Revolution in Latin America: Ecuador, Chile, and Haiti

Date: Saturday 26th October
Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Location: Student Central, Room 3D
Speaker: Jorge Martin

Until recently, commentary about Latin American politics was full of pessimism and talk about a swing to the right, with the election of the Macri and Bolsonaro governments in Argentina and Brazil, respectively; and with Trump's attempted coup against the Maduro government in Venezuela.

But now the pendulum has begun to swing in the opposite direction. The last month has been a Red October, with a revolutionary wave sweeping across the continent. Uprisings, insurrections, and mass movements have erupted onto the streets in Ecuador, Chile, Haiti, Honduras, and elsewhere. Meanwhile, Macri faces almost certain defeat in the upcoming Argentinian elections; AMLO remains popular amongst the masses in Mexico; and workers and youth have come out en masse against Bolsonaro's reactionary programme.

In this talk, Jorge Martin - a regular writer for www.marxist.com on events in Latin America - looks at the revolutionary processes developing across the Americas.

Recommended reading: Mass insurrectionary movements explode across the world

Recommended watching: Permanent Revolution in Latin America