South and Central America http://www.wsws.org/topics/region/americas/ 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 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 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 Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/15/wkrs-j15.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 15 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/616516f7-6cc7-4a9c-9d86-7e1fded254eF/wkrs-j15.html 2014-07-15T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/10/wkrs-j10.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2e19d0d9-3e46-463e-93c8-5952a9ea76aH/wkrs-j10.html 2014-06-10T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/03/wkrs-j03.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c890bb6b-32df-4cae-b16b-969fe7cc00bF/wkrs-j03.html 2014-06-03T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/20/wkrs-m20.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 20 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0cac016d-ea90-483b-ba9a-b2f42c8dedeA/wkrs-m20.html 2014-05-20T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/13/wkrs-m13.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 13 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d06b7b75-d766-41dc-a2df-851e6bd19f9H/wkrs-m13.html 2014-05-13T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/06/wkrs-m06.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 06 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2369b6c9-e5c6-4ae2-8262-7ec4b8a49eeL/wkrs-m06.html 2014-05-06T05:00:00Z Venezuela arrests 30 more military officers in coup plot http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/vene-a17.html The report of the arrest came as the Maduro government continued its talks with the right-wing opposition. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e840cecf-e86d-4732-8ecb-b035b47a864O/vene-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z Impact of fire in Valparaiso, Chile, fueled by poverty, inequality http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/chil-a17.html The conditions of life to which people have been reduced on the hills of Valparaiso were a key factor in producing a “perfect conflagration.” Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b92f02bb-e12e-44bc-9f92-a91763ba471O/chil-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z Venezuela’s Maduro charges US with fomenting Ukraine-style coup http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/10/vene-a10.html The indictment of Washington’s role in recent upheavals came as the government sought an accommodation with its right-wing opposition. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/19aabbae-c46e-4005-9da8-6070e90a37fC/vene-a10.html 2014-04-10T05:00:00Z Artistic resistance to the US-backed juntas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/10/arte-a10.html 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. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5331c54a-fde0-4a11-aa1b-1a1130fe846I/arte-a10.html 2014-04-10T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/08/wkrs-a08.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9348e124-fb9c-45dd-a83b-5008b98a761D/wkrs-a08.html 2014-04-08T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/01/wkrs-a01.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5111791e-9c97-4dc2-bf2d-94f7d0ab48cN/wkrs-a01.html 2014-04-01T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/11/wkrs-m11.html <em>The World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 11 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43cf3911-cb4f-498b-8888-1cc2d7110adD/wkrs-m11.html 2014-03-11T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/04/wkrs-m04.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bd35898d-5f11-4eb4-b9b3-3a5028f4129P/wkrs-m04.html 2014-03-04T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/25/wkrs-f25.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 25 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1d006e8e-1493-4e88-80d6-b71b69b2c7fF/wkrs-f25.html 2014-02-25T05:00:00Z NSA spying poses “direct threat to journalism,” watchdog group warns http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/14/surv-f14.html The Committee to Protect Journalists is warning that the spy agency’s dragnet of communications data threatens to make it “next to impossible for journalists to keep sources confidential.” Fri, 14 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/34d68f32-9200-481c-92f7-ced4685dca8M/surv-f14.html 2014-02-14T05:00:00Z The Workers Inquiry into the bankruptcy of Detroit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/14/pers-f14.html On Saturday, the Socialist Equality Party in the US is holding an Inquiry to reveal the social and political roots of the Detroit bankruptcy and provide workers with the information they need to fight back. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/69ed3c96-2004-4760-97a1-969e7e8da7cN/pers-f14.html 2014-02-14T05:00:00Z Clashes in Venezuela leave three dead http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/14/vene-f14.html Clashes between demonstrators and security forces left at least three people dead in Venezuela amid sharpening social and economic tensions. