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19.10.2019

Chile: Mass evasion in the Santiago Metro, widespread demonstrations in the capital and declaration of a state of emergency

Chile: Mass evasion in the Santiago Metro, widespread demonstrations in the capital and declaration of a state of emergency

This week there was a massive call to jump over the paying turnstiles of the Santiago Metro, in response to the fourth fare rise so far this year. Mainly high school students entered the stations en masse, surpassing the responsiveness of the security guards. A short time passed before some… »

19.10.2019

Ecuador –The fight Against Moreno and the IMF is far from Over

Ecuador –The fight Against Moreno and the IMF is far from Over

By Peter Koenig In Ecuador, the fight against IMF austerity measures is far from over. Just a few hours after my article was published on Sunday, 13 October,Ecuador  – and the IMF’s Killing Spree – https://www.globalresearch.ca/ecuador-imf-killing-spree/5691857, President Lenin Moreno declared the infamous Decree 883 was canceled, i.e. the astronomical price increases… »

18.10.2019

Ecuador: From the middle of the world to the end of the world

Ecuador: From the middle of the world to the end of the world

By Boaventura de Sousa Santos As its very name suggests, Ecuador is geographically located in the middle of the world. And now, from all appearances, neoliberalism has decided to carry out its end-of-the-world maneuvers in this country. That is perhaps the reason it is coming to the realization that the… »

15.10.2019

Economics Nobel 2019: why Banerjee, Duflo and Kremer won

Economics Nobel 2019: why Banerjee, Duflo and Kremer won

Arnab Bhattacharjee, Heriot-Watt University and Mark Schaffer, Heriot-Watt University for The Conversation The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2019 (commonly known as the Nobel Prize for Economics) has been awarded to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer “for… »

15.10.2019

People’s protest in Ecuador compels Moreno government to drop IMF’s prescription of neo-liberal measure

People’s protest in Ecuador compels Moreno government to drop IMF’s prescription of neo-liberal measure

By Countercurrents Collective United Nations-backed dialogue between the right wing Lenin Moreno’s government and leaders of protesting people including indigenous people’s organizations reached a deal Sunday to revoke pro-International Monetary Fund (IMF) Decree 883, end strikes across the country, and to set up a commission that will write the new… »

12.10.2019

Ecuador: Resistance goes on

Ecuador: Resistance goes on

Pictures: Marcelo Rivera, William Tipán and Walker Vizcarra Video: Walker Vizcarra Ecuador has had 9 days of protests and paralysis at the national level, after having ordered the elimination of subsidies and other economic measures by executive decree. The days of protest have been… »

10.10.2019

Repression in Yesterday’s Protests in Quito

Repression in Yesterday’s Protests in Quito

Photos by: Alejandro Ramírez Anderson The general mobilization in Ecuador, especially in Quito, has gained more strength with the arrival of numerous groups of indigenous people who come to claim and demand their rights. At the same time, repression has also gained ground. Here are some images. »

10.10.2019

Indigenous-Led Anti-Austerity Protests Shut Down Quito Forcing Ecuadorian Government to Move Capital

Indigenous-Led Anti-Austerity Protests Shut Down Quito Forcing Ecuadorian Government to Move Capital

Tens of thousands of people, led by indigenous leaders, are expected to again bring Ecuador to a standstill today in massive ongoing anti-government protests. Demonstrators flooded the streets of Quito Tuesday to decry government-imposed austerity measures and a steep hike in fuel prices, despite a severe police crackdown. Civil unrest… »

09.10.2019

The Indigenous Movement is Already in the Capital

The Indigenous Movement is Already in the Capital

Videos: Alberto Vargas – Cover photo: Patricio tapia After overcoming many difficulties thanks to an impressive tenacity, the indigenous movement has arrived in Quito to join the national strike for next October 9. More information in this link: https://twitter.com/CONAIE_Ecuador/status/1181384187196198912?s=19  … »

07.10.2019

“Unprecedented’ rise in infant mortality in England linked to poverty

“Unprecedented’ rise in infant mortality in England linked to poverty

Science Daily reports “New study, published in BMJ Open, links a rise in infant mortality in England to poverty.” The research was carried out because “Infant mortality rate (IMR) has risen for the last four years in England, yet the role of increasing levels of child poverty in explaining… »

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