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07.10.2020

Report outlines long road to post-COVID recovery for Latin America and Caribbean

Report outlines long road to post-COVID recovery for Latin America and Caribbean

Economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean will be slower than the return to productivity following the subprime mortgage crisis more than a decade ago, the head of the UN’s office for the region, ECLAC, said on Tuesday. Alicia Bárcena was speaking during a virtual… »

04.10.2020

The last sketch of a universal Argentinean, Quino

The last sketch of a universal Argentinean, Quino

Joaquin Salvador Lavado, who used to sign his cartoons under the name of Quino, was an Argentine cartoonist and caricaturist but was mainly an involved popular philosopher who helped us to understand and rethink through his sketches. He would denounce hypocrisy, double standards, the greed of predators, manipulation,… »

03.10.2020

UN Report on Venezuela Omits the Greatest Violation of Human Rights: US Aggression

UN Report on Venezuela Omits the Greatest Violation of Human Rights: US Aggression

By Leonardo Flores On September 23, María Eugenia Russián, president of Fundalatin, Venezuela’s oldest human rights organization, testified to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and decried an attempt by a UNHRC fact-finding mission to erase people who were “lynched, burned alive, decapitated and murdered by extremist sectors… »

02.10.2020

Only one of every 15 mayoral candidates in Brazil’s capitals is a black woman

Only one of every 15 mayoral candidates in Brazil’s capitals is a black woman

“It confirms the predestined path of the black woman within the white hetero patriarchy”, says writer Bianca Santana Igor Carvalho / Translated by: Ítalo Piva Only 20 black women are running for mayor in Brazil’s 26 state capitals in 2020. In relation to the total number of candidates (317), they… »

02.10.2020

Venezuela rejects European Union’s stance on elections

Venezuela rejects European Union’s stance on elections

The Venezuelan Government on Thursday rejected the European Union’s stance to condition the designation of a monitoring and observation mission in the legislative elections on December 6. In a communiqué from the Foreign Ministry, the Bolivarian Government regretted the biased stance of the European External Action Service about the conditions… »

01.10.2020

How Ecuador’s Democracy Is Being Suffocated

How Ecuador’s Democracy Is Being Suffocated

By Vijay Prashad and Pilar Troya / Globetrotter A recent poll showed that if Andrés Arauz Galarza were allowed to run in Ecuador’s presidential election of 2021, he would win in the first round with 45.9 percent of the vote. The pollsters found that Arauz—who was the minister of… »

23.09.2020

We Simply Want Peace in Colombia and For The Atrocities to Stop

We Simply Want Peace in Colombia and For The Atrocities to Stop

According to the United Nations Commissioner,  there have been 33 massacres so far this year. By Gustavo Espinoza With much indignation, Colombian citizens, organizations, and various groups in New York continue to denounce before the world the murders of the social and indigenous leaders of Colombia for defending the lands… »

23.09.2020

Peru’s state TV broadcasts 23 hours in Spanish daily but only 1 hour in indigenous languages

Peru’s state TV broadcasts 23 hours in Spanish daily but only 1 hour in indigenous languages

This statistic reflects how Peru treats its indigenous peoples The title of this article summarizes the attitude of the state channel TV Perú towards indigenous peoples, while also reflecting the colonial history of the country. At the threshold of the bicentennial anniversary of the nation-state of Peru, the space that the… »

18.09.2020

Brazil: Pressenza in the municipal elections

Brazil: Pressenza in the municipal elections

On November 15, Brazil will have the first real opportunity to initiate a political change, capable of resuming the democratic process interrupted by the advent of Bolsonaro as President of the Republic. November 15 is the day of the municipal elections. From north to south, from towns of… »

18.09.2020

We can achieve peace and rights if we compromise

We can achieve peace and rights if we compromise

By Zenaida Espinosa “If we made a minute of silence for each social leader in Colombia who has been murdered, we would be silent for 15 years”. This painfully truthful phrase was said by the President of the Truth Commission, Father Francisco de Roux, last August 14, at a webinar… »

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