Chile: Now the Transition Begins

Atilio A. Boron Celebrations for Chile after constitution vote On Sunday, Chile faced a historic and unprecedented challenge: its people were asked for the first time in their history whether or not they wanted a new Constitution and, if the answer was affirmative, what kind of body should be in charge of drafting the new…

Venezuelan Scientists Discover a Molecule That Is 100% Effective Against SARS-CoV-2

Paul Dobson The Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Investigations (IVIC) has claimed the discovery of a new and highly effective treatment for COVID-19 symptoms. According to the IVIC, six month trials using a DR-10 antigen have proved it to have a “100 percent effectiveness in neutralising the coronavirus” without causing “toxic side effects.” The antigen forms…

US Elections, Racism and Militias

Jorge Elbaum Social Degradation of the Political System Proclaimed as a Global Paradigm The debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden last Thursday brought up again the problem of the domestic social violence, rooted in American society and consistent with the exportation of militarism promoted by Washington, whose primary victims reside in Latin America, the…

As Bolivia Votes for Socialism, Why is the OAS Not Questioning the Legitimacy of US Elections?

Cheryl LaBash Bolivia’s Movement toward Socialism (MAS) victory in the Oct. 18 election overturned a U.S.-backed coup. Eleven months ago, false charges of electoral irregularities and subsequent death threats drove MAS leader and Indigenous Bolivian President Evo Morales into exile. In his place, Jeanine Áñez Chávez unleashed violent repression against the Indigenous people protesting the…

Rectification to Deepen the Bolivian Process of Change

Katu Arkonada In October 2019, the Movement to Socialism-Instrument for the Sovereignty of the Peoples (MAS-IPSP) with Evo Morales as candidate obtained 47.08% of more than 6 million valid votes, with almost 11 points difference over Carlos Mesa, who came in second with 36.51% of the votes. Such a percentage and difference enabled him to…

The October Revolutionary

Jorge Arreaza Montserrat The history of humanity has had an endless number of proposals about what the concept of justice in human relations means. This determines the meaning of society. When Aristotle defined the human being as a political animal -politikon zion- he did so by attributing to him the quality of reason -logos-, which…

Bolivia’s Great Victory Against US Imperialism and the Immense Challenges Ahead

Fiona Edwards Luis Arce and the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) achieved a landslide victory in the first round of Bolivia’s Presidential election on Sunday 18 October 2020. This spectacular triumph was the culmination of almost a year of intense struggle, led by Bolivia’s working class and indigenous majority, to reverse the US-backed military coup of…

The Power of Narco-Trafficking in Mexico

Adalberto Santana Mexican Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos with then-U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in Mexico City, 2017 U.S. judicial system policies have led to the prosecution of two prominent figures from Mexico’s past governments in separate trials on charges of serving the drug trade. One of them has been Genaro García Luna, former Secretary of Public…

Almagro in the Dock after Elections in Bolivia

Marco Teruggi Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the Organization of American States, is increasingly being questioned. Some, such as the Government of Mexico and the Puebla Group, are proposing that he resign over what is considered to have been an active role in the coup d’état in Bolivia. But is it possible to achieve this…

President Maduro Calls for Completion of 200 Communal Cities

The President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro, instructed the organization, installation and deployment of 200 communal cities run in self-government, by the popular power itself, by the communes and communal councils. He urged the Minister of People’s Power for the Communes and Social Movement, Noris Herrera; to the sectoral vice president for Social and Territorial…

Afro-descendants Repositioning Argentina in Latin America

Milena Annecchiarico In recent years a new awareness of Argentine identities has emerged: multiple, multilocalized, politicized, disputed, subjective. This is the case of people of African descent. Historically made invisible by the hegemonic canons of nationality centered on the myth of a ” melting pot” and built on discourses and practices of denial and exclusion,…