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Challenges facing the Latin American left

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Forces on the left are mobilizing in Latin America and the Caribbean to confront the right wing offensive which, encouraged and financed by the United States, is underway in the region, with the use of strategies meant to foment political destabilization and discredit progressive governments in power and former elected leaders.

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Beyond the restitution of Lula’s rights as a former President

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The Regional Federal Court of the 3rd Region (TRF3) ruled on May 29 that Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s rights as a former President were to be restituted, overturning a May 17 decision to revoke them. The most recent ruling was made by Judge André Nabarrete Neto, who indicated in his statement that former Brazilian heads of state are awarded “rights and prerogatives (not benefits) in consonance with the assumption of the Republic’s highest office, and have no legal limitations.”

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Anti-imperialist march in Lima

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Trade unionists, indigenous peoples, farmers, popular movements, and delegations to the Summit of the Peoples in Lima gathered yesterday in the city’s Plaza de Marte, to denounce U.S. intervention in the region.

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Growing Solidarity with Lula Reaches the People’s Summit

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Social and political organizations of the continent called today for new mobilizations to demand the release of former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva, who received numerous demonstrations of support at the People”s Summit.

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Minrex: Cuba expresses solidarity and support for Lula

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Declaration from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ director general for Latin America, Eugenio Martínez Enríquez. The Federal Republic of Brazil’s Federal Supreme Court rejected the habeas corpus appeal presented by the defense team of the country’s former President and leader of the Workers Party, Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva.

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Brazil: In the aftermath of a coup

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A year after what various sectors of society referred to as the “Day of Infamy”, Brazil is suffering the dire consequences of the parliamentary-judicial coup perpetrated against constitutional President Dilma Rousseff.

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Thousands Protest Brazil’s Temer on Independence Day

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Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets Wednesday, September 7 in over a dozen Brazilian cities for a national day of action dubbed the “Cry of the Excluded” to protest the country’s unelected government as President Michel Temer made his first public appearance one week after taking office.

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Brazil thanks Cuba for support

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The Brazilian Workers’ Federation (CTB) thanked the Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Cuba for its strong rejection of the parliamentary-judicial coup staged to oust the country’s legitimate President Dilma Rousseff. The CTB sent a message of thanks to the Cuban government following its statement denouncing the impeachment of Rousseff, published in Granma and disseminated by workers and progressive and social movements from Brazil and other Latin American countries.

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Dilma: her deposition consummated by a defeated

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Dilma and I lived on the same street – Rua Major Lopes, in the town of Belo Horizonte. As she walked to school every morning she passed my house where she saw my mother working in her garden. She and my sister Thereza were friends.

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Unasur calls meeting of foreign ministers following coup in Brazil

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The Secretary General of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur), Ernesto Samper, will begin a round of consultations with member country foreign ministers, in order to arrange a meeting and address the issue of the removal from office of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.