There’s big news from Argentina lately. By a fair margin abortion was finally legalized there last month after decades of grassroots activism.
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“Argentina’s response to Covid-19 has been marred by a violent police response towards people accused of breaking the rules”, report.
Covid-19 required appropriate response from governments. Responses have been poor in some regions, with democracy even declining in Latin America.
Cesar Chavez said we only have two weapons to defend ourselves; Huelga and Boycott. These too are the response to blasé to shared scrape.
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for COVID-19. Bolsonaro has downplayed the pandemic and his regime has largely neglected it.
The international community has called out Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro for dictatorship. During COVID-19, the dictator instead tightened the noose.
Any discussion about Brazil’s failed response to the COVID-19 pandemic must start with the country’s far-right populist president, Jair Bolsonaro, experts argue.
Former President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, has been convicted on corruption charges. He was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison.
Democratic elections are crucial to resolving the crisis in Venezuela. Maduro will not organize them so a Council of State will be essential, perspective.
Tamara Suju says much is known about Cuba’s infiltration of Venezuela, little on the repression, intelligence training it gives to Venezuelan operatives.