Politics

Petro and France, from magical realism and genocide to the Colombia of the possible

Gustavo Petro, an economist, former senator and ex-guerrilla of the April 19th Movement (M-19), and Francia Márquez, a black leader and environmentalist from a small rural town in Cauca, took office as president and vice-president of Colombia to promise that…

While Cuba Deals with Blazing Fire, the U.S. Watches and Waits

By now, the images of the oil explosion that erupted in the Cuban province of Matanzas on Friday, August 5 and continues blazing have become international news. When lightning struck an oil tank in Cuba’s largest oil storage facility, it…

The new government in Colombia has taken office, a great opportunity for peace

John Lennon’s famous song “Give peace a chance” has travelled the world since its recording in 1969, chanted by millions of voices as an anthem for peace. In Colombia, death would still thunder for decades, even after a Peace Accord…

The Nobodies of Francia Márquez

The seventh of August was a doubly historic day for Colombia because the first left-wing government took office, with Gustavo Petro at its head, and in the vice-presidency, the first Afro-Colombian feminist, left-wing, activist, lawyer and environmental rights defender, Francia…

Depth charges

The undermining of democracies is a long-standing strategy. Anyone who has ever been a fan of war movies will know how depth charges used against enemy submarines work. Used extensively during the naval battles of the Second World War, these…

In the land of the blind the one-eyed man is king (or begs to be excused)

The evaluation of the Chilean governments of the Concertación with results of a rich society with a per capita that reached 25,000 dollars and inequality with 50% of workers and retirees living with incomes that do not cover the expenses…

Francia Márquez: “And the payment for when?

Francia Márquez has bright eyes and a deep gaze. The firmness between her eyebrows hints at the absolute correspondence between her life experience and her speech. She takes notes with her left hand in a small notebook that closes with…

The street was a party: Petro’s inauguration

Thousands of people around Plaza Bolivar in Bogota and in many parts of the country celebrated the historic milestone of Gustavo Petro’s inauguration as president of Colombia. By Fátima Martínez Petro and Francia Márquez, the vice-president, are the most visible…

“Raising Hope and Keeping Fear Away”, Paulina Acevedo, President of ANAMIC, in dialogue with the Forum on Communication for the Integration of Our America

Chile is going through a very important historical juncture. On September 4, a binding plebiscite will take place in which the population will decide whether to leave behind the current Constitution, imposed in its essence by the Pinochet dictatorship, or…

And when he woke up, China was still there

The world has changed, even if the large information and communication powerhouses in the hands of a few large companies would have us believe otherwise. By Aram Aharonian The war in Ukraine has put an end to the post-Cold War…

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