Brazil's Elections, Rise of the Right, and the Urgency of Left Solidarity


Dear Naclistas,

We're excited to announce a new partnership with Nueva Sociedad, a Buenos Aires-based bimonthly magazine and website on Latin American progressive politics, and Dissent, an independent quaterly magazine and website focused on long-form political and cultural criticism. Be on the lookout for upcoming collaborations, the first of which appears below. The first round of the Brazilian elections last week reminds us that Left solidarity is more crucial than ever, across the Americas and beyond. 

Thanks for reading! 


October 15, 2018
The fascistic Jair Bolsonaro nearly scraped a first-round victory in Brazil, an ominous sign for both the Left and for the country’s democracy. But the values he espouses go far beyond Brazil, and it is up to the Left must devise new alternatives. 
October 12, 2018
A national court has found that the Guatemalan army committed genocide. But it has also found Rodríguez Sánchez, Ríos Montt’s chief of military intelligence, not guilty. Survivors are determined to continue their struggle for justice.
October 11, 2018
The strength of far-right demagogue Jair Bolsonaro in the first round of the Brazilian elections puts the country well on its way to being the next victim of a reactionary-populist international groundswell.
October 9, 2018

The rights-monitoring app was launched earlier this year in 11 countries—but some activists and experts wonder if it's just another colonial tool to extract indigenous knowledge. 

October 5, 2018
Late last month, president Jimmy Morales announced the end of the mandate of Guatemala’s International Commission Against Impunity. But Guatemalans have not taken this anti-democratic decision lying down.
October 4, 2018

What it means that a far-right fascist sympathizer is a leading candidate in Brazil's presidential election this Sunday

October 3, 2018
Brazil’s leftist parties have found a new kind of candidate: academics with a viral social media following.
October 3, 2018
A conversation with Fernando Haddad, the Lula-backed, Workers’ Party candidate for president about the Brazilian elite’s contempt for democracy and whether his party can return to power.
October 2, 2018

A 2002 discussion with Raúl Álvarez Garín, a survivor of the 1968 student massacre, on the ongoing legacy of state impunity in Mexico

October 1, 2018

Will president elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) bring justice to the families who were detained, disappeared, and killed during Mexico’s dirty war? He could start with the Cabañas family.

September 28, 2018

Coal mining in La Guajira, Colombia, has caused widespread devastation—physical, environmental, and cultural—for Indigenous and Afro-descendant communities. It is time for it to end.

September 27, 2018

The recent approval of a new oil concession in Ecuador fails to fulfill Indigenous rights enshrined in the country’s 2008 Constitution.

September 24, 2018

Many reports on the situation in Nicaragua have failed to capture the complexity of the crisis

September 21, 2018

A year since the Sept. 19 earthquakes roiled Mexico, homeless communities fight for their rights to habitable housing.

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