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The extortionate operations of NML Capital

By Ernst Wolff, December 11, 2012

A New York court ordered Argentina to settle debts totalling $1.33 billion with hedge fund NML Capital by December 15.

Strike, protests belie Haitian government’s free education claims

By John Marion, November 17, 2012

A teachers strikes and protests by students have exposed President Martelly’s claims to have reformed Haiti’s education system.

Peruvian government crushes riots in Lima market

By Armando Cruz, November 7, 2012

Four dead and more than 100 wounded was the outcome of the repression of a riot in La Parada, an old wholesale market in the working class district of La Victoria in downtown Lima.

Hurricane Sandy reveals deepening health, political crises in Caribbean countries

By John Marion, November 3, 2012

Long before devastating the eastern seaboard of the United States, Hurricane Sandy wreaked death and destruction on Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.

Martelly government cracks down on Haitian protests

By John Marion, October 16, 2012

A series of protests have swept Haiti sparked by government corruption, spikes in the prices of staple foods, and the anniversary of the coup that overthrew former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

Venezuela’s Chavez wins election, but by narrower margin

By Bill Van Auken, October 10, 2012

Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez won another six-year term in an election Sunday that saw the margin he enjoyed over the right-wing opposition sharply reduced compared to previous contests.

Venezuela’s Chavez turns further right in face of election challenge

By Bill Van Auken, October 5, 2012

In the closing weeks of the Venezuelan election campaign, President Hugo Chavez has mixed “socialist” rhetoric with appeals to the rich to back him as a guarantor of social peace.

Humala government outlaws strikes by Peruvian teachers and doctors

By Armando Cruz, September 27, 2012

A pair of wildcat strikes by teachers and doctors has become the latest episode of class struggle to undermine the government of Peru’s nationalist president, Ollanta Humala.

Colombian government, FARC guerrillas in peace talks

By Bill Van Auken, September 6, 2012

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos formally announced that his government is in peace talks with the FARC guerrilla movement.

Workers Struggles: The Americas

September 5, 2012

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Brazil’s public workers end strike

By Bill Van Auken, August 31, 2012

The majority of Brazil’s federal unions have called off a nearly four-month strike that pitted some 350,000 workers against the Workers Party government of President Dilma Rousseff.

Death toll in Venezuelan refinery blast rises to 41

By Bill Van Auken, August 28, 2012

President Chavez urged the public not to engage in “speculation” on the cause of the disaster, even as union officials charged that Venezuela’s state-owned oil company had neglected maintenance and safety.