South America

10 Suggestions for Lula, New President of Brazil

By Boaventura de Sousa Santos Dear President Lula, When I visited you (Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva) in prison on August 30, 2018, in the brief time that the visit lasted, I experienced a whirlwind of ideas and emotions that…

Neurodiverse People, Do they have access to employment?

What do we mean by neurodiverse people? A concept that is increasingly heard and used. In general, it refers to people diagnosed with autism, Asperger’s, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia, and Tourette’s syndrome, among other conditions. By Andrea Zondek Darmstadter…

In the face of so much concentration of wealth, violation of rights and citizen insecurity …….. Who will be able to defend us?

Globalisation and the destruction of the state. The last quarter of this century saw the beginning of the global installation of the political and economic theory that has been transforming the world, known as neoliberalism. This is a new way…

Factocrats and neoliberals against foreign policy

It is commendable that Chile is opening (with the side letters to the TPP11) a new dimension in foreign trade policy, which will allow it to advance in regulatory actions with respect to international capital and protect itself in case…

Chile: Constitution with calculator in hand

To Eila Belila All kinds of reactions have arisen after the triumph of the rejection of the proposed Magna Carta emanating from the Constituent Convention. Those most resistant to change think that this popular verdict simply means that the country…

Tegucigalpa Declaration

The XII Regional Assembly of the Latin American Campaign for the Right to Education (CLADE), began in October, with the realization of four virtual events and culminated with the presential meeting in Tegucigalpa, on November 7 to 11, 2022, hosted…

Latin American-Caribbean unity: When, if not now?

There are occasions in history that must be seized. They are windows of opportunity that indicate that the time to move forward decisively has come. Indecision in such circumstances is inadvisable and even reprehensible. Such is the current case with…

Hebe Bonafini, an emblem of the struggle of the Patria Grande (the Great Homeland)

Who is Hebe Bonafini? First and foremost a housewife who gave birth to herself, after the disappearance of her children during the dictatorship of 1976. She was not a leader, nor a civil servant, nor did she have postgraduate degrees…

Hebe de Bonafini: Infinite beacon

There are people who are models all their lives. Hebe de Bonafini is one of those who will continue to be a model for the rest of her life. Few people symbolise in such a concrete way the unwavering and…

The maddening compass of Chilean politics

The current confusion of political directions became evident with the breakdown of the DC-PC agreement for the Presidency of the Chamber of Deputies. The lurking crisis of distrust had been showing signs since the failed presidential candidacies of 2017, fermented…

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