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.
Since the 5th of October, around 300 Brazilian soldiers and police have laid siege to and blockaded an alleged ‘Maoist’ camp of around 600 families in Camp Tiago dos Santos, in the vicinity of Porto Velho, with no one being allowed in or out.
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.
As the body count rises to over 150 confirmed dead, thousands in Lebanon took to the streets over the weekend to protest corruption and negligence.
The political party of former Ecuadorian president, Rafael Correa, has been banned from contesting forthcoming elections scheduled for next year in a scandalous move which has been condemned by international observers.