Unable to visit Bogota, Colombia’s capital, because it is considered too
dangerous, Clinton was compelled to spend his brief visit in the costal
resort of Cartagena. Protected by 350 US agents and 5,000 Colombian
soldiers, Clinton met with Colombia’s President Pastrana to give
benediction to ’Plan...
THE SECOND round run-off in Peru’s presidential elections illustrates
the desperate need for a mass socialist alternative for the workers,
peasants and downtrodden sections of the middle class and urban poor.
Argentina’s financial crisis is threatening an economic meltdown which
could also sink the economies of South and Central America and have a
catastrophic impact on the world economy. US imperialism and Argentina’s
rulers are attempting to make the working class pay for this crisis. But
these attacks have...
Mounting excitement gripped Mexico in early March as the 15-day
"Zapatour" by 23 Zapatista (EZLN) comandantes and subcomandante Marcos
made its way from Chiapas towards Mexico City. The EZLN followed, in the
last leg of their trip, the historic route taken by the legendary
Emiliano Zapata and the revolutionary...
At the end of the second round of the Brazilian municipal elections the
result is clear: the defeat of Cardoso’s allies and the growth of the
PT. Try as they may, the bourgeois commentators attempt to whitewash the
defeat of the government’s allies cannot hide the huge growth of the
opposition in the state...
The ‘dollarisation’ of the Ecuadorian currency, that was implemented
during the week beginning 13th of March immediately sparked new protests
and strikes. Demonstrations by students, workers and peasants were
called on the 16th of March in protest against the government’s economic