Central America

16.08.2019

How the U.S. Created the Central American Immigration Crisis

How the U.S. Created the Central American Immigration Crisis

By Rebecca Gordon It’s hard to believe that more than four years have passed since the police shot Amílcar Pérez-López a few blocks from my house in San Francisco’s Mission District. He was an immigrant, 20 years old, and his remittances were the sole support for his mother and siblings in… »

14.08.2019

The World Is Uniting For International Law, Against US Empire

The World Is Uniting For International Law, Against US Empire

Co-Written by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flower “We oppose the extraterritorial application of unilateral measures.“ That is not Cuba, Nicaragua, Iran, Russia, or China talking about the most recent unilateral coercive measures imposed by the United States against Venezuela, i.e. economic sanctions that have become an economic blockade, but the… »

01.08.2019

ICAN welcomes St Vincent and the Grenadines’ ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

ICAN welcomes St Vincent and the Grenadines’ ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), Nobel Peace Laureate 2017, congratulates Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on its ratification of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 31 July 2019. This reflects the Caribbean nation’s longstanding commitment to a nuclear-weapon-free world. Saint Vincent and the… »

28.07.2019

Pa’lante Puerto Rico, Pa’lante

Pa’lante Puerto Rico, Pa’lante

Just before midnight on Wednesday, Puerto Rico’s Governor Ricardo Rosselló announced in a pre-recorded video message that he would resign, effective Friday, August 2nd. This capped close to two weeks of non-stop protests. In Old San Juan, cries of “¡Ricky Renuncia!” had been ringing out alongside the traditional refrain, “¡Pa’lante!”… »

13.07.2019

Ousted Honduran President Zelaya: The 2009 U.S.-Backed Coup Helped Cause Today’s Migrant Crisis

Ousted Honduran President Zelaya: The 2009 U.S.-Backed Coup Helped Cause Today’s Migrant Crisis

Since the 2009 U.S.-backed military coup in Honduras, extreme poverty and violence has skyrocketed in the country, forcing tens of thousands of Hondurans to flee to the U.S. with the hope of receiving political asylum. We speak with ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya in the capital of Tegucigalpa about the… »

26.06.2019

A green and just transition requires democratized public banks – Costa Rica style

A green and just transition requires democratized public banks – Costa Rica style

Public banks have far greater financial capacity than we think. We need to harness it for the good of people and planet. Thomas Marois for openDemocracy Public banks are resurgent, triggered by the failure of private finance to meaningfully confront the green transformation. But will resurgent public banks… »

11.05.2019

The IV Latin American Humanist Forum began today in Santiago de Chile

The IV Latin American Humanist Forum began today in Santiago de Chile

The Latin American Humanist Forum is an instrument of information, exchange and discussion among people and institutions belonging to the most diverse cultures of Latin America. It is a permanent activity, so that all relevant information circulates immediately among its members. It will be held in Chile on May 10,… »

01.05.2019

Nuclear disarmament in the Latin American Humanist Forum

Nuclear disarmament in the Latin American Humanist Forum

As we get closer to the date on which the IV Latin American Humanist Forum will take place in Santiago de Chile – the 10th, 11th and 12th of May – the twenty-four different thematic Areas that will participate seeking to build convergences are acquiring more and more protagonism. Each… »

29.04.2019

“Young people are unwilling to inherit this environmental disaster”, Doris Balvin

“Young people are unwilling to inherit this environmental disaster”, Doris Balvin

We contacted Doris Balvín, Peruvian woman with a long trajectory in New Humanism and current coordinator of the Network Beyond Climate Change, who will participate in the next Latin American Humanist Forum in order to ask her how they are working. Doris Balvín: This Network seeks to be a space… »

26.04.2019

“We need to install a new paradigm of democracy”, Guillermo Sullings

“We need to install a new paradigm of democracy”, Guillermo Sullings

26.04.2019 – Santiago de Chile – Pía Figueroa We interviewed Guillermo Sullings, former Argentine humanist candidate for the Presidency of the Nation and current coordinator of the Real Democracy Network at the IV Latin American Humanist Forum, which will meet in Santiago de Chile on May 10, 11 and 12… »

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