Lateinamerika

Mexico

Comrades in Mexico successfully conducted the United Day of Countryside and City with a massive mobilization. Under the four slogans “Against the Megaprojects of dispossession and death”, “Against the rise in costs of electric energy”, “Against the criminalization and repression” and “Respect the rights of workers and unions” thousands followed the call and went to the streets in various parts of the country this Monday.

We reproduced the note from the Brazilian Center for Solidarity with Peoples (Cebraspo) on the acquittal of two activists who were unjustly prosecuted after protesting against the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

With great joy we share a video by the League of Poor Peasents (LCP) in solidarity with the accused and arrested rapper Pablo Hasél in Spain.

Ecuador

Last Sunday general elections were held in Ecuador. While the votes are currently counted and no final result is, as of now, available comrades in Ecuador have made several actions in the weeks leading up to the elections calling for boycotting the elections and denouncing the current conditions in the country.

The term of office of Haiti's ruling President Moise has officially ended on February 7th. However, he is not thinking of stopping to govern - after all, an interim government led state affairs for the first year after the elections. Since the end of his five-year term the opposition calls for his resignation, while Jovonel Moise is of the opinion that he has one more year to rule.

Peasants of Camp Manoel Ribeiro, Rondonia (Brazil), successfully repelled an eviction attempt carried out by armed men this week. On January 18, two gunmen of the Nossa Senhora landlords, approached one of the gates leading towards the lands of the peasants of Camp Manoel Ribeiro in an obvious attempt of intimidating them. Realizing the peasants were not intimidated so easily however, they proclaimed they would be visiting for talks as they had to remove parts of the Camp for cattle. The peasants however did not retreat and stood their ground, until the gunmen went away for the time being.

On January 7 the verdict regarding the police assassination of Mapuche leader Camilo Catrillanca was announced by the Oral Criminal Court of Angol, in the Araucana region of Southern Chile. His family however was not able to witness the convictions for themselves as the police at the very same time the verdict was announced launched this years first great offensive against the Mapuche, also arresting the father, the mother, the widow and the daughter of the Camilo on their way to court.

More than 56 million boycott the electoral farce - 30% of voters repudiate false democracy and call for a new way forward