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06.02.2014

Crises swamping developing economies

By Martin Khor* | IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis   GENEVA (IDN) – Several developing countries are now being engulfed in new economic crises as their currency and stock markets are experiencing sharp falls, and the end is not yet in sight. The “sell-off” in emerging economies has also spilled over to… »

19.12.2013

Network against transnational companies’ dirty hand

Network against transnational companies’ dirty hand

Basis to support Ecuador in its fight against the transnational Chevron The U.S. multinational company Chevron has launched a campaign against Ecuador and those affected by the pollution caused by its operations in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Millions of dollars are paying for lawyers and advertising media, with legal proceedings of… »

16.12.2013

Bachelet’s Promised Reforms Could Face Uphill Struggle

Bachelet’s Promised Reforms Could Face Uphill Struggle

By Marianela Jarroud for IPS SANTIAGO, Dec 16 2013 (IPS) – The promised structural reforms to modify the political system inherited from Chile’s 1973-1990 dictatorship and reduce the severe social inequalities in the country propelled Michelle Bachelet to a resounding triumph in the Sunday… »

23.08.2013

The Other 9/11: 40 years after the Pinochet Coup. Winchester, UK

The Other 9/11: 40 years after the Pinochet Coup. Winchester, UK

The local section of Amnesty International is organising  a screening of Missing by Costa Gavras followed by a Q & A session and a small exhibition at the Winchester Discovery Centre in order to create awareness of the International day of the Disappeared and the 40th anniversary… »

29.06.2013

news in pictures: students and workers demonstrate in Chile

news in pictures: students and workers demonstrate in Chile

[divide] Along the biggest avenues of Santiago, Chile, a social rebellion rallies against the dominant two party system. The bitter cold of the Chilean capital, together with a tight land and air police presence, were no impediment for the massive gathering of students, workers and social organisations. From midday on… »

27.06.2013

Santiago: Marcel Claude leads the pack

Santiago: Marcel Claude leads the pack

“On the streets of Santiago, Chile, there was a massive day of protest 28 June 2013 centred around education but with other demand also highlighted,” says humanist member Sergio Bastías. “The Humanist Party presidential candidate Marcel Claude led the pack, together with the Humanist Party and other organizations in support. »

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… »

23.03.2013

Bolivia puts the final touches to her presentation to the International Court of Justice to recover her sea coast

Bolivia puts the final touches to her presentation to the International Court of Justice to recover her sea coast

The case against Chile is for noncompliance with the 1904 Treaty of Peace and Friendship.  The Bolivian government is seeking to recover access to the Pacific ocean that was lost in the 