Latin America


    New Challenges Confronting the Progressive Governments of South America
  • In the course of a seminar organised by the São Paulo Forum from June 30 to July 2 at Rio, which brought together ministers, political leaders and research workers from about ten Latin American countries (eight of which were in South America) headed by left governments the Research Institute for...
    Chile - The Constitution and the Crisis of Education: A Decisive Battle
  • This summer’s student demonstrations detonated the major social explosion our country is experiencing today after 17 years of an authoritarian regime and two decades of dashed hopes. Over and above this series of events that, in a way, pulled us out of a long period of sleep that followed the...
    Challenges for Dilma Rousseff and the Role of the Left in Brazil
  • Any analysis of the political situation in Brazil cannot ignore the significance of the victory of the forces of the left and of progressives when Dilma Rousseff was elected to the presidency of the Republic in October 2010. It was an important victory because, for the first time, a woman is...
    The Social Forums and the Left in Latin America
  • The question I had been asked by the editors of this publication - “What has been the contribution of the Social Forums to the experiences of the left in Latin America?”- cannot be answered that easily. In order to learn lessons for the political struggle it is not at all sufficient to describe its...
    Honduras: Anatomy of a Coup d’État
  • Afflicted by epidemics and floods, Honduras has been, since the days of Francisco Morazán1 not only one of the poorest countries of the region, but also the hidden battlefield between conservatives and liberals. Since the beginning of the last century, political power always depended on an army at...
    Building a "Socialism of the 21st Century"
  • It has become fashionable nowadays to associate the student and youth movement of 1968 with the worldwide attempt to build a political culture of a new kind; but very few bear in mind the qualitatively different impact this outburst of subjectivity had on the political developments in the North and in the South and East.  


    The Latin American Left Will Inspire the World
  • The current Brazilian elections are important also for many beyond the country’s borders. Brazil has strengthened the new left wave in Latin America and cooperation across the Global South, which now counts 134 developing countries and could represent a social alternative at a time when Western countries are facing a coming recession and crisis.
    Climate Crisis and Colonialism in Puerto Rico
  • Paul Lippert Figueroa, party leader of the Puerto Rico Independence Party (PIP) in the capital San Juan, comments on the intertwining between Puerto Rico's struggle for independence and the fight against the climate crisis.
    Mixed Signals from Brazil
  • Lula’s first-round victory is encouraging, but Bolsonaro’s surprisingly strong result means four anxious weeks lie ahead.
    Brazil’s Most Decisive Election
  • On Sunday, Brazilians face two radically different choices for the country’s political future. Mario Schenk spoke with Jorge Pereira Filho about the possible outcome of the presidential election, the risk of a coup, the role of right-wing militias and the military, and the challenges that a left-wing government would face if they won.
    For the New Constitution in Chile
  • On 4 September, the people of Chile will decide: default to Pinochet´s constitution, or found a new Chile with a constitution that guarantees the rights to health, housing, education, and a habitable planet. Join the numerous activists who write to congratulate Chile´s Constitutional Convention on the completion of a new Political Constitution.
    Congratulations Compañero Lula
  • The Party of the European Left congratulates former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in light of the Supreme Courts ruling to overturn all the charges related to the Lava Jato Curitiba trial - paving the way to callenge Bolsonaro.
    #LulaLivre: The Struggle for Justice in Brazil Makes Progress
  • It is with joy that we followed live images of the release of Brazil’s former President Lula da Silva from incarceration. Lula’s imprisonment since April 2018 was the result of an unfair political process, part of an institutional coup that led to President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment, to prevent...
    Manifest to the People of Brazil
  • For two months now, I have been unjustly incarcerated without having committed any crime. For two months I have been unable to travel the country I love, bringing the message of hope of a better and more just Brazil, with opportunities for all, as I always did during 45 years of public life.
    Transform! europe at the World Social Forum 2018
  • The World Social Forum 2018 took place in Salvador de Bahia in Brazil. Transform! europe organized two workshops on site and members of the delegation participated in diverse workshops, cultural and political events.
    Cuba’s Impressive Role on Ebola
  • Cuba is an impoverished island that remains largely cut off from the world and lies about 4,500 miles from the West African nations where Ebola is spreading at an alarming rate. Yet, having pledged to deploy hundreds of medical professionals to the front lines of the pandemic, Cuba stands to play the most robust role among the nations seeking to contain the virus.
    Honduran Military Assassinates Leftist Presidential Candidate
  • Congressman Cesar Ham was a Zelaya ally and organizer of the opinion poll on a new constitution. Cesar Ham, presidential candidate and the head of Honduras' only registered leftist political party, the Democratic Unification of Honduras, is dead. He was killed by a squad of soldiers who arrived...


    EU-CELAC People´s Summit
  • On 17 and 18 July 2023, a Summit of The European Union (EU) and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) will be held in Brussels. Simultaneously, various political and social actors, including transform! europe, are organising a Peoples’ Summit, a mass event open to the most diverse range of views and ideas.
    9ª Conferencia Latinoamericana y Caribeña de Ciencias Sociales
  • Del 7 al 10 de junio tendrá lugar la Conferencia CLACSO en las instalaciones de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, en la capital del país donde CLACSO cuenta con 101 Centros miembros y redes asociadas, además de una larga historia de actividades y acuerdos con instituciones locales.
    International Conference Constituting Democracies
  • International Conference with the participation of politicians, writers, social scientists from all over Latin America and Europe to discuss constituent processes, the emergence of fascism, art and politics, plurinationality, geopolitics, climate crisis and fake news, among other topics.
    Progressive Solutions for the Pandemic
  • For the first time, political foundations and centers for political training for have joined efforts to discuss left and progressive solutions and ways out of the crisis we live in.
    Our Bodies – Our Choice – Our Decisions
  • On the occasion of the International Women's Day on 8 March, organised by transform! europe and the Polish Naprzód Foundation, this webinar brings together feminist activists to discuss the current struggle of Polish women and to reflect on the victorious pro-choice campaigns for accessible, free and safe abortion in Ireland and Argentina.
    "Bad Girls and Disobedient Wombs"
  • Organised by transform! europe and the Iratzar Foundation (Basque Country), this webinar will focus on the political and social control of women's bodies, one of the axes of the IV. International Marxist Feminist Conference.
    "Where Are We Today?" "What Do We Need to Do?"
  • The Global Dialogue for Systemic Change invites you to two seminars on December 10 and 15. These will be in-depth seminars, they will take a form between the political discussion and the webinar. These meetings and the interventions that will take place will be reserved for a list of about a hundred...


    "Bad Girls and Disobedient Wombs"
  • Organised by transform! europe and the Iratzar Foundation (Basque Country), this webinar will focus on the political and social control of women's bodies, one of the axes of the IV. International Marxist Feminist Conference.