South and Central America http://www.wsws.org/topics/region/americas/ Leader of Brazil impeachment drive sacked over corruption http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/06/braz-m06.html The removal of Eduardo Cunha, second in line of succession to the presidency, raises the specter of a constitutional breakdown. Fri, 06 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/53e3cdbf-73d3-4264-9158-df3c1a87601N/braz-m06.html 2016-05-06T05:00:00Z May Day 2016: The US-China conflict and the political crisis in Latin America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/05/mdbv-m05.html Bill Van Auken, Latin America editor of the WSWS, delivered the following speech to the International Online May Day Rally. Thu, 05 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2c12b284-bd40-46ce-a9c6-1979c289f8eP/mdbv-m05.html 2016-05-05T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/03/wkrs-m03.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 03 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a3baef9-f3a9-45ce-bc31-563f03b8d8fC/wkrs-m03.html 2016-05-03T05:00:00Z US backs police purge in Honduras http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/23/hond-a23.html The purge in the National Police is in line with increased militarization and more repressive measures in Honduras. Sat, 23 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a10cc447-b662-4e17-97b5-1a48ecb6404L/hond-a23.html 2016-04-23T05:00:00Z Thirteen Mexican oil workers reported killed with toll rising at Pemex plant http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/22/peme-a22.html The plant was turned over to Mexichem as part of the government’s privatization drive, and workers reported that safety and maintenance had been neglected. Fri, 22 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/47107524-68af-4428-ab79-cb7c7c047f2H/peme-a22.html 2016-04-22T05:00:00Z Brazil’s impeachment crisis and the debacle of the Workers Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/19/pers-a19.html The vote to proceed with the impeachment of Rousseff marks the end of a political era and the opening up of a new period of intense class struggle in Latin America’s largest country. Tue, 19 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/84f5727c-39f2-455a-a5d5-fa334b466aeK/pers-a19.html 2016-04-19T05:00:00Z Brazilian congress votes to impeach PT President Rousseff http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/18/braz-a18.html 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. Mon, 18 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8688dea8-e4f6-4174-aab0-23e808c1721K/braz-a18.html 2016-04-18T05:00:00Z Ecuador earthquake kills hundreds http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/18/ecua-a18.html Hindered by an absence of earthmoving equipment, desperate residents dug through debris with their hands, as those trapped under rubble called out for help. Mon, 18 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/20324f13-17a7-49c9-a403-a4308d9c7e6M/ecua-a18.html 2016-04-18T05:00:00Z Eighteen teachers jailed as police crack down on protests in Mexico http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/18/mexi-a18.html Thousands of teachers mobilized across the states of Oaxaca, Chiapas, Guerrero, Michoacán and Veracruz against President Peña Nieto’s education reform plan. Mon, 18 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/36a831f7-7e6e-4e0b-870c-4e81fd925a5K/mexi-a18.html 2016-04-18T05:00:00Z New testimony exposes Mexican government’s complicity in Ayotzinapa massacre http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/16/mexi-a16.html Previously unreported testimony shows that federal police were involved in the September 2014 attacks that resulted in the disappearance of 43 student teachers. Sat, 16 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8eda9b9b-329b-41ff-b1cb-506a556dc5bB/mexi-a16.html 2016-04-16T05:00:00Z FMLN government escalates repression amid civil war-level violence in El Salvador http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/14/salv-a14.html While most of the violence terrorizing Salvadoran communities is linked to the government, FMLN in power has consistently used it to justify greater austerity and militarization. Thu, 14 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aaef048b-526e-49b5-a206-8e2699d1927B/salv-a14.html 2016-04-14T05:00:00Z Mexican Nissan workers in two-day strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/05/niss-a05.html The walkout by more than 5,000 workers brought production to a halt at the Nissan plant in the industrial City of the Valley of Cuernavaca. Tue, 05 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3203ed42-50f8-47fa-8c53-7a6bceb3cccM/niss-a05.html 2016-04-05T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/05/wkrs-a05.