South America

Decriminalisation of abortion: an issue on the table

On 20 January, the Constitutional Court resumed the debate on the decriminalisation of abortion in Colombia, following two lawsuits calling for it to be removed as a crime from the penal code. This is an issue that had been postponed…

“I express myself politically, that’s why I sing in Mapuzungun”.

Anahi Mariluan, Mapuche singer, has an extensive career in the dissemination of the culture and identity of her people. She has just participated in the album “Ülkantun: Mujeres Memoria” (Ülkantun: Women Memory), which brings together nine songs that recover the…

Chilean President-elect presents his ministerial team

Early this morning Gabriel Boric presented those who will make up his cabinet from 11 March. The team is made up of 14 women and 10 men. The new president, who is about to turn 36 and will be the…

Godi Gutierrez

I met him very young, on a street corner in Makati, a neighbourhood in Manila, Philippines. I immediately felt a deep connection with him. Perhaps it was his sense of humour, or the refined aesthetic quest in everything he did,…

We are not at war with anyone. Chile repudiates and renounces war

This popular initiative proposal has already been published and is ready to collect the 15,000 signatures needed to be part of the process of incorporating popular initiatives into the drafting of the new Chilean Constitution. The link to support the…

What “freedom” are you talking about?

Source: Laura Arroyo Gárate. Ser.pe News One day freedom said to the law: ‘You are in my way’. The law replied to freedom: ‘I keep you’. (Pythagoras) There is a common thread that links cases that seem distant but are…

Peru: 20|01: open assembly called for Repsol oil spill

The organisation Fridays for Future Peru is calling for an open assembly to gather information from social organisations, collectives and leaders interested in taking action against the oil spill in Ventanilla. The La Pampilla refinery, which belongs to the multinational…

Victoria Sur: “Singing is one of the most precious forms of freedom”.

With six albums released, Victoria Sur is one of the most powerful voices in Colombian music. Nominated for the Latin Grammy 2021, winner of countless competitions in her country, she has performed on various stages in Latin America and Europe.…

[Peru] The “Plata como cancha” case: lessons on the professional ethics of journalists

Judge Raúl Jesús Vega, of the 30th Criminal Court of the Lima Superior Court of Justice, sentenced Christopher Acosta, author of the book “Plata como cancha”, to a two-year suspended prison sentence for defamation and ordered him to pay civil…

Constitutional Commission approves opinion of insistence on law restricting referendums

Source: lamula.pe The text, drafted by the group chaired by Patricia Juárez, rejects the remarks of President Castillo, rejecting that the law affects the right to citizen participation or that it violates the constitutional principles related to the referendum. The…

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