South America

The culture of oblivion

The human brain has a mechanism capable of eliminating the memory of pain. Over the years, the most decisive events in the history of humanity take on the sepia tinge of old photographs. They are gradually transformed into legends or,…

Discussion about Chile’s new constitution

LIVE SHOW on Thursday May 19 at 9 AM EST A humanist look at this profound transformative process. There are few moments in life where we have the opportunity to make a major social transformation. Chile’s new constitutional process is…

Why Latin America Needs a New World Order

The world wants to see an end to the conflict in Ukraine. The NATO countries, however, want to prolong the conflict by increasing arms shipments to Ukraine and by declaring that they want to “weaken Russia.” The United States had…

Youth and Adult Education: A Pending Issue in Ecuador and in the Region

In June 2022, the 7th International Adult Education Conference CONFINTEA VII will be held in Morocco. There, some 1,000 participants will discuss effective adult learning and education policies from the perspective of Lifelong Learning and taking into account the United…

Chile: The extreme violence of the socio-political and economic system implanted by the elite

“At 10:45 a.m. on 6 October 1988, while outside a sea of people were parading around celebrating (one day afterwards the defeat of the dictatorship at the polls), we were told at that meeting that they had to be demobilised.…

Lula launches his candidacy for Brazil’s presidency

Brazil’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva officially presented his candidacy for the country’s presidency ahead of the Brazilian elections in October, at an event with thousands of supporters in Sao Paulo. In the presence of the leaders of…

Chile afflicted by crime

The new government announces an increase in the number of police in some communes and a plan to combat rising crime. It has been a promise of governments from left and right and the data is bad. From our parliamentary…

Defending worker cooperatives

Worker cooperatives have succeeded in recovering factories and companies and in undertaking many valuable projects that dignify men and women through work in solidarity. However, on occasions, justice does not accompany the effort. By Dr. Miguel Julio Rodríguez Villafañe Work…

Intervention by Tomás Hirsch on 4 May 2022 in the Chilean Parliament

We publish here the text and the video of the intervention of the humanist deputy Tomás Hirsch before the Chilean Congress, commemorating the 53rd anniversary of the Silo’s “The Healing of Suffering” that gave origin to the Humanist Movement: 53…

Women, history, and the dictatorship in Brazil: the story of Criméia Almeida

Any attempt to stop an individual’s fight against oppression has always been, and continues to be, a violent act, which we must repudiate and denounce. This happened, for example, with women and their actions against the dictatorial regime established in…

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