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Latin American Left Today

From Brazil to Venezuela there have been radical shifts in the geopolitical landscape of the region. However, Latin America remains a global center for creativity and resistance. Torn between right and left – and dealing with the significant pressures of imperialism and a colonial legacy – popular forces have been fighting for their social rights and progress, making significant strides and remaining vital despite setbacks.

Amid this complicated scenario, teleSUR takes a look at the Latin American left of today – from the Indigenous councils to the national assemblies, the urban centers to the rural villages – which continues to stand strong and fight for an integrated, united and socialist future.

The Struggle for Integration

 

Ecuador's Rafael Correa: CELAC Should Replace OAS

The Ecuadorean president argued that forcing Latin American countries to travel to Washington to settle disputes is an outdated model for the region. READ MORE

Latin American Unity in the Light of Right-Wing Resurgence

Instead of promoting intervention as the OAS does, one of the guiding principles of CELAC is the defense of sovereignty. READ MORE

ALBA Reactivates Fund Supporting Migrants Living in US

The resolution extends the work of a previous fund aimed at immigrants coming back from Europe, implemented a few years ago. READ MORE

France Leftist Candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon Praises ALBA

ALBA was born in December 2004 as an alternative to neoliberal free trade agreements in Latin America. READ MORE


The Bolivarian Revolution

 

4 Gains Maduro’s Venezuela Made That Mainstream Media Ignores

Mainstream media intentionally leaves out social accomplishments achieved by Maduro’s administration in an attempt to make him seem “unfit to rule.” READ MORE

New Book Offers Timely Rejoinder to Hugo Chavez Bashing in Media

The author takes to task wildly dishonest Venezuelan (and international) media, NGOs and pollsters in this new book. READ MORE

Chavez' Legacy in Venezuela: Transforming Millions of Lives

Since Hugo Chávez took office in 1999, Venezuela has held 18 national elections with the coalition of supporters of the Bolivarian Revolution winning all but one. READ MORE

The Citizens' Revolution

 

Afro-Indigenous Poverty, Racism Must End: Ecuador’s Moreno

Ecuadorean President-elect Lenin Moreno plans to improve rural transportation, education and political rights for the country's Afro-Indigenous community. READ MORE

Ecuador Leads Way Battling Tax Havens as US Fails to Act

As Ecuador becomes the first country to ban public servants from using tax havens, top U.S. companies increasingly rely on them to stash profits. READ MORE

UN Cheers Ecuador for Carrying on Citizen's Revolution Legacy

The U.N. chief celebrated Ecuador for being poised to strengthen its social gains and make a positive contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals. READ MORE

From Marxist Guerrilla to State Lawmaker: Rosa Mireya Cardenas

Cardenas’ message now is for Ecuador never to return to its dark past when the state used violence as a tool of social control. READ MORE

Bolivia's Movement for Socialism

 

Ecuador Leads Way Battling Tax Havens as US Fails to Act

As Ecuador becomes the first country to ban public servants from using tax havens, top U.S. companies increasingly rely on them to stash profits. READ MORE

Socialism, Not Neoliberalism, Creates Stability: Bolivia’s Evo

“During neoliberalism, Bolivia did not have the capacity of getting out of debt,” Bolivian President Evo Morales posted on Twitter Tuesday. READ MORE

Bolivian Indigenous Weavers Help Science Save Children's Lives

The innovative devices have saved the lives of at least 500 children in Bolivia and more than 50,000 worldwide. READ MORE

Evo Morales: Bolivia's Record-Breaking President

Morales made history when he took office in 2006 as the country’s first Indigenous president. Already its longest serving president, can he win again in 2020? READ MORE

Looking to the Future

 

Brazil's Joao Pedro Stedile Speaks on Greatest Challenges Ahead

teleSUR spoke to Brazilian economist and member of the Landless Workers Movement about class struggle, capitalism and the need for a new political regime. READ MORE

Lessons for Latin America from China’s Economic Success

A divide is opening between those who want a return to neoliberalism and those who want to defend 21st Century Socialism in more difficult economic times.  READ MORE

Cuba's Sustainable Agro-Ecological Model Could Save the World

teleSUR spoke to Professor Raj Patel, an award-winning writer and defender of food security and sustainable models of agriculture. READ MORE

Fighting Back

 

The Vision and Legacy of Berta Caceres Lives On

Berta Zuñiga Caceres and Laura Zuñiga Caceres talk about their mother's life of resistance. READ MORE

5 Social Movements Resisting Repression in Latin America

On World Day of Social Justice, teleSUR spotlights a few of the many social justice movements resisting repression in Latin America. READ MORE

Nicaragua Versus Zombie US Foreign Policy

The latest Washington Post caricature of Nicaragua adopts the attitudes of 19th Century imperialism rather than engaging honestly with the country. READ MORE

Teachers Leading Way Against Neoliberalism in Latin America

Argentine and Mexican teachers’ movements are taking a stand against "capitalism on steroids." READ MORE

5 Social Movements Resisting Repression in Latin America

On World Day of Social Justice, teleSUR spotlights a few of the many social justice movements resisting repression in Latin America. READ MORE

 
  • Regional leaders attend a speech of Cuban President Raul Castro during the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) summit, Jan. 25, 2017.

    Regional leaders attend a speech of Cuban President Raul Castro during the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) summit, Jan. 25, 2017. | Photo Reuters

  • Demonstrators demanded recognition for Indigenous peoples right to own their land and as well as better access to health care.

    Demonstrators demanded recognition for Indigenous peoples right to own their land and as well as better access to health care. | Photo AFP

  • A girl participates in a protest calling for businesses to sever their relationships with U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

    A girl participates in a protest calling for businesses to sever their relationships with U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. | Photo Reuters

  • Argentine youth queuing at the door of an employment agency.

    Argentine youth queuing at the door of an employment agency. | Photo EFE

  • Lila Downs performs

    Lila Downs performs | Photo Reuters

  • Mujica has become a source of inspiration, and sometimes of laughter, for Latin Americans.

    Mujica has become a source of inspiration, and sometimes of laughter, for Latin Americans. | Photo EFE

  • Bolivian President Evo Morales speaks to teleSUR about Latin America

    Bolivian President Evo Morales speaks to teleSUR about Latin America's efforts against imperialism and neoliberalism. | Photo teleSUR

  • Demonstrators march near the White House in Washington, D.C., on May 1, 2014 to protest against deportations of undocumented people.

    Demonstrators march near the White House in Washington, D.C., on May 1, 2014 to protest against deportations of undocumented people. | Photo AFP

  • According to the latest gender gap report released in April by the World Economic Forum, Nicaragua had the best record in all of Latin America.

    According to the latest gender gap report released in April by the World Economic Forum, Nicaragua had the best record in all of Latin America. | Photo Prensa Latina

  • Fidel was vital in the upsurge of left-wing government in Latin America, beginning with Hugo Chavez in Venezuela in 1998.

    Fidel was vital in the upsurge of left-wing government in Latin America, beginning with Hugo Chavez in Venezuela in 1998. | Photo Reuters

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