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26.05.2020

Dignidad in La Pampa Daily Life in Northern Chile in Times of Pandemia

Dignidad in La Pampa Daily Life in Northern Chile in Times of Pandemia

By Maxine Lowy* The aroma of firewood envelops La Pampa, as it has, on occasions, a thousand years. After ascending with harvests from the sea to barter with inland peoples, the Changos lit fires to smoke fish and dry sea lion skins. Climbing up the narrow path… »

20.05.2020

Conversation with Jaime Manrique

Conversation with Jaime Manrique

By Jhon Sánchez Jaime Manrique lives around the corner of the AIDS monument in the West Village. As soon as I entered his apartment, I saw the poster of the book-cover of “No One Writes to the Colonel” by Gabriel García Márquez, illustrated with a large fighting cock. Isabela, an Australian cockatiel greeted me with a… »

16.05.2020

Indigenous Shuar People at risk of coronavirus

Indigenous Shuar People at risk of coronavirus

Hannibal Rhoades More than 100 organisations have signed a letter repudiating mining companies for putting Indigenous Shuar communities in the Ecuadorean Amazon at risk. More than 100 organisations from around the world have signed onto an open-letter to show their support for the Shuar Arutam People (PSHA)… »

16.05.2020

A New World Is Possible … If We Act Collectively Now!

A New World Is Possible … If We Act Collectively Now!

By Mauricio Alvarez Our planet is in a process of accelerated degradation which could lead to the collapse of our civilization, if we do not take collective action now. Despite the recent increase in publications on this subject, the origin of this change, which some call Anthropocene (1), dates back… »

13.05.2020

Universal basic income the right prescription for Latin America & Caribbean – UN report

Universal basic income the right prescription for Latin America & Caribbean – UN report

A new report by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) unveiled on Tuesday, proposes that governments ensure immediate temporary cash transfers to help millions of people struggling to meet basic needs, as the massive fallout from COVID-19 ripples across the… »

06.05.2020

Guaidó and the Failed Military Operation against Venezuela: A Story of Betrayal and Financial Corruption

Guaidó and the Failed Military Operation against Venezuela: A Story of Betrayal and Financial Corruption

By Patricio Zamorano Now that we have had a few days to study the failed, illegal paramilitary incursion by a group of American and Venezuelan mercenaries into Venezuela, some key details have emerged in this incredible story. They reveal the internal dynamics of the fractured, demoralized, and financially corrupt nature… »

06.05.2020

The Government of the City of Buenos Aires is denounced to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

The Government of the City of Buenos Aires is denounced to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Despite the silence of the Government of the City of Buenos Aires and the mass media, yesterday, Sunday (3), it was confirmed that there are 182 people infected by Covid 19 in the slums of the Argentine capital. This is the inevitable result of the conditions in which thousands of… »

23.04.2020

Humanist Educators reflections about the actual world crisis evidencies by the pandemic

Humanist Educators reflections about the actual world crisis evidencies by the pandemic

We are educators from different countries in Latin America that adhere to the Universalist Humanist Pedagogical Current (Copehu) with the need to deepen our reflections, understand the moment humanity is going through – and therefore education -, clarify aspirations, within the framework of one of the deepest crises in the… »

21.04.2020

Prosecutor-general seeks probe into rally against Congress, top court

Prosecutor-general seeks probe into rally against Congress, top court

President Bolsonaro delivered an address at the protest Brazil’s Prosecutor-General Augusto Aras requested the Supreme Court to open an inquiry into a possible violation of the National Security Law in the Sunday rallies (Apr. 19) that called for a /military intervention and the shutdown of Congress and the Supreme Court… »

20.04.2020

COVID-19: Brazil Implements Basic Income Policy Following Massive Civil Society Campaign

COVID-19: Brazil Implements Basic Income Policy Following Massive Civil Society Campaign

By Pedro Telles The writer is 2018-19 Atlantic Fellow for Social and Economic Equity at the International Inequalities Institute, London School of Economics. SÃO PAULO (IDN) – Tens of millions of Brazilians have begun receiving basic income payments aimed at addressing the economic impact of COVID-19, following Congress’… »

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