Latin America

First Celebrate, Then Fight: The Difficult But Hopeful Road Ahead for Lula’s Brazil

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While Lula voters celebrate, the supporters of right-wing outgoing President Jair Bolsonaro are blocking roads across the country in an attempt to cause chaos and undermine the election. Bolsonaro remained silent on his defeat and the provocations until Tuesday when he agreed to a transition of power. Ana Júlia Guedes,...

Puerto Rico After Hurricane Fiona: A Political ‘Disaster that Has Been Engineered’

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It’s been nearly a month since Hurricane Fiona hit, yet many are still without power, clean water, nutritious food, or adequate shelter. The local government and the U.S. federal government are providing little help—the majority of cleanup, repair, and care work is being organized by Puerto Ricans themselves despite limited...

Round 2: Lula vs Bolsonaro, What’s At Stake In Brazil?

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To understand what Brazil has gone through in recent years, the significance of the recent election results and what it could mean for the country and the world, Rania Khalek was joined by Michael Fox, a freelance journalist based in Latin America, former editor of NACLA and host of the...

On the Ground for Brazil’s Historic Election: Grassroots Leaders Rally to Lula, Denounce Bolsonaro

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For the final days before the election, BreakThrough has been on the ground interviewing leaders and community members in Brazil’s working-class and majority Black areas. They explain the crimes of the Bolsonaro administration and why this is the most important election since the end of the country’s dictatorship.
Venezuela

Venezuelan Foreign Minister: U.S. Gov’t Failed in Regime Change, Failed in Isolating Us

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In his first interview with a U.S. media outlet, Venezuela’s new Foreign Minister Carlos Faria sat down with BT’s Rania Khalek during the UN General Assembly. They discussed his personal background in the Venezuelan left, how the Russia-Ukraine conflict has affected his country and how the U.S. effort to isolate...

Chile Tried to Replace Pinochet-Era Constitution. Then Came the Fake News

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Earlier this month, Chileans rejected a new progressive constitution in a plebiscite. Just two years ago voters had just approved in large numbers the drafting of a new constitution, and then overwhelmingly voted for progressive representatives to the Constitutional Convention. So what explains the sharp turn away from the process?...

Another América: The People vs. Biden’s Summit of Exclusion

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Sometimes there are events that mark historic turning points: the end of one era and beginning of another. This year, Biden’s failed Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles was one. It showed Latin America will no longer accept being relegated to “backyard” status by the U.S. empire. BreakThrough was...

Colombia: A Gamechanging Election

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Colombia is on the verge of potentially monumental change this weekend. Left-wing candidates for President and Vice-President, Gustavo Petro and Francia Marquez, are leading in the polls and expected to emerge victorious in the May 29th Presidential election. If the polls are correct, this would be the first time in...

Summit of Americas Collapsing: Region Says NO to Exclusion of Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua

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The Summit of the Americas being held next month in Los Angeles is shaping up to be a humiliation for the Biden administration. In response to the United States’ attempt to exclude Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua from the gathering, leaders in Bolivia, Mexico and Caribbean states plan to boycott. And...

Elon Musk’s Worst Nightmare: Mexico Nationalizes Lithium

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Mexico’s Congress nationalized its lithium reserves this week. Prior to the controversial vote, a recall vote on President Andrés Manuel López Obrador drastically failed – he won with more than 91% of the 16.5 million votes. Now the U.S. corporate media is attacking him more than ever. Is Mexico turning...
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