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Murder of Francisca Sandoval: Violence against the media and state complicity

On Sunday, May 1st, Francisca Sandoval, an independent media journalist, was shot in the face. Since that day and after a complex operation to remove the bullet, we have been waiting for her farewell, after the announcement that she was…

Courage, said Freud

I write this column on the day that Carlos Gaviria – master and philosopher of life, politics and true justice – would have turned 85. He worked, read and taught to try to make the country less unequal, freer from…

The new constitution is full democracy

The transition from military rule to democracy has proved a failure. The majority of society no longer believes that growth and welfare are the solutions to economic and social ills, nor that the current political institutions are the paradigm of…

The returns we never imagined

In the Philippines the family of Ferdinand Marcos returns to power through one of his sons, Bongbong Marcos. It is the return, the resurrection of the dictatorship that between 1965 and 1986 marked the country by fire for its plundering…

Educating by example

In a world where discourse is increasingly distanced from behaviour, the phrase once uttered by Albert Einstein becomes relevant: “Educating by example is not one way of educating, it is the only way”. Educating and teaching are two words that…

Chile: The Constituent Assembly paves the way for a new development model

Last Saturday, May 7, the Constitutional Convention (CC) approved the norms that configure a new type of State in the economic-productive sphere, which opens the way to the construction of a development model that could put an end to neoliberalism.…

‘Theft’ of foreign assets becoming ‘habit’ for West – Lavrov

Russia’s foreign minister has slammed the top EU diplomat’s idea of seizing Russian government reserves Seizing Russia’s foreign-exchange reserves would be nothing short of “theft,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday. Such an idea was recently floated by the EU’s…

Son of former dictator Marcos set to win in the 2022 Philippine presidential elections

Monday, May 9, a record number of Filipinos came out to vote for the next leaders of the country. The unofficial election returns show that the tandem of Bongbong Marcos for president and Sara Duterte (daughter of incumbent president Duterte)…

Let’s push forward

Stop criticising the Constitutional Convention and the government, which is just beginning, many say, and they may be right. By Margarita Labarca Goddard Remember that when Michelle Bachelet was president of this country, she said that for the good of…

The Immortal Regiment, Moscow, 9 May 2022

“Our dead will not leave us in disgrace. Our fallen are like sentinels”, sang Vladimir Vysotsky, the Soviet Union’s most popular troubadour, in his famous song “He did not return from combat”. The heart of the cultural identity of the…

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