Latin America & Caribbean
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

Salvadorans reject the adoption of Bitcoin as national currency

Many fear that the volatility of the cryptocurrency will affect their income and purchasing power. They condemned that it is not suitable for small vendors and only benefits the big investors and transnational companies.

Healthcare in Haiti suffers in the midst of a political and economic crisis

The healthcare system in Haiti has been underfunded and understaffed for years, and it is now facing a new set of challenges after the 14 August earthquake in the southwest of the country.

What united us was empathy: Community organizations help tackle hunger in Argentina

The pandemic brought with it more inequality and injustice. Grassroots movements responded with solidarity and organization and food for those who were struggling

Mexico decriminalizes abortion in historic ruling

Mexico’s Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the laws that penalize women and pregnant persons for terminating their pregnancy are unconstitutional. With the historic decision, the country’s top court decriminalized abortions across national territory

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