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Ontario college teachers hit by vehicles as strike continues

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31 October 2017

Strikers have been hit by vehicles in two separate incidents as a walkout by Ontario college teachers continues.

Ontario community college staff continue strike

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24 October 2017

The 12,000 professors, instructors, consultants and librarians are in the second week of a strike against the provincial college system.

Baggage-handlers’ strike at Toronto airport enters third month

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3 October 2017

Some 700 workers are striking against demands by Swissport for a three-year wage freeze, cuts to benefits and tighter control over work schedules.

Strike by Colombian pilots continues, negotiations restart

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26 September 2017

The 700 pilots employed by Avianca struck September 22 for better pay and conditions affecting some 530 flights.

Hurricane Irma slams into Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands

By Jerry White, 7 September 2017

Like Houston, the human cost of Irma will be far greater because of the lack of any serious government preparation and the long neglect of physical and social infrastructure.

One-day strike set by public workers in Uruguay

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5 September 2017

The Uruguayan public workers federation has announced a one-day strike over job insecurity and “covert privatization.”

Striking Toronto baggage handlers reject offer, continue job action

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29 August 2017

The workers voted down a proposed contract offer very similar to one they had previously rejected.

Ontario, Canada aerospace workers occupy factory

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15 August 2017

The occupation began August 10 and shut down production for two days at Northstar Aerospace.

General strike threatened in Bolivia

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11 July 2017

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Widespread strikes and protests in Brazil against labor law reform bill

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4 July 2017

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Settlement at AT&T West, DirecTV, while Spectrum telecom strike continues

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6 June 2017

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Strikes in Colombia underscore worsening conditions in schools and among workers

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23 May 2017

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University of Puerto Rico students protest austerity measures

By Rafael Azul, 16 May 2017

Striking students occupying the main campus of the University of Puerto Rico in Río Piedras are defying a court order to end their protest.

Wildcat strike at Mexican auto parts plant

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16 May 2017

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Strikes hit mines in Peru and Mexico as retired US coal miners face health care cutoff

18 April 2017

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Mexican autoworkers strike, protests against IMF-dictated price hikes hit Suriname

11 April 2017

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Anti-austerity protests hit Argentina, Brazil and Puerto Rico

4 April 2017

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Class struggle heats up in Latin America

28 March 2017

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21 March 2017

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14 March 2017

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Four dead, 1,000 arrested as demonstrations continue across Mexico

By Eric London, 7 January 2017

With the police cracking down on demonstrations, the trade unions and bourgeois “left” are struggling to contain the growing protest movement.

Massive explosion kills 31, injures scores at fireworks market in Mexico

By Genevieve Leigh, 22 December 2016

A massive chain-reaction explosion erupted at one of the largest fireworks markets in the country in Tultepec, just north of the capital.

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29 November 2016

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4 October 2016

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Socialist Equality Party (US) 2016 Congress Resolutions

For the unity of the working class in the United States and Latin America

27 August 2016

This resolution was passed by the Fourth National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (US), held from July 31-August 5 in Detroit, Michigan.

Brazilian Senate votes to proceed with trial of Workers Party president

By Bill Van Auken, 12 August 2016

The Brazilian Senate’s vote to move ahead with a trial of ousted President Dilma Rousseff came amid a drive to introduce sweeping austerity measures.

Rio Olympics overshadowed by social crisis

By Rafael Azul, 5 August 2016

The Rio Olympic Games open in the midst of social crisis.

A week before Rio games, protesters extinguish Olympic flame

By Bill Van Auken, 30 July 2016

The Olympics are being held in a Brazil wracked by political and economic crisis as well as mounting social unrest.

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5 July 2016

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Wave of budget cuts throughout Latin America

By Neil Hardt, 27 May 2016

The cuts are an intensification of anti-working class policies already implemented by the so-called “pink tide” governments.

Maduro government imposes state of emergency in Venezuela

By Bill Van Auken, 17 May 2016

While the Venezuelan president said that the decree was aimed at “international and national threats,” the most pressing challenge to his government comes from the working class.

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17 May 2016

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Brazil’s impeachment and the fall of the Workers Party

By Bill Van Auken, 14 May 2016

The sharp turn to the right in Brazil and the immense dangers confronting the working class were prepared for over a decade by the politics of the Workers Party.

Brazil Senate vote ousts Workers Party President Dilma Rousseff

By Bill Van Auken, 12 May 2016

The government being formed by Michel Temer has been brought to power to carry out a frontal assault on the Brazilian working class.

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10 May 2016

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Leader of Brazil impeachment drive sacked over corruption

By Bill Van Auken, 6 May 2016

The removal of Eduardo Cunha, second in line of succession to the presidency, raises the specter of a constitutional breakdown.

May Day 2016: The US-China conflict and the political crisis in Latin America

By Bill Van Auken, 5 May 2016

Bill Van Auken, Latin America editor of the WSWS, delivered the following speech to the International Online May Day Rally.

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3 May 2016

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26 April 2016

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19 April 2016

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Brazilian congress votes to impeach PT President Rousseff

By Miguel Andrade, 18 April 2016

The PT’s inability to counter the reactionary alliance of forces with a “there will be no coup” campaign leading up to the vote is an indictment of the party and its politics.

