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Left-wing candidate leads in Peru’s presidential election and other stories

Today we look at the preliminary results of Peru’s elections, the prosecution of communists in Kenya, the crackdown on Palestinian political leaders by Israel, and protests on the 2nd anniversary of Julian Assange’s arrest

Kenyan Court postpones trial of Communist Party members for second time

The Party has condemned the delay in the proceedings in a statement and reported that defendants have still not been informed about the charges against them

IMF’s double standards on pandemic packages

While supporting fiscal stimulus by rich nations, the International Monetary Fund’s imposition of fiscal austerity on Third World may aggravate economic crisis and hit the poor most

IMF and big business for universal vaccination: Better red than dead

The me-first policy on vaccine sharing will bring losses of $203 billion to $5 trillion to rich countries, while the returns are the highest if they support global universal vaccination

Andrés Arauz’s chances look bright, say opinion polls ahead of Ecuadorian elections

According to a study conducted by well-known Ecuadorian analyst Omar Maluk, Andrés Arauz leads the voting intention with 39.2% of the votes. The study shows him with a lead of 17.4% over his nearest rival

Who can save Ecuador from neoliberalism?

On February 7, 13 million Ecuadorians will vote for the next president of the country. The current front-runner is progressive candidate Andrés Arauz who has concrete plans to save the country from the throes of 4 years of bad governance

The US’s idea of diplomacy with Ecuador is a multibillion-dollar loan trap

On January 14, the US International Development Finance Corporation provided Ecuador with a loan of $2.8 billion. This move was part of the US strategy to remove Chinese businesses and political influence from Latin America

Costa Rican social movements and trade unions prepare to mobilize against IMF deal

The government of president Carlos Alvarado seeks to pass an anti-workers regressive law and implement a series of neoliberal economic measures in order to acquire a 1.75 billion USD loan from the IMF

No matter who wins Dec. 7 elections, Ghana will continue on a neoliberal path

Kwesi Pratt Jnr. of Pan African Television analyzes the political situation in Ghana ahead of the national elections of December 7. He talks about essential continuity between the two leading parties that dominate the country’s politics

END SARS: The police force in Nigeria remains essentially colonial

Nigerian journalist and writer Chido Onumah talks about the END SARS protests, the atrocities of the security establishment, and the policy framework of the state over the past few decades

Argentina’s veteran ambassador makes a stand for the sovereignty of Latin America

For veteran Argentine ambassador Alicia Castro, resigning over her government’s vote against Venezuela at the UN Human Rights Council was not a difficult decision, for as she wrote in her letter, “Anti-colonialism is… an ethical imperative”

Protests against government’s economic plan continue in Costa Rica

Since September 30, Costa Ricans have been mobilizing in rejection of the government’s possible deal with the IMF, which will force the government to implement a number of austerity measures

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