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 05 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ae8e95c9-d1a6-4b8d-96cc-02aa0db866aM/wkrs-a05.html 2016-04-05T05:00:00Z The Brazilian “More Doctors” program’s dilemma http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/04/brazi-a04.html The Brazilian government’s solution to the lack of health care in the small towns and rural areas was to “import” doctors from overseas, mainly Cubans. Mon, 04 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cbe05e1f-fc21-4724-8f4c-b4445eb94e0M/brazi-a04.html 2016-04-04T05:00:00Z Mexican government obstructs investigation into disappearance of the Ayotzinapa 43 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/04/mexi-a04.html The Mexican government is threatening to shut down an investigation by independent experts of the disappearance of the student teachers and seeks to buy off their parents. Mon, 04 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c4d38148-be97-4785-b6d5-09e2a56d4f1L/mexi-a04.html 2016-04-04T05:00:00Z The drive to impeachment and the dangers facing the Brazilian working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/01/pers-a01.html 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. Fri, 01 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9295deb6-2f3c-46a4-96c6-e26140c170cM/pers-a01.html 2016-04-01T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/29/wkrs-m29.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 29 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/12c87bdf-22f3-4860-9428-0e8e6e4b60fC/wkrs-m29.html 2016-03-29T05:00:00Z Obama hails Macri’s attacks on Argentine workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/24/obam-m24.html Obama’s trip is aimed at cementing closer military and economic relations with the right-wing Macri government. Thu, 24 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/76c62ddc-4635-4307-acc5-2cd49e3b924E/obam-m24.html 2016-03-24T05:00:00Z Obama in Cuba http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/22/pers-m22.html Obama’s “human rights” masquerade is aided and abetted not only by the slavish US media, but also by the Castro government itself. Tue, 22 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/83560ea4-7aa0-4623-9480-595b880e110I/pers-m22.html 2016-03-22T05:00:00Z Castro government welcomes Obama, US corporate heads to Cuba http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/21/cuba-m21.html Leading a delegation of over 1,000 US politicians and business executives, Obama’s visit represents a substantial move to bring Cuba under the direct sway of US imperialism. Mon, 21 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2beec511-4932-46be-8474-05347679b13M/cuba-m21.html 2016-03-21T05:00:00Z Argentina: President Macri’s first 100 days http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/21/arge-m19.html The antidemocratic and austerity measures enacted by the Macri administration are in continuity with those of the Videla junta 40 years ago. Sat, 19 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/81f880bd-668b-407c-b30d-f388940ae93K/arge-m19.html 2016-03-19T05:00:00Z Millions join protests in Brazil demanding ouster of Workers Party government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/15/braz-m15.html The mass demonstrations came as new figures showed the country’s economy sliding deeper into depression. Tue, 15 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2c04c148-ce7d-4799-b4eb-3755d9ec098O/braz-m15.html 2016-03-15T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/15/wkrs-m15.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 15 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/23e825e3-793a-4aa7-bb89-f8c30d4c946C/wkrs-m15.html 2016-03-15T05:00:00Z Peña Nieto joins Mexican ex-presidents in denouncing Trump http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/08/mexi-m08.html The right-wing representatives of the Mexican bourgeoisie fear that Trump’s campaign will interfere with their collaboration with Washington. Tue, 08 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a11d9551-82a9-49fe-af48-6e03d801049I/mexi-m08.html 2016-03-08T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/08/wkrs-m08.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 08 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2740a441-3c77-4296-8842-7687b8f4d96B/wkrs-m08.html 2016-03-08T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/01/wkrs-m01.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 01 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c923393d-290e-4841-8c03-7e51062a753E/wkrs-m01.html 2016-03-01T05:00:00Z Bolivians reject fourth term for Evo Morales in constitutional referendum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/24/boli-f24.html The “no” vote, which prevents Morales from running in 2019, took place in the midst of escalating social and geopolitical tensions in the impoverished Andean country. Wed, 24 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f0115637-6ef9-428e-8ceb-6ff1eafe8a0J/boli-f24.html 2016-02-24T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/23/wkrs-f23.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 23 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f62d84a5-9533-462a-a2db-f10b27e7560P/wkrs-f23.html 2016-02-23T05:00:00Z Obama to make March trip to Cuba http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/19/cuba-f19.html Emphasizing Obama’s intention to meet with “dissidents” and “entrepreneurs,” the White House made clear that the trip is part of a policy aimed at restoring US control over Cuba. Fri, 19 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f44959aa-2054-406a-b668-5720be163f9K/cuba-f19.html 2016-02-19T05:00:00Z Coup threatened in Venezuela amidst deepening economic crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/15/vene-f15.html In the midst of skyrocketing inflation, food scarcity and economic stagnation, the opposition Democratic Unity Roundtable is maneuvering for the removal of Maduro. Mon, 15 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/085db161-d958-4f12-81c1-bae7fea00daE/vene-f15.html 2016-02-15T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/02/wkrs-f02.