Central America

King of Bangla folk song Fakir Shahabuddin performs in Mexico City

MUSIC     by Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury In Bangladesh, Fakir Shahabuddin is known as the king of Bangla folk songs. This year marks the 500th anniversary of Mexico City which also is the bicentennial celebration of Mexico’s independence from…

On cryptocurrencies and the phagocytisation of democracy

Bukele sends hundreds of judges into retirement and secures a new presidential candidacy. Massive citizen protest. The bicentenary of Central American independence (15/9) was the occasion for various sectors of Salvadoran society to once again fill the streets of the…

Honduran people have an impressive capacity for resistance and hope

In the context of the bicentenary, Honduran writer Julio Escoto argues that the Honduran people have an impressive capacity for resistance, and resistance itself implies hope. “One can enter a stage of illusion with two approaches: the concrete illusion, one…

Are we moved by these figures?

According to the latest State of Education Report: In maternal and nursery in 2019 students in poverty were 36.2% and in 2020 they increased to 41%. In pre-school in 2019 they were 36.6% and in 2020 41.9%. In primary school…

Climate crisis and the risk of defending the commons

Global Witness report shows dramatic increase in killings of land and environmental defenders The recently released Global Witness report “Last Line of Defence” raises a warning cry: the irresponsible exploitation and greed driving the climate crisis is also driving violence…

Latin American and Caribbean forests are key to environmental sustainability and global food security

The Latin American and Caribbean Forestry Commission highlighted the strategic role of regional forests in improving livelihoods, countering climate change and halting biodiversity loss. The need to move towards more sustainable and resilient forest promotion and management, addressing the impacts…

How to be a girl…

…And don’t die trying: Motherhood should not be part of your childhood. One of the most devastating consequences of the helplessness of girls in our countries is early motherhood. In Guatemala, for example, the number of pregnancies and births at…

The Money That Never Arrives in Cuba

With the money she earns cleaning houses in the morning and an office at night, Virgen Elena Pupo, a 47-year-old Cuban migrant, has managed to raise her family in Washington, D.C., but has not been able to help her parents…

Cooperatives and employment generation

In a few weeks the political campaign will begin and, without a doubt, a central issue will be the generation of employment in the country. As is often the case, many politicians will turn their attention to the cooperative sector,…

Has politics abandoned the ideal of social justice?

While it is true that in the past the political has been on the verge of abandoning the search for social justice as the north of society, especially in 2020, we see its total renunciation. By William Alberto Méndez Garita…

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