General strike rocks Ecuador
- Michael Otto - Zoila Ramirez
Oct. 7 — Support for a call for a general strike in Ecuador has grown quickly in the past few days, bringing the country to the brink of a change in government.
The latest upsurge in mass struggle began after the unpopular ...
Moratorium and sky-high inflation: Macri’s ‘laissez-faire kablooey’ in Argentine
- Achille Lollo
On August 23, just two months before the presidential elections, Argentine’s Minister of Finance Hernán Lacunza and President of the Argentine Central Bank Guido Sandleris informed the IMF and the creditor banks that President Macri was ...
What is really behind the crisis in Haiti?
- Keston K. Perry
Decades of neoliberalism, neocolonialism and now climate injustice have pushed Haiti to the brink.
People march in Cite Soleil area of Port-au-Prince, Haiti during a protest to demand the resignation of President Jovenel Moise [Chandan Khanna/AFP]
UN Human Rights Office and Venezuelan Government sign Memorandum of Understanding
- OHCHR HCDH ACNUDH УВКПЧ 联合国人权事务高级专员办事处 المفوضية السامية للأمم المتحدة لحقوق الإنسان
GENEVA/NEW YORK (23 September 2019) – The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Government of Venezuela have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which establishes a framework for future discussion and cooperation, and ...
Amazon: The arsonists shout 'fire!'
- Manlio Dinucci Μάνλιο Ντινούτσι مانلیو دینوچی مانليو دينوتشي
Faced with the spread of fires in the Amazon, the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, changed its agenda to “tackle the emergency.” The seven -- France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Canada and the United States − have assumed, together ...
Brazil, 7 Sept. 1822: The independence of slaveholders
- Mário Maestri
Commentary on Duplo Expresso (video), September 5
During Homeland Week, schools and the media celebrate September 7, the date of Brazil's independence, to be honored by all Brazilians. Federal funds for health and education were cut to the bone. But ...
A new stage of struggle for the awakening of consciences
Manifesto of the new FARC-EP
We officially communicate, as a newly constituted Directorate, that between August 22 and 25, in an extraordinary meeting of commanders, it was decided to continue the armed struggle of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - People's Army (FARC-EP), ...
Brazil: Lula tells world he’s back in the game from jail
- Pepe Escobar Пепе Эскобар
Meanwhile, fires rage in the Amazon and Brazilian President Bolsonaro has become a target of global indignation
Brazil has always been a land of superlatives. Yet nothing beats the current, perverse configuration: a world statesman lingers in jail ...
More sanctions will only hurt the Venezuelan people
- Michael Shifter
‘It worked in Panama.’ This is not true.
In Caracas, people without running water used plastic containers to haul a supply for their homes in March.
Photo Meridith Kohut for The New York Times
President Trump issued an executive order ...
'They wanted the American dream': reporter reveals story behind tragic photo of drowned migrants
- Julia Le Duc
Julia Le Duc gives details of the father and his toddler daughter who died trying to cross the Río Bravo (Rio Grande)
The bodies of Salvadoran migrant Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his nearly two-year-old daughter ...