New testimony exposes Mexican government’s complicity in Ayotzinapa massacre

By Neil Hardt, 16 April 2016

Previously unreported testimony shows that federal police were involved in the September 2014 attacks that resulted in the disappearance of 43 student teachers.

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5 April 2016

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The drive to impeachment and the dangers facing the Brazilian working class

By Bill Van Auken, 1 April 2016

The attempt to oust Rousseff and the PT over corruption is driven by the demand of Brazilian and foreign capital for an acceleration of ongoing attacks on workers’ living standards.

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29 March 2016

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22 March 2016

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Millions join protests in Brazil demanding ouster of Workers Party government

By Bill Van Auken, 15 March 2016

The mass demonstrations came as new figures showed the country’s economy sliding deeper into depression.

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15 March 2016

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1 March 2016

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23 February 2016

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Coup threatened in Venezuela amidst deepening economic crisis

By Eric London, 15 February 2016

In the midst of skyrocketing inflation, food scarcity and economic stagnation, the opposition Democratic Unity Roundtable is maneuvering for the removal of Maduro.

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2 February 2016

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27 January 2016

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26 January 2016

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Supreme Court to rule on Obama immigration program

By Bill Van Auken, 20 January 2016

The court’s announcement came amid rising anger and fear over the roundup and deportation of Central American refugees.

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19 January 2016

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12 January 2016

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5 January 2016

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22 December 2015

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15 December 2015

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A reply to discussion on the Venezuelan elections

By Bill Van Auken, 14 December 2015

The burning question posed in Latin America is that of revolutionary leadership: the building of new parties based on the struggle for the political independence of the working class.

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8 December 2015

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1 December 2015

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17 November 2015

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11 November 2015

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3 November 2015

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27 October 2015

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20 October 2015

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6 October 2015

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Large demonstrations in Ecuador against Correa government

By our reporter, 15 August 2015

As thousands of workers and indigenous peasants descended on Quito, the Bolivarian government of Rafael Correa sent police to attack the demonstrators.

Economic slowdown in Peru ignites social tensions

By Cesar Uco, 1 August 2015

Two out of three Peruvians report being unable to live off of their salaries, while just 113 families monopolize 46 percent of the country’s wealth.

Chinese premier concludes four-country tour of South America

By Alexander Fangmann, 30 May 2015

The trip yielded a variety of trade and investment deals, along with infrastructure initiatives—all aimed at counteracting slowing domestic growth while expanding influence in the region.

Petrobras crisis intensifies as treasurer of Brazil’s Workers Party arrested

By Bill Van Auken, 17 April 2015

The response of the Rousseff government to the crisis has been to move even further to the right, while handing over key functions of her presidency to right-wing figures.

Puerto Rico: Regressive taxes levied on workers as island’s economy falters

By John Marion, 2 March 2015

Predatory financiers are creating tax havens in Puerto Rico and using the federal courts to protect their interests.

White House outlines policy for deepening intervention in Central America

By Matthew Brennan, 19 February 2015

The Obama administration’s rhetoric about democracy and immigration reform masks US imperialism’s real aims in the region.

Peru’s currency falls sharply amidst economic crisis

By Cesar Uco, 2 February 2015

The most significant cause of the deterioration of the Peruvian economy is the sharp drop in copper exports caused by a slowdown in global demand.

First round of US-Cuba talks end as restrictions eased

By Alexander Fangmann, 26 January 2015

While deep disagreements remain between the regimes in Havana and Washington, the movement towards the resumption of relations continues at great speed.

Cleveland police gave 12-year-old Tamir Rice no medical aid after shooting him

By Nick Barrickman, 10 January 2015

Police tackled and handcuffed the boy’s 14-year-old sister as she attempted to run to her brother’s side.

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9 December 2014

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25 November 2014

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4 November 2014

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Municipal elections a debacle for Peruvian “left”

By Armando Cruz, 21 October 2014

The right-wing candidate Luis Castañeda, a former two-term mayor of Lima, was swept back into office in the Peruvian capital.

Tens of thousands protest massacre of Mexican student teachers

By Rafael Azul, 10 October 2014

The killings have triggered a tidal wave of national anger that threatens the stability of the government of President Enrique Peña Nieto.

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23 September 2014

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19 August 2014

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13 August 2014

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29 July 2014

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15 July 2014

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10 June 2014

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3 June 2014

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20 May 2014

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13 May 2014

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6 May 2014

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Venezuela arrests 30 more military officers in coup plot

By Bill Van Auken, 17 April 2014

The report of the arrest came as the Maduro government continued its talks with the right-wing opposition.

Impact of fire in Valparaiso, Chile, fueled by poverty, inequality

By Rafael Azul, 17 April 2014

The conditions of life to which people have been reduced on the hills of Valparaiso were a key factor in producing a “perfect conflagration.”

Venezuela’s Maduro charges US with fomenting Ukraine-style coup

By Bill Van Auken, 10 April 2014

The indictment of Washington’s role in recent upheavals came as the government sought an accommodation with its right-wing opposition.

Artistic resistance to the US-backed juntas

Losing the Human Form: A seismic image of the 1980s in Latin America

By Armando Cruz, 10 April 2014

The exhibition, presented in Madrid in 2012 and recently in Lima, Peru, is a fascinating compilation of works from the 1980s that voiced opposition to the militarized regimes in Latin America.

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8 April 2014

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1 April 2014

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11 March 2014

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