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Argentina

Anti-immigration rhetoric spreading across Latin America 2017-03-27 [Equal Times]
400,000 March in Solidarity With Striking Teachers 2017-03-25 [In Serbia]
Striking teachers stage protest march in capital 2017-03-25 [WaPo]


Bolivia

School or work: the dilemma facing children in Bolivia 2016-11-14 [Equal Times]
Bolivian minister beaten to death by striking miners 2016-08-26 [The Journal]
Why Workers Are Marching Against Evo Morales 2016-07-06 [NACLA]


Brazil

Unions to Decide on New Strike 2017-03-27 [Prensa Latina]
Brazil’s Outsourcing Bill Divides Employers and Workers 2017-03-25 [brazzil]
Brazil Votes to Outsource Jobs, Weakening Labor Rights 2017-03-23 [telesurtv]


Chile

Escondida outcome seen as disaster for BHP as workers return 2017-03-25 [Reuters]
Copper Miners End Strike But Reject Company's Ultimatum 2017-03-24 [TeleSUR]
Escondida workers to end strike as they opt for old contract 2017-03-24 [Reuters]


Colombia

All-Women Childcare Union Emerges as National Player 2017-03-25 [Labour Notes]
Death threat made against Colombian union leader Eric Amador Toro 2017-03-19 [UNI]
Police evict striking Gerdau workers in Colombia 2017-02-09 [IndustriALL]


Ecuador

Women Blaze Trail in Scoring Labor Rights for Domestic Workers 2017-03-08 [TeleSUR ]
Schools in Ecuador to preserve ancestral languages 2017-01-04 [Equal Times]
Brutal persecution of teacher unionists is worsening ActNOW! 2016-11-04 [Education International]


French Guiana

Striking workers delay rocket launch 2017-03-23 [AFP]
Striking workers delay French rocket launch 2017-03-21 [The Express]


Guyana

Workers Revolt in France’s South American Colony 2017-03-27 [Telesurch TV]
Proposals floated to sell off several sugar estates, shed non-core operations 2017-01-01 [The Stabroek News]
GPL puts contracted workers, managers on standby , in wake of industrial unrest 2016-12-20 [Demerara Waves]


Paraguay

The battle to end unbridled discrimination in Paraguay 2017-02-22 [Equal Times]
Paraguay’s university students are protesting against corruption 2016-10-25 [Equal Times]
Campesinos March Against Conservative President 2016-09-21 [TeleSUR]


Peru

No end in sight for Cerro Verde strike as talks fail 2017-03-25 [BNA]
Union at Peru mine Cerro Verde says it to restart strike Friday 2017-03-21 [Reuters]
The guardians of the Andean potato 2017-03-20 [Equal Times]


Suriname


Uruguay

Transport Co-Ops Block Road in Uruguayan Capital to Protest Ride-Hailing Apps 2016-11-11 [LAHT]
Paper union seeks to negotiate the rehiring of 270 workers 2016-08-24 [IndustriALL]
Massive numbers of Uruguayans join strike for better pay 2016-07-21 [IndustriALL]


Venezuela

Venezuelan Prosecutor Vows ‘No Impunity’ in Union Leader Killing 2017-03-18 [venezuelanalysis]
Transportation Strike Called by Right-Wing 2017-03-07 [Prensa Latina]
Two Venezuelan oil workers die in fire -PDVSA 2016-12-21 [Reuters]
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