On the Popular Rebellion in Ecuador

This article is an unofficial translation from Frente de Defensa de las Luchas del Pueblo del Ecuador. By Javier De Paz The proletariat and people of Ecuador recognize and value all the signs of solidarity issued by the international proletariat and oppressed peoples of the world to the struggles undertaken by the Ecuadorian people against imperialism, the IMF, and the repressive comprador regime of Lenin Moreno. … Continue reading On the Popular Rebellion in Ecuador

Perú: Vizcarra Disuelve el Congreso, Consolida el Poder

Foto: El Presidente peruano, Martín Vizcarra, entrega un mensaje nacional desde el Palacio de Gobierno en Lima Este artículo es una traducción.  Por Miguel Talavera  El 30 de septiembre, el presidente peruano, Martín Vizcarra, declaró disuelto el congreso del país, una medida que muestra la crisis del capitalismo burocrático en Perú. Como contramedida, el Congreso votó para suspender a Vizcarra del cargo y eligió a … Continue reading Perú: Vizcarra Disuelve el Congreso, Consolida el Poder

COLOMBIA: Drivers Strike and Student Protests Shake the Country

Photo: Student protesters in Medellín throw molotov cocktails at riot police armored vehicle By Felipe Vera Last week, a national strike of professional drivers and a series of combative student protests against corruption and police repression shook the streets of Bogotá and Medellín. On September 23, the National Association of Drivers of Colombia and the Drivers Union called for an indefinite national strike of professional transport … Continue reading COLOMBIA: Drivers Strike and Student Protests Shake the Country

VENEZUELA: US Puppet Guaidó Photographed with Colombian Narco-Paramilitary

Photo: Juan Guaidó with Alberto Lobo Quintero, alias Brother (left), and Jairo Duran Contreras, alias Menor (right), both members of narcotrafficking paramilitary Los Rastrojos By Nélida Tello On September 12, pictures of Venezuelan opposition leader and lacky of US imperialism Juan Guaidó surfaced on Twitter with members of Los Rastrojos, a Colombian narco paramilitary group that operates on both sides of the Colombia-Venezuela border. The … Continue reading VENEZUELA: US Puppet Guaidó Photographed with Colombian Narco-Paramilitary

Puerto Rico: Revolvimiento de Gobernador No Logra Apaciguar a las Masas

Foto: Wendy Vásquez es juramentada como el tercer gobernador de Puerto Rico en una semana. Por Felipe Vera Desde que el ex gobernador de Puerto Rico, Ricardo “Ricky” Rosselló, renunció a su cargo el 25 de julio, las masas han seguido movilizándose y protestando, incluso cuando el gobierno ha cambiado desesperadamente a los gobernadores en un esfuerzo por pacificarlos. Pedro Pierluisi había jurado tomar el … Continue reading Puerto Rico: Revolvimiento de Gobernador No Logra Apaciguar a las Masas

PUERTO RICO: Governor Shuffle Fails to Appease Masses

Photo: Wendy Vasquez is sworn in as Puerto Rico’s third governor in a week. By Felipe Vera Since former Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo “Ricky” Rossello resigned from office on July 25, the masses have continued to mobilize and protest, even as the government has desperately swapped out governors in an effort to pacify them. Pedro Pierluisi had been sworn in to take Rossello’s place but … Continue reading PUERTO RICO: Governor Shuffle Fails to Appease Masses

AUSTIN: Demonstration Calls for Solidarity with Puerto Rico Protests

By Walter Villarreal More than one hundred Puerto Ricans and their supporters gathered with drums, flags, and posters at the south entrance of the Texas Capitol on Wednesday. The music and chanting could be heard blocks away as they called on Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo “Ricky” Rosselló to resign, following leaked chats between him and other government officials. The crowd chanted, “Ricky Renuncia, y lleva … Continue reading AUSTIN: Demonstration Calls for Solidarity with Puerto Rico Protests

PERU: Former President Latest Arrest in Odebrecht Corruption Ring

By Matt Handocerdos Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo was arrested Tuesday and faces possible extradition from California under charges of corruption for accepting $20 million in bribes from Latin America’s biggest construction firm Grupo Odebrecht. Toledo fled Peru in 2017 to evade arrest for the bribery allegation. His whereabouts were unconfirmed until he was arrested for public intoxication in a San Mateo County restaurant in … Continue reading PERU: Former President Latest Arrest in Odebrecht Corruption Ring

AUSTIN: Planning Commission Chair Does Business with “Domain on Riverside” Developers

By Dylan Dissenso At the upcoming planning commission hearing on Tuesday, newly-elected commission chair Fayez Kazi and his colleagues will likely decide whether or not to recommend the “Domain on Riverside” application, a proposal to remake the Ballpark, Town Lake, and Quad apartment complexes on East Riverside into a yuppie wonderland of luxury condos and high-end retail. While the hearing is public, the dealings behind … Continue reading AUSTIN: Planning Commission Chair Does Business with “Domain on Riverside” Developers

ALBANIA: Mass Riots Rock Country Ahead of Elections

By Mike Talavera This week police fired tear gas and unleashed water cannons as protesters attempted to break into parliament in the Albanian capital of Tirana. The clash follows a month of protests demanding that the elections scheduled for June 30 be held earlier and calling for an end to government corruption. The masses have targeted Prime Minister Edi Rama in particular, last weekend throwing … Continue reading ALBANIA: Mass Riots Rock Country Ahead of Elections