South America

Lies are also the daughter of impunity

The deception perpetrated by a constituent, who in order to be elected made the electorate believe that he had terminal cancer, and even disguised himself as a serious patient, is undoubtedly one of the most severe embarrassments of our politics.…

Lima Group Loses Lima

The Canadian instigated Lima Group has been dealt a probably fatal blow that ought to elicit serious discussion about this country’s foreign policy. But, don’t expect the media or politicians to even mention it. By Yves Engler In a likely…

Ecuador: Environmental defenders sentenced to pay 151,000 dollars to palm grower

Four Afro-descendant farmers, defenders of the environment, will have to pay 151,000 dollars to the company Energy Palma, which exploits African palm in the province of Esmeraldas. Judge Fernando Saldarriaga of the Multicompetent Unit of the San Lorenzo canton, ruled…

Sojourner

POEM     Truth: yours is a stark strange and terrible beauty   I love you above all things You’re always there at labyrinth’s end like the Minotaur like Death   You point me to what I truly have: no…

12th Meeting of Relatives Survivors of Femicide: “We need facts”.

Once again the group that brings together mothers and fathers who lost their daughters as a result of male violence demanded an audience with the President and delivered in a letter concrete measures to demand justice and prevent femicides. There…

The sunshine of being alive

7 September 2021. The Spectator Not all suns are the same. For example, this one today in the hospital, came mixed with the light of half past four, and a lot of interrogations; it is almost surreal to see how…

Chile. Referente Político Social: A popular response from below and outside to the multidimensional crisis of oppression

After the so-called Social Outburst of 18 October 2019, a set of expressions and possibilities of organisation emerged from the interests of the oppressed, independently of the state, the political system and the propertied classes. By Andrés Figueroa Cornejo It…

Primaries in Argentina: “For a Humanist Cordoba”, Fernando Schüle, pre-candidate for deputy for the Humanist Party

What does it mean to vote for the Humanist Party in the primary elections on September 12th? I think that voting for the Humanist Party means voting for a Humanist Cordoba. It means realising that the politicians who have been…

“Old” and “new” challenges to Brazilian citizenship

In Brazil, the interests of large estates have driven the state’s agenda of priorities for many centuries. These include the maintenance of slavery until the end of the 19th century, the absence of labour rights in the countryside for most…

Indigenous peoples and the Bellido Plan: rhetoric, gaps and dangers

Source: Servindi. 1 September 2021. By Roberto Espinoza* Prime Minister Guido Bellido’s message contains five references to indigenous peoples, but they remain “rhetorical and symbolic” because they do not include concrete measures in favour of their rights and historical aspirations.…

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