Tanya Wadhwa
Argentines commemorate the victims of the US-backed military dictatorship

On the Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice, Argentines paid homage to the 30,000 victims of the last civic-military dictatorship from their homes and social networks due to the global COVID-19 pandemic

Objections raised over holding OAS elections amid COVID-19 outbreak

Ambassadors of 13 member states urged the Organisation of American States (OAS) to suspend the March 20 General Assembly, evoking a “clear case of force majeure”

Cuba leads global efforts against COVID-19 in spite of blockade

Countries from across the globe have asked Cuba for the recombinant human Interferon Alpha 2B, marketed as Heberon® Alfa R, a drug developed in Cuba proven to be an effective against COVID-19

Uruguayan government withdraws from UNASUR and returns to TIAR

Incoming President Luis Lacalle Pou showed the allegiance of his administration with Uruguay’s withdrawal from UNASUR and the interruption of the withdrawal process from the TIAR

Chilean President slammed for misogynist remarks, feminists strengthen calls for strike

Chilean women’s rights organizations and feminist movements have fiercely criticized president Sebastián Piñera for his misogynist and patriarchal remarks

Legal abortion is within reach in Argentina

Argentine women, activists, feminist movements and social organizations celebrated the announcement by President Alberto Fernández to present a bill to decriminalize abortion in the country

In spite of persecution, Bolivia’s MAS registers candidates for the upcoming elections

MAS successfully filed the nomination of all its candidates for the upcoming general elections in Bolivia in spite of political persecution and attempts to obstruct their participation by the coup regime

Three months of struggle in Chile

For months, hundreds of thousands of Chileans have been standing firm in their demand for a new inclusive constitution through a National Constituent Assembly, enduring brutal state repression

Coup regime in Bolivia incites diplomatic conflict with Mexico and Spain

The de-facto government declared the Mexican ambassador to Bolivia and two Spanish diplomats as “persona non grata” and asked them to leave the country

50 days of coup d’état in Bolivia

The coup regime has been denounced for committing extensive human rights violations and persecuting the political opposition

Incoming government in Argentina passes measures to alleviate socio-economic crisis

Alberto Fernández froze the price of basic public services, reduced the prices of medicines, announced special bonuses for retirees, special and underprivileged people, suspended the ban on the sale of abortion pills

Two months of Chilean resistance

Enduring heavy police and military repression for two months, Chileans stand firm in their demand for a new inclusive constitution

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