South America

Kiss the Amazon Goodbye?

The ecosystems of the world that support life, like Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, have an incompatible relationship with far-right governments, like the United States under Trump, who took a baseball bat to the EPA. According to Christine Todd Whitman, who headed…

Colombia: A swinging country

6 September 2022, El Espectador A month ago, Colombia lived through the most symbolic presidential inauguration in its history. In 30 days, fundamental changes have been proposed that had not been outlined in 30 or even 300 years; but we…

Redistributing 11 billion dollars: Colombia’s left-wing president wants to fight poverty with a wealth tax

Colombia’s President Gustavo Petro wants to tax oil exports and the rich. This could raise 11.5 billion dollars a year for the country. Petro wants to use this money to fight poverty among the population and invest in universities and…

Failure as a path

The day before yesterday Chile lived through what some are calling the biggest triumph of the right wing in its electoral history. Almost 62% of its population rejected the constitutional change project, which only two years ago was demanded by…

Catastrophes will give rise to a new world

This is the thesis of the short story “Auroville, 2046, after the end of a world”, written by the Brazilian author Débora Nunes and already published in eight languages. The book will be launched by the Multiconvergencia de Redes Globales,…

Interview with Tomás Hirsch: “It is the sum of many factors that explains the triumph of the rejection of the Chilean constitutional proposal”.

We interviewed the humanist Deputy Tomás Hirsch to know his vision of the failure at the ballot box of the constitutional project plebiscited this Sunday in Chile, in an attempt to reflect as broadly as possible on the matter. Why…

Hundreds of thousands demonstrate in the streets of Argentina against violence

Hate outside. With these significant words, the actress and head of the Argentinean Actors Association, Alejandra Darín, closed the central message in front of hundreds of thousands of people in the mythical Plaza de Mayo. An act that was replicated…

Chile at the crossroads

The South American country is living a historic day capable of transforming its future. The future of Chile is being debated today, Sunday, between preserving a constitutional text – agreed and written during the dictatorship – or shaping a new…

In Chile, the proposal for a new constitution is rejected

The proposal for a new Constitution for Chile was rejected in the national Plebiscite held today, 4 September, with a compulsory vote – while all the last elections were by optional ballot. While 78.27% of the voters had approved last…

Women’s struggles for inclusion is the theme of Chile’s Mining Month

Patriarchy is still at work in the mining industry. According to studies carried out by universities and dedicated NGOs, the mining discourse that is officially presented to us leaves aside the discrimination that affects women miners, ranging from when they…

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