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 02 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a030c459-b8cb-4a26-a3d9-d85f7cdb68eP/wkrs-f02.html 2016-02-02T05:00:00Z World Bank documents growth of “ninis” in Latin America: Youth neither working nor in school http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/01/nini-f01.html At least 20 million young people in Latin America and the Caribbean are neither studying nor working despite the region being touted as a economic “success story.” Mon, 01 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/19723009-2784-4763-946a-ded2aad2585H/nini-f01.html 2016-02-01T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/01/27/wkrs-j27.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Wed, 27 Jan 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/13e8f8b3-e767-4848-b696-068a405f58dO/wkrs-j27.html 2016-01-27T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/01/26/wkrs-j26.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 26 Jan 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e341f956-9eb5-4834-9d89-80d5bbe93b4H/wkrs-j26.html 2016-01-26T05:00:00Z Brazilian government represses Sao Paulo fare hike protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/01/25/braz-j25.html The fare hikes are part of a year-long attack on the living standards of the population, designed to placate the international banks. Mon, 25 Jan 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/035ae5ca-0fec-4ea7-9f57-a12b80512a1A/braz-j25.html 2016-01-25T05:00:00Z Supreme Court to rule on Obama immigration program http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/01/20/immi-j20.html The court’s announcement came amid rising anger and fear over the roundup and deportation of Central American refugees. Wed, 20 Jan 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/96332a13-b1bc-49f3-8067-d2d0cc94decA/immi-j20.html 2016-01-20T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: the Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/01/19/wkrs-j19.html The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 19 Jan 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6a8a6852-7ddc-4485-a91a-f0f31db1456B/wkrs-j19.html 2016-01-19T05:00:00Z Pentagon calls for “pivot” to target Latin America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/01/13/lata-j13.html The calls from within the military envision a struggle with China over domination of the hemisphere. Wed, 13 Jan 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e70172d7-4aaa-4275-8801-b42b96ac925J/lata-j13.html 2016-01-13T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/01/12/wkrs-j12.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 12 Jan 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9fe90799-730d-4aa4-833b-92686f3e128N/wkrs-j12.html 2016-01-12T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/01/05/wkrs-j05.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 05 Jan 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/456d29ff-14fa-45dc-81eb-7790df81532C/wkrs-j05.html 2016-01-05T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/12/22/wkrs-d22.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 22 Dec 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/71906cc8-7757-47fb-9cfa-fef85d1a64dP/wkrs-d22.html 2015-12-22T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/12/15/wkrs-d15.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 15 Dec 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/80839476-0b8a-439c-89d8-d157b72d43fK/wkrs-d15.html 2015-12-15T05:00:00Z A reply to discussion on the Venezuelan elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/12/14/vene-d14.html 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. Mon, 14 Dec 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5fe2b6c9-cd65-4713-aae8-cf3737241fbH/vene-d14.html 2015-12-14T05:00:00Z The Venezuelan elections and the dead end of Latin America’s “turn to the left” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/12/11/pers-d11.html The defeat suffered by the ruling chavistas in Venezuela is part of a growing crisis of the so-called “left” bourgeois parties throughout Latin America. Fri, 11 Dec 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c479fc39-45ac-4505-b3ee-1ad6d972f7bI/pers-d11.html 2015-12-11T05:00:00Z Maduro government suffers steep electoral losses to Venezuelan right http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/12/08/vene-d08.html The election results will drive the Maduro government further to the right, while opening up a crisis within the chavista movement. Tue, 08 Dec 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/703b26a3-5f20-4601-97c2-966c1b32eb6C/vene-d08.html 2015-12-08T05:00:00Z Chilean military exercises fuel tensions with Bolivia and Peru http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/12/08/chil-d08.html The exercises took place under conditions in which both Peru and Bolivia have won favorable rulings from the International Court of Justice in territorial disputes with Chile. Tue, 08 Dec 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3040a3a4-cdfd-4efb-af21-17d1e88d4e0H/chil-d08.html 2015-12-08T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/12/08/wkrs-d08.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 08 Dec 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d72f1b98-36bb-4dca-b4a8-b47c1a2720fO/wkrs-d08.html 2015-12-08T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/12/01/wkrs-d01.