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27.01.2016

Photos from the CELAC summit

Photos from the CELAC summit

As 33 heads of state and their representatives meet in Ecuador, just outside Quito in a town called the Middle of the World (Mitad del Mundo), the world’s press gathers to take photos.  After his efforts at last week’s summit of the rich and famous in Davos, Switzerland, meeting with… »

27.01.2016

President Rafael Correa of Ecuador opens the CELAC summit

President Rafael Correa of Ecuador opens the CELAC summit

33 Heads of State or their official representatives arrived at the UNASUR headquarters from 6.30am this morning to be greeted by their host in a colourful and musical welcome. Taking place in the Nestor Kirchner building, named after one of the protagonists behind the CELAC grouping, the president gave some… »

13.11.2015

How to make the challenges of human mobility in Latin America and the Caribbean visible?

How to make the challenges of human mobility in Latin America and the Caribbean visible?

Human mobility: global challenges for a way of communicating which is also human. The place from where we make this contribution is Pressenza: an international press agency with a focus on peace and nonviolence. It’s a space open to the grassroots which gives visibility to news, initiatives, proposals and situations… »

27.07.2015

A Cuban Flag Flies Again in Washington

A Cuban Flag Flies Again in Washington

By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan On July 20, history was made in Washington, D.C., and in Havana, Cuba. As the Cuban national anthem was played, the island nation’s flag was raised over its embassy in Washington, D.C. The embassy, as well as the U.S. embassy in Havana, was… »

07.07.2015

UN Expert Calls for Lifting US Blockade against Cuba

UN Expert Calls for Lifting US Blockade against Cuba

United Nations, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Unitd Nations special rapporteur for human rights and international sanctions Idriss Jazairy urged today the United States to lift the blockade against Cuba, while praising the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between both countries. In a statement, Jazairy indicated that the process to achieve… »

16.06.2015

The Americas: first region to have convention on protecting human rights of older persons

Human Wrongs Watch The member states of the Organization of American States (OAS) on 15 June 2015 today approved the Inter-American Convention on Protecting the Human Rights of Older Persons during the General Assembly of the institution, which was immediately signed by the governments of Argentina,… »

31.05.2015

Removal of Cuba from List of Sponsors of Terrorism Makes News in USA

Removal of Cuba from List of Sponsors of Terrorism Makes News in USA

Washington, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The removal of Cuba from a U.S. list of nations that sponsor terrorism was among the most significant news in the United States this week. Spokesman for the State Department, Jeff Rathke, said that the 45-day notification of Congress expired and Secretary of State… »

12.04.2015

Summit of the Americas in Panama Ends Today

Summit of the Americas in Panama Ends Today

Panama, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The Seventh Summit of the Americas will end today in Atlapa Convention Center, with a plenary session to be attended by thirty leaders of the region. Presidents Santos and Obama to Meet in Panama Pope Francis yesterday addressed a message to the host… »

05.04.2015

‘Why We All Should Care about the Oil Platform Explosion that Just Happened in Mexico’

‘Why We All Should Care about the Oil Platform Explosion that Just Happened in Mexico’

Human Wrongs Watch By Arin de Hoog*  4 April 2015 — Early Wednesday morning [1 April] the Pemex oil platform, Abkatun Alpha blew up off the West coast of the Yucatan peninsula. The explosion killed four people and sent 16 to the hospital. 300 people managed… »

27.03.2015

Costa Rica has been running with only renewable energy for nearly 3 months

Costa Rica has been running with only renewable energy for nearly 3 months

Costa Rica has reached an extraordinary milestone in the history of green energy, with the country operating solely on renewable energy for nearly 3 months. The strong rains in the region have allowed the country to completely give up fossil fuels and feed itself almost entirely with electricity generated by… »

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