Pía Figueroa

Co-Director of Pressenza, life-long humanist, author of several monographs and books.

Art in Search of Humanity

Individually I consider myself an optimist, but collectively I am an absolute pessimist. We have no choice but to continue working, in the hope that culture, education and tolerance will be weapons of mass construction with which to confront violence…

67 Years in the Peace Movement

by John Scales Avery A new freely downloadable book I would like to announce the publication of a book which discusses the things that I have experienced during my 67 years of work in the peace movement. The book may…

Between Upheavals and Hope: Migrants Test Chile’s Ethical Scaffolding

By Maxine Lowy After four days on the road, since boarding the first bus in Machala, Ecuador, they were finally in Tacna. Lorena Zambrano and her two small children had barely slept or eaten well on the buses but now…

Latin America and the Caribbean surpassed 800,000 deaths from Covid-19 on Tuesday

The modern plague advances, despite vaccines and the phenomenal deployment of science and technology, despite the fact that so many intelligent minds have been working on antidotes, despite the sustained efforts of health personnel and doctors who have been working…

“Santiago is crying out for a territorial government with a horizontal and libertarian outlook” Helmut Kramer, Candidate for Mayor of Santiago

The heat and the cold have that thing of inevitable denunciation of the unjust. When a city burns or freezes, inequality emerges and there is no way to hide it. The summer in Santiago de Chile, in addition to boiling…

The changes in us, we the women

Everything changes very quickly and continues to accelerate. It is not just about the external events that have been precipitated or the undoubted technological acceleration. Also, our beliefs are modified by the rule of circumstances and new understandings emerge, in…

“Finally Chile will approve the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons”, Tomás Hirsch

Pressenza: It seems that the legal process will begin for the approval of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Chile. It is one of the most eagerly awaited treaties by all of us who, eleven years ago…

Interview on 5G with Prof. Zhang of the China Telecommunications Research Institute

We had the opportunity to interview the main researcher of the Chinese Telecommunications Research Institute, Professor Zhang, regarding the development, use and applications of 5G. Pressenza: How long has 5G been known? Where did the new technology come from, when…

When will vaccines be available in China? At what price?

Today (november 20th), the Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism of the Chinese State Council held a press conference. Relevant authorities from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Science and Technology, National Health Commission, State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA),…

Education for peace and non-violence in times of crisis

Doris Balvín, senior researcher at the New Civilization Humanist Studies Center in Lima, Peru and a specialist in social ecology, spoke with Pressenza about education for peace and non-violence in times of social and ecological crisis. Pressenza: Could education contribute…

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