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Argentina

Landmark collective agreement signed between the Ministry of Education and CTERA 2020-06-18 [Education International]
Feminists Fight Covid on Buenos Aires’ Urban Margins 2020-06-17 [Nacla]
400 international journalists illegaly spied by Macri's government 2020-06-11 [IFJ]


Bolivia

Sex workers plead for a return to work – in full-length plastic suits 2020-07-02 [The New Daily]
Trump Bets on Closer Ties with Bolivia 2020-06-27 [Nacla]
tate Violence in Áñez’s Bolivia: Interview with Human Rights Lawyer David Inca Apaza 2020-06-01 [NACLA ]


Brazil

Banco Santander Brazil breaks commitment and sacks workers - support the online campaign ActNOW! 2020-06-26 [UNI Global Union]
Is Brazil on the verge of a dictatorship? 2020-06-18 [Opendemocracy]
Broad mobilization defeats push to eliminate key health and safety protection for meat workers 2020-06-15 [IUF]


Chile

Codelco hit by third coronavirus death - union 2020-06-25 [Canada.com]
Unions at Chile's Codelco demand more protection against coronavirus 2020-06-22 [Reuters]
Copper mine workers seek dialog as coronavirus outbreak explodes 2020-06-18 [Canada.com]


Colombia

Colombia: Agricultural trade union SINTRAINAGRO illustrates ways agricultural workers should be protected throughout the pandemic 2020-05-26 [Business and Human Rights Resource Centre]
Yes, it is possible to protect agricultural workers and mitigate risk in a pandemic - SINTRAINAGRO shows how it's done 2020-05-05 [IUF]
The agony of Colombia’s quarantined sex workers 2020-04-20 [Macau Business]


Ecuador

In Ecuador, Lawfare Marches on Despite Coronavirus 2020-04-28 [Nacla]
Pandemic overwhelms govt’s national response 2020-04-15 [BWI]
We are cheap labour to fight COVID-19 2020-04-14 [Opendemocracy]


French Guiana

Strikes lifted after aid package agreed with Paris 2017-04-23 [The Guardian]
French Guiana Workers Extend Strike, Set Up More Barricades 2017-04-19 [TeleSUR]
Part of South America facing a total shutdown 2017-04-11 [BBC]


Guyana

GAWU Head Komal Chand passes away 2020-04-09 [Stabroek News]
Veteran sugar union leader, Komal Chand, dies at 75 2020-04-09 [Kaieteur News]
Veteran trade unionist and politician, Komal Chand dies 2020-04-09 [Demerara Waves]


Paraguay

Win for aviation workers 2020-02-27 [ITF]
Paraguayan unions lead the way for aviation workers' rights 2019-04-29 [ITF]
Paraguayan Unions Lead the Way for Aviation Workers’ Rights 2019-04-27 [ITF]


Peru

Forest workers to undergo COVID-19 biosafety trainings 2020-06-11 [BWI]
UNI launches campaign for reinstatement of 22 sacked Falabella workers in Peru ActNOW! 2020-06-04 [UNI Global Union]
At least 20 journalists died from Covid-19 as they covered pandemic 2020-06-02 [The Guardian]


Suriname

old mine closed over union dispute following COVID-19 outbreak 2020-06-18 [The Times-Colonist]
Workers to contest parliamentary election 2020-05-23 [BWI]
Alcoa closure in Suriname: IndustriALL calls for a fair deal for workers 2018-11-20 [IndustriALL]


Uruguay

The role of Uruguayan unions in the ratification of C190 2020-06-20 [IndustriALL]
Uruguay’s ‘shadow pandemic’ of violence against women is out of controlop 2020-06-11 [Opendemocracy]
Uruguay becomes first country to ratify ILO Convention 190 2020-01-18 [IndustriAll]


Venezuela

Union secures incomes and benefits amidst lockdown 2020-05-09 [BWI]
Indigenous migrant women from Venezuela: extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 2020-04-16 [Opendemocracy]
The Triple Crisis in Venezuela 2020-04-15 [Nacla]
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