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Amb. Ali Soltanieh: “strategically it is a mistake to go for nuclear weapons”

As the time runs out for some kind of resolution to the problem of US and Iranian non-compliance with the Iran nuclear deal, also known as the JCPOA, Pressenza interviewed Iranian Ambassador Dr Ali Asghar Soltanieh. In this interview, we…

Pictures from the Palestinian support demonstration in London

Last weekend, approaching 200,000 people took to the streets of London and other major British cities to show their support for the Palestinian people who are facing brutal oppression in Gaza at the hands of the Israeli military. The good…

Brazil: the impacts of wildcat mining for women

Indigenous peoples live in distress, anguish, and fear due to the illegal activity and the risk of mercury contamination By Martha Raquel Illicit mining activity has daily impacts on indigenous peoples in Brazil. Invasions ushered by wildcat mining meddle and…

The Henry Borel Case : Death, Militias, And The Media In Rio De Janeriro 1

Luciane Silva, Tiago Abud, Eliz Rosa – Researches with the Núcleo Cidade Cultura e Conflito of UENF The death of Henry Borel, a child of 4 years, has captured the attention of the researchers for the Núcleo de Pesquisa Cidade,…

50 years of Open Veins of Latin America: “a book to understand life and the world”

Eduardo Galeano’s work celebrates half a century shedding light on the realities of Latin American peoples Michele de Mello April may be seen as a month of mourning, as every April 13th since 2015 marks another year since Eduardo Galeano’s…

World military spending rises to almost $2 trillion in 2020

Total global military expenditure rose to $1981 billion last year, an increase of 2.6 per cent in real terms from 2019, according to new data published today by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The five biggest spenders in…

Five years after the coup against Dilma in Brazil, historians take stock

Process that ousted Dilma Rousseff sparked an institutional meltdown and revealed the country’s democratic disabilities By Pedro Rafael Vilela The historical, social and political interpretations of the impeachment of former Brazilian president, Dilma Rousseff, which took place in 2016, are…

Bolsonaro’s cabinet changes create a stir: “It will not be enough”, says opposition

President replaced six high-level officials on Monday, after pressure from centrists and criticism of pandemic response Cristiane Sampaio On Monday (29th), changes within the Jair Bolsonaro administration caused repercussions in Brazil’s political sphere. Throughout the day, the ministers of Foreign…

Founder of the Theater of the Oppressed, playwright Augusto Boal would be turning 90

Recall the playwright’s contributions to Latin American culture and the working class Daniel Giovanaz A genuinely Brazilian, and also Latin American theater, in which workers appropriate artistic means of production and the boundaries between actor and spectator are blurred. This…

Brazil | Lula after the annulment of convictions: “Never give up”

In a press conference held at the headquarters of the Metalworkers Union, the former president criticized Bolsonaro Geisa Marques, Leandro Melito e Igor Carvalho “The word ‘give up’ does not exist in my dictionary. I learned with my mother: ‘always…

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