Latin America braces for coronavirus crisis – developing countries need solidarity not sanctions

The coronavirus is spreading rapidly in a number of countries in Latin America – posing a threat to the lives of millions of people across the continent. In this life and death situation the people of Latin America need solidarity and assistance to deal with a crisis that has overwhelmed the healthcare systems of some the world’s richest and most advanced economies in the world. The response of governments in Latin America has so far varied considerably. Countries with a socialist oriented leadership have adopted strict preventative measures. On the other hand the ultra-right wing President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, is pursuing the opposite approach, joining Donald Trump in totally downplaying the crisis and failing to take action, which risks catastrophe and mass deaths in a country of 210 million people.

Environmentalism of the Global South: The Bolivian Example

Western media outlets, from the Guardian to the Financial Times, and even the supposedly progressive Novara Media have joined in the coordinated attacks on the world-leading, progressive environmental record of Evo Morales’ leftist government in Bolivia. This is part of a convenient and deliberate strategy to divert pressure and attention from Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro who is widely known to have encouraged aggressive deforestation of the Amazon rainforest. 

Bolsonaro y la batalla por el futuro de Brasil: Entrevista con Elias Jabbour

La elección del político de extrema derecha Jair Bolsonaro en las elecciones presidenciales brasileñas del año pasado causó conmoción en toda América Latina y en el mundo entero. ¿Cuál ha sido el impacto de los primeros ocho meses de Bolsonaro en el poder? Entrevisté a Elias Jabbour, profesor de la Universidad Estatal de Río de Janeiro y miembro del Comité Central del Partido Comunista de Brasil (PCdoB) para conocer su perspectiva sobre las grandes luchas que actualmente están teniendo lugar en Brasil.

Bolsonaro et la bataille pour l’avenir du Brésil: un entretien avec Elias Jabbour

L'élection de l'homme politique d'extrême droite Jair Bolsonaro à l'élection présidentielle brésilienne de l'an dernier a provoqué une onde de choc en Amérique latine et dans le monde entier. Quel a été l'impact des huit premiers mois du mandat de Bolsonaro? J'ai interviewé Elias Jabbour, professeur à l'Université d'Etat de Rio de Janeiro et membre du Comité central du Parti communiste du Brésil (PCdoB) pour connaître son point de vue sur les grandes luttes qui ont lieu actuellement au Brésil.

Bolsonaro – “the chainsaw President” – is destroying the Amazon

The President of Brazil's Workers Party (PT), Gleisi Hoffman, has denounced Jair Bolsonaro’s destruction of the Amazon rainforest in a recent speech made in August 2019 which can be read in full below. Under Bolsonaro’s Presidency deforestation has been actively encouraged with disastrous results for Brazil and the entire world. The Brazilian people are resisting Bolsonaro’s environmentally destructive policies. As fires rage through the Amazon rainforest President Bolsonaro personal disapproval rating has reached an all-time high

Resisting Bolsonaro in Brazil: one million people strike to defend education

More than one million people took to the streets of Brazil on 15 May 2019 in nationwide strikes opposing the government’s massive attacks on education. Brazil’s far right President Jair Bolsonaro has been in office for less than five months and is already facing large resistance to his ultra neo-liberal agenda – and it is teachers and students that are leading the way.