South America

06.11.2009

Today’s military spending: a terrorist arms race

A report prepared by Marco Gandásegui, professor at the University of Panama and researcher associated with the CELA, demonstrates that the United States approved a military budget of 626 billion dollars in October 2009, the highest sum for a country in all of history. Alarming statistics and tendencies for a world that is on the brink of a possible nuclear tragedy. »

04.11.2009

Buenos Aires: Dinner To Benefit the Campaign for Nonviolence a Success

With the help of well-known personalities from the world of culture, politics and media, the organization World Without Wars in Argentina held a dinner show at the Armenian Center of Buenos Aires, which had a full house: 400 people contributed to secure resources that will be used for the televised broadcast of the World March for Peace and Nonviolence. »

30.10.2009

Gilberto Gil Endorses the World March for Peace and Nonviolence — “The Achievement of Peace is a Daily Task”.

October 27, before departing for a European tour, singer-composer Gilberto Gil announces his support endorsing The World March for Peace and Nonviolence on its international campaign for peace and disarmament. The former Minister of Culture declares: “Peace is a daily task of construction, laying the foundation brick by brick, maybe one day it will start growing...” »

27.10.2009

The Peace Boat prepares to arrive in the port of Manta

As part of its 67th voyage around the world, the Peace Boat will arrive in the port of Manta in Ecuador carrying over 400 passengers and 10 Hibakusha (survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombs) who are participants in the “Global Voyage for a Nuclear-Free World – Peace Boat Hibakusha Project.” The program includes a conference on peace constitutions. »

24.10.2009

A Multimedia Experience in Mendoza

Senator Miriam Gallardo, together with the organization World Without Wars in Mendoza, promoted a multimedia experience for the nonviolent cause. It will take place between November 2 and January 1 and will reflect, in works from youth and children’s groups, representations of the kind of world in which they would like to live. »

24.10.2009

Argentina: the city of Moreno stands for non-violence

Including the Mayor of Moreno, now more than a dozen cities in Argentina have endorsed the World March for Peace and Nonviolence. Mayor Arregui, in his message announcing participation in the initiative, which he made in the La Reja Park of Study and Reflection in Moreno, Buenos Aires, called on others to work “hard in the fight against violence and for world peace”. »

23.10.2009

Debate surrounds the selection of Obama for the Nobel Peace Prize

The Nobel Peace Prize that U.S. President Barack Obama recently received continues to provoke strong debate. Writers, ambassadors and institutions have opined on the controversial choice. What is certain is that, with this award, it is hoped that Obama makes a contribution to the strengthening of Peace in his country and in the world. »

20.10.2009

Flag for Peace flies at summit of Lanin Volcano

Lanin Volcano is situated in south east Neuquén province in Argentina. Two mountaineers, Siloman Toledo and Cecilia Ulloa, reached its summit at 3776m, where they unfurled the World March for Peace and Non-Violence flag. According to the two adventurers, "we hope that this experience is inspiring and that we manage to raise awareness in society". »

20.10.2009

“Peacemakers” Program provides training to volunteers and professionals

The project is the result of a partnership among several internationally known organizations working in Brazil, including institutions such as the International University for Peace (UNIPAZ), Afro Reggae, and UNESCO, among others. The program aims to train people who are engaged in areas such as education for peace, citizenship campaigns, conflict mediation, and human rights. »

17.10.2009

“Night of Candles for Peace” occurs in Colombia

The foundation Journalists for Peace (FUPERPAZ), along with various youth groups, organized the event "Over a Thousand Candles for Peace", which was developed to commemorate the International Day of Non-Violence. More than 100 people participated in this act, which also initiated the World March for Peace and Nonviolence in the city of Ibague, Colombia. »

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