South America

18.04.2020

After the end of one world

After the end of one world

Auroville 2046 is a short story that its author and Pressenza make available today in 4 languages (Spanish, Portuguese, French and English). To read and share.   This title would have been much less appropriate two months ago. It would have seemed more distant, a simple… »

17.04.2020

Bolsonaro sacks Health Minister amid the pandemic

Bolsonaro sacks Health Minister amid the pandemic

Relationship between the two soured during the coronavirus crisis; another physician is set to take over Brasil de Fato Brazilian Health Minister, Luiz Henrique Mandetta, was fired by president Jair Bolsonaro this Thursday (16th) afternoon. The removal was confirmed by the Mandetta himself, via his official Twitter account and later… »

17.04.2020

Franck Gaudichaud: “Look at Chile to understand the kind of world they want us to live in”

Franck Gaudichaud: “Look at Chile to understand the kind of world they want us to live in”

Interview by Jérôme Duval (www.elsaltodiario.com) Franck Gaudichaud* returned a few weeks ago from a stay in Chile and gave us an interview to talk about more than six months of social unrest that shook the country. The Chilean uprising began in October 2019 and spread like wildfire in… »

14.04.2020

Our Time

Our Time

What is the epoch if not the whole of human intentions at work? The accumulation of history, all the traces of the constructed past, but also the aspirations of those who are alive, pushing the present in one direction or another. It is this fragile layer of consciousness that determines… »

11.04.2020

Quarantined Argentine women protest spike in femicides from their windows

Quarantined Argentine women protest spike in femicides from their windows

Misogynistic violence isn’t under quarantine. Argentina was 10 days into mandatory quarantine as a preventive measure against COVID-19 when women joined forces to protest against the increase in reports of gender-based violence during the lockdown. On… »

11.04.2020

Colombia’s Government Acts Like a Doormat for the United States—and Its People Aren’t Going Along With It

Colombia’s Government Acts Like a Doormat for the United States—and Its People Aren’t Going Along With It

By Vijay Prashad, Paola Estrada, Ana Maldonado, and Zoe PC Last year, on November 21, the Colombian people took to the streets in massive numbers to reject the policies of the government led by President Iván Duque. In particular, the people called on the government to withdraw two policies. First, the… »

08.04.2020

Ruling against Rafael Correa condemned in Latin America

Ruling against Rafael Correa condemned in Latin America

Latin American personalities on Tuesday condemned the eight-year sentence given to ex-president of Ecuador Rafael Correa and his disqualification from participating in elections in that country. The ex-president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya (2006-2009) repudiated the ruling against the most popular ex-governor in the history of that country, for his measures… »

07.04.2020

#NiñasNoMadres: Argentines protest against the forced pregnancy of young girls

#NiñasNoMadres: Argentines protest against the forced pregnancy of young girls

‘A pregnant girl is a raped girl’ Written by Romina Navarro The only jurisdictions in Latin America where abortion is legal on request are Cuba, Uruguay, and a few states in Mexico. In Argentina, abortion is legal… »

25.03.2020

An Opportunity to Twist Human History

An Opportunity to Twist Human History

By Natalia Sierra Humanity is experiencing exceptional times, not only because of the difficult health situation we face as a global society, but also because of the abrupt changes in our way of life – more modern for some, less so for most – that this health emergency has brought… »

24.03.2020

Peru: Everything changed in 10 days…

Peru: Everything changed in 10 days…

By Madeleine John Only two weeks ago the state was synonymous with bureaucracy, inefficiency, and corruption. With all the last presidents in prison under house arrest, with extradition orders or suicides, the disbelief in the political class was total. Last year, the population was clamoring for the closure of a… »

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