Our monthly selection of the best articles on Latin America from around the internet.
How Cuba is Leading the World in the Fight Against Coronavirus (Alan Macleod/MintPress News
As Cuba sends doctors around the world to help fight coronavirus, a Cuban antiviral drug, Interferon Alpha 2b, is helping countries like China stem the tide of the outbreak.
Today We Protest, Tomorrow We Strike (Estefanía Castañeda Pérez/NACLA)
Millions of women in Mexico—and across Latin America—participated in historic mobilisations denouncing discrimination, femicides, and other forms of gender violence during the 8 de Marzo (8M) protests, followed by the first women-led national strike in Mexico, El Paro Nacional (9M).
Chile: The virus is also the model (Barbara Godoy/Open Democracy)
With privatized health care and a right-wing government, Chile is struggling with the coronavirus epidemic. The government is afraid to take measures of total isolation because of fears of looting and protests following the demonstrations that began in 2019. Despite not yet being in a total quarantine, citizens are taking care of one another as best they can. They are confronting the virus and model of privatisation through citizens organisation and care.
Trump admin’s $15 million bounty on Maduro triggers explosive confession of violent Guaidó plot (Leonardo Flores/The Grayzone)
The Trump administration’s deception-laden indictment of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro and members of his inner circle has badly backfired, resulting in the exposure of a violent assassination plan that could lead to the arrest of coup leader Juan Guaidó.
OAS Failed To Prove Fraud In Bolivian Election (Gregory Wilpert/The Real News Network)
A detailed new analysis conducted by researchers at the Center for Economic and Policy Research shows that the OAS election observers’ audit of Bolivia’s 2019 presidential election failed to prove that the official result was fraudulent.
Bolsonaro Copies Disastrous “Milan Doesn’t Stop” Anti-Quarantine Campaign (Igor Carvalho/Brasil wire)
Federal Government propaganda which asks Brazilians to get out of isolation and back to work, is “criminal”, says Congressman.
Forty Years On, El Salvador’s War Is Still Not Over (Belen Fernandez/Al Jazeera)
Forty years after Archbishop Oscar Romero’s assassination, neoliberal violence is still wreaking havoc in El Salvador.
Decades After Argentina’s Dictatorship, the Abuelas Continue Reuniting Families (Lucía Cholakian Herrera/NACLA)
The struggle to hold the military to account for crimes against humanity are a part of Argentinian identity. A group of grandmothers leads the story of that struggle.
Narcos Mexico Is Not the Education We Need (Vanessa Freije/NACLA)
It is very rare to have US audience attention centred on Mexico. Unfortunately, Narcos Mexico squanders the opportunity.
‘The Rapist is You’: Inside Chile’s Feminist Uprising That’s Gone Global (Producer: Nicole Kramm Caifal/ AJ+)
Chile’s feminist anthem “The rapist is you” went viral in 2019. The chant became an anthem for women during the social unrest of 2019, which was sparked by deepening inequality in the country. The song had a global impact, but the struggle for equality back in Chile continues, we meet the women leading the charge.
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