Friday, July 1, 2022

Elections

Nicaragua: no contest

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The result of the Sunday 7 November presidential and congressional elections in Nicaragua is a foregone conclusion. Current president Daniel Ortega and his vice-president wife Rosario Murillo are certain to win a landslide victory, and the Sandinistas will continue to dominate the National Assembly. Yet this result comes with a substantial cost: the arrest of opposition leaders and outlawing of many NGOs.

Chile: long path towards a democratic constitution

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Chile's constituent process, which, led by the consistent work of social movements, seeks to dismantle the first laboratory of neoliberal capitalism, offers lessons to the left in the UK and worldwide.

Peru: why #cosechadeagua is a trending topic

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On Sunday, thousands of Peruvians flocked to social media to debate the validity of the Spanish language term 'cosecha de agua' (water harvesting). This...

El Salvador elections

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With El Salvador's election results still being counted, a look at the spectacular rise of populist party Nuevas Ideas, and its leader Nayib Bukele, as authoritarian populism threatens to sweep to victory.

Brazil: diversity does well, but the moderates are the winners

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Bolsonaro and his brand of extreme right wing politics have emerged as the big losers in Brazil’s recent local elections, but established left wing parties have not done so well either. Jan Rocha reports.

Bolivia: huge MAS majority confirmed

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LAB is publishing this second special bulletin from Bolivia Information Forum. Written on 28 October, it contains details of the final results of the...

Brazil: politicians distribute fake Covid-19 cures

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Inspired by the far-right president Jair Bolsonaro, Brazilian mayors have been distributing chloroquine and ivermectin to treat Covid-19 ahead of municipal elections in November. Translated...

Mexico: the president is doing well, but the country is not

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This article was translated for LAB by Fuschia Fowke. You can read the original in Spanish here. Preparations for Mexico’s 2020/21 elections began at...

Bolivia: MAS is back

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LAB is publishing this special bulletin from Bolivia Information Forum. Written on 19 October, before final results were known, it nevertheless contains details of...

Chile: Are you really not going to vote?

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Splendidly Chilean video from #ganadecambiarestepaisculiao and EstoNoParaNo, urging young people to vote in the 25 October plebiscite to determine whether a new constitution will be drawn up and, if so, by what method.

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