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Argentina

Argentinian union condemns LafargeHolcim for exposing workers to COVID-19 2020-04-02 [IndustriAll website]
ITUC praises Argentina for putting people first in fighting Covid 19 2020-03-28 [Merco Press]
UOLRA secures incomes of migrant brick workers amid COVID-19 2020-03-27 [BWI]


Bolivia

Sex workers protest coronavirus curfew 2020-03-24 [Canada.com]
MAS Party Under Threat as Bolivia Moves Towards New Elections (Without Evo) 2020-01-10 [NACLA]
The Highs and Lows of Bolivia’s Rebel City 2019-12-12 [NACLA]


Brazil

Unisaúde requests urgent changes to Bolsonaro to protect the people 2020-04-04 [UNI]
Attacks on Brazilian Press Increase Under Bolsonaro 2020-04-02 [NACLA ]
Brazil's Vulnerable Left Behind in the Pandemic 2020-04-01 [Nacla]


Chile

Video message from FETRACOMA on COVID-19 2020-04-04 [BWI]
Workplace accidents decline but coronavirus infection threat remains 2020-03-24 [CLB]
Historic march in Chile on International Women's Day 2020-03-12 [IndustriALL]


Colombia

Sintracarbón ends collective bargaining dispute with Cerrejón 2020-04-06 [IndustriALL]
Irregular workers remain unprotected from COVID-19 2020-04-04 [BWI]
“The situation of human rights defenders in Colombia is unsustainable”: UN 2020-04-03 [Opendemocracy]


Ecuador

Ecuadors leftist leaders arrested in police raids nationwide 2019-10-17 [Popular Resistance]
Ecuador's Moreno, indiginous groupsreach deal to end protests 2019-10-15 [Al Jazeerah]
Ecuador: Society's Reaction to IMF Austerity Package 2019-10-15 [NACLA]


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

COVID-19: GAWU calls on GuySuCo to suspend operations, support sugar workers financially 2020-04-03 [Stabroek News]
FITUG calls on gov’t to provide relief to workers dislocated by coronavirus 2020-03-31 [Stabroek News]
GAWU mulling nationwide strike if sugar workers’ wage hike not retroactive to 2019 2020-02-22 [The Stabroek News]


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

Food unions fight employer push for 12-hour shifts 2020-04-04 [IUF]
Government puts economic interests before miners’ safety 2020-03-24 [IndustriALL]
An Uncertain Way Forward for Peru 2020-01-29 [Nacla]


Suriname

Alcoa closure in Suriname: IndustriALL calls for a fair deal for workers 2018-11-20 [IndustriALL]


Uruguay

Uruguay becomes first country to ratify ILO Convention 190 2020-01-18 [IndustriAll]
Trade Unions on Partial General Strike 2018-09-28 [Prensa Latina]
300 jobs at risk in Uruguay mine 2018-08-09 [IndustriALL]


Venezuela

Trade unions comply with govt’s COVID-19 measures 2020-04-04 [BWI]
Govt Suspends Rent Payments, Protects Wages as Coronavirus Cases Rise to 77 2020-03-30 [Venezuela Analysis]
Teachers' Strike: ‘Those of Us Who Continue to Teach Do So Out of Love’ 2019-11-12 [Venezuela Analysis]
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