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c5d21b4-4d8c-4731-ab5a-c552b11638dH/vene-f14.html 2014-02-14T05:00:00Z More than 100,000 gallons released in West Virginia coal slurry spill http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/14/spil-f14.html More than 100,000 gallons of coal slurry—a toxic liquid mixture of cleaning chemicals and coal refuse—contaminated about six miles of a stream in Kanawha County. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bc9f8acb-b81d-4cda-9b4c-da40fb18cf9J/spil-f14.html 2014-02-14T05:00:00Z California’s homeless: Casualties of class warfare http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/14/cali-f14.html WSWS reporters recently visited a Long Beach, California homeless shelter. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cfd0c941-7ba4-46da-a993-30d19cad686O/cali-f14.html 2014-02-14T05:00:00Z Obama White House targeting American for drone murder http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/11/dron-f11.html The aim of the AP report is to lend a veneer of "transparency" and legality to a conspiratorial and unconstitutional program of state murder. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8cccd776-a93e-43b6-8695-4d7206f18adL/dron-f11.html 2014-02-11T05:00:00Z Mass unemployment in America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/11/pers-f11.html Speaking Friday in advance of signing a bill slashing $8.7 billion from the food stamp program, President Obama hailed the dismal jobs report for January. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9fb0b30a-dc3c-4d6b-a035-04cbbc96156L/pers-f11.html 2014-02-11T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court justice declares mass internment inevitable http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/11/scal-f11.html Referring to America’s mass internment of people of Japanese ancestry during the Second World War, current Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia declared, “You are kidding yourself if you think the same thing will not happen again.” Tue, 11 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/00e46c68-d5fa-4a28-8659-791b104070dE/scal-f11.html 2014-02-11T05:00:00Z Two Brooklyn men freed after 21 years in prison for wrongful murder conviction http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/11/exon-f11.html A record 87 exonerations were recorded in the United States in 2013. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a2c5b37-231e-4b66-b52f-1217fd82973H/exon-f11.html 2014-02-11T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: the Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/11/wkrs-f11.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 11 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/68491bf8-d4a0-4dda-909b-f38f50793f3M/wkrs-f11.html 2014-02-11T05:00:00Z Argentina on brink of new financial crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/29/peso-j29.html The Argentine government has responded to last week’s run on the peso with new rules allowing dollar purchases to barely 20 percent of the population. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8d942035-a7ff-43bd-93a3-9e392872d22F/peso-j29.html 2014-01-29T05:00:00Z Chilean port workers end month-long strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/29/chil-j29.html A sell-out agreement between the government and the union bureaucracy sends workers back to work. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/986c1205-36d6-469a-b048-d144778c3acE/chil-j29.html 2014-01-29T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/28/wkrs-j28.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/96ed0aca-cefd-4eab-9ab3-b79bfc7977cD/wkrs-j28.html 2014-01-28T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/21/wkrs-j21.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 21 Jan 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ab9d150-b8bb-4d1a-b823-d2471bfb153C/wkrs-j21.html 2014-01-21T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/14/wkrs-j14.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 14 Jan 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b1236292-98c5-4534-a2e7-fdcfaa1a252I/wkrs-j14.html 2014-01-14T05:00:00Z Following social unrest, Argentine government grants police wage hikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/12/31/arge-d31.html Responding to social unrest triggered by provincial police strikes, Argentine authorities granted the police substantial wage increases. Tue, 31 Dec 2013 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/588a9cf0-bb76-46d6-9190-ea9bee3a177H/arge-d31.html 2013-12-31T06:00:00Z Bachelet wins Chilean election marked by massive abstention http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/12/17/chil-d17.html Michelle Bachelet, candidate of the Socialist Party-led New Democracy coalition, won an overwhelming victory, but with 59 percent of the electorate failing to vote. