Displaying all posts for Latin America

Venezuelans pay tribute to Lumumba

By March 6, 2014
Chokwe Lumumba

The following statement was released on Feb. 26 by the Embassy of the ­Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela located in Washington, D.C. Go to venezuela-us.org The Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela wishes to express its heartfelt condolences on the passing of our dear brother Mayor Chokwe Lumumba on February 25, 2014. We remember him […]

 

Solidarity with Bolivarian revolution

By February 27, 2014
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A rally in solidarity with Venezuela was held in San Francisco’s Mission District on Feb. 17 demanding U.S. hands off Venezuela and solidarity with the Bolivarian revolution. The rally was initiated by the Answer Coalition and endorsed by such groups as the Bay Area Latin America Solidarity Committee, Marcha Patriotica Colombia-CA Chapter and Workers World […]

 

Debt, Cuba and Detroit

By February 15, 2014
Photo: Daymon J. Hartley

The following is excerpted from a talk by Cheryl LaBash, an organizer for last summer’s Five Days for the Cuban 5 and co-chair of the National Network on Cuba. LaBash highlighted the relationship between the struggle to free the Cuban 5; the development of economic solidarity structures throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, particularly the […]

 

President Raúl Castro: ‘ Mandela is an unsurpassable example for Latin America and the Caribbean’

By December 21, 2013
President Raúl Castro at the Mandela memorial in Johannesburg, Dec. 10.

Taken from a speech given by Army Gen. Raúl Castro Ruz, president of the Councils of State and Ministers, at the funeral honors for the historic leader of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, in Johannesburg, Dec. 10, 2013, Year 55 of the Revolution. The entire talk can be found at granma.cu We pay tribute to Nelson […]

 

News from Latin America

By October 24, 2013
Striking Brazilian oil industry workers protest the auction of Libra oil field in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Oct.17.

Brazil Popular protests confront Brazil’s government for the second time this year. On Oct. 17, members of La Via Campesina and the United Federation of Oil Workers (FUP) occupied the Ministry of Mines and Energy in the capital, Brasilia, in response to the call for an indefinite strike by the FUP against the auction of […]

 

Economic contraction and military expansion

By September 19, 2013

This essay is reprinted from the pamphlet “Reindustrialization: The Menace Behind the Promise,” written by Workers World Party founder Sam Marcy in 1980. Although written more than three ­decades ago, it describes the economic processes and contradictions behind the decline of U.S. imperialism’s world position, which is even more evident today. In the intervening years, […]

 

Caracas conference honors Chávez, fights to free Cuban 5

By August 25, 2013
Marching to Cuartel de la Montaña 4F, July 27.Photo: Verónica Canino

Caracas, Venezuela — The 7th Continental Conference in Solidarity with Cuba was held in Caracas, Venezuela, from July 24 to July 27, with more than 300 delegates from 35 countries from Latin America and the Caribbean, the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The Movement of Venezuela-Cuba Mutual Solidarity and the Cuban […]

 

Developing a new geopolitics in Our America

By August 14, 2013
Berta Joubert-Ceci and Vanesa Matamoros.WW photo: Steve Kirschbaum

A presentation on the unity and solidarity of Latin America was organized Aug. 1 in East Boston by Workers World/Mundo Obrero Party and the Boston Bolivarians. Berta Joubert-Ceci, a Puerto Rican activist who is editor of WW/MO and a member of the WWP National Committee, presented an interesting analysis of popular movements in the region, […]

 

Autoworkers coordinate worldwide

By May 11, 2013
May Day in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

Autoworkers around the globe, who work for General Motors, Ford, Fiat/Chrysler and PSA Peugeot Citroën, coordinated efforts on May Day. Their demands listed in their leaflets were for “no plant closings or cutbacks in workers’ rights, reduction of working hours with no loss of pay and save our environment from the profit system.” (sindmetalsjc.org.br) Autoworkers in […]

 

Groups demand U.S. recognize Venezuela gov’t

By April 24, 2013
Supporters of President Maduro at Venezuelan Consulate in New York.WW photo: John Catalinotto

U.S.-based organizations swiftly denounced U.S. intervention against the election of President Nicolás Maduro Moro in Venezuela and mobilized. Weekend actions in New York, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and San Francisco demanded that the U.S. recognize the new Maduro government and end its subversion and destabilization of the Bolivarian Revolution. Violent attacks on health clinics […]

 
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