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26.11.2020

The Implosion of Capitalism in Guatemala

The Implosion of Capitalism in Guatemala

By Yanis Iqbal On 21 November, 2020, thousands of Guatemalans rallied in the central square of the country’s capital, took over the Congress and set fire to several rooms inside. The immediate trigger for this outburst of anger was the 2021 budget – now revoked by the Congress after sustained protests – which,… »

26.11.2020

Why Imperialism Is Obsolete in Latin America

Why Imperialism Is Obsolete in Latin America

An interview with Jorge Arreaza, foreign minister of Venezuela. By Vijay Prashad In September 2018, Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro visited China, where he met with China’s President Xi Jinping and signed a series of important agreements on trade and culture. Toward the end of his stay, Maduro said that… »

23.11.2020

The End of Illusion for Indigenous Peoples in Colombia

The End of Illusion for Indigenous Peoples in Colombia

The Peace Agreement signed in 2016 between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) raised hopes among the Indigenous Peoples, Afro-descendant populations and peasant communities that they might henceforward be able to live in peace on their territories. By William Villa However, Iván Duque’s new… »

22.11.2020

6.2 magnitude quake hits off Chile coast – USGS

6.2 magnitude quake hits off Chile coast – USGS

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocked the Chilean coast, the US Geological Survey has reported. It struck at a depth of 20 kilometers (12 miles). The jolt occurred late Saturday 157.4 km (97.8 miles) to the southeast of Talca, a city of around 200,000 people south of the capital, Santiago. »

21.11.2020

Education for peace and non-violence in times of crisis

Education for peace and non-violence in times of crisis

Doris Balvín, senior researcher at the New Civilization Humanist Studies Center in Lima, Peru and a specialist in social ecology, spoke with Pressenza about education for peace and non-violence in times of social and ecological crisis. Pressenza: Could education contribute to building peace and non-violence in these times of social… »

20.11.2020

Towards a new culture: reconciliation as a liberating experience

Towards a new culture: reconciliation as a liberating experience

By Susana Chialina* The so called countries and their different constitutions come from thousands of years of obsolete social models and systems. They are archaic, discriminating and violent and have shaped a revengeful type of culture which today is deeply engraved in the heart of the West. We can… »

19.11.2020

Human rights and education: a cross-sectoral approach in Latin America and the Caribbean

Human rights and education: a cross-sectoral approach in Latin America and the Caribbean

The seventh public event, organized by CLADE, in partnership with the Argentinean Campaign for the Right to Education (CADE), the Dakar Forum in Honduras, the Education and Human Development Forum of the Initiative for Nicaragua, was held today as part of the process towards the Regional Assembly. The event began… »

17.11.2020

2020 elections: where the left grew, where the liberal right maintained its hegemony

2020 elections: where the left grew, where the liberal right maintained its hegemony

Brasil de Fato Daniel Giovanaz e Igor Carvalho The largest cities in the country, São Paulo (SP) and Rio de Janeiro (RJ) will have a second round of voting on November The 2020 municipal elections will be marked by the strengthening of left-wing parties among the… »

17.11.2020

Chile – Traps to the real Constitution Change

Chile – Traps to the real Constitution Change

by Cecilia Capanna Tomás Hirsch, independent Chilean parliamentarian, founder of Acción Humanista and two-times candidate for the Presidency of the Republic of Chile, explains how the Yes to the referendum on 25 October could run into traps that could affect the process of rewriting… »

14.11.2020

Letter of Support to the 5th Latin-American Humanist Forum

Letter of Support to the 5th Latin-American Humanist Forum

This 5th Latin American Humanist Forum may be the most important forum in a generation. It arrives in the middle of a planetary pandemic that is affecting billions of people and paralyzing everything from transport to the economy to the possibility of gathering together. We need to recall that… »

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