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03.05.2016 Deutsche Welle

Recall effort builds against Venezuelan president

Recall effort builds against Venezuelan president

Venezuela’s opposition has presented more than a million signatures to election authorities calling for a referendum to remove the country’s president. Economic woes have eaten into the left-wing president’s popularity. Venezuela’s unified opposition said Monday it had delivered petitions with some 1.8 million signatures of voters … »

02.05.2016 Pressenza New York

Did Chile recover its democracy?

Did Chile recover its democracy?

Anne Kass As many US citizens as possible should travel to, read about or otherwise educate themselves about Chile.  It is a country that was decimated by a right-wing, neo-liberal “government” albeit not an elected government.  Pinochet took control via an overt military coup (to be … »

25.04.2016 Ilka Oliva Corado

Latin America, coups and resistance

Latin America, coups and resistance

Today dictatorships have ceased to be bloody, the US and the Latin American oligarchy have changed their strategy. Imposition is corporate made. A new kind of dirty war and Plan Condor which execute soft coups with its central axis: through manipulation by the media, and with this, numbing … »

24.04.2016 RT

Brazil’s Rousseff likens impeachment to ‘coup,’ vows to fight back

Brazil’s Rousseff likens impeachment to ‘coup,’ vows to fight back

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said the ongoing impeachment process against her has “all the characteristics of a coup.” She vowed to fight the charges and says that the process will have “serious consequences for the Brazilian political process.” Speaking to reporters in New York on Friday, Rousseff asserted she was … »

15.04.2016 Pressenza IPA

Rejection of the parliamentary coup attempt in Brazil

Rejection of the parliamentary coup attempt in Brazil

The Special Legislative Commission of the Congress of the Republic of Brazil has approved the proposal to send the impeachment proceedings to the plenary of the Chamber of Deputies, under the central accusation that the Brazilian President violated fiscal norms, by masking a budget deficit. We consider that this supposed … »

06.04.2016 Silvia Swinden

Brazil, musical impeachments and the Panama Papers

Brazil, musical impeachments and the Panama Papers

Brazilian House Speaker Eduardo Cunha, who is behind the ferocious campaign to impeach President Dilma Rousseff, has himself been found to be under suspicion that he carried out shady deals in the past. He is named in the Panama Papers for receiving bribes linked to offshore companies with links to … »

02.04.2016 Pressenza Hong Kong

Seed storage in the tropics

Seed storage in the tropics

 Why seed storage is necessary Yearly production of grains, pulses, and vegetables depends on a reliable supply of quality seed. This is true for the farmer growing a crop to feed their family as well as for the agricultural worker evaluating and growing out seeds of a new crop species … »

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