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 01 Dec 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5877302f-5f1c-4dbd-aef6-05410646302H/wkrs-d01.html 2015-12-01T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/17/wkrs-n17.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 17 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/27de9a0e-54a8-458a-becf-2a73e2fdb17M/wkrs-n17.html 2015-11-17T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/11/wkrs-n11.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Wed, 11 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/94b91984-697a-4d82-8c89-09717d36272J/wkrs-n11.html 2015-11-11T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/03/wkrs-n03.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 03 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fea29692-d9a7-4989-8fb5-fbc1f4c461bB/wkrs-n03.html 2015-11-03T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/27/wkrs-o27.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 27 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c91e1806-797e-444a-8369-174b40544f3K/wkrs-o27.html 2015-10-27T05:00:00Z Haiti: UN Security Council votes to extend by a year its military presence http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/21/hait-o21.html While claiming to promote “security” and fight gangs, the UN and Washington are worried about public unrest during the upcoming elections. Wed, 21 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f00ae8cd-008e-4e32-b99c-53777cc1944K/hait-o21.html 2015-10-21T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/20/wkrs-o20.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 20 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf0bc715-7b93-41dc-890f-8c6b70add5bI/wkrs-o20.html 2015-10-20T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/06/wkrs-o06.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9abc8a8d-39ef-4f8d-899a-f03ea01b76eA/wkrs-o06.html 2015-10-06T05:00:00Z Pope Francis to Cubans: “avoid ideology”…or else! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/09/23/cuba-s23.html True to his personal history, Pope Francis warns workers and youth to stay away from revolutionary socialism. Wed, 23 Sep 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/64af861b-c1d0-4bb2-bc7f-fbeeafbaa5eL/cuba-s23.html 2015-09-23T05:00:00Z Large demonstrations in Ecuador against Correa government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/15/ecua-a15.html As thousands of workers and indigenous peasants descended on Quito, the Bolivarian government of Rafael Correa sent police to attack the demonstrators. Sat, 15 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6e5fb74f-a98d-4110-970e-e53ac32ad46B/ecua-a15.html 2015-08-15T05:00:00Z Economic slowdown in Peru ignites social tensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/01/peru-a01.html 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. Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2bb4ffa0-fd7d-4b26-adc1-e73cda78317G/peru-a01.html 2015-08-01T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/wkrs-j28.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/df9e85e4-015e-4394-af02-b01810cd1d5I/wkrs-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z Dramatic drop in profits for largest corporations in Latin America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/23/lata-j23.html The latest figures confirm the fact that the so-called emerging markets are unable to offset the drop in production and consumption in the US and the EU. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8fea344d-2cd5-4a9f-88cb-aa199cf7bd2A/lata-j23.html 2015-07-23T05:00:00Z Hundreds of thousands of Haitians face deportation from the Dominican Republic http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/23/depo-j23.html With the passing of a deadline in the Dominican Republic for Haitians to apply for regularization of their immigration status, many thousands are now effectively stateless. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ad29ee52-f7be-4883-aad3-bcb80742b1dD/depo-j23.html 2015-06-23T05:00:00Z Peru’s mining protests suspended amid evidence of leadership’s corruption http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/16/peru-j16.html The most prominent leader of the protests had apparently demanded money in return for calling off the mass struggle against the Tia Maria mine project. Tue, 16 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/095e315f-dd90-4ed4-b996-e4415dd819eG/peru-j16.html 2015-06-16T05:00:00Z Mexican elections held under conditions of police-military siege http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/09/mexi-j09.html The government of President Peña Nieto mobilized military and police forces across Mexico to prevent protests by teachers and youth. Tue, 09 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/63566880-9c1f-4a7b-b37b-f87ed950a6bP/mexi-j09.html 2015-06-09T05:00:00Z Chinese premier concludes four-country tour of South America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/30/chla-m30.html 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. Sat, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dda6b995-e20f-4205-8d66-0375ac627f9H/chla-m30.html 2015-05-30T05:00:00Z Colombian peace talks continue amid renewed combat http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/30/colo-m30.html The Colombian government dispatched its foreign minister and one of the country’s most prominent capitalists in an attempt to salvage the negotiations with the FARC. Sat, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/648d1c9d-3902-4df0-a6ea-847cfc05d4bO/colo-m30.html 2015-05-30T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/12/wkrs-m12.