Tanya Wadhwa
Uncertainty looms over Peru

Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra dissolved the National Congress, then the legislators retaliated and voted to suspend him

Argentine feminist movements denounce four femicides in 48 hours

Movements have intensified demands for the implementation of the Law on Comprehensive Sexual Education (ESI), the approval of the Emergency Law on Gender based Violence, among others.

Was the ‘fuel shortage’ in Haiti an excuse to increase the price?

On the second day of the protests over shortage of fuel in the country, Haitian government announced an increase in the price of diesel.

Macri defeated in primary elections in Argentina

The results show that Argentines have had enough of Macri’s neoliberal and repressive policies and are ready for a more progressive government

Protesters in Peru demand a definite end of the Tía María mining project

Several sectors of the Arequipa region have decided to go on an indefinite general strike and will demonstrate in Lima next week

Chilean teachers vote to end strike after seven weeks of mobilization

The representatives of the teachers’ union vowed to continue fighting for the pending demands.

Argentinian movements demand government action on homelessness amid brutal winter

At least six homeless people have died from hypothermia in Argentina in the past two weeks

Argentina ramps up mobilizations against government policies in national strike

Over 200,000 marched in Buenos Aires on April 30 in the National Strike to denounce the neoliberal policies of Mauricio Macri’s government

Over 50 social leaders have been assassinated in Colombia in 2019

Four social leaders have been killed last week. Organizations across Colombia have condemned the government of president Iván Duque for the lack of security measures that guarantee protection to social leaders

Social Minga condemns Ivan’s Duque’s refusal to meet communities

After mobilizing for almost a month, enduring heavy police repression, the participants of the social Minga had lifted the blockade on the Pan-American Highway after receiving an assurance the president Ivan Duque would listen to their concerns

The struggle for legal, safe and free abortion across Latin America

Feminists across the continent have been mobilizing to change the draconian and repressive laws that inhibit access to legal, safe and free abortion

PROSUR: strengthening of regional integration or disintegration?

All the presidents of the region were invited to the summit except for Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro. The setting up of Prosur is seen as an attempt to create a parallel organisation to UNASUR which was set up during the time of Commander Hugo Chavez

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