After years of militant struggle from feminists, Argentina is now poised to legalize abortion rights. With the upper house expected to pass the abortion bill today, nineteen-year-old legislator and activist Ofelia Fernández spoke to Jacobin about the dynamism of Argentina’s Green Tide activism and what comes next.
Nicolas Allen is a Jacobin contributing editor and the managing editor at Jacobin América Latina.
Last month, Peruvians took to the streets to protest the seizure of the country’s presidency by the far right after a questionable impeachment, with the likely intention of holding the office past next year’s elections. We spoke to Verónika Mendoza, left-wing presidential candidate for Juntos por el Perú, about the mass protests and the possibility of scrapping the country’s dictatorship-era constitution.
José Carlos Mariátegui was Latin America’s most original revolutionary thinker, who combined Marxist analyses with the vernacular of regional popular movements. Ninety years after his premature death, his work is strikingly relevant.
With Jair Bolsonaro at the helm, Brazil’s democracy is in crisis. Veteran of the Brazilian left and the armed struggle against the dictatorship, and a principal strategist of the Workers’ Party, José “Zé” Dirceu spoke to Jacobin about the need for a broad front coalition to defeat Bolsonarismo.
Jair Bolsonaro is still refusing to implement basic isolation measures to protect Brazilians against the onslaught of COVID-19, hurtling the country toward disaster. Now his negligence is feeding widespread dissent, and even his former allies are calling for the far-right leader’s removal.
Peruvians vote today in crucial parliamentary elections. But the future of the country relies not just on fighting corruption, but taking on the powerful corporate interests that dominate the country.
After weeks of unrest in Chile, Sebastián Piñera’s government has finally agreed to a process of constitutional reform. It’s a historic opportunity, won by millions of Chileans taking to the streets, to step out from the long shadow of Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship.
In an exclusive interview, Ecuador’s former president Rafael Correa spoke to Jacobin about the coup against his ally Evo Morales in Bolivia and the mass resistance to his rightward moving successor Lenín Moreno in Ecuador.
The mass protests that have rocked Chile this month declare a new popular movement, emerging from the ruins of a broken system. The country’s new left force, the Frente Amplio, must seize on the people’s demands for radical transformation, from the ground up.
Mauricio Macri’s time in power was an unmitigated disaster for working people in Argentina. As the country votes today, it’s time to completely reject his failed neoliberal politics.
Argentina’s recent elections have set the country’s right on the path to defeat. But that won’t immediately put the working class back in the driver’s seat — much greater mobilization is needed for that.
Last month’s primary elections in Argentina destroyed the basis for conservative president Mauricio Macri’s legitimacy. They also provoked a vicious backlash from financial markets, showing capital’s hostility to popular democracy.
Argentina’s looming economic crisis is the result of extreme neoliberal policy: as implemented by the military dictatorship, the IMF, and current president Mauricio Macri.
Cristina Kirchner just announced a surprise presidential ticket that has the potential to defeat Macri’s neoliberal government. But the victory she offers won’t be for the Left.
AMLO’s party MORENA is launching a mass popular education project. The aim: to empower every working person with the tools to transform Mexico from the bottom up.
Argentina’s mass movement for abortion rights has produced an insurgent, class-based feminism that intends to grow alongside the emancipation of the whole working class.
The rise of Bolsonaro in Brazil, Trump in the US, and the far right throughout Europe has the word “fascism” on everyone’s lips. But that rising Right is distinct from twentieth-century fascism in key ways.
José Carlos Mariátegui was Latin America’s most original Marxist. And his work is strikingly relevant for confronting the continent’s right-wing backlash today.
Feminists in Argentina have achieved an unprecedented breakthrough on abortion rights.
Chile’s reinvigorated left is ready to finally vanquish Pinochet’s legacy and reclaim democracy for the many.