Central America

18.06.2018

What does the (s)election of Ivan Duque in Colombia mean for Latin America and the Caribbean?

What does the (s)election of Ivan Duque in Colombia mean for Latin America and the Caribbean?

The historical perspective Exactly one hundred years ago, Marco Fidel Suarez took over the presidency of Colombia and coined the foreign policy guidelines called Respice Polum (“Let’s look at the pole” or “towards the North”) or the Suarez Doctrine. Since then, and with few interruptions such as that of nationalist… »

09.06.2018

Dominican Republic becomes the 59th country to sign the Nuclear Ban Treaty

Dominican Republic becomes the 59th country to sign the Nuclear Ban Treaty

In a tweet on the twitter feed of the Dominican Republic Foreign Ministry it was reported that the Foreign Minister Miguel Vargas signed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons at the United Nations in New York on Thursday the 7th of June. VIDEO… »

07.06.2018

The global scenarios of the 21st century in the light of mega-history

The global scenarios of the 21st century in the light of mega-history

Summary of the first lecture by Akop Nazaretian, in the postgraduate course, “Theoretical Approaches to History”, organized by the Department of Philosophy of the Central University Marta Abreu de las Villas and with the collaboration of the Centre for Humanist Studies Toltecáyotl and the International News Agency Pressenza. The… »

01.06.2018

‘Land grab’ on hurricane-hit Barbuda could leave the island almost entirely owned by banks

‘Land grab’ on hurricane-hit Barbuda could leave the island almost entirely owned by banks

Tomaso Ferrando, University of Bristol  for The Conversation Hurricane Irma passed directly over the tiny Caribbean island of Barbuda in September 2017. Irma was the fifth strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic, and it reached peak intensity just before landfall, when 180mph winds damaged almost every… »

16.04.2018

Final Declaration of the #CumbreDeLosPueblos [Summit of the Peoples] in Lima, Peru

Final Declaration of the #CumbreDeLosPueblos [Summit of the Peoples] in Lima, Peru

Representatives of social and popular organizations of Peru, Latin America and the Caribbean, we have met in Lima / Peru from April 10 to 14, 2018 to discuss the political, social and economic reality of our America, to share our struggles and resistances, to strengthen the militant solidarity of our… »

31.01.2018

Cuba ratifies Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Cuba ratifies Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Cuba is now on the list of countries that have ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and thus demonstrates its commitment to the non-proliferation of such devices. The Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations, Anayansi Rodriguez, announced that the day before she deposited the instrument… »

27.12.2017

Another Victory over the Blockade, despite the U.S., in 2017

Another Victory over the Blockade, despite the U.S., in 2017

By Laura Becquer Paseiro* Havana (Prensa Latina) This year, the United States adopted again a stance that was believed to be a thing of the past: it voted at the United Nations against Cuba”s resolution condemning the economic, commercial and financial blockade that Washington has imposed on the Caribbean island… »

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… »

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