Alicia Blanco

Humanista, co-directora de Pressenza.

Brazil’s Indigenous Peoples: a Struggle for Everyone

Between 8 and 30 June, around 2,000 indigenous peoples camped out in Brasilia in front of the Supreme Federal Court (STF) – Brazil’s highest legal instance – to reject the application of the “temporary framework” in a case brought by…

“There is no justice for indigenous communities. That is the reality.”

On the 11th of August of 1994, section 17 (1) of the new article 75 which recognised the pre-existing indigenous villages, their culture, and the right of occupancy and property of their ancestral lands among others, was unanimously approved by…

Thank you, Pepe !!!

On October 20, Pepe Mujica resigned his seat in the Uruguayan Senate. At 85, it is not the first time he has resigned. He had already done it in August 2018 “out of fatigue”, but he returned and turned out…

After the end of one world

Auroville 2046 is a short story that its author and Pressenza make available today in 5 languages (Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French and English). To read and share.   This title would have been much less appropriate two months ago. It…

Nelsy Lizarazo speaking from Ecuador: “Now we know who we are”.

When, after 11 days of strong social mobilization, Decree 883 was repealed and the beginning of a broad dialogue between the government and the indigenous movement was announced, the issue ceased to occupy the headlines of the mainstream media. However,…

We are history in the making

The video below shows the last leg of a long process, which this week culminated in the half-sanction of the decriminalisation of abortion in Argentina. The process was led and sustained tirelessly by thousands of women across the country. The…

Poetry against arms

“… and while we sleep bloody wars are fought, and when we wish to wake up death strikes our door.” This quote can be heard in the tragically accurate video, but said with a clear and gentle voice. It’s the…

Argentina: 50,000 women gather for their 30th national gathering

This unique experience has been held every year in different cities in Argentina since 1985. From the 10th to 12th of October Mar del Plata, Argentina will be the venue for the 30th national gathering. Women of all ages and…

50000 mujeres se reunirán en su Encuentro Nacional N° 30

Del 10 al 12 de octubre Mar del Plata será sede de esta experiencia única en el mundo, que desde 1985 se reitera cada año en distintos puntos del país. Mujeres de todas las edades y sectores llegarán de las…