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Movements, Debates and Struggles in Latin America

Toronto — 17 July 2008.

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A report by Leo Panitch on the International Seminar organized by the Brazilian Landless People's Movement (MST) in honour of Che's 80th Birthday.

The last year has seen enormous political turmoil across Latin America. Political and social advances for the Left in Bolivia, Ecuador and Venezuela continued to be wracked by civil conflicts. In other countries, strikes, peasant organizing and dissent against neoliberalism continues to grow. In Brazil, the landless movement is in the midst of a militant wave of occupations, confrontations and civil actions. The recent seminar hosted by the MST brought many of Latin America's leading intellectuals and activists together for an assessment of the political setting and future prospects.

More news from Brazil: Via Campesina's Struggles in Brazil.

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