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14.09.2020

A Marathon, Not a Sprint: Peru Needs Fiscal Reforms to Quell High COVID-19 Death Rate

A Marathon, Not a Sprint: Peru Needs Fiscal Reforms to Quell High COVID-19 Death Rate

By Laura Adriaensens and Sergio Chaparro Hernández “It’s a major paradox, no?” asks Hugo Ñopo, a researcher at the Peruvian think tank Group for the Analysis of Development (GRADE). Since the beginning of the pandemic, Peru has presented itself… »

09.09.2020

The Acción Humanista movement at the forefront of the fight for a worthy Chile

The Acción Humanista movement at the forefront of the fight for a worthy Chile

The political and social movement Acción Humanista, led by MP (Member of Parliament)Tomás Hirsch, joins the campaign team for the constitutional convention “Apruebo Chile Digno” in view of the referendum on October 25th. The Acción Humanista MP5Member of Parliament said he was pleased that the delegates and the Acción Humanista… »

09.09.2020

Brazil’s 63,000 Fires

Brazil’s 63,000 Fires

Amazon Day, a day of celebration for over 100 years on September 5th has passed. Amazon Day commemorates the year 1850 creation of the Province of Amazonas, encompassing 60% of Brazil and extending into Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela, and French Guyana. Meanwhile, illegal fires in Brazil’s Amazon… »

07.09.2020

The Amazon Rainforest Asks for Help!

The Amazon Rainforest Asks for Help!

By Daniel Bruno Vasconcelos and Jennifer Terriaga September 5th is the Amazon Rainforest Day, but we have nothing to celebrate on this very remarkable date. The current president of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro is ruining with the greatest natural wealth of the planet, an entire ecosystem is being destroyed in favor… »

03.09.2020

Face 2 Face with Elizabeth Castanedas and Tatiana Lindo

Face 2 Face with Elizabeth Castanedas and Tatiana Lindo

On this show we speak with Elizabeth Castanedas and Tatiana Lindo about the present situation in Colombia, where President Duque is trying to undo everything from the previous administration and several youth leaders have been killed over the past few months.  … »

02.09.2020

“We don’t want to be exploited, nor marginalized”: indigenous Warao seek autonomy

“We don’t want to be exploited, nor marginalized”: indigenous Warao seek autonomy

Many families prefer to live outside the public shelter available, even if unemployed, and in precarious conditions Catarina Barbosa Like all other indigenous nations, the Warao have guaranteed rights established through a series of legal norms. These documents affirm that they should be consulted about their own destinies, but this… »

01.09.2020

WENOMPA! DANGER! Machines in Operation

WENOMPA! DANGER! Machines in Operation

The expansion of the oil industry is leaving its mark on today’s landscape. A photo report from the Amazon region in Ecuador. By Carolina Zambrano (text and photography) The Waorani are one of the indigenous peoples who live in the Amazon rainforest. It is known as the “community of first… »

30.08.2020

Why U.S. Political Scientists Are Arguing That Evo Morales Should Be the President of Bolivia

Why U.S. Political Scientists Are Arguing That Evo Morales Should Be the President of Bolivia

By Vijay Prashad and Manuel Bertoldi Three political scientists from the United States closely studied allegations of fraud in the Bolivian election of 2019 and found that there was no fraud. These scholars—from the University of Pennsylvania and Tulane University—looked at raw evidence from the Bolivian election authorities that… »

30.08.2020

Feminists Protests in Chile

Feminists Protests in Chile

With cacerolazos (pots and pans protest), canvases, protest signs and panflets handed out by the subway exit Chile protested today against the the city of Temuco’s court, which only ruled house arrest for Martín Pradenas, who is indicted for sexual abuse and the rape of five women. “It’s been years… »

30.08.2020

SOS Galápagos

SOS Galápagos

Yearly, local communities in Galápagos and other protected tropical areas earn millions of dollars of income through the thousands of scuba divers, who come to swim with whale sharks, stingrays and other marine megafauna. By Lucas Bustamante (text and pictures) Biologist, photojournalist and co-founder of Tropical Herping. Over… »

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