Media Cover for US Clients’ Covid Catastrophes in Peru, Ecuador and Chile

Lucas Koerner Back in March, when coronavirus cases were beginning to surge in the US and in South American allies such as Brazil and Ecuador, Washington was busy raising the alarm about the “expansion of Covid-19 pandemic in the region, if not globally, if Venezuela… fails to address it.” Venezuela was reporting under 150 cases…

Neoliberalism and Indigenous Peoples in Latin America

Ollantay Itzamná Quechuas in Machupiccchu. OI. It is clear that the neoliberal system advanced in Latin America until it found social resistance in the indigenous territories. It seems that “sovereignty” and “dignity” are no longer disputed in the jurisdiction of national states, but in indigenous territories. Neoliberalism, as a stage in the accumulation/speculation of capital…

The Battle of Ecuador is Latin America’s Fight for Sovereignty, Democracy and Prosperity

The state of emergency, transfer of the government to the city of Guayaquil, military deployment, absurd accusations of interference by Venezuela, curfew and assassinations at the hands of the security forces. Workers, women, students, teachers, professionals, peasants and indigenous people, the drones, as Moreno defined them, corner a government that is implementing measures defined by…

Ecuador, Guatemala, Peru: States of Exception or Guinea Pigs?

Ollantay Itzamná The states of Ecuador, Guatemala and Peru are all simultaneously in a situation of political uncertainty. Ecuador and Guatemala with restricted constitutional rights and guarantees, either by State of Exception or State of Siege. Peru has a dissolved Congress of the Republic, which has become a political tradition. The three neoliberal governments apply…

Citizens’ Demands Step Up in Peru

Gustavo Espinoza M. Yes, finally the demands of the citizens have come into play. Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra, cornered by the mafia of  Fujimori supporters and the Aprista movement, has decided to dissolve the Congress of the Republic and convene new parliamentary elections next January 26. This is an action that would be considered completely…

Silenced No More in Peru

Jacquelyn Kovarik Victim-survivors of forced sterilizations from the greater Cusco region in Pampaconga, Anta on March 25, 2019. (Photo by Jacquelyn Kovarik) On the morning of March 21, 2019, a group of women congregated outside the regional district attorney’s office in Sicuani, in the Canchis province in southern Peru. Though it was only a little…

The Fire of the Latin American Right

Javier Tolcachier The flames in the Amazon synthesize the picture of the current political situation in Latin America. According to a recent bulletin from the Tricontinental Institute of Social Research, this year there have been 40,341 fires in the Amazon, the highest number since 2010. There is no doubt that the human and environmental catastrophe…

Lima’s Wall(s) of Shame

Leigh Campoamor Lima’s Wall of Shame separates the Agrupamiento Familiar Nadine Heredia from the wealthy Casuarinas (Leigh Campoamor) After turning off the main avenue in San Juan de Miraflores, Lima, the combi bus wound its way up a partially-paved hill, leaving minidust storms in front of the tightly-packed unfinished brick homes. Such constructions were typical of the…

Welcome to Hell: The Peruvian Mining City of La Rinconada

Andre Vltchek Magestic approach to La Rinconadsa – through garbage © Andre Vltchek While the West attacks Venezuela, a country that improved the lives of many of its citizens, it overlooks horrors that are taking place in Peru and other ‘pro-market’ countries in Latin America. La Rinconada, which lies at over 5km above sea level,…

Chilean Activists, Social Movements Protest Against Prosur

Chilean social and political organizations were holding demonstrations Friday against the Forum for the Latin American Progress and Development (Prosur), a meeting convened by the right-wing Latin American governments which are coordinating actions to dissolve the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) and consolidate the U.S. interventionist agenda against Venezuela. The citizen rejection of Prosur…

Campesino Communities in Peru in Their Struggle Against Mining

The campesino assemblies of Segunda y Cajas (Huancabamba) and Yanta (Ayabaca) in Peru rejected the strategies of the mining company Rio Blanco Copper implemented to obtain the license for their project at any cost, despite it being denied several times by the communities. “In our role as guardians of our plains and cloud forest ecosystems,…