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09.12.2018

Latin America: Conference on the Protection of Civilians from the Use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas

Latin America: Conference on the Protection of Civilians from the Use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas

By Pamela Velásquez. On December 5 and 6, the Regional Conference on the Protection of Civilians from the Use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas was held in Santiago, Chile. It was attended by 23 Latin American and Caribbean States, representatives of governments and civil society, the United Nations and… »

03.12.2018

Mexico: López Obrador and a memorable speech in the Zócalo: “With the people everything, without the people nothing” (Full text)

Mexico: López Obrador and a memorable speech in the Zócalo: “With the people everything, without the people nothing” (Full text)

The 100 commitments of the new president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, are published below. In addition to his ambitious roadmap, yesterday’s day was marked by an unprecedented and exciting ceremony in Mexico City’s Zócalo, in which AMLO received the baton of command from the indigenous peoples. Thousands of… »

28.11.2018

US military, border police attack asylum seekers at US-Mexico border

US military, border police attack asylum seekers at US-Mexico border

By Eric London A combined force of the US military and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) pointed assault rifles and fired tear gas, rubber bullets and flash bang grenades at impoverished workers and their families on Sunday. The crowd, which included many women and young children, attempted to cross the… »

27.11.2018

U.S. Border Patrol Fires Tear Gas at Families Seeking Asylum

U.S. Border Patrol Fires Tear Gas at Families Seeking Asylum

In Tijuana, Mexico, U.S. border patrol officers fired tear gas Sunday into a crowd of desperate Central American asylum seekers as they tried to push their way through the heavily militarized border with the United States. Among those attacked were mothers and small children, who were left gagging and screaming… »

04.11.2018

Noam Chomsky: Members of Migrant Caravan Are Fleeing from Misery & Horrors Created by the U.S.

Noam Chomsky: Members of Migrant Caravan Are Fleeing from Misery & Horrors Created by the U.S.

As President Trump escalated his attacks and threats against the Central American migrant caravans making their way to the U.S.-Mexico border, the Trump administration unveiled new sanctions against Venezuela and Cuba on Thursday. National security adviser John Bolton declared Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua to be part of a “troika of… »

02.11.2018

#CaravanaMigrante: 5 keys to understand the phenomenon challenging Trump

#CaravanaMigrante: 5 keys to understand the phenomenon challenging Trump

DEMOCRACIAABIERTA 29 October 2018 The humanitarian crisis provoked by thousands of migrants that dream of obtaining asylum in the US has the entire region at crossroads. With the deaths of 2 migrants from Central America that were travelling with the caravan that departed from San Pedro… »

18.08.2018

Facebook censors Telesur and Venezuela Analysis

Facebook censors Telesur and Venezuela Analysis

Monday evening, the English language page of the television network Telesur, which is published by the Venezuelan government, was taken down by Facebook in a direct act of censorship of content critical of US government policy. After administrators received a notice that the Telesur English page had violated Facebook’s “Terms of Use,” the… »

07.08.2018

US tariff move will not achieve “winnable” results: strategist

US tariff move will not achieve “winnable” results: strategist

“In the short run, I think we’re still waiting to find out where the pain is and where the pain isn’t. In recent polling, 17 percent of Americans say their financial situation is somehow been impacted by this in a bad way; six percent say it’s been good for them. »

06.07.2018

Costa Rica, the 11th country to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Costa Rica, the 11th country to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

On the 7th of July, 2018, Costa Rica deposited its instrument of ratification for the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. There are now 11 states parties and 59 signatories. Costa Rica was one of the early champions of the treaty, and its Geneva-based ambassador, Elayne Whyte Gómez,… »

02.07.2018

AMLO’s election: An awesome opportunity for Mexico and Latin America

AMLO’s election: An awesome opportunity for Mexico and Latin America

Mexico, along with Brazil, is one of the “big brothers” of Latin America and the Caribbean. Not only because of its demographic weight – its 128 million inhabitants represent a fifth of the region’s total population – or because of the size of its economy, whose GDP is equivalent to… »

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