The Latin America session at Arise Festival 2023 saw hundreds of activists come together to build international solidarity and support for progressive developments in the region.
Bolivia's commitment to social progress, healthcare, regional cooperation and more shows that a better world is possible. Logan Williams calls for solidarity with their progressive struggle.
"Opening spaces particularly for indigenous, native, peasant women is not an easy task" - Miriam Amancay COLQUE reports back from her trip to the National Confederation of Native Indigenous Peasant Women of Bolivia.
Despite violent destabilisation attempts from the far-right, Bolivia is continuing it's path of social progress - Logan Williams interviews Bolivia-based journalist Camila Escalante.
A wave of left victories has brought progressive leaders to power across Latin America, but they still face deep challenges and undemocratic threats from the far-right.
Over 1000 activists join leading left MPs, trade unionists and international activists in showing solidarity with social progress and democracy in Bolivia after violent right-wing attacks.
“Bolivia’s Movement for Socialism government is being confronted on the streets of Santa Cruz by violent right-wing opposition-led violence reminiscent of the coup that deposed elected president Evo Morales in October 2019.”
"Across Latin America, the left is leading the fight to protect and maintain the social progress made during the first ‘pink tide’. One of the clearest examples of this can be found in contemporary Bolivia."
The left has elected presidents in Mexico, Argentina, Bolivia, Honduras, Peru, Chile, and now in Colombia, but... is still subjected to hostile acts of aggression by the US and its Atlantic accomplices, including the UK.
“The achievements generated through both the Morales and Arce-led MAS government’s educational policies despite overwhelming material difficulties offer a crucial example of an education system forged for all.”