South America

28.03.2018

Venezuela becomes 7th country to ban nuclear weapons

Venezuela becomes 7th country to ban nuclear weapons

Following last week’s announcement from Palestine, Venezuela this week joined six other ratifying countries in formally endorsing the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. A statement released by the Venezuelan Ministry of Communication said, “On Tuesday, the Permanent Representative of the Bolivarian Republic… »

25.03.2018

Tomás Hirsch participates in the march for Memory, Truth and Justice in Buenos Aires

Tomás Hirsch participates in the march for Memory, Truth and Justice in Buenos Aires

After meeting yesterday at Instituto Patria, in Buenos Aires, with Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, where they had the opportunity to exchange views on the political, economic and social moment and to listen to her analysis of the type of state that should be generated in the future and the dangerous… »

23.03.2018

Face 2 Face with Pía Figueroa

Face 2 Face with Pía Figueroa

In this special show recorded in Chile, we spoke with Pía Figueroa, co-director of Pressenza, about the new political landscape in Chile and about the new-formed Frente Amplio political coalition composed of left-wing and centre-left parties and movements. We also discussed the Humanist Party’s experiences over last 30… »

14.03.2018

Frente Amplio’s Celebration ​Takes Over Valparaíso​’​s Plaza Victoria

Frente Amplio’s Celebration ​Takes Over Valparaíso​’​s Plaza Victoria

​Flags, drums and people from the multiple political fronts and organizations of Chile’s Frente Amplio coalition​ ​filled Plaza Victoria​ in ​Valparaíso on March 11 to celebrate​​ the investiture of twenty deputies and one senator to the new government​. ​Included in Frente Amplio’s win is the youngest deputy ever ​elected ​in… »

13.03.2018

Chile: Commitment to the people assumed by Frente Amplio (Broad Front) parliamentarians

Chile: Commitment to the people assumed by Frente Amplio (Broad Front) parliamentarians

After concluding the official ceremonies of change of command of the authorities of the Legislative and Executive Power in the Hall of Honour of the National Congress, the members of Frente Amplio attended the Plaza de la Victoria, located in the heart of Valparaíso, where they proceeded to assume its… »

10.03.2018

#21F and the process of change in Bolivia: barely twelve years versus centuries of humiliation

#21F and the process of change in Bolivia:  barely twelve years versus centuries of humiliation

ALAI AMLAT-en, 09/03/2018.-. Close observation of the coat of arms of the Pluri-National State of Bolivia, reveals at the bottom of the oval a mountain. But not just any mountain: it is the Sumaj Orcko, a magnificent peak, a sacred place for those who live in the vecinity. Toward the… »

01.03.2018

Ecuador Endangered

Ecuador Endangered

By John Seed* The tropical Andes of Ecuador are at the top of the world list of biodiversity hotspots in terms of vertebrate species, endemic vertebrates, and endemic plants. Ecuador has more orchid and hummingbird species than Brazil, which is 32 times larger, and… »

28.02.2018

Informer Reveals Selectivity of Lava Jato Operation in Lula’s Case

Informer Reveals Selectivity of Lava Jato Operation in Lula’s Case

Brasilia, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The informer Fernando Migliaccio, an ex-executive with the company Odebrecht, revealed the selectivity of the anti-corruption operation Lava Jato in the case of former President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, the digital newspaper Brasil 247 reported today. In his testimony before Judge Sergio Moro on… »

26.02.2018

The Venezuelan “Petro” – Towards A New World Reserve Currency?

The Venezuelan “Petro” – Towards A New World Reserve Currency?

By Peter Koenig As this article goes to print, Globovision TV quotes Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announcing the launch of a new cryptocurrency, the “Petro Oro”. It will be backed by precious metals. The launch of the new cryptomoney is scheduled for the next week. No details of the new… »

29.01.2018

Argentina continues to seek truth and justice, despite the hurdles

Argentina continues to seek truth and justice, despite the hurdles

By Daniel Gutman for IPS. BUENOS AIRES, Jan 21 2018 (IPS) – Thirty-four years after Argentina’s return to democracy, more than 500 cases involving human rights abuses committed during the 1976-1983 military dictatorship are making their way through the courts. This high number not only shows that the process of… »

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