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,...

Open Letter to Social and Left Organisations

What follows is the reproduction of an Open Letter to Social and Left Organisations emitted on 1st May last, calling to build an alternative of class independence for policies, programmes and electoral platforms of workers of the countryside and the cities, emitted by Workers' Party of Paraguay   For an alternative...

Paraguay: Workers Defeated Attack On Pensions

Paraguayan workers had an important victory on August 23, 2018. Fabio Bosco from Sao Paulo, Seven thousand workers held a rally in front of the Senate against the bill to create the "Superintendencia de Jubilizaciones y Pensiones" (a kind of Agency in charge of pensions). The bill would enable the government...

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...

Trade Union Coordination created

TO STRENGTHEN SOLIDARITY IN STRUGGLES   Leaders of about twenty trade unions got together last Saturday to inform about the emergence of a Trade Union Coordinating Board to "cooperate actively in the process of reactivation of the Paraguayan Trade Union Movement".   During the meeting, which was held on the premises of...

Dictatorships in Brazil and Paraguay: nevermore!

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro praised the military dictatorships of Brazil and Paraguay in the inauguration of general Joaquim Silva e Luna, former Defense Minister of Temer, who was appointed president of the binational Itaipu power plant. Joint statement – PSTU-Brazil and PT-Paraguay He said that marshal Castelo Branco had been “elected...

Why we quit the Social and Popular Block?

Last 9th of August, a general plenary meeting voted a proposal posed by the leadership of the Social and Popular Block (BSP) to promote an alliance with the concord of the neoliberal and fascist parties. This decision was based on a written report put forward by the leaders of...

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...

The Working Class Confederation is born

More than 200 people, including delegates and guests, founded the Working Class Confederation last November 20th in Paraguay (WCC), "a classist, democratic and pro-fighting organization which struggles for the working class rights and interests, for the peasantry rights and other popular areas of our country”, said the new...

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...

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