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 12 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/13630731-3df4-45ee-b641-0cf1a5b14a4K/wkrs-m12.html 2015-05-12T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/26/wkrs-a26.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0db11d49-1b91-4072-a5f0-9dace0e0d3dH/wkrs-a26.html 2015-04-26T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/19/wkrs-a19.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bbb31c24-f474-4d25-809a-ff979fd7812E/wkrs-a19.html 2015-04-19T05:00:00Z Petrobras crisis intensifies as treasurer of Brazil’s Workers Party arrested http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/17/braz-a17.html 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. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b9213574-b1c9-449f-98c8-835d9a5c035L/braz-a17.html 2015-04-17T05:00:00Z Obama, Castro to meet at Americas summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/11/sota-a11.html The meeting, the first between top US and Cuban officials in nearly six decades, is part of a rapprochement between Washington and Havana. Sat, 11 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/45672a2b-d765-42af-bd75-ac4020e31b2L/sota-a11.html 2015-04-11T05:00:00Z Brazil’s government vows “huge cuts” as economic crisis intensifies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/02/braz-a02.html Faced with a massive corruption scandal and rising pressure from the right, President Rousseff is embarking on another round of austerity measures. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1d5c26e4-db53-4a76-b412-4018877524dL/braz-a02.html 2015-04-02T05:00:00Z Six months since the disappearance of the 43 Mexican students http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/02/mexi-a02.html Thousands marched and rallied in Mexico City demanding justice for the disappeared rural student teachers. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5b1a4c7b-adf9-45f1-9768-97305e82ec8M/mexi-a02.html 2015-04-02T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/22/wkrs-m22.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sun, 22 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bdeef555-f503-4b50-b800-f90e3665a44F/wkrs-m22.html 2015-03-22T05:00:00Z Puerto Rico: Regressive taxes levied on workers as island’s economy falters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/02/puer-f03.html Predatory financiers are creating tax havens in Puerto Rico and using the federal courts to protect their interests. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1e475e8e-f6d8-4504-9dd5-e76b87c4c69J/puer-f03.html 2015-03-02T05:00:00Z Rightist mayor faces coup charges as Venezuela’s crisis deepens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/25/vene-f25.html While there is no doubt that the US and the Venezuelan right are up to their necks in plots, the principal conspiracy is aimed against the country’s working class. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cda1dccf-8e46-4aac-bc34-3aad1d1af5eB/vene-f25.html 2015-02-25T05:00:00Z White House outlines policy for deepening intervention in Central America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/19/ceam-f19.html The Obama administration’s rhetoric about democracy and immigration reform masks US imperialism’s real aims in the region. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4ae8ba36-7fc7-4813-8152-302e6d4575cK/ceam-f19.html 2015-02-19T05:00:00Z Peru’s currency falls sharply amidst economic crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/02/peru-f02.html 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. Mon, 02 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8ff92445-a166-423c-b1fe-241ef43628aH/peru-f02.html 2015-02-02T05:00:00Z First round of US-Cuba talks end as restrictions eased http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/26/cuba-j26.html While deep disagreements remain between the regimes in Havana and Washington, the movement towards the resumption of relations continues at great speed. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/36ac4f0e-67b8-45aa-8b28-a92f5efdb8dA/cuba-j26.html 2015-01-26T05:00:00Z Haiti earthquake relief funds unaccounted for amid pervasive human misery http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/20/hait-j20.html While the US refuses to account for earthquake reconstruction funds it promised, hundreds of thousands in Port-au-Prince are still without secure shelter. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b1680930-845b-4b43-88fa-14e1cc99a59B/hait-j20.html 2015-01-20T05:00:00Z Cleveland police gave 12-year-old Tamir Rice no medical aid after shooting him http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/10/rice-j10.html Police tackled and handcuffed the boy’s 14-year-old sister as she attempted to run to her brother’s side. Sat, 10 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/74800b2c-39e3-464a-bb77-6a368338f97J/rice-j10.html 2015-01-10T05:00:00Z Mexico intensifies persecution of Central American immigrants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/24/mexi-d24.html The Peña Nieto government’s crackdown on immigrants is being carried out in direct collaboration with the Obama administration. