Global Applause as Leftist Gustavo Petro Wins Colombian Presidency

by Jake Johnson, published on Common Dreams, June 20, 2022 Former guerrilla fighter and longtime lawmaker Gustavo Petro defeated a millionaire businessman viewed as Colombia’s Donald Trump on Sunday to become the South American nation’s first leftist president-elect, riding a wave of mass anger over inequality, poverty, and the corruption of the right-wing political establishment. “The government of hope has[…]

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Maduro’s Success: Principled Resistance to Imperialism Pays Off

by Francisco Dominguez, published on Countercurrents, June 1, 2022 The world has been stunned by a double wonder: Bolivarian Venezuela’s political survival and its miraculous economic recovery: the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean has reported that it expects the Venezuelan economy to grow for the first time since 2014, by 5 per cent, one of the highest[…]

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‘We Will Bury Neoliberalism’: Global Celebration Follows Leftist Victory in Chile

by Jake Johnson, published on Common Dreams, December 20, 2021 “At last. The specter of Pinochet is removed from Chile,” declared former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis. Socialist Gabriel Boric’s victory in Chile’s high-stakes presidential election Sunday was hailed by progressives worldwide as an inspiring example of how a democratic groundswell can overcome deeply entrenched forces of reaction and chart[…]

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