Pía Figueroa

Pía Figueroa

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

24.03.2013

Chile is sure that Bolivian demands for a sea coast “are groundless”

Chile is sure that Bolivian demands for a sea coast “are groundless”

Chilean President, Sebastian Piñera, said this Saturday that a supposed maritime case against his country by Bolivia in The Hague would be without historical or legal basis. “The supposed right of Bolivia to have sovereign access to the sea through Chilean territory, as well as the alleged obligation that Chile… »

17.03.2013

Ecuador to annul investment protection treaty with the USA

Ecuador to annul investment protection treaty with the USA

The Government of Ecuador reported on Tuesday that the country has started a process to revoke an investment protection treaty with the USA due to legal deficiencies when facing claims by US oil companies. This decision was adopted after the President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, presented a bill to annul… »

21.11.2012

NATO Pushing Europe into New Nuclear Arms Race

NATO Pushing Europe into New Nuclear Arms Race

By Julio Godoy Between late 2009 and mid-2010, the German government, represented by its foreign minister Guido Westerwelle, made a case for dismantling B61 atomic bombs on German soil. The actual number of such weapons of mass destruction is a top military secret, but some 20 of these are reported… »

25.10.2012

Iceland’s Rock Bottom Approach to Debt Crisis: Let the Banks Fail

Iceland’s Rock Bottom Approach to Debt Crisis: Let the Banks Fail

Let the banks fail 2008 was a year of financial disaster and near government collapse. The crisis has been deemed by economists as the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression of 1930s. But in the worldwide turmoil, the country that got hit the hardest is undoubtably Iceland. With… »

15.10.2012

Somerville for Peace

https://vimeo.com/51250975 Here the video of Somerville’s Honkfest Parade with more than 700 musicians activists gathered for Peace. A production of Olivier D. Asselin  … »

01.10.2012

“Peace Is”

“Peace Is”

From Athens, on the International Day for Peace, a significant day for the most profound expectations of all humans, we have the honor to announce the names of the winner’s photographers contest known as “Peace Is” for both categories: Category “General” Farooq Samina, Pakistan Bhattacharya Sanjoy, India… »

03.09.2012

Could Malta Lead the Way to Nuke Disarmament?

By Martin E. Hellman* At first, it might seem inconceivable that tiny Malta could lead the world in solving an issue as momentous as nuclear disarmament. To see that possibility requires recognising that nuclear disarmament is a process involving a number of steps. Malta cannot take some of the later… »

28.08.2012

Peace is…

Peace is…

The fourth international photo contest “Peace Is” was successfully completed on July 31. In that lasted 4 months, the competition website www.eirinieinai.gr was visited by over 11,000 unique visitors from around the world. 1500 images, 275 photographers from 53 countries, is the final report of the… »

26.06.2012

Information, Communication and Culture of Peace – Keys to Sustainability Education

At the Global Media Forum, organised by Deutsche Welle and currently underway in Bonn, Germany, Pressenza director, Pia Figueroa was invited to participate on a panel on the theme of sustainability education. “We are convinced that until development is from all and for all human beings, violent conditions that put at risk social as well as personal life will persist.” »

29.04.2012

Tens of thousands protest against cuts in Spain

Tens of thousands of people across all Spain protested in the streets against the new education and health care spending cuts proposed by the government, as the country faces its second recession in three years. Mariano Rajoy, announced recently a new proposal of tax hikes to come into effect during next year saying that "Spain needs deep structural change, not makeup." »

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