Corporate Greed Takes Hold in Brazil – ITUC


Brussels, 18 July 2017 (ITUC OnLine):  The decision by Brazil’s corruption-riddled parliament to eliminate a swathe of protections in the country’s labour laws will impoverish millions of people and leave workers completely at the mercy of employers who will have unilateral power to set wages, holiday entitlements, working hours and bonuses.  Continue reading


Statement from lawyers to Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

Lula balcony shot small

12 July 2017, São Paulo

Cristiano Zanin Martins and Valeska Teixeira Zanin Martins of Teixeira Martins Advogados (Lula’s lawyers) said: 

President Lula is innocent. For over three years, Lula has been subject to a politically motivated investigation. No credible evidence of guilt has been produced, and overwhelming proof of his innocence blatantly ignored. This politically motivated judgement attacks Brazil’s rule of law, democracy and Lula’s basic human rights.  It is of immense concern to the Brazilian people and to the international community. Continue reading

Ecuador Shows the Left Can Win & Transform Countries for the Better

The left-wing candidate Lenin Moreno recently celebrated victory in Ecuador’s presidential election, beating rival Guillermo Lasso and bucking the right’s resurgent trend in South America and giving a major boost to the left in the region. He ran on the basis of promising to protect the social gains of the progressive government there in the last decade and to govern “above all for the poor,” writes Matt Willgress. (20/04/17)

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DECLARATION ON NICARAGUA- of the 15th Meeting of the ALBA-TCP Political Council


We the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the member countries of the Bolivarian Alliance of Latin America – People’s Trade Treaty, at the 15th meeting of its Political Council in Havana:

Denounce and condemn the readiness of a group of US members of Congress known for their reactionary, disrespectful and interfering positions, to reintroduce in that country’s Congress the draft for what is known as NICA-ACT.

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