Argentina on the brink of passing historic abortion legislation

Feminists across Latin America have been celebrating for the last few days as Argentina’s lower house of parliament brought abortion rights one step closer to fruition in the country.

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.

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).

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.

Cuba prepares to begin post-pandemic recovery; USA steps ups sanctions

Much was made in western media of the success of New Zealand, as a capitalist country, in tackling COVID-19 when they announced earlier this week that they would be lifting a number of internal restrictions. By contrast almost no attention has been given to the stunning success of socialist countries during this pandemic, in particular Cuba and Vietnam, in mainstream media.

Cuba’s Council of Ministers announced yesterday (11 June 2020) a series of measures for the first stage of recovery from the COVID-19 epidemic, planned as a gradual process with three phases.

Bolivia elections delayed until September 2020

Bolivia’s Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) announced yesterday (2 June 2020) that the country’s next elections to the Legislative Assembly and the Presidency will be postponed until September. The election was originally due to take place on 3 May 2020 but was postponed indefinitely in March as Bolvia grappled with the COVID-19 lockdown.

Nobel Peace Prize proposal for Cuban doctors gains momentum

More than 40 European organisations are backing a proposal to award the Nobel Peace Prize to Cuban medical brigades of the Henry Reeve Contingent, for their contribution to the global battle against COVID-19.

Launched April 28 by the associations Cuba Linda and France Cuba, the initiative has thus far received the support of solidarity groups, political organizations and unions in France, Spain, Ireland and Italy, and thousands of Internet users on the Facebook page “Prix Nobel de la paix pour les brigades médicales cubaines Henry Reeve.”