Peoples Dispatch
Latest Ipec poll shows increased support for Lula

Former president appears four points above the sum of the other candidates and can win in the first round

Cubans just ratified the world’s most progressive Family Code

Cuba’s new Family Code, passed in a referendum with 67% of the vote, expands women’s, children’s, and LGBTQ people’s legal rights

Femicide of María Belén Bernal sparks outrage in Ecuador

María Belén Bernal was found murdered five kilometers from the Police Training School. Bernal’s mother deemed her daughter’s femicide as “a state crime.”

Filipinos in the US protest far-right President Marcos at his UN-debut

US-based Filipino organizations confront the dictatorial leadership of the Philippines, as President Marcos Jr. encourages US investors to exploit his nation

Residence of Swazi pro-democracy leader bombed by alleged state-sponsored hit-squad

Mlungisi Makhanya, president of one of the largest pro-democracy political parties, PUDEMO, whose house was attacked “remains unshaken, defiant”

Majority of Puerto Rico still without power after Hurricane Fiona

Hurricane Fiona has exacerbated the situation in Puerto Rico, which is still recovering from the impacts of Hurricane Maria, which destroyed the power grid and killed more than 3,000 people in 2017

Colombian president Gustavo Petro calls for an end to the War on Drugs in historic UN address

In his speech to the UN General Assembly, the Colombian president highlighted the necessity of ending the war on drugs and saving the environment

Colombian government talks peace with FARC dissidents

In the past one and a half months in office, the government of progressive President Gustavo Petro has taken major steps towards achieving peace in Colombia

Brazilian activists slam Bolsonaro’s genocidal climate policy

With both the UN General Assembly and Climate Week taking place in NYC, activists protest deforestation and murders of Indigenous people

Mexican military officials arrested over involvement in Ayotzinapa disappearances

Eight years after one of Mexico’s worst state crimes, the families of the 43 victims continue to demand justice for their loved ones

Austria Protests Protests erupt across Austria demanding solution to cost of living crisis

The Austrian Trade Union Federation (OGB) has demanded that the government put a cap on energy bills and house rents and temporarily abolish VAT on food and fuel

Cuba prepares for referendum on progressive Family Code

The new Family Code, drafted in consultation with the general public, is considered to be the world’s most inclusive and progressive code