Latin America & Caribbean
Even though Morales agreed to the OAS’s push for new elections, the country’s opposition and military forced him out.
Chile has been rocked by three weeks of sometimes violent protests demanding constitutional reform and greater equality. DW met up with one student leader for whom the last few weeks have been unusually hectic.
After spending 19 months in jail on a 12-year prison sentence, Brazil’s Supreme Court ruled that Lula had to be freed until his appeals are exhausted. Supporters greeted him enthusiastically and Lula promised to fight the unjust case against him and for social justice in Brazil.
Yet another massacre of indigenous leaders in Colombia has sparked outrage across the country, as the right-wing government of President Ivan Duque faces increasing challenges to his already weakened leadership.
The anti-Bolsonaro marches come amid extremely concerning revelations, which allegedly tie the president to the murder of the councilwoman and LGBT activist Marielle Franco last year.
Chile’s President Piñera says foreign intervention and a conspiracy are behind the recent protests. But protesters say what’s happening is an explosion of long-contained rage against poverty, inequality, and oppression.
Chile pulls out of two major international summits amid mounting protests against austerity and the privatization of virtually every public good.
Despite signing a historic peace deal that should have ended a 50-year insurgency, Colombia is still very much a country at war.
Massive protests forced President Moreno into a negotiation with indigenous opposition movements, which was broadcast on live TV. The leaders seemed to school the president and his ministers, and he eventually canceled the IMF-required austerity decree. We spoke to some of those leaders.
The OAS and Bolivia’s opposition are accusing the Morales government of fraud in the recent presidential election, but offer no evidence. They’re following Sen. Marco Rubio’s lead, says CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot.