South America

30.07.2019

Europe’s closed eyes on the political prisoner Jorge Glas

Europe’s closed eyes on the political prisoner Jorge Glas

Interview with Chilean journalist and activist Patricio Mery Bell on the current situation in Ecuador. Do you find that the prosecutions of Dilma Rousseff, Lula and Christina Kirchner were also used to indict Jorge Glas and put him out of action? The law in South America is currently a global… »

29.07.2019

Brazilian President Bolsonaro Threatens Glenn Greenwald with Imprisonment HeadlineJul 29, 2019

Brazilian President Bolsonaro Threatens Glenn Greenwald with Imprisonment HeadlineJul 29, 2019

Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro threatened journalist Glenn Greenwald with possible imprisonment Saturday, following recent reporting by Greenwald’s news website The Intercept implicating Justice Minister Sérgio Moro in a possible plot to smear and convict former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Speaking to a reporter, Bolsonaro said Greenwald… »

20.07.2019

Granting Julian Assange political asylum was “the right thing” to do

Granting Julian Assange political asylum was “the right thing” to do

“We knew he was in real danger, as will be confirmed now; and that’s why we granted him political asylum. Right then the US obviously decided that Ecuador had crossed a line.” Interview with the former foreign minister of Ecuador. Ricardo Patiño for openDemocracy The decision by the… »

19.07.2019

Today, July 18, we humanists commemorate Laura Rodriguez

Today, July 18, we humanists commemorate Laura Rodriguez

Laura Rodríguez, Humanist Deputy, exemplified a new way of doing politics in Chile characterized by a direct relationship with the people, by its coherence and ethical style in politics, by its capacity for teamwork and pluralism. She stood out for her fight for the rights of discriminated groups, especially women,… »

16.07.2019

[Brazil] The media hide the attack on Glenn Greenwald in Paraty, by Alceu Castilho

[Brazil] The media hide the attack on Glenn Greenwald in Paraty, by Alceu Castilho

“Nobody told me, I was at the table with Sérgio Amadeu, Sabrina Fernandes and Gregório Duvivier, as well as Glenn himself. The atmosphere of tension was enormous. Our speeches were interrupted by bombs and fireworks,” Castilho said. By Alceu Castilho On Facebook The miserable Brazilian press managed to hide… »

11.07.2019

Despite Death Threats, Glenn Greenwald Speaks Out About Exposing Large Corruption Scandal in Brazil

Despite Death Threats, Glenn Greenwald Speaks Out About Exposing Large Corruption Scandal in Brazil

A political crisis in Brazil is growing in the wake of The Intercept’s investigation into a judge who likely aided federal prosecutors in their corruption case against former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. The Bolsonaro administration announced Monday that Brazilian Justice Minister Sérgio Moro has been granted a… »

11.07.2019

No opinion can be given on a report of questionable impartiality [re: Venezuela]

No opinion can be given on a report of questionable impartiality [re: Venezuela]

By José Gabriel Feres* There is no doubt that we humanists repudiate and reject the practice of violating human rights wherever it comes from. Not only do our ideology and principles support us, but above all our struggle against all those who violate them, in Chile and in the world,… »

09.07.2019

The “Humanist Network of Health News” is born (REHUNO Health)

The “Humanist Network of Health News” is born (REHUNO Health)

By Jorge Pompei, Flavia Estevan and Victor Piccininni* Who we are? We are a group of volunteers from different countries around the world, professionals and/or health users, who want to give voice to a “humanizing view” on health systems from a broad and comprehensive perspective. We want to put into… »

09.07.2019

Good News Part 2 – The Hoffnungsquickie

Good News Part 2 – The Hoffnungsquickie

(The Hoffnungsquickie: Good News Brief – N.d.T.) The world is a bad place. This is at least the impression you get when you look through the burning glass of the media. Catastrophes, wars, lies, hypocrisy and destruction determine the reality that is transmitted. Although everyone knows that this is only… »

26.06.2019

Chile: [President of Teachers Union] Mario Aguilar and 38 other teachers demonstrating peacefully arrested

Chile: [President of Teachers Union] Mario Aguilar and 38 other teachers demonstrating peacefully arrested

The Chilean Carabineros dissolved and repressed the teachers who were demonstrating in front of the Government Palace, in a peaceful manner headed by the President of the Union Mario Aguilar. For a year, all of Chile’s teachers debated, analysed and ended up resolving a 12-point petition that has led them… »

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