South America

25.08.2019

Statement by the Executive Director of UN Environment on the Ongoing Fires in the Amazon Rainforest

Statement by the Executive Director of UN Environment on the Ongoing Fires in the Amazon Rainforest

By Inger Andersen*  The ongoing fires in the Amazon rainforest are a harsh reminder of the environmental crises facing the world – of climate, of biodiversity and of pollution. The ongoing fires in the Amazon rainforest are a harsh reminder of the environmental crises facing the world – of climate,… »

24.08.2019

PT [Workers Party] Leader Requests UN Response to Environmental Disaster in Brazil

PT [Workers Party] Leader Requests UN Response to Environmental Disaster in Brazil

Brasilia, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Workers’ Party (PT) of Brazil, Gleisi Hoffmann, asked President of the Chamber of Deputies, Rodrigo Maia, to communicate with the United Nations on Thursday, due to the environmental disaster in the country. ‘It is essential that we submit this complaint. We… »

14.08.2019

[Argentina] It’s all our fault

[Argentina] It’s all our fault

Argentine President Mauricio Macri, in the threatening tone with which he communicated with the people he governed during these almost four years of government, had warned us in a campaign spot that “if I go crazy, I can do you a lot of harm”. It seems that the day of… »

13.08.2019

Economic Scorched Earth punishment for Argentina’s rejection of neoliberal order

Economic Scorched Earth punishment for Argentina’s rejection of neoliberal order

“This Sunday the primary elections have just taken place in Argentina, which although they only defined the candidates of each force for next October’s elections, had a relevant importance to evaluate the advance of the opposition to Macri’s government; and the result has been conclusive: the opposition formula of the… »

10.08.2019

Ecuador: Prison Order Against Former President Rafael Correa

Ecuador: Prison Order Against Former President Rafael Correa

For the third time, the Attorney General’s Office has asked the National Court of Justice to ask Interpol to capture former President Rafael Correa. It has already been requested on two occasions but the request has been denied by Interpol, because the requests did not meet the requirements. The ex-president… »

09.08.2019

U.S. doesn’t want dialogue: turns to economic terror and shows plan to impose its tutelage on Venezuela

U.S. doesn’t want dialogue: turns to economic terror and shows plan to impose its tutelage on Venezuela

Aram Aharonian* The blockade and the new sanctions that freeze all Venezuelan assets in U.S. territory, ordered by the regime of Donald Trump, is nothing more than another act of economic terrorism that seeks, in the first place, to break the dialogue between the constitutional government and the opposition and… »

06.08.2019

UN nuclear weapon ban treaty now halfway towards entry into force

UN nuclear weapon ban treaty now halfway towards entry into force

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, adopted in 2017, is now halfway towards entering into force. This important milestone was reached on 6 August, the anniversary of the US atomic bombing of Hiroshima, when Bolivia became the 25th nation to ratify the treaty. A total of 50 ratifications… »

06.08.2019

Jeremy Corbyn: “Lula’s prison is totally unacceptable.”

Jeremy Corbyn: “Lula’s prison is totally unacceptable.”

The leader of the UK Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, defended Lula’s freedom in a statement at the International Social Forum in London on 14 July. “Lula’s prison is totally unacceptable, and I think we should say that we are sending a message of solidarity to Lula and we call for… »

05.08.2019

Silo in Jujuy

Silo in Jujuy

This July 20th we celebrated the seventh pilgrimage to Yala, Jujuy, a place where on the same date in 1969 the speech that Silo intended to give was banned. Even though the authorities were asked for permission, they denied it. Thus, an attentive crowd of farmers, locals, travelers and other… »

02.08.2019

Dependency Mechanisms in Latin America

Dependency Mechanisms in Latin America

The soil of Latin America stores enormous quantities of valuable mineral raw materials, necessary for the countries of the continent and for the world economy. The countries of South America have large tracts of land and forests. Some border seas rich in fish. In contrast to the material wealth of… »

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