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27.11.2019

What happened when Chile woke up

What happened when Chile woke up

Despite horrific police violence and government concessions, protesters in Chile are holding firm in their calls for systemic change. It has been a month since Chileans took to the streets in a surprising and mostly nonviolent uprising that changed the country’s political agenda and shattered its image as Latin America’s… »

27.11.2019

What happened when Chile woke up

What happened when Chile woke up

Despite horrific police violence and government concessions, protesters in Chile are holding firm in their calls for systemic change. By Cristian Opaso It has been a month since Chileans took to the streets in a surprising and mostly nonviolent uprising that changed the country’s political agenda and shattered its image… »

25.11.2019

Solidarity with Chile-Video covering Art Installation in Berlin

Solidarity with Chile-Video covering Art Installation in Berlin

Berlin is a very lively, cosmopolitan city and this is especially true for its large Chilean community. Over the last 4 weeks, they have expressed their disdain for the events in Chile through multiple activities. We reported that there were demonstrations and various events in many places in Berlin. Particularly… »

25.11.2019

People’s protests pass more than a month in Chile

People’s protests pass more than a month in Chile

By Countercurrents Collective People in thousands joined in protests in Chile on Monday (November 18). It marked the first month of the most serious public protests against neo-liberal policies in recent time in Chile. The protests show the people’s distrust of the social agenda the government announced, and the parliamentary… »

24.11.2019

Second Pressenza journalist assaulted for reporting in Chile

Second Pressenza journalist assaulted for reporting in Chile

After a few weeks ago – when massive protests began in the streets of the country and the country was still under siege and curfew -our journalist Claudia Aranda was detained for a few hours by Carabineros and the specialized team of lawyers had to be mobilized to free her,… »

24.11.2019

“They’re killing us like dogs” – A Massacre in Bolivia and a Plea for Help

“They’re killing us like dogs” – A Massacre in Bolivia and a Plea for Help

By Medea Benjami I am writing from Bolivia just days after witnessing the November 19 military massacre at the Senkata gas plant in the indigenous city of El Alto, and the tear-gassing of a peaceful funeral procession on November 21 to commemorate the dead. These are examples, unfortunately, of… »

23.11.2019

‘Nothing But Disdain for Democracy’: Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, and Pressley Join Letter Condemning Trump for Fueling Crisis in Bolivia

‘Nothing But Disdain for Democracy’: Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, and Pressley Join Letter Condemning Trump for Fueling Crisis in Bolivia

Rather than supporting a military coup, our government should make it clear that the unconstitutional removal of an elected president is unacceptable.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer for Common Dreams As the Bolivian military’s violent repression of Indigenous anti-coup protesters sparked fears of a full-blown civil… »

23.11.2019

National strike in Colombia

National strike in Colombia

By Alicia Muñoz On November 21, Colombia experienced a historic national strike. Nationals mobilized throughout the country to protest against the government of President Ivan Duque. Different sectors such as Indians, lgtbi, Afro communities, social leaders, artists, peasants, teachers, students, among others were the protagonists of this meeting, to demand… »

23.11.2019

Hundreds of Thousands Join National Strike in Colombia in Rebuke to Right-Wing President Iván Duque

Hundreds of Thousands Join National Strike in Colombia in Rebuke to Right-Wing President Iván Duque

In Colombia, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets Thursday in the largest national strike the country has seen in years. Labor unions, students, teachers, Indigenous and Afro-Colombian activists joined in peaceful marches across urban and rural Colombia as anger mounts against right-wing President Iván Duque and his… »

22.11.2019

China – Bolivia – a Lithium Deal – No More?

China – Bolivia – a Lithium Deal – No More?

By Peter Koenig China has by far the largest lithium market. China produces already today the most electric cars, about 1 million in 2018, and will at least triplicate their production by 2025 – and in the following decade or two, demand is expected to increase exponentially. Bolivia has the… »

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