Latin America & Caribbean
Peru President Pedro Castillo Peruvian constitutional court annuls treason complaint against President Pedro Castillo

The treason complaint had sought disqualification of President Castillo from public service for five years as well as his immediate removal from office

Colombian government and ELN restart peace talks in Venezuela

The talks have been resumed after a four year pause in the process during the government of former president Iván Duque

João Pedro Stedile: The left and Lula

In part two of our conversation with João Pedro Stedile, he discusses the governability and decision-making capacity of the Lula government in the face of a conservative senate and chamber of deputies.

Hebe de Bonafini Argentina Hebe de Bonafini, the historic leader of Argentina’s Mothers of Plaza de Mayo organization, dies at 93

Bonafini was one of Argentina’s most widely honored and admired human rights activists. She played a crucial role in defending human rights in the country during the US-backed military dictatorship as well as ensuring their expansion following the return of democracy

Peace talks between Colombian government and ELN to begin on Monday

Four years after the peace talks were suspended, the Colombian government and the guerilla group ELN are set to begin in Caracas on Monday, November 21. Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro will be the guarantor for the talks

“Bolivians will not allow a new coup d’état to take place” says Gabriel Villalba Pérez

Bolivian lawyer and professor Gabriel Villalba Pérez spoke to Peoples Dispatch about the political conflict at the center of the anti-government strike called by the conservative opposition

Uruguayans mobilize against President Luis Lacalle Pou’s pension reform

The pension reform presented by the Lacalle Pou administration raises the retirement age and attacks early retirement benefits, among other modifications

“Brazil is back”: Lula’s speech at COP27

“Brazil is back. Brazil is coming out of that cocoon to which it has been subjected to for the last four years,” Lula stated. 

João Pedro Stedile: “Lula’s victory is a political and social victory not just electoral”

In part one of this two-part interview, Stedile discussed the major challenges facing the incoming Lula government, the Bolsonarista blockades, and Lula’s priorities for foreign relations.

Chilean state to address historic land debt with Mapuche Indigenous communities

The Mapuche Indigenous communities have been in conflict with the Chilean State over land in the country’s Araucanía region for over a century

Peruvian movements and unions mobilize in defense of President Pedro Castillo

Tens of thousands of Peruvians took to the streets in the capital Lima in rejection of a third vacancy motion being promoted against President Pedro Castillo by the right-wing opposition forces

We stand with Haitian journalists!

Over 160 journalists and media outlets from across the world, including Atilio Borón, Vijay Prashad, Hermela Aregawi, Rania Khalek, Eugene Puryear, and Carlos Aznarez signed a letter to express solidarity with their Haitian colleagues and demand justice.