Latin America Caribbean
New evidence in Ayotzinapa disappearance case contradicts official version

Almost seven years after the forced disappearance of 43 students of the Rural Teachers’ College in the town of Ayotzinapa, Mexico, the struggle for truth and justice continues as the investigation proceeds slowly

Killing of social leaders and human rights defenders continues unabated in Colombia

According to INDEPAZ, as of September 21, 124 social leaders and human rights defenders, and 37 former FARC combatants have been assassinated by illegal armed groups. Additionally, 259 people have been killed in 72 massacres this year

Latin American and Caribbean leaders approve historic agreement at CELAC summit

The heads of state of the regional block agreed on a 44-point declaration which addressed the strategy against COVID-19 and climate change and took a stand against the blockade on Cuba

Ecuadorians mobilize against Lasso’s anti-people policies

The primary demands of the trade unions and social organizations include the immediate discontinuation of the neoliberal measure in force since last year, which increases the price of petrol and diesel on a monthly basis, and the cessation of privatization of strategic resources and sectors

Salvadorans hit the streets against recognition of Bitcoin as legal tender

The Bitcoin law was approved by the parliament, controlled by Bukele’s party and its allies, last June. Economists warned that the digital currency’s lack of transparency could attract increased criminal activity to the country and make El Salvador a haven of money laundering.

Political turmoil deepens in Haiti as PM comes under suspicion in President’s assassination

Haiti’s Prime Minister Ariel Henry has been implicated in the assassination of de-facto president Jovenel Moïse, setting off major changes in the government and the judiciary and aggravating the political crisis

‘Brazilians are hungry because they have no income, not because of a lack of production’: João Pedro Stedile

For Stedile, large sections of the bourgeoisie have already manifested their deep dissatisfaction with the Bolsonaro government but have not reached a consensus about an alternative

Migrants in Mexico demand solution to migration and refugee crisis

For the past two days, Central American and Haitians migrants stranded in Mexico and migrant rights activists have been carrying out an indefinite hunger strike in the Tapachula municipality to demand authorities respect their rights

Progressives in Spain protest Colombian president Ivan Duque’s visit to Madrid

Under Ivan Duque’s right-wing government, paramilitary violence and the humanitarian crisis escalated in Colombia, marked by the systematic murders of political activists, trade unionists, environmentalists, peasants, and Indigenous and Black people

Haitiian political forces reach agreement on transitional government

Ariel Henry, who became the interim president of Haiti after the assassination of de-facto president Jovenel Moïse, signed an agreement with 20 main political parties, platforms and organizations for “peaceful governance” until the elections next year

Culprit behind Senkata massacre in Bolivia in preventive detention

In addition to the Senkata massacre, Montero is also being investigated for the massacre in Sacaba city in the Cochabamba department on November 15, 2019

Preventive detention order issued for ex-Bolivian police commander over the Senkata massacre

Former Bolivian police commander Rodolfo Montero was sworn in by de-facto president Jeanine Áñez five days before the Senkata massacre. Montero is also being investigated for the Sacaba massacre

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