Lautaro Rivara
It’s election day in Ecuador: A look at what lies ahead

The run-off election between progressive candidate Andrés Arauz and banker Guillermo Lasso is taking place amid an escalating pandemic, an economic crisis, and fears of irregularities

Crimes against humanity were committed by Ecuadorian state in Oct. 2019, suggests report

A Special Commission for Truth and Justice was appointed to investigate the alleged human rights violations committed by the Ecuadorian state against protesters in October 2019. Juan Carlos Solines, a member of the commission, talks about its conclusions

“Poor rich Haiti” or how imperialists and local oligarchy have sought to destroy agriculture in Haiti

From Haiti, Lautaro Rivara unpacks the tired trope of “poor rich Haiti,” highlighting the role of foreign capital and local elites in the destruction of life in the countryside

Haiti’s Prime Minister resigns and the crisis of the de-facto government deepens

The resignation of Prime Minister Joseph Jouthe deepens the political crisis within the government and adds to the internal disagreements in the ruling far-right Haitian Tèt Kale Party

Haiti has a long history of being assaulted by its Latin American neighbors

A 15-year peacekeeping mission by the UN in Haiti that ended one year ago still has unanswered questions about how Latin American nations came to participate in the occupation against a small, unarmed and impoverished Caribbean nation.

After signing a pact of unity, Haitian opposition returns to the streets

After agreements were signed among opposition parties for a possible interim government, different sectors and organizations relaunched mobilizations across the country

Haiti, imperialism and the war against Petrocaribe

Lautaro Rivara of the Dessalines Brigade in Solidarity with Haiti gives an overview of the current crisis facing Haiti as massive mobilizations are expected across the country today

Haiti protests ‘We must live like people’: Chronicle of a red-hot Haiti

Lautaro Rivara, a sociologist and member of the Dessalines Brigade of Solidarity with Haiti, writes a reflection on the socio-political and economic crisis in Haiti and peoples resentment against the government of Jovenel Moïse

Venezuela and the origin of political violence in Latin America

Lautaro Rivara writes a reflection for Batalla de ideas on the assassination attempt against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, the growing militarization of politics and the origins and reach of violence in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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