South America

How free are we to decide?

We have a new decision ad portas, this time for the approval or rejection of a proposal for a new Constitution drafted by a group of 154 people (there were 155 but one left because he lied about his health…

Ecuador: “Stop the Massacre”

“Stop the massacre” was the cry that ran through tears, pain and indignation on the twelfth day of the #ParoNacional2022. By Carlos Crespo “We have had a very difficult day”; “it has been a very strong day”. “We denounce to…

Chile: “Marcha del Orgullo de Género” (Gender Pride March)

Text and photos: Riccardo Marinai Once again, the diversity and sexual difference event has taken place in the LGBTIQ+ Pride tour along the Alameda amidst multicolours, joy and music. Little by little, diversity and sexual difference groups have conquered an…

Winter Solstice, National Indigenous Peoples’ Day

On 21 June, the day of the winter solstice, the National Day of Indigenous Peoples was celebrated for the second time. Law 21.357 recognises and enshrines in our institutions a tradition of the peoples of the American continent who celebrate…

How little we know about Chile’s history (III)

It has been known that the 1925 Constitution sought to replace the discredited oligarchic parliamentary regime, incorporating the emerging middle sectors into the state apparatus and seeking to implement a model of industrialisation based on import substitution. But what has…

Social organisations fear massacre of indigenous Kaiowá and Guaraní in Mato Grosso do Sul

Indigenous people are shot down after trying to recover their territory in Mato Grosso do Sul Kaiowá and Guaraní Indians were attacked and wounded by police from the Military Police’s shock battalion this Friday (24) in Mato Grosso do Sul.…

Rakiduamn: the machinery that silences the sound of death

An investigation that exposes the double standards of extractivism, the visual plot that underlies it and the incidence of a “service company” created to erase the criminal traces (ecocidal) that are produced against all forms of life that inhabit nature.…

Surprise Election Results in Colombia Usher in a New Political Era

Colombia made history this week. Progressive former M-19 guerrilla Gustavo Petro, a current senator and former mayor of the nation’s capital Bogotá, won the presidential election. His running mate Francia Márquez Mina will be the nation’s first Black vice president.…

Historic victory: Gustavo Petro becomes Colombia’s first left-wing president

In Colombia, Gustavo Petro won the presidential election. The ex-guerrilla fighter is the country’s first left-wing president. He thus continues the left’s winning streak in Latin America. Petro wants to change Colombia profoundly. The country is to move away from…

Quito: the scene of a disagreement

For the tenth consecutive day, Quito continues to be the scene of the disagreement between President Lasso and indigenous organisations; protests have been concentrated in the central-northern sector of the capital, where several universities and the Assembly building are located.…

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