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In times of rupture, building the integration of peoples.

Several events of related significance have marked the political landscape of Latin America and the Caribbean in recent days. First, the illegal armed invasion of the Mexican embassy in Ecuador to kidnap former vice-president Jorge Glas, who had requested political…

Popular pharmacies on trial

A few months ago, we published an interview with the mayor of Recoleta, Santiago de Chile, Daniel Jadue. In November this year, he will end his third and final term in office, having implemented social programs with a broad impact,…

Silo at the International Social Sciences Book Fair

Organized by Virtual Ediciones, yesterday Silo’s lecture given at the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow on 18 June 1992 was presented through a video on “The Crisis of Civilization and Humanism”, contextualized by José Gabriel Feres and Gonzalo García-Huidobro.…

The homeless, a “pressure cooker” that no one is putting out.

The organization of the homeless in Chile is in the form of various neighborhood associations, commissions, and collectives These committees must obtain legal status in the different municipalities of the country, according to the current legislation. They are the basic…

Another case of shameful impunity

The newspaper El Mercurio, the main mouthpiece of the right-wing and big business in Chile, dedicated two separate pages to the death of Sergio Fernández, considered the most prominent civilian in the service of Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship. First as his…

Catalina was robbed of her will to live

“They took Catalina’s will to live”. With these words, Catalina’s mother begins an open letter to the community in which she describes the situation of her daughter, a student of Educational Therapy at the University of Los Andes, who took…

Argentina: the resumption of carnal relations with the United States

In a clear sign of the new carnal relations with the United States, Argentina’s libertarian President Javier Milei flew to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, to meet with the head of the US Southern Command, General Laura Richardson,…

Paraguay created “zero hunger” law

The Paraguayan Congress has approved the ‘Zero Hunger in Schools’ bill, presented by the executive to alleviate this serious social problem, which has led to criticism and protests from university students. The law was approved by the Senate and the…

Chile’s solar revolution: more sun and less coal

Chile has become a leader in Latin America in using renewable energies, especially solar energy. Its privileged natural resources put the country in an enviable position to transform its energy matrix. But the boom in solar projects is outpacing the…

One year into the AI boom: What are the challenges for education?

There is an urgent need to move from an instrumental use of AI to new didactics that problematize the context, accompanied by a focus on building learning communities. It was in November 2022 that the new version of OpenAI’s GPT-3.5…

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