Posts in: latin america

Take a righteous stand against Trump’s police-state deportation orders

February 21, 2017

The Freedom Socialist Party denounces Donald Trump’s Feb. 21 outrageous, inhumane deportation orders, commits itself to defend immigrants of whatever status in every way possible, and urges others to do the same. Trump directed these orders to be enforced against any and all of the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants that federal agents or local… Read more »

To Defeat the Gasolinazo

January 2017

This statement by the Partido Obrero Socialista (POS) of Mexico is in regard to massive demonstrations in January against the spike in energy prices, called the gasolinazo, that have accompanied the privatization of the oil industry. The Partido Obrero Socialista (POS) salutes all the men and women who have come out to protest against the… Read more »

En México, los Balazos Contra los Maestros Disidentes Encienden el Enojo Público

August 2016

La lucha de clases en México está al rojo vivo. Los maestros están al frente de una lucha masiva en contra de la devastación neoliberal a través de privatizaciones, agresiones sindicales y violación del medio ambiente. La resistencia abarca el hemisferio dese México a Guatemala y hasta Argentina. Los docentes mexicanos han estado peleando en… Read more »

Mexico shootings of education dissidents spark public outrage

August 2016

The class struggle in Mexico is at a fever pitch. Teachers are on the front lines of a massive struggle against neoliberal devastation by privatizations, union busting and rape of the environment. Resistance spans the hemisphere from Mexico to Guatemala and Argentina. Mexican educators have been fighting Pres. Enrique Peña Nieto’s anti-labor education reform ever… Read more »

Venezuela in crisis

October 2016

Three years after Hugo Chávez’s death, Venezuela is in a state of social and economic breakdown. Plummeting world oil prices have gutted the coffers of successor President Nicolás Maduro’s government, which gets 95 percent of its revenue from oil. As the treasury dried up, the government subsidies people depended on have vanished – and with… Read more »

Victory for Orlando Barrantes!

October 2016

For 16 years the Costa Rican government persecuted radical labor leader Orlando Barrantes (in a blue shirt, first raised, center of photo) with trumped-up charges pertaining to his political and union activities. In August, they threw in the towel and dropped all charges. This is a massive victory and a tribute to the steadfast struggle… Read more »

Argentina up in arms

October 2016

Latin American journalist Carlos Aznárez wrote an article on Sept. 8 about the current Argentine regime. He opened with these warning words: Ten months are not a lot to a country, but in Argentina, under the current neoliberal and deeply retrograde government, they feel like a century. [Pres.] Mauricio Macri hasn’t held back when it… Read more »

Mexico: divisions in the indigenous rights movement in the wake of Nestora Salgado’s release

December 2016

Winning the release of imprisoned community police leader Nestora Salgado, jailed for two-and-a-half years in Mexico on trumped-up charges of kidnapping, was a thrilling victory for international working class solidarity, especially in a time of deep-seated reaction. The “Free Nestora” campaign was a complete repudiation of Trump’s brand of racist, “America First” nationalism. It involved… Read more »