South America

26.06.2018

The sky is not falling for the “not last” Yanomami

The sky is not falling for the “not last” Yanomami

Review of the book “The Falling Sky” A book titled The last of the Yanomami was published in Turin in September 1984. On the cover appeared the subheading “a dive into prehistory”. At the time I had already spent four years in the Catrimâni area, working with… »

19.06.2018

“The flights of death Argentina”, present in Madrid

“The flights of death Argentina”, present in Madrid

At the event, the books `Final Destination’ by Giancarlo Ceraudo and `Skyvan’ by Miriam Lewin were presented. “The madwomen told him to be patient and not to give up,” said Taty Almeida in her final speech. Photos: Ariel Brocchieri On Friday, June 15, took place the… »

18.06.2018

What does the (s)election of Ivan Duque in Colombia mean for Latin America and the Caribbean?

What does the (s)election of Ivan Duque in Colombia mean for Latin America and the Caribbean?

The historical perspective Exactly one hundred years ago, Marco Fidel Suarez took over the presidency of Colombia and coined the foreign policy guidelines called Respice Polum (“Let’s look at the pole” or “towards the North”) or the Suarez Doctrine. Since then, and with few interruptions such as that of nationalist… »

16.06.2018

We are history in the making

We are history in the making

The video below shows the last leg of a long process, which this week culminated in the half-sanction of the decriminalisation of abortion in Argentina. The process was led and sustained tirelessly by thousands of women across the country. The half sanction was from the Chamber of Deputies. There is… »

16.06.2018

Argentina votes to legalise abortion in latest victory for global feminism

Argentina votes to legalise abortion in latest victory for global feminism

Ana Cecilia Dinerstein, University of Bath and Lucía Cirmi Obón, National University of Quilmes for The Conversation “Nothing will stop us now!” These were the words of the excited and emotional activists when Argentina’s parliament voted narrowly (129 votes to 125) to decriminalise abortion. The National… »

15.06.2018

Colombia struggles to build trust in the state as peace process rumbles on

Colombia struggles to build trust in the state as peace process rumbles on

 Gwen Burnyeat, UCL for The Conversation In the Colombian peace plebiscite of 2016, 50.2% of voters rejected the Havana Accords signed between the government and the FARC guerrilla movement. This they did after a sensationalist No campaign exploited a lack of informed public opinion, using questionable “facts”… »

12.06.2018

Face 2 Face with Carlos Aguasaco

Face 2 Face with Carlos Aguasaco

On this show we speak with Carlos Aguasaco, Associate Professor​ at the CUNY Latin American Cultural Studies. We discuss the ​current political situation in Colombia ​and the upcoming presidential election. The eletion is perhaps the m​ost impo​rtant one​ in the​ nations’s​ history​ ​as it​ ​is the first to follow ​the… »

11.06.2018

Colombians in London campaign for Petro’s humanised Colombia

Colombians in London campaign for Petro’s humanised Colombia

Images by Ancizar Morales In London, Colombian migrants have been campaigning extensively for the Presidential candidacy of Gustavo Petro. His programme, prioritising Peace, Health, Education, Diversity and Multilateral international relations, has attracted a large following amongst the young and is central to the Peace Process and reconciliaron in… »

01.06.2018

South American March for Peace and Active Nonviolence

South American March for Peace and Active Nonviolence

The South American March for Peace and Active Nonviolence is an initiative of the organization World without Wars and without Violence, which has volunteers in several countries of the world, and in 2009 organized the successful and massive World March for Peace and Active Nonviolence, which toured several countries in… »

26.05.2018

Homage to Silo: Thinking and works

Homage to Silo: Thinking and works

In few minutes we will try to give an overview of Silo’s thought expressed through his books, lectures, interviews and talks that he has tirelessly given over the past 50 years. His production is extensive and deals in depth with the great themes of human existence, giving a new perspective… »

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