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04.12.2016

Constitutional reform will affect the right to education

Constitutional reform will affect the right to education

By José Pedro Martins Massive occupation of public schools and universities to protest the package of measures presented to Congress by Michel Temer’s government. More than 1,000 primary and secondary schools were occupied in almost all the states in Brazil between September and November. »

24.11.2016

Peruvian farmer sues German energy firm RWE

Peruvian farmer sues German energy firm RWE

A court case brought by a Peruvian farmer against energy firm RWE started today in Germany. Melting glaciers are threatening his home and city. The causes are climate change and RWE’s huge carbon emissions, he alleges. A Peruvian farmer and mountain guide is suing German energy firm RWE, alleging its… »

16.11.2016

Meet Ecuador’s water protectors

Meet Ecuador’s water protectors

Nestled amid the Andean mountains, Cuenca — Ecuador’s third largest city — has long been known for its bounteous sources of fresh water. This is thanks to its privileged location within the Maziso del Cajas, a newly declared UNESCO biosphere reserve. However, over the last decade, its underlying gold… »

13.11.2016

Colombia, rebels agree on revised peace deal

Colombia, rebels agree on revised peace deal

Colombia’s government and the main rebel group in the country have agreed on a revised peace deal six weeks after people narrowly rejected an original agreement in a referendum. Bogota and the rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) said on Saturday that they had incorporated proposals from… »

09.11.2016

The Chicago Boys

The Chicago Boys

By Anne Kass I can’t help but think of our trip to Chile last year where we learned that Milton Friedman and his Chicago Boys helped Pinochet sack the Chilean Social Security System which was similar to ours–employer and employee contributions with defined benefit payout. »

02.11.2016

Bogotá starts moving towards the 16th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

Bogotá starts moving towards the 16th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

The Bogotá Chamber of Commerce (CCB) and the Permanent Secretariat of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates launched today the official preparations towards the 16th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, an event to be held in the Colombian capital city between February 2nd and 5th, 2017, and for… »

31.10.2016

Venezuela, the place where death is not a Halloween costume…

Venezuela, the place where death is not a Halloween costume…

…but something that can be found everywhere – in an unnatural way – all year around. By Irene Halford In the usual narrative of a horror movie: you are not safe anywhere as sooner or later Death will find you, or those closest to you, regardless of how much you… »

30.10.2016

Venezuela: dialogue of the Government with the Opposition begins

Venezuela: dialogue of the Government with the Opposition begins

Caracas, Oct 30 (Prensa Latina) The public dialogue between the government and the opposition for peace in Venezuela begins here today, but the envoy of the Catholic Church, Emil Paul, announced that it would be carried out in the Margarita Island, in the state Nueva Esparta. The venue of the… »

20.10.2016

Argentinian Women Called to Strike, Protest After Brutal Attack on Teenage Girl

Argentinian Women Called to Strike, Protest After Brutal Attack on Teenage Girl

“We’re calling it Black Wednesday because we’re in mourning for all of the dead women, all of the women killed simply for being women” by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer for Common Dreams Hundreds of thousands of Argentinian women were expected to take part in a national work stoppage… »

14.10.2016

Oct 12th 1942-2016. Nothing much to celebrate

Oct 12th 1942-2016. Nothing much to celebrate

 By Irene Halford Guaicaipuro Cuatemoc charges the debt to Europe By Luis Britto García,  El Nacional newspaper, Caracas,  18 October 1990 “Guaicaipuro Cuautemoc, who has come to discover those who are celebrating the discovery. Here am I, a descendant of those who colonised America 40,000 years ago, who… »

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