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d0c9eac-1b88-4f29-ba4b-82993429b50M/chil-d17.html 2013-12-17T06:00:00Z Both sides claim victory in Honduran election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/11/26/hond-n26.html Four years after a US-backed coup ousted Manuel Zelaya, Honduras is gripped by a new crisis as both sides claim victory in the presidential election. Tue, 26 Nov 2013 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2e206392-46af-48b9-b1bc-412a5431a6dI/hond-n26.html 2013-11-26T06:00:00Z Chile’s former president set to win second-round election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/11/26/chil-n26.html With the intensification of the global economic crisis, a second Bachelet administration will not be a replay of the first. Tue, 26 Nov 2013 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2baeeac2-ec3f-461d-bbeb-af96f8bf686B/chil-n26.html 2013-11-26T06:00:00Z Secret minutes of Argentine military junta found http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/11/23/arge-n23.html On November 1, Argentina’s defense minister, Agustin Rossi, announced the discovery of 1,500 documents including 280 sets of secret minutes of the brutal military dictatorship that ruled the country for six years. Sat, 23 Nov 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/99ec1f67-c3e8-485b-947f-759b27f710cD/arge-n23.html 2013-11-23T05:00:00Z Venezuelan legislature grants president power to rule by decree http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/11/20/vene-n20.html With high inflation and product shortages jeopardizing the ruling party in upcoming elections, the National Assembly has granted Nicolás Maduro exceptional powers for one year. Wed, 20 Nov 2013 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a28b8c52-36ff-4fae-b33f-375c935daa6C/vene-n20.html 2013-11-20T06:00:00Z Workers Struggles, the Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/11/19/wkrs-n19.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 19 Nov 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/39d028a9-4d4a-4c4c-bee5-22d1faef463B/wkrs-n19.html 2013-11-19T05:00:00Z Cholera spreads beyond Haiti as Mexico suffers devastating floods http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/11/09/mexi-n09.html More than 176 cases have been reported in Mexico, with the cholera strain matched to the one causing Haiti’s epidemic Sat, 09 Nov 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/efe841f3-f293-48e5-bfca-8d2fe696bd8L/mexi-n09.html 2013-11-09T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/10/22/wkrs-o22.html The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 22 Oct 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/438a639d-63e8-40dd-94a6-22d10bffc58A/wkrs-o22.html 2013-10-22T05:00:00Z Amid extreme inflation and severe shortages, Venezuela to revamp currency laws http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/09/24/vene-s24.html Although the country's severe problems result from global economic pressures along with deteriorating industry and infrastructure, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has claimed they are the result of sabotage. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/af50125a-b361-4fd4-b15c-a5ec79acb5eB/vene-s24.html 2013-09-24T05:00:00Z Brutal police attack on Mexican teachers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/09/17/mexi-s17.html Protesting public school teachers were savagely expelled from Mexico City’s central square by security forces under orders from the Peña Nieto government. Tue, 17 Sep 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/54884a37-292b-4c90-98f5-9a14534c3dfN/mexi-s17.html 2013-09-17T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/09/10/wkrs-s10.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 10 Sep 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/885a78a7-721b-4e74-9f8b-62189a8a4b2M/wkrs-s10.html 2013-09-10T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/08/27/wkrs-a27.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 27 Aug 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ef690897-6073-444f-a23b-27d79f9b2b7C/wkrs-a27.html 2013-08-27T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/08/06/wkrs-a06.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 06 Aug 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/72a7b05e-fe0e-49ca-886f-f1511cb6090C/wkrs-a06.html 2013-08-06T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/07/30/wkrs-j30.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 30 Jul 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/540b97f7-a3e9-4e3b-8ebd-9d2d069373bC/wkrs-j30.html 2013-07-30T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/07/23/wkrs-j23.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 23 Jul 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0c2c4889-7b7d-416c-8b31-5fc814b8a72E/wkrs-j23.html 2013-07-23T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/07/16/wkrs-j16.