Paraguay | Peripheral Capitalism And The Pandemic

Since March 5th, thousands have had enough of Mario Abdo Benítez and the Colorado Party’s corruption and inaction regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and have taken to the streets. The unacceptable deterioration of millions of people’s living conditions and the collapse of the healthcare system are entirely the fault of...

The Working People of Paraguay Lead the Way Against the Pandemic

The political developments that have occurred in Paraguay since March 5th deserve the attention of all working class organizations in South America and the world. The outbreak of struggle across the country displays what is currently the highest level of resistance against capitalist governments’ criminal COVID-19 polices.   By Daniel Sugasti,...

Paraguay: Down with Mario Abdo’s Government! Down with Cartes and his Gang!

On March 5th, we participated in a massive demonstration in Asunción against Mario Abdo Benítez’s corrupt, criminal government. Thousands of young people from diverse backgrounds went out into the streets to display their rage against the government and to shout “Everyone must go, don’t let anyone stay!”   Statement of The...

Book Addresses the Paraguayan War

The book “The War Against the Triple Alliance” by Marxist author Ronald Leon Nuñez was launched in Assunción last August 14, 2019. By CSP-Conlutas Media Workgroup The War was fought between Paraguay and the triple alliance of Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay backed by the British between 1864 and 1870. It is considered...

Paraguayan Labor Stands For Impeachment of Mario Abdo Benitez!

Militant Paraguayan Labor Federation CCT Issued a statement denouncing Paraguayan authorities for the secret agreement with Brazilian administration about bi-national Itaipu dam. By CSP-Conlutas Media Workgroup The secret agreement would make electricity bills 40% higher for Paraguayan people. The main beneficiary would be a Brazilian energy company whose owner is a member...

Labor Opportunism and Servility Means the Betrayal of the Working Class

Faced with the deep crisis that the country is experiencing in the wake of the scandalous secret agreement signed behind the people's backs by the national government, which undermines the wealth and sovereignty of the Paraguayan people, and the positions assumed by different political and social sectors on the...

Open Letter from a Paraguayan to the Brazilian Working Class on Itaipu

"A nation cannot become free and at the same time continue to oppress other nations"                                   (On Poland - Friedrich Engels - 1847) "No nation can be free if it oppresses other nations"     ...

Paraguayans Against Itaipu Agreement!

The Paraguayan people took the streets on July 27, 2019 against a new agreement with Brazil which increases the price of energy in 40%. By CSP-Conlutas Media Workgroup The agreement was imposed by Brazilian authorities last May but kept secret by Paraguayan president Mario Abdo Benitez. Under threat of impeachment, President Mario...

Mercosur-EU Agreement: a Bad Deal For the Working Class

European Union and Mercosur officials signed an agreement on July 28 which is meant to increase trade between 28 European countries and the four members of Mercosur (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay). By CSP-Conlutas Media Workgroup The main benefactor is the European industrial sector as taxes to access Mercosur markets will...

Mercosur and the European Union: One Step More Towards Becoming a Colony

            The free commerce deal between Mercosur and the European Union (EU), announce with fireworks and fanfare by Bolsonaro and celebrated by the press, reaffirms the submission of the country to the big international economic groups. And deepens the role of Mercosur and Brazil as colonies and suppliers of...

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