Javier Tolcachier

Javier Tolcachier

Javier Tolcachier is a researcher from the World Centre of Humanist Studies, an organism of the Humanist Movement.

04.12.2018

G20: False dilemmas, theatre and cruelty

G20: False dilemmas, theatre and cruelty

Today, the G20 is a meeting that politically represents the interests of large corporations and global finance. In other words, it serves the business of capital and in no way takes into account the well-being of the people who live on this earth. The small or big differences that may… »

25.09.2018

Raise the alarm! Fascism marching through Latin America

Raise the alarm! Fascism marching through Latin America

by Javier Tolcachier The imminent election in Brazil is key to the future of Latin America and the Caribbean. Next October 7, positions of political power in the legislative chambers, the governorships will be resolved and… »

04.09.2018

The monopolistic firewall against democratic communication in Latin America and the Caribbean

The monopolistic firewall against democratic communication in Latin America and the Caribbean

We share with our readers the text of the paper presented by Javier Tolcachier, in the event “Unraveling Digital Social Networks”, held in Quito on August 29, 30 and 31, convened by ALAI, FLACSO and CIESPAL. We have become media beings, we live online, we are connected, we are between… »

27.08.2018

Sixth International Meeting on Killer Robots opens at UN Geneva on 27 August

Sixth International Meeting on Killer Robots opens at UN Geneva on 27 August

More than 70 countries are expected to participate in a Convention on certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) meeting on lethal autonomous weapons systems at the United Nations (UN) in Geneva on 27-31 August 2018. It will be the sixth time since 2014 that countries meet about this issue. Approximately… »

08.08.2018

Law on the Voluntary Termination of Pregnancy: Millions of Argentines and Latin Americans hope it will be law!

Law on the Voluntary Termination of Pregnancy: Millions of Argentines and Latin Americans hope it will be law!

This is an important historical moment. The eyes and hearts of millions of Argentine and Latin American women will be set on this 8 August in the Argentine Senate, where the Law on the Voluntary Termination of Pregnancy will be debated, already with half a sanction in the Chamber of… »

02.07.2018

AMLO’s election: An awesome opportunity for Mexico and Latin America

AMLO’s election: An awesome opportunity for Mexico and Latin America

Mexico, along with Brazil, is one of the “big brothers” of Latin America and the Caribbean. Not only because of its demographic weight – its 128 million inhabitants represent a fifth of the region’s total population – or because of the size of its economy, whose GDP is equivalent to… »

18.06.2018

What does the (s)election of Ivan Duque in Colombia mean for Latin America and the Caribbean?

What does the (s)election of Ivan Duque in Colombia mean for Latin America and the Caribbean?

The historical perspective Exactly one hundred years ago, Marco Fidel Suarez took over the presidency of Colombia and coined the foreign policy guidelines called Respice Polum (“Let’s look at the pole” or “towards the North”) or the Suarez Doctrine. Since then, and with few interruptions such as that of nationalist… »

22.05.2018

Venezuela chose: Now, the media will invalidate the results

Venezuela chose: Now, the media will invalidate the results

More than eight million six hundred thousand Venezuelans have participated in the presidential election this Sunday, whose result has been the renewal of mandate to the current president Nicolás Maduro. The new state councils were also elected, although the focus was placed on the highest executive position of the State. »

09.04.2018

Geneva launches new government round on autonomous weapons: The danger of machines learning to kill by themselves

Geneva launches new government round on autonomous weapons: The danger of machines learning to kill by themselves

by Javier Tolcachier It stands for LAWS. These are the lethal autonomous weapon systems, also called killer robots. Far from being futuristic hallucinations of science fiction writers, they constitute one of the nuclei of the current arms race. The US is conducting an aggressive plan to develop different types of… »

10.03.2018

#21F and the process of change in Bolivia: barely twelve years versus centuries of humiliation

#21F and the process of change in Bolivia:  barely twelve years versus centuries of humiliation

ALAI AMLAT-en, 09/03/2018.-. Close observation of the coat of arms of the Pluri-National State of Bolivia, reveals at the bottom of the oval a mountain. But not just any mountain: it is the Sumaj Orcko, a magnificent peak, a sacred place for those who live in the vecinity. Toward the… »

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