Crisis and rebellion in Latin America today: panel of socialists from Argentina, Chile and Brazil
About this session
Crisis and rebellion is reshaping Latin America. The last two decades saw impressive social rebellion from below, substantial gains in living standards and the rise of the neoreformist 'pink tide' governments. Now right wing forces are organising to roll back these gains, scoring important victories but also facing significant challenges.
In the process the weakness of electorally oriented left parties, such as the Workers' Party of Brazil, has been made clear. But at the same time a new generation of radical youth have hit the streets demanding systemic change and making their imprint on the political climate as well. In these sessions revolutionary socialists will unpack this complex situation and discuss the prospects for the left and the workers movement going forward. In this session revolutionary socialists from Argentina, Chile and Brazil will unpack this complex situation and discuss the prospects for the left and the workers movement going forward.
Luis Meiners is a socialist activist and sociologist, and member of the Movimiento Socialista de Trabajadores (MST) in Argentina and the International Socialist League (ISL).
Joaquin Araneda is a part of the leadership of the Movimiento Anticapitalista in Chile.
Alessandro Fernandes who is a teacher and member of the coordination of Alternativa Socialista-PSOL in Brazil