By Diana Hernández (translation Pressenza London) On Tuesday, August 7, the right-wing and Uribe presidency of Colombia was assumed by Iván Duque, in the midst of a wave of murders of social and union leaders that has been taking place in recent months. There is also concern that Duque is… »
Law on the Voluntary Termination of Pregnancy: Millions of Argentines and Latin Americans hope it will be law!
This is an important historical moment. The eyes and hearts of millions of Argentine and Latin American women will be set on this 8 August in the Argentine Senate, where the Law on the Voluntary Termination of Pregnancy will be debated, already with half a sanction in the Chamber of… »
GUILLAUME LONG 27 July 2018 for openDemocracy/democraciaAbierta Six years after Assange walked into its embassy, Ecuador’s initial fears of political persecution, far from being ill-founded paranoia, have been proven right. Español As Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno visited the United Kingdom this week, there was… »
Never again! chanted human rights activists when the military responsible for the 70’s dirty war in Argentina were replaced by a democratically elected government, leaving behind over 30.ooo people dead or “disappeared” and hundreds of stolen children taken from the tortured to death mothers and given to military-sympathetic families. Never… »
We interviewed Tomás Hirsch, humanist deputy of the Frente Amplio, to consult him on the new bill that has recently been presented to Congress, which sanctions incitement to violence, hatred and denial. Pressenza: Who presented it? Tomás Hirsch: The seven opposition parliamentarians of the Human Rights Commission, plus… »
On this show we speak with filmmaker Flavia Fontes. We discuss her unusual process and journey in making a documentary about former Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa. “Our President: Rafael Correa” is the story of a man who dreamed of ending poverty in his country and about the challenges he faced transforming Ecuador. »
DEMOCRACIAABIERTA 9 July 2018 (also in Spanish) After months of continuous protests by hundreds of activists and organizations against the unpunished murders of social, community, ethnic and rural leaders, the situation is still out of control Colombian society, following the death of up to 7 community… »
By Lu Sudré from Brazil de Fato. “Lula is not a prisoner. Today Lula is a kidnapped person,” says jurist and former Justice Minister Eugênio Aragão about the failure to comply with the decision signed by federal jurist Rogério Favreto of the Federal Regional Court of the 4th… »
In more than 60 cities in Colombia and in 30 other cities around the world, a wake was held in protest against the murders of social leaders. According to the Publimetro portal, the number of people murdered between January 1, 2016 and July 5, 2018 is now 399. The concern… »
Rupert Knox, University of Sheffield for The Conversation Andrés Manuel López Obrador, popularly known as AMLO, has won a landslide victory in Mexico’s presidential elections. He now stands poised to form the country’s first left-wing government for generations, and his triumph has stirred great hope – but… »
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