August

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Crisis in Honduras: labor takes hold

The labor movement, responding to murders of peasant activists and to precarious living conditions, is leading popular mobilization in Honduras.

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Organized crime: part of the system in Guatemala

While thousands of Guatemalans go hungry, everything indicates that the country's crime wave is part and parcel of a neoliberal effort to weaken the state as much as possible.

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S. Africa gov’t urged to talk with unions

South Africa's communists called on the government and unions to "sit down and engage frankly" in order to resolve a three-week public sector strike.

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Behind the massacre in Mexico

What's behind the horrific murder of 72 immigrants in Mexico, about 120 miles south of Brownsville, Texas?

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Colombia’s Communists celebrate 80 years in fight for democracy, unity

The Colombian Communist Party turned 80 this month and celebrated eight decades of struggle.

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Mexican Johnson Controls workers attacked, U.S. unions respond

U.S. and international unions stand with Mexican workers at Johnson Controls plant in Puebla, Mexico.

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Unique chance to change the conversation between U.S. and Latin America

In South America, progressive advances continue, despite the coup in Honduras and electoral defeats in Panama, Costa Rica and Chile.

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World Notes: UN, Pakistan, Iran, Honduras, South Africa, Cuba

The International Labor Organization issued a report August 12 indicating that at the end of 2009 81 million people between 15 and 24 years of age were unemployed, up from 11.9 percent in 2007 to 13 percent last year.

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Wyclef Jean to challenge ballot ruling

Recording artist turned presidential aspirant Wyclef Jean is challenging last week's ruling by Haitian election officials disqualifying his run for the island nation's highest office.

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UN focus on youth

On August 12, the UN launched the International Year of the Youth, aimed at alleviating the grinding poverty, record joblessness and problems affecting millions of young people across the globe.

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