Tanya Wadhwa
Understanding the upcoming general elections in Ecuador

Ahead of the general elections in Ecuador on February 7, we look at the leading candidates, their backgrounds and their answers to the major crises the country is facing today

Chile intensifies its war against the Mapuche people

On the day the verdict was announced regarding the assassination of Mapuche leader Camilo Catrillanca, police carried out a violent raid of 6 Mapuche communites and violently detained members of Catrillanca’s family to stop them from attending court

Bolivia approves emergency use of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine

Bolivia hopes to vaccinate up to 20% of its population in the first quarter of this year. The health ministry has endorsed Russia’s Sputnik V and China’s CoronaVac vaccines against COVID-19

When Bolivians defeated US imperialism with democracy

The resounding victory of the MAS presidential ticket in the elections held on October 18 came after a year of struggle against the US-backed coup regime

IMF approves disbursement of 2 billion USD for Ecuador

Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno says the funds will be used for “social protection and economic reactivation”, however, the deal calls for a lower minimum wage, higher sales taxes, labor reform, and limited public investment

Chilean health workers hold an indefinite national strike

The healthcare professionals are demanding special bonuses for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic and a greater budget for the public health sector in 2021, among other measures

Colombians embark on a fresh national strike against Ivan Duque

The nationwide protest is being carried out in rejection police brutality, economic crisis, massacres and the indifference of the national government towards them

Right to abortion is one step closer to becoming law in Argentina

President Alberto Fernández sent the bill to legalize abortion to the National Congress for consideration on November 17

Colombia witnesses one of the bloodiest weekends of the year

This weekend, between November 13 & 15, twelve Colombians including two minors were assassinated by illegal paramilitary groups and national security officials

1 year after the Sacaba massacre, Bolivians commemorate victims and demand justice

According to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), 36 people lost their lives in different parts of Bolivia during the post-coup police and military repression

Amid increased violence, Colombians mobilize in defense of life and peace

Social movements have taken to the streets and highways in rejection of the concerning escalation of violence against communities

Argentine court rules to evict agroecological Artigas Project

Dolores Etchevehere who resisted the eviction was detained while her brothers took possession of the property which movements along with Dolores had sought to convert into an agroecological productive farm

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