his overthrow. “The price of freedom is eternal vigilance”, says an aphorism I have heard since childhood. We, the defenders of democracy, cannot let our guard down. Let’s not fool ourselves again; our fragile democracy is still at risk….

Towards Definitive Emancipation: The Caribbean Peoples and CELAC

Javier Tolcachier At the recent VII Summit of Heads of State of CELAC held in Buenos Aires, Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, was elected to lead the Pro Tempore Presidency during 2023. This is the first time since the creation of this integration mechanism in 2011 that a Caribbean island…

7th Celac Summit: Between Evasion and Reality

Stephen Sefton The ambivalence inherent in the Final Declaration is also reflected in its support for decolonization and human rights without calling for the closure and withdrawal of the US military base at Guantanamo or condemning the permanent abuse of human rights the base represents as a center for illegal detention and torture. That omission…

Lula Proposes BRICS Currency, but Makes Unfriendly Comments Towards Russia and China

Editorial Comment: The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) praised Lula’s public condemnation of Russia’s “invasion and occupation of Ukraine” – something they claim Jair Bolsonaro would not do.  Just prior to Lula’s trip to Argentina, “the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) and the Ukrainian-Brazilian Central Representation (UBCR) appealed to the president to increase support for Ukraine in 2023.”…

Protests and Repression in Peru’s Capital Intensify

Peoples Dispatch Mobilization in Lima, January 28, 2023. Photo: Juan Zapata / Wayka Lima has become the epicenter of the protests in Peru, even as protesters face increasingly violent attacks at the hands of the police 55-year-old Víctor Santisteban Yacsavilca was declared dead on Saturday, January 28, after he was shot in the head with…

Ahead of its 40th Anniversary, MST Releases a Letter to the Brazilian People

Peoples Dispatch National Coordination meeting of the MST. Photo: Matheus Alves Following its national coordination meeting, the MST reaffirms its commitment against oppression and in defense of food security The Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST) released, on Friday January 27, the Letter to the Brazilian People, a document with political messages and guidelines to activists…

Fascism, Populism or Ultra-Right?

Claudio Katz Part I of the Series:Attacks and Failures of the Right in Latin America The new right is very different from classical fascism, which erupted in the first half of the last century in the face of the threat of socialist revolution, in a scenario of inter-imperialist wars. That danger of a workers’ insurrection…

Aleida Guevara: “Cuba will Continue to Resist Inhuman US Blockade”

Peoples DemocracyIN the last of the series of meetings as part of Aleida Guevara’s whirlwind tour in India organised by the National Committee for Solidarity with Cuba held in Delhi, hundreds of young students and general public enthusiastically participated. The meeting was held to extend solidarity of the Indian people with Cuba and oppose the…

Insubordinate Military Points to Dangers of Fascist Coup in Brazil

Julian Cola Jair Bolsonaro supporters attack Brazil’s three branches of government in Brasília. [Source: agenciabrasil.ebc.com] Newly elected President Luíz Inácio Lula da Silva remains in hotel accommodation in Brasília, still unable to reside in the Alvorada Palace due to material damage and security concerns. On the 21st of January, Brazilian president, Luíz Inácio Lula da…