Tanya Wadhwa
What to expect in Peru’s general elections on Sunday

Ahead of the general elections in Peru on April 11, we look at the leading candidates, their backgrounds and their proposals to deal with the crises facing the country

Protests break out after femicide of Salvadoran migrant Victoria Salazar in Mexico

Several national and international feminist groups and human rights organizations have condemned Victoria Salazar’s murder as well as the racist, classist, misogynist and xenophobic discrimination that reigns in Mexico

Haitians hold historic mobilization in defense of their constitution

On the 34th anniversary of the Haitian Constitution, various social and progressive organizations from across the globe demonstrated in different parts of the world in support of the struggle of the Haitian people against the de-facto president Jovenel Moïse

Opinion poll suggests Andrés Arauz victory in the upcoming Ecuadorian elections

Andrés Arauz of the progressive Union for Hope alliance has proposed a comprehensive social protection model to confront the crises facing Ecuador

Protests demanding resignation of Paraguayan president and his cabinet continue

Since March 5, thousands of Paraguayans have been mobilizing in different cities of the country in rejection of the national government’s mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic and the deepening of economic crisis and social inequality

Haitian social organizations demonstrate outside the US embassy

Haitians demand that the US government withdraw its support for the illegitimate government of the de-facto president Jovenel Moïse, whose term officially ended on February 7, and respect the self-determination and sovereignty of the Haitian people

After years of organizing, Macri’s anti-migrant decree finally repealed in Argentina

Organizations celebrated the decision that to repeal the decree which promoted xenophobia, stigmatization and criminalization of migrants

Cuba is one step closer to launching its own anti-COVID vaccines

Cuba is the only country in the Latin American and the Caribbean region that is working to develop its own vaccines against COVID-19. The country has four vaccine candidates. Two of them, Soberana 02 of the Finlay Vaccine Institute (IFV) and Abdala of the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB), will begin the third phase of clinical trials in March

Andrés Arauz warns of plans to obstruct second round presidential elections in Ecuador

Progressive candidate Andrés Arauz denounced actions of the prosecutor’s office and the comptroller’s office to seize electronic electoral information as an attempt to prevent run-off elections from taking place.

Chilean teachers reject plan to reopen schools in March

The national school teachers’ union in Chile stressed that only vaccinating teachers is not enough for a safe return to school, while government authorities have alleged the teachers have been on vacation and don’t want to work

What is happening in Latin America with vaccine roll-out?

In Latin American and the Carribean region, so far, nine countries have begun inoculating their populations against COVID-19 and all of them are providing free vaccination to all citizens

Political crisis deepens in Haiti as Jovenel Moïse refuses to transfer power

Jovenel Moïse has launched an attack on opposition forces who have demanded he respect the country’s constitution and step down. Meanwhile they have appointed a judge as interim president

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