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21.09.2009

President Rafael Correa of Ecuador Endorses the World March for Peace and Nonviolence

Through a public declaration broadcast through TV to the Ecuadorian people, President Rafael Correa let his endorsement and support be known for this planetary mobilisation for Peace that will arrive in Ecuador on the 18th of December and whose international delegation will be received in Plaza Grande, “heart of Quito” and witness to the great milestones in Ecuadorian history. »

28.08.2009

Juanes explains decision to give concert in Havana

Renowned Columbian singer Juanes, winner of five Grammy awards, requested permission from the Cuban government to put on a concert for peace in September, along with other Latino artists such as Juan Luis Guerra, Silvio Rodríguez, and Spain’s Miguel Bosé. The idea has met with some resistance from vocal antihumanists based in Miami. »

24.08.2009

Armed recruitment of children forces native Indians to leave their lands

Children as young as 13 have been recruited, and boys as well as girls are at risk in the department of Vaupés, home to 27 different groups of indigenous people. Forced recruitment affects indigenous groups at risk of extinction. One of the most urgent cases is that of the Pizamira, whose members do not exceed 50 people. »

20.08.2009

First Ministry of Peace in Latin America to be created in Costa Rica

A legislative amendment already passed into Law by Congress would permit the Justice ministry to be renamed the Ministry of Justice and Peace, instead of Justice and Grace, its current denomination. In addition, the legislative amendment will create the National System for Promotion of Peace and Citizen Coexistence, an essential point of this model initiative for Latin America. »

03.07.2009

Amnesty report slams criminal acts by both sides of the Gaza conflict last January

The human rights organisation condemned actions by the Israeli army and Hamas as war crimes, while refuting claims by Israel that it had acted according to international law during its attacks on the Gaza Strip. »

22.04.2009

Doctor Manuel Elkin Patarroyo, Fights Malaria, Preventing Millions From Being Ravaged By the Disease

Manuel Elkin, Scientist and discoverer of a new vaccine to cure Malaria, will participate this Wednesday in the second lecture of Ethics, Humanism and Science Dialogues in Donostia, where he will discuss: “The Social Commitment Of Science: The Malaria Vaccine As An Example.” »

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