South America

17.01.2015 Tony Robinson

Has democracy finally arrived in Chile?

Has democracy finally arrived in Chile?

Augusto Pinochet’s parting gift to Chilean politics as he ended his military dictatorship was a bizarre system of elections that divided the country into areas each with two seats in the House of Deputies. The only way to ensure election was to be in one of the two biggest political … »

16.01.2015 Prensa Latina

Chile reforms electoral system after marathon debates

Chile reforms electoral system after marathon debates

One of the pillars of Augusto Pinochet”s dictatorship, the binominal system, passed away today following approval in the Chilean Senate of the reform of the electoral system. We are very proud to say that we have achieved something historic, said Senate President, Isabel Allende Bussi, daughter of the late president … »

11.01.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Silo’s Messengers high in the mountains

Silo’s Messengers high in the mountains

In our Park of Study and Reflection, Punta de Vacas, we conducted yet again a Messengers meeting, from January 2nd to the 4th, with workshops held on the 5th and on the 6th Silo’s birthday was celebrated. The days were all very interesting and, I will say, touching, … »

05.01.2015 Iván Novotny

A spirituality emerges from the heart of the Andes

A spirituality emerges from the heart of the Andes

The long chain of snowy peaks hugging a diverse America, Andean mountains conjugated in endless hues; from within those mountains, like a treasure to be discovered by humanity, a spirituality is being born, infecting bit by bit the entire spectrum of human cultures. It’s the spirituality inspired by Silo’s … »

30.12.2014 Juan José Pescio

Villa Regina, Argentina: Youth Spearheading Nonviolent Change

Villa Regina, Argentina: Youth Spearheading Nonviolent Change

Villa Regina, a city of 33,000 in the Patagonian province of Rio Negro in southern Argentina, began the process of becoming a “nonviolent city” four years ago. Today the city has two training centres (Comahue National University, and State Secondary School No. 70) and an organizing team of 32 volunteers … »

28.12.2014 Télam - Agencia Nacional de Noticias de la República Argentina

The NY Court of Appeals granted the vulture funds request of information on Argentine assets

The NY Court of Appeals granted the vulture funds request of information on Argentine assets

The New York Second Circuit Court of Appeals confirmed Judge Thomas Griesa’s ruling, which had granted to vulture funds their request of seeking official information (discovery) on Argentine assets in the United States, as part of their litigation against the Argentine Republic. Nevertheless, the Court magistrates recommended Griesa “to take … »

24.12.2014 Pressenza Hong Kong

Cuba: statement by Raúl Castro Ruz

Cuba:  statement by Raúl Castro Ruz

 Embassy of the Republic of Cuba Wellington – NewZealand PRESS RELEASE 23 December, 2014  Statement by Raúl Castro Ruz, president of the Councils of State and of Ministers at the closing ceremony of the fourth session of the eighth legislature of the National People’s Power Assembly Comrades all: We have … »

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