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5e4ee717-8ec0-4fc0-8ca0-fffa68f6151L/wkrs-j16.html 2013-07-16T05:00:00Z NSA casts massive surveillance net over Latin America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/07/11/lata-j11.html Secret National Security Agency documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden expose a massive spying operation covering all of Latin America. Thu, 11 Jul 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a3005165-3a86-453b-b607-685f5a46eafC/lata-j11.html 2013-07-11T05:00:00Z Latin American governments blast hijacking in Snowden manhunt http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/07/06/unas-j06.html Five Latin American heads of state joined with Evo Morales in Cochabamba Thursday to denounce the US-instigated grounding of the Bolivian president’s plane. Sat, 06 Jul 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/933a9eb7-0339-4358-9cb4-46ec7367b39K/unas-j06.html 2013-07-06T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/07/02/wkrs-j02.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 02 Jul 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a1abc9c2-25b6-46ac-ab4e-ca509bf0941C/wkrs-j02.html 2013-07-02T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles, the Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/25/wkrs-j25.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 25 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/28cb8918-f52f-4759-97dc-04a5cba941eB/wkrs-j25.html 2013-06-25T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/18/wkrs-j18.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 18 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/91f827fb-abda-4362-83a0-90bea03d067F/wkrs-j18.html 2013-06-18T05:00:00Z Snowden defends actions as Obama administration pushes for prosecution of whistleblower http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/14/snow-j14.html FBI director Robert Mueller pledged to take “all necessary steps” to go after Snowden, as the former intelligence employee said from Hong Kong: “I am not here to hide from justice; I am here to reveal criminality.” Fri, 14 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5ed4a765-2cc9-43d6-9ee2-effe57f98abD/snow-j14.html 2013-06-14T05:00:00Z FEMA refuses disaster relief to West, Texas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/14/west-j14.html The federal government has refused to provide additional money to help rebuild the small Texas town of West, where a fertilizer plant explosion killed 15 people in April. Fri, 14 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1e86ad5e-2711-4ee9-aa1a-63907f2a6fcA/west-j14.html 2013-06-14T05:00:00Z Philadelphia inspector involved in building collapse commits suicide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/14/phil-j14.html On Wednesday night the body of Philadelphia building inspector Ronald Wagenhoffer was found with a gunshot wound to the chest. Fri, 14 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/32f1cf35-fa30-4007-805b-36df909eb70I/phil-j14.html 2013-06-14T05:00:00Z Deadly chemical plant explosion in Louisiana http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/14/loui-j14.html On Thursday an explosion and fire at a chemical plant in Geismar, Louisiana, killed at least one person and injured at least 73 others. Fri, 14 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9247b505-565a-4671-ad68-967289867b5C/loui-j14.html 2013-06-14T05:00:00Z Who are Detroit’s creditors? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/14/cred-j14.html As Detroit’s emergency manager prepares to release his plan for reorganizing the poorest large city in America, the media is demanding that the population of Detroit pay. Fri, 14 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4edef567-9110-4f93-9030-447a9f78ccfD/cred-j14.html 2013-06-14T05:00:00Z What Edward Snowden has revealed http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/11/pers-j11.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> calls on workers around the world to come to the defense of Edward Snowden, who is the subject of a ferocious assault by the American state. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/11ed4371-d714-4a98-b1e1-f4de5f4eadeG/pers-j11.html 2013-06-11T05:00:00Z Obama administration initiates criminal prosecution of NSA whistleblower http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/11/snow-j11.html Representatives of the US establishment demanded swift action to punish the man responsible for leaks detailing the government’s massive surveillance program. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/62a5c0d5-6d16-4ee1-bf40-c5c551bcc39C/snow-j11.html 2013-06-11T05:00:00Z Media silent on the state killing of Boston bombing witness http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/11/toda-j11.html The ubiquitous silence from the political establishment and the media amounts to an acknowledgement that Todashev was terminated by the state. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7b470591-c148-40e7-b7df-ffbb9dc58c7L/toda-j11.html 2013-06-11T05:00:00Z SEP mayoral candidate speaks at two Detroit election forums http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/11/dart-j11.html D’Artagnan Collier, the Socialist Equality Party’s candidate for Detroit Mayor, spoke at candidate forums Friday and Saturday, calling for a mass movement of the working class to oppose the financial manager. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/649e86af-bb3f-4e70-ba7f-a93be654da1J/dart-j11.html 2013-06-11T05:00:00Z