Newly elected Argentine president Javier Milei outlined his radical libertarian vision at Davos. During his speech, he made it clear that any opposition to his free-market utopia would be crushed by authoritarian means.
Nicolas Allen is a commissioning editor at Jacobin and a PhD student in Latin American history at Stony Brook University (SUNY).
The CIA and the Chilean military have rightly been seen as central culprits in the 1973 overthrow of socialist president Salvador Allende. But we shouldn’t overlook the important role that the Chilean middle class played in the coup and its aftermath.
For years, the history of Chile’s Popular Unity government under Salvador Allende has only been accessible through written records and photographs. Thanks to new research, the vibrant and politically engaged music it helped produce is playing online until tomorrow.
In Argentina, the meteoric rise of hard-right libertarian Javier Milei has set off alarm bells. To avoid disaster in the October elections, the center-left candidate must convince voters that the welfare state is still worth fighting for.
Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador has achieved more than just policy victories during his five years in office. He has reshaped the national political field and established a new cycle of left-wing governance.
The election of the far right to Chile’s Constitutional Council is another major blow to the hope of a new constitution. But the Chilean left isn’t defeated yet.
The far right’s victory in elections for the Constitutional Council may be the death knell for a progressive constitution in Chile. It’s also a needed wake-up call for the Chilean left.
The capture of Adolf Eichmann in Argentina fueled antisemitic fears of the Andinia Plan, a supposed Jewish plot to create a homeland in Latin America.
Peru is now in its third week of protests, triggered by the impeachment of former president Pedro Castillo. The country’s rural poor are decrying his removal and calling for new elections and a constitutional assembly.
There is no “end of the working class.”
Today, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva can return to power and build a more equitable and prosperous Brazil. Former Lula press secretary André Singer spoke to Jacobin about what’s possible in power and the enduring appeal of Lulismo.
At a time of severe austerity, Spain has made key progressive advances. We spoke to labor minister Yolanda Díaz about her government’s attempts to bolster labor rights, fight climate change, and how the Left needs to build social movements beyond party structures.
Recently elected president Gustavo Petro’s victory was a milestone not only for Colombia but for all of Latin America. With it, a new progressive wave has washed across the region.
Women’s rights are being severely eroded in the United States. In Spain, the opposite is true. Jacobin spoke with Spanish minister of equality Irene Montero about those advances and the need to tie feminist concerns to the fight against capitalism.
After decades of its dictatorship-era constitution drastically reducing the rights of workers, women, and others, a new constitution is on the way in Chile. The draft paves the way for collective labor rights, public health care, and much more.
Gabriel Boric’s presidential victory and a new constitution are the crowning achievements of Chile’s broad socialist movement. Now comes the hard part: fulfilling a vision of working-class prosperity that stretches back to Salvador Allende and beyond.
Peru’s socialist president, Pedro Castillo, came into office to fight neoliberalism, but his agenda has been derailed by the Right. One of his ministers tells Jacobin how the Castillo government can fight back and win power for ordinary Peruvians.
Forty-two years ago today, Sandinista National Liberation Front forces captured Managua and put an end to the Somoza dictatorship. It was a triumph that changed the course of Latin American history.
Pedro Castillo is the next president of Peru. His election was a repudiation of neoliberalism and right-wing authoritarianism — and it could signal a permanent sea change in Peruvian politics.
Peru was the birthplace of neoliberal populism under Alberto Fujimori. Now Pedro Castillo, a socialist trade unionist from an indigenous background, has won its presidency.