South America

26.09.2016 Prensa Latina

Bolivia’s External Debt is Only 19 percent of GDP

Bolivia’s External Debt is Only 19 percent of GDP

La Paz, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) At the end of last July the balance of the Bolivian public debt medium- and long-term reached six thousand 811 million dollars, which represents only 19 percent of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP ). This percentage is below the limits set by international bodies… »

25.09.2016 Pressenza London

Colombia: real peace in an era of phony war

Colombia: real peace in an era of phony war

While a “new Condor Plan” is rumoured to be stalking the region, Colombia might need more than a sideways glance from self-absorbed neighbours in the years to come. by Ivan Briscoe for OpenDemocracy On a rough count over the month of August, six coups were said to be under… »

23.09.2016 Silvia Swinden

Colombia Peace Process in London

Colombia Peace Process in London

Peace Sign to support the Colombian Peace process, Burgess Park, London The Colombian community in London met on 18/9/16 to reaffirm its commitment to the peace process and for a video link with Colombia to receive information from Taylor Valbuena, Adviser to the Office of the High Commissioner for… »

16.09.2016 ITUC International Trade Union Confederation

Prosecutors Allegations Against ex-President Lula put Brazil’s Justice System on Trial

Prosecutors Allegations Against ex-President Lula put Brazil’s Justice System on Trial

Allegations by prosecutor Deltan Dallagnol against former Brazilian President Lula, recycling discredited claims that he secretly owned a beach apartment in Guarujá and alleging that he presided over a massive corruption scandal, are putting Brazil’s justice system itself on trial, according to the ITUC.Allegations by prosecutor Deltan Dallagnol against former… »

13.09.2016 Alexandra Vega-Rivera

Madres de la Plaza de Mayo support Women’s Boat to Gaza

Madres de la Plaza de Mayo support Women’s Boat to Gaza

Every Thursday, more than two thousand Thursdays ago, at Plaza de Mayo at 3pm, right in front of the Government House in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the mothers who protest against the disappearance of their daughters and sons during the last dictatorship that ruled the South American country have been meeting… »

12.09.2016 IDN InDepthNews

People key to Ecuador’s Sustainable Development Goals

People key to Ecuador’s Sustainable Development Goals

Viewpoint by Nelsy Lizarazo, for InDepthNews. I visited to San Pablo 15 years ago and it was clearly the poorest neighbourhood of Portoviejo, the regional capital of Manabí Province. Then, there was no drinking water. Families could not even imagine the possibility of free basic education for all, and secondary… »

05.09.2016 Human Wrongs Watch

5 Alarming Facts about Amazon Forest Fires

5 Alarming Facts about Amazon Forest Fires

Human Wrongs Watch By Cristiane Mazzetti* 1 September, 2016 (Greenpeace) – The Amazon is being burned. Here’s what you need to know. From July to November, it is fire season in the Amazon rainforest. But while fires can be a normal part of… »

05.09.2016 Robert Burrowes

An Open Letter to the People of Brazil

An Open Letter to the People of Brazil

As I read of the latest coup in Brazil, once again removing a democratically elected leader from power, my anger surged. Not again! However, as I see and read about the ongoing massive protests, as well as calls by prominent community leaders to mobilize in defense of your… »

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