Thursday, August 18, 2022

Economy, trade & employment

Buenos Aires under curfew

On 19 March towards 7.30 p.m., I receive a WhatsApp message from Pedro, one of my main contacts for my PhD research in Buenos...

Covid-19: the problem is the money

‘I’m not afraid of this virus’, said Idrissa. ‘For me, the problem is the money. There is no money coming in.’ He was sitting...

Bolsonaro clowns while poverty soars

In what has become a daily ritual in Brasilia, the sleek black car stops by the band of fervent Bolsonaristas waiting outside the Alvorada...

Haiti: Madan Sara women

The Madan Sara are at the forefront of a battle for a more robust and inclusive economy in Haiti. The women known as Madan...

Peronism back in the Casa Rosada

On 10 December, Alberto Fernández and his deputy Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (no relation) assumed the Argentine presidency marking an end to the right wing administration of...

Released Lula in for greatest fight of his life

This article by Pepe Escobar first appeared in the Asia Times of 11 November. You can read the original here. Pepe Escobar is a Brazilian...

Chile: why didn’t this happen before?

LAB received this report from a long-term friend and supporter in Chile. Santiago, 1 November Dear friends at LAB, our country received so much help from...

Bolsonaro: beginning or end?

Is this the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning for Bolsonaro? São Paulo, 27 May. Crowds dressed in green and...

A Savage Marx

Jean Tible argues that a living Marxism must be open to contamination in order to break the spell of bewitched capitalism. We must...

Bolsonaro: from bananas to pineapples

São Paulo, April 5: ‘If he sees a banana skin on the pavement across the road, he will cross over to slip on it’,...

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