Latin America – China axis of hope

31st August 2012 Socialist Action 0

by Brian Williams

The two most important developments in the world today, from the point of view of the advance of socialism, are in Latin America and China.

In Latin America forces seeking to establish socialism have advanced as part of a turn to the left by almost all of the continent. In Venezuela a direct struggle to establish the second socialist state in  Latin America, after Cuba, is underway. For more than a decade that socialist programme has commanded the support of the majority of Venezuela’s population against the determined opposition of the US and its allies.

Latin America’s socialist alternative to capitalist crisis and wars

31st July 2012 Socialist Action 0

By Stephen MacAvoy

The most advanced political struggles in the world today are taking place in Latin America where governments of the left not only predominate but where a number – especially the government of Hugo Chávez in Venezuela – are seeking to move beyond the capitalist framework altogether.

In July, governments, parties and social movements from the left in Latin America came together in the 18th São Paulo Forum to co-ordinate their response to the current capitalist crisis and the imperialist offensive in the Middle East.

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Latin America and socialism of the 21st Century

24th June 2011 Socialist Action 0

By Stephen MacAvoy

The most advanced political struggles in the world today are taking place in Latin America, specifically in Cuba and Venezuela where forces representing the working class have conquered state power, broken with imperialism and continue to consolidate their own revolutions and assist the leftward advance across the continent.

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Peru victory further consolidates continent’s left shift

7th June 2011 Socialist Action 0

By Stephen MacAvoy

The victory of Ollanta Humala in Peru’s presidential election on Sunday (5 June) marks a further consolidation of the left in South America, a defeat for the right-wing current cited as the alternative by those opposed to the continent’s leftwards shift and a further weakening of the United States’ influence in the region.