With Brazil being the fifth-largest country by area, along with the seventh-largest population and economy, the outcome of the October 2 first-round presidential election could not only significantly alter the lives of Brazilians, but impact regional politics that have recently swung left, as well as the health of the planet. Richard Matoušek reports from São Paolo.
Oppressed communities in Colombia see newly-elected President Gustavo Petro’s proposal to reform healthcare—among other aspects of Colombian society—as aligning with their culture as well as their spiritual understanding, reports Natalia Torres Garzon.
Chile’s population rejecting a proposed constitution on September 4 will hit hard one group: Indigenous people, who are socially and economically disadvantaged, thanks to generations of land dispossession and invisibility in Chile’s political landscape. Carole Concha Bell reports.
Journalist Linda Farthing and attorney Thomas Becker’s 306-page book evaluates the balance of class forces that led to the 2019 coup, as well as the anti-imperialist forces who were ultimately able to repel it and seize political power again in the plurinational state of 11.4 million, writes Danny Shaw in a review.
Many say the upcoming Colombian presidential election looks to be the most consequential in decades. Everyone Toward Freedom spoke to agreed militant-turned-politician Gustavo Petro is the strongest candidate on the left. But what role can Afro-descendant presidential candidate Francia Márquez play in building out a popular base of support for left-wing politics in conservative Colombia? TF Editor Julie Varughese reports.
A communist's victory and the gains made by the left alliance to shape the new Chilean constitution suggest Allende’s legacy—not Pinochet's—will shape the future.