Guatemalan Congress burns amid growing budget protests

Hundreds of people broke into the Congress building in Guatemala City, Guatemala on Saturday and burned part of the building down as part of a 10,000 strong demonstration, the latest in a wave of intensifying protests in the Central American country. They were protesting the passing of a controversial new budget that increases the national debt, but cuts education, health, justice and human rights spending.

Chileans vote to ditch Pinochet era constitution

On 18 October 2020 Chileans took part in a historic referendum, the result of a mass uprising of workers last year, to decide if a new constitution should be created to replace the anti worker Pinochet era constitution. Despite many workers not being able to take part with as many as 100,000 miners being unable to vote due to work combined with the difficulties of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Chilean workers did not disappoint as they voted overwhelmingly for change.

Argentina’s young communists fight for murdered comrade #JusticaPorFlorencia

On the 12th of October, Florencia Gómez, a comrade of la Fede – Federación Juvenil Comunista de la Argentina (Communist Youth Federation of Argentina) was vilely murdered. She was one more victim of a sexist system. La Fede are campaigning to demand justice for Florencia and to end endemic violence against women in Argentina.

Ayelén Beigbeder of Fede, a friend and comrade of Florencia was interviewed by Filo news about who Florencia Gómez was and what her femicide means for her community and her comrades.

UK Foreign Office funds anti-Maduro coalition with £450,000 of UK taxpayer money

On Wednesday 21st October, media outlet Declassified UK revealed that the UK Foreign Office has spent £450,000 on an anti-Maduro coalition based in Venezuela called the Coalición Anticorrupción (anticorruption coalition).

Socialists storm back to power in Bolivia

Luis Acre and the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) have taken the 18 October 2020 election by storm according to official sources, winning 52% of the vote with his closest rival, the centre right candidate Carlos Mesa only receiving 31% of the vote.

Bolivia’s coup leader crashes out of the upcoming election

Jeanine Anez, Bolivia’s quasi dictator since last year’s coup against elected President Evo Morales, has crashed out of the country’s upcoming 18 October election after being projected to receive only 5% of the vote in a recent nation wide poll.

Barbados to remove Queen Elizabeth as head of state

The Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley, announced its intention today to remove Queen Elizabeth as its head of state and become a republic before the end of next year in time for the 55th anniversary of independence from Britain.

Breaking with Pinochet’s terrorist and neoliberal regime of the past in Chile

On 25 October 2020, Chileans will have the right to vote for a new constitution and a new constituent assembly of representatives. Lautaro Carmona, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Chile, told Nuevo Mundo on 27 August that October’s referendum will be “decisive for the future of the country” and “for conquering a societyContinue reading “Breaking with Pinochet’s terrorist and neoliberal regime of the past in Chile”

‘Sovereign’: Cuba’s potential vaccine against COVID-19

On 27 August 2020, the Finlay Vaccine Institute in Cuba reported that the first 20 volunteers for clinical trials of the newly developed “Sovereign 01” vaccine were in perfect health, with the only side effect being a small amount of pain in the area of injection.