Healthcare
Victims of neoliberalism, poor countries face consequences in healthcare systems

The Tricontinental Institute gathered reports from healthcare professionals and analyzed the situation in some countries

Nijmie Zakkiyah Dzurinko: “State violence has many fronts”

Activist from Put People First! Pennsylvania discusses the denial of healthcare as an aspect of state violence and historic, systemic oppression of Black, Indigenous and working class people in the US

Cuban doctors arrive to South Africa

With a robust healthcare system and one of the world’s highest ratios of the number of doctors in a country to its population, the communist state has already sent over 1,200 doctors to 22 countries.

Public health and private profits under COVID-19 pandemic

The pandemic might be devastating countries, the people and their livelihoods, but is good for some companies and their stockholders, like the ones that hold patents for N95 masks, lifesaving medicines or vaccines.

Painting an epidemic: An interview with Li Zhong (李钟)

Tings Chak of the Tricontinental Institute for Social Research speaks to Li Zhong a Chinese painter who produced a series of paintings on the country’s heroic fight against the COVID-19 pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic evidences the need to cooperate despite political differences

The Cuban government emphasizes the need for solidarity and cooperation in the face of the global pandemic which threatens all of humanity

Haiti on the precipice as coronavirus and US-imposed leadership take their toll

While Haiti’s widely despised, US-backed government officially promotes social distancing to suppress Covid-19, the stark reality is that most of the population is likely heading toward herd immunity, where many must get infected in the street rather than die by hunger at home.

Rafael Correa terms prison sentence an act of political persecution

Rafael Correa was sentenced to eight years in prison on bribery and corruption charges. The former president condemned the verdict and called it a measure to prevent him from running in the 2021 presidential elections

Under COVID-19 stress, healthcare crumbles in neoliberal Ecuador

In the city of Guayaquil in Guayas, dead bodies, most likely victims of the pandemic, are piling up on streets as funeral services fail to collect them on time, forcing families to abandon them.

COVID Africa These African countries brace for potential COVID-19 cases

A few countries in Africa which have not recorded any cases of COVID-19 are preparing for the impact. These include Lesotho, South Sudan, Comoros and Sao Tome and Principe

Dead bodies on the streets of Ecuador expose failure of the government amid pandemic

Lenín Moreno’s neoliberal policies, with cuts to health and prioritization of foreign debt, have caused a collapse in the healthcare system

With no rights, informal workers are more exposed to coronavirus and the crisis

More than 38 million people – 41% of the labor force – are unable to follow guidelines with no safety nets

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