South America

25.09.2018

Raise the alarm! Fascism marching through Latin America

Raise the alarm! Fascism marching through Latin America

by Javier Tolcachier The imminent election in Brazil is key to the future of Latin America and the Caribbean. Next October 7, positions of political power in the legislative chambers, the governorships will be resolved and… »

25.09.2018

[South American March for Peace and Nonviolence] Great Symbolic March

[South American March for Peace and Nonviolence] Great Symbolic March

On September 16, in the city of Bogotá, and beginning the journey through the continent of the first South American March for Peace and Nonviolence, a gigantic symbolic march took place, with the participation of organisations and educational institutions. The journey began in the bullring, then passed through the Plaza… »

22.09.2018

Noam Chomsky Visits Brazil’s Former President Lula in Prison

Noam Chomsky Visits Brazil’s Former President Lula in Prison

In news from Brazil, the world-renowned dissident and linguist Noam Chomsky met with Brazil’s imprisoned former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on Thursday. This comes a week after Lula officially pulled out of next month’s presidential race. Lula has been jailed since April. Speaking outside the prison after his… »

21.09.2018

Lawmakers Urge for Resources to Implement Peace Agreement in Colombia

Lawmakers Urge for Resources to Implement Peace Agreement in Colombia

Bogota, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Legislators from different parties in Colombia demanded from the government the resources to implement the Peace Deal with the former FARC guerrilla group.   Brought together in the Senate Peace Commission, the congress people expressed their concern about the current reintegration of former guerrillas who,… »

18.09.2018

Valparaíso-bound: Neruda’s ark

Valparaíso-bound: Neruda’s ark

By ARTURO DESIMONE 15 September 2018 for openDemocracy SS Winnipeg was Pablo Neruda’s Winged Fugitive Ark for war-refugees. Where are such grand gestures today? Stateless and dispossessed persons in the world today amount to a towering 65 million. If we are to trust the ‘’census’’ of… »

16.09.2018

Conversation with the Chilean Writer Jorge Marchant Lazcano

Conversation with the Chilean Writer Jorge Marchant Lazcano

By Jhon Sánchez and translated by Yani Pérez I met Jorge Marchant in an elevator. It was the summer of the 2009 and as soon as he said “Hello,” I recognized his Chilean accent. I introduced myself with the name of Cecilio Bolocco, an allusion to the Chilean… »

12.09.2018

Venezuelan FM Denounces Economic Siege to UN Special Rapporteur

Venezuelan FM Denounces Economic Siege to UN Special Rapporteur

Caracas, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza met today with UN Special Rapporteur Idriss Jazairy,as part of his working agenda at the 39th session of the Human Rights Council. During the meeting held in Geneva, Switzerland, Arreaza denounced the economic blockade maintained by the United States and… »

12.09.2018

September 11th in Chile

September 11th  in Chile

This morning I was with Deputy Karol Cariola in an emblematic place located in my district, in the commune of Peñalolén. A place that remembers the worst of what was [Pinochet’s] Dictatorship. A place that should have always been a place of Peace and yet the Dina turned it into… »

09.09.2018

Chile: Public Declaration over resolution Ethical Commission of the Chamber of Deputies

Chile: Public Declaration over resolution Ethical Commission of the Chamber of Deputies

Faced with the unusual sanction of Humanist deputy Pamela Jiles by the Ethics Commission of the Chamber of Deputies for having questioned UDI deputy Ignacio Urrutia, the organizations and individuals below signatories wish to express our total rejection of this measure. What motivated Pamela Jiles’ response was what Urrutia expressed… »

08.09.2018

South American March for Peace and Nonviolence: About to Begin

South American March for Peace and Nonviolence: About to Begin

To learn more about the March, we interviewed Sonia Venegas, from Mundo Sin Guerras (World without Wars) Ecuador, promoter of the March. What is the South American March for Peace and Nonviolence and why doing it? It is the sum of wills that unite in a project of humanised life… »

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