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18.12.2019

Five Years After Obama’s Cuba Opening, Cubans Are Reeling From The “Trump Effect”

Five Years After Obama’s Cuba Opening, Cubans Are Reeling From The “Trump Effect”

By Medea Benjamin Gloria Minor had been preparing her AirBnB in Havana for years, investing every penny her sister sent her from Miami in repairing and refurbishing her apartment.  With President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro re-establishing relations five years ago, Minor was sure the expected flood of U.S. visitors… »

12.12.2019

Rediscovering the Mayan Tzeltal culture

Rediscovering the Mayan Tzeltal culture

Claudio Rossetti Conti, a young Milanese psychologist fascinated by cultural diversity, is active in Chiapas and Guatemala in various indigenous communities as a community psychologist. As a scholar and friend of several women and men of traditional Maya Tzeltal medicine, he is interested in rediscovering the cultures of the original… »

10.11.2019

Demonstrations from abroad of support, encouragement and inspiration for Chile

Demonstrations from abroad of support, encouragement and inspiration for Chile

Al over the world there have been demonstrations in support of the rebellion in Chile, fuelled by the core tiredness of the people of having their basic rights played with by the same elite that has accumulated and concentrated the country’s resources for way too long. That includes the governments… »

09.11.2019

UN overwhelmingly votes for ending U.S. blockade against Cuba

UN overwhelmingly votes for ending U.S. blockade against Cuba

12:05 pm The voting process begins. Result: 187 in favor; 3 against; 2 abstentions Against: Israel, the United States, Brazil Abstaining: Colombia and Ukraine The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Thursday overwhelming voted in favor of the resolution demanding ending of the U.S. blockade against Cuba with 187 countries voting in favor,… »

03.11.2019

Defying the neoliberal prescriptions: The organic veins in América Latina

Defying the neoliberal prescriptions: The organic veins in América Latina

Javier Tolcachier 22/10/2019 Evo won! The process of change won. By a small difference, after the count, the officialist binomio overcame the barrier of ten points over the second, Carlos Mesa. The representa tive of neoliberalism was the ex-vice president of “Goni”, Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, the responsable of the… »

03.11.2019

Haiti awakens: protests bring the country to a standstill

Haiti awakens: protests bring the country to a standstill

  Just like Chile and Ecuador, Haiti awakened, and now there is little that will contain the popular uprising that seeks to hold Moïse to account for his actions during his presidency. DemocraciaAbierta -openDemocracy During the past month, protests in Chile and Ecuador have dominated headlines in the… »

19.10.2019

Pro-Democracy Movement in Haiti Swells Despite Lethal Police Violence

Pro-Democracy Movement in Haiti Swells Despite Lethal Police Violence

By Frances Madeson, Truthout It’s getting hard not to notice that U.S. corporate media is covering pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong far more than pro-democracy forces in the Caribbean. It can be challenging to catch up on significant events in a place that’s a mere two-hour flight from Miami;… »

12.10.2019

Goodbye Columbus, Hello Indigenous Peoples Day

Goodbye Columbus, Hello Indigenous Peoples Day

Indigenous Peoples Day is increasingly being celebrated across the U.S. in place of Christopher Columbus Day, as the myth of Columbus as beneficent discoverer is debunked and as the critical role of indigenous people in protecting the planet becomes more recognized. Indigenous defenders of Mother Earth are often at the… »

09.09.2019

“Staggering” Death Toll Feared in Bahamas as Thousands Remain Missing After Hurricane Dorian

“Staggering” Death Toll Feared in Bahamas as Thousands Remain Missing After Hurricane Dorian

As Hurricane Dorian lashes North Carolina and continues its path north, the death toll in the Bahamas has risen to 30 people. The actual number is expected to be far higher, with hundreds, if not thousands, still missing in the island nation. We speak to Susan Mangicaro, senior adviser for… »

02.09.2019

The the Latin American Right is burning

The the Latin American Right is burning

by Javier Tolcachier* The flames in the Amazon synthesize the picture of the current political situation in Latin America. According to a recent bulletin from the Tricontinental Institute of Social Research, this year there have been 40,341 fires in the Amazon, the highest number since 2010. There… »

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