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b936b0cd-661d-46c6-9bbe-9657bf3393bM/mexi-d24.html 2014-12-24T05:00:00Z Brazilian commission details murder and torture by US-backed dictatorship http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/11/braz-d11.html Even as she broke into tears at a ceremony accepting the report, President Rousseff reiterated her government’s support for an amnesty for military killers and torturers. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4c556bde-fd7d-4a16-8e1c-8dc64e7836eO/braz-d11.html 2014-12-11T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/09/wkrs-d09.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 09 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a032cc11-c81f-4ddb-9613-c2d034019a5I/wkrs-d09.html 2014-12-09T05:00:00Z Venezuela announces budget cuts and other financial measures in the wake of OPEC decision http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/06/vene-d06.html Relying heavily on income from oil production, the OPEC decision to maintain low oil prices has exacerbated Venezuela’s financial and political crisis. Sat, 06 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/48d57538-d622-400c-8eea-9f1d4434acaP/vene-d06.html 2014-12-06T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/25/wkrs-n25.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f80681d-0ded-4948-9371-dd45498eb20L/wkrs-n25.html 2014-11-25T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/04/wkrs-n04.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 04 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/115515d9-7677-4d5d-af34-076b336365aF/wkrs-n04.html 2014-11-04T05:00:00Z Municipal elections a debacle for Peruvian “left” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/peru-o21.html The right-wing candidate Luis Castañeda, a former two-term mayor of Lima, was swept back into office in the Peruvian capital. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f79846c6-ad98-4a80-9030-aef05a69289M/peru-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z Tens of thousands protest massacre of Mexican student teachers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/10/mexi-o10.html The killings have triggered a tidal wave of national anger that threatens the stability of the government of President Enrique Peña Nieto. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bdd89768-0634-4775-8d26-e8fa63dc4b5O/mexi-o10.html 2014-10-10T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/23/wkrs-s23.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/49241b72-b7db-4214-b3b1-79c8656efa1K/wkrs-s23.html 2014-09-23T05:00:00Z Brazil’s Workers Party faces tightest election in over a decade http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/18/braz-s18.html Less than three weeks before the first-round vote, a projected runoff between incumbent President Rousseff and challenger Marina Silva is too close to call. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f0d99fdf-003c-4bd0-ba11-03fab19c653I/braz-s18.html 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z What happens to Obama’s deported children and youth? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/09/immi-s09.html Immigrants deported back to Central America face extreme violence and poverty. These are some of their stories. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/050c09eb-6a6e-42b5-9de1-8eebdc3f129B/immi-s09.html 2014-09-09T05:00:00Z Argentine general strike hits rising prices and job cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/29/arge-a29.html The government, which has adopted a nationalist pose in relation to US hedge funds, denounced the workers for staging a “political” strike. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dbaa3b8c-117a-42a8-ae40-9e2669d0f55H/arge-a29.html 2014-08-29T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/19/wkrs-a19.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 19 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8ffb2515-26c8-4747-a837-3937bfc288fH/wkrs-a19.html 2014-08-19T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/13/wkrs-a13.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Wed, 13 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0e8ea26c-a9a3-4077-af3f-b33c8a05826E/wkrs-a13.html 2014-08-13T05:00:00Z Japanese PM tours Latin America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/12/abel-a12.html Abe sought to expand Tokyo’s influence in the region, especially in order to counter that of China. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c640c092-53d5-46ce-b46c-a3ef2738a7fP/abel-a12.html 2014-08-12T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/29/wkrs-j29.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/76e5039e-68b9-4c7c-81a5-08411979d0aC/wkrs-j29.html 2014-07-29T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/23/amer-j23.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7af67827-a2a2-4e13-acf2-2c73e9b94ffO/amer-j23.html 2014-07-23T05:00:00Z Child immigrants flee violence and poverty in Central America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/15/immi--j15.html Devastating social conditions have sparked the influx of unaccompanied minors and families from Central America. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bd99cf55-522e-48d6-b766-ff593508712B/immi--j15.html 2014-07-15T05:00:00Z