South America

20.07.2015 Pressenza New York

Afro-Colombians Should be at the Negotiating Table

Afro-Colombians Should be at the Negotiating Table

On behalf of organizations and communities that make up The Afro-Colombian National Peace Council (CONPA), and in the context of the announcements made on Sunday, July 12, 2015 by the negotiating parties on agreements to de-escalate the internal armed conflict, and an eventual bilateral and definitive cease-fire, we express that: … »

14.07.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Belo Monte Dam May Begin Operations Despite Noncompliance

Belo Monte Dam May Begin Operations Despite Noncompliance

The dam has failed to comply with conditions for the protection of the health, integrity and way of life of affected communities. Organizations reiterate the validity of the precautionary measures granted by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in favor of the indigenous communities of the Xingú River basin, … »

04.07.2015 Pressenza Budapest

Wikileaks report: Bugging Brazil

Wikileaks report: Bugging Brazil

WikiLeaks publishes today, 4 July at 08:00 BRT, a top secret US National Security Agency target list of 29 key Brazilian government phone numbers that were selected for intensive interception. The publication proves that not only President Dilma Rousseff was targeted but also her assistant, her secretary, her chief of … »

01.07.2015 Pressenza Berlin

Berlin civil society shows its support for the government of Ecuador

Berlin civil society shows its support for the government of Ecuador

The German Ecuador Solidarity group, EcuaSoli, participated with political placards in two Ecuadorian concerts which took place in the German capital. On the 28th of June, hundreds of Germans and Latin-Americans based in Berlin gathered in the city’s Mauerpark to watch concerts by Ecuadorian bands, among others: Musicalle and Swing … »

30.06.2015 Redacción Chile

Chile: The Constitution for Everyone

Chile: The Constitution for Everyone

The Constitution for Everyone is the name of an independent citizens’ initiative in Chile that was publicly launched today with the aim of educating and promoting broad dialogue about the Constitution. Through a digital platform (www.laconstituciondetodos.cl), participants will be able to find and learn about the current constitution, express … »

30.06.2015 Ernesto H. De Casas

You don’t kill people!

You don’t kill people!

The phrase, “you don’t kill people,” Silo said to us once in an informal dinner, when the conversation was about the atrocities caused by military dictatorships in South America and in the hypothetical case that someone could meet an ex-torturer in the street. What would you do? In this context … »

21.06.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Rio Camera Kids

Rio Camera Kids

Rio Camera Kids is a project developed by film director Marco Nicoletti with the support of Italian NGO CISP that will open up opportunities for the youths of the Rio Favelas. The test case ‘The Rocinha Favela’ will provide ten youths with the equipment, training and guidance needed to produce … »

19.06.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Older persons have rights – OAS

Older persons have rights – OAS

Americas OAS Becomes the First Region in the World with a Convention for the Protection of the Rights of OLDER Persons June 15, 2015 – The member states of the Organization of American States (OAS) today approved the Inter-American Convention on Protecting the Human Rights of Older Persons during … »

17.06.2015 ANDES, Agencia pública de noticias del Ecuador y Suramérica

President Correa announces “temporary” suspension of laws and calls for a “national debate”

President Correa announces “temporary” suspension of laws and calls for a “national debate”

Quito, June16 (Andes).-President Rafael Correa called for “a great national debate” to discuss bills that are currently in the National Assembly. The President announced a temporary withdrawal on inheritance taxes and capital gains, in order to avoid opposition groups provoking more violence, “considering that the Pope’s visit to the … »

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