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24.12.2017

Youth mobilization challenges election fraud in Honduras

Youth mobilization challenges election fraud in Honduras

By Jeff Abbott December 22, 2017 The anger and frustration in the streets of Honduras following the controversial November 26 presidential election is palpable. Everyone seems to have an opinion about the electoral process, which was marked by accusations of fraud carried out by the incumbent president of Juan Orlando Hernández… »

20.12.2017

The Silent Cry of Honduras

The Silent Cry of Honduras

By Patricio Zamorano On Sunday, December 17th, the electoral authority of Honduras, in an act of desperation, sought to legitimize the fraud perpetrated in November’s presidential election. The OAS now calls for a repeat of the elections. The crisis in Honduras is not just a matter of the… »

09.12.2017

What to do about the EU’s new trade agenda in Latin America?

What to do about the EU’s new trade agenda in Latin America?

By Florian Horn – 16.11.2017 – Rosa-Luxemburg-Foundation Brussels Report from the forum on “The Shape of Trade to Come” About ten years ago, the European Union (EU) introduced Global Europe, its most ambitious trade policy strategy to date. It was intended to open up new markets worldwide… »

07.12.2017

“We don’t want to repress”: Police in Honduras refuse orders to stamp out Pro-Democracy protests

“We don’t want to repress”: Police in Honduras refuse orders to stamp out Pro-Democracy protests

“We are tired. And our job is to give peace and security to the Honduran people, not repress them. We want all Hondurans to be safe.” by Jon Queally, staff writer for Common Dreams Amid widening violence and ongoing protests, members of the Honduras National Police force—including those within… »

01.12.2017

Mexico becomes 4th country to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Mexico becomes 4th country to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

On the 28th of November, Mexico became the 4th country to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, after the Holy Sea, Thailand and Guyana. With a vote of 78 senators in favour with zero abstentions and zero against, the measure passed its final hurdle in the… »

03.03.2017

Honduras: Protests Mark One Year Anniversary of Berta Cáceres Killing

Honduras: Protests Mark One Year Anniversary of Berta Cáceres Killing

In Honduras, hundreds of protesters rallied outside the Honduran Supreme Court building Thursday to demand justice for Berta Cáceres, the famed environmental activist and feminist leader who was assassinated in her home one year ago. Eight men have been arrested as suspects in Berta’s killing—including one active army major and… »

27.11.2016

Judging Castro: the best we can say is that the world wasn’t ready for him

Judging Castro: the best we can say is that the world wasn’t ready for him

Yesterday, very early in the morning, the news reached Europe of the death of Fidel Castro, the former leader of the Caribbean island of Cuba at the age of 90 years of age. With the pleasure of having hundreds of friends and acquaintances in Latin America my Facebook feed was… »

21.11.2016

Haiti goes to long-awaited polls to pick president, parliamentarians

Haiti goes to long-awaited polls to pick president, parliamentarians

Elections have begun in Haiti as people hope to turn the country into a functional democracy. People went to the polls on Sunday to choose a president and dozens of members for Haiti’s bicameral legislature. Some 27 presidential candidates are contesting for the vote with reports saying five of them have better chances of winning… »

02.09.2016

Costa Rica Setting its Sights on Sustainable Development

Costa Rica Setting its Sights on Sustainable Development

By Jose Rafael Quesada* SAN JOSE (IDN) – Costa Rica, a small Central American country with a population of barely 5 million inhabitants, has a high human development index (ranking 69th worldwide) and is considered a consolidated democracy in Latin America. High investments… »

26.08.2016

Morales denounces attempts to destabilize Bolivia

Morales denounces attempts to destabilize Bolivia

La Paz, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) President of Bolivia Evo Morales denounced today groups supporting foreign interests that seek to cause confusion amid the population and create an environment of instability in the country.   During a ceremony for the 116th anniversary of the Escuela de Sargentos del Ejercito, at… »

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