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02.04.2017

Political crisis in Venezuela

Political crisis in Venezuela

Southfront  31.03.2017 Edited by Pressenza London, 2.04.2017 Venezuela could be one of the richest countries on the planet; instead, it is going through its deepest economic and political crisis. During the past 19 years, the so-called Chavistas, supporters of Hugo Chavez, a former Venezuelan President and leader of the… »

23.03.2017

Tens of Thousands of Argentine Teachers March Amid Nationwide Strike

Tens of Thousands of Argentine Teachers March Amid Nationwide Strike

In Argentina, tens of thousands of teachers marched through the capital Buenos Aires Wednesday as part of a nationwide strike demanding pay raises to keep pace with high inflation. The teachers are outraged over recent comments by President Mauricio Macri disparaging public schools in Argentina. Gabriela Baigorri: “The figure of… »

16.03.2017

Tomas Hirsch on Face 2 Face

Tomas Hirsch on Face 2 Face

On this show we discussed with with Tomas Hirsch, founding member of the Humanist Party of Chile and was a Presidential candidate during the 2005 election for the left-wing coalition “Juntos Podemos Más” (Together we can more). Currently, he is the Party’s Vice-President and one of the coordinators of the… »

23.02.2017

Argentinians in Spain consider Macri to be ‘persona no grata’ in Madrid

Argentinians in Spain consider Macri to be ‘persona no grata’ in Madrid

In a ‘Manifesto’ issued on February 21st an association of Argentinians in Spain has criticized the reception offered to Argentine President Mauricio Macri by the State and local authorities of Madrid. Enrique Borcel (President of the Spanish-Argentine Council) said, “due to the regressive effects of his economic and social policies,… »

07.02.2017

Tupac Amaru, the solitude and pain of destruction

Tupac Amaru, the solitude and pain of destruction

These are difficult days for activists of the Tupac Amaru organization. One year after the arrest of their leader, Milagro Sala, the activities of their San Salvador de Jujuy Head office are more or less at a standstill. In this Centre there are various structures and social services. Besides the… »

03.02.2017

Opening Day of the Peace Summit in Bogota.

Opening Day of the Peace  Summit in Bogota.

In today’s world, with so much need for concrete action against violence and wars, it is disappointing that no one from the mainstream media is covering the first day of the Nobel Peace Prize Summit in Bogota, Colombia. Here are a few quotes from some of the Peace Laureates and… »

01.02.2017

Bogota to Host World Summit of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates; Feb 2-5

Bogota to Host World Summit of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates; Feb 2-5

This will be the first time since its creation in 1999, that the Summit will be held in Latin America, this coming 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th of February, 2017 in Bogotá. Bogotá organized the meeting with six other cities, including Santiago de Chile and Mexico City. Over the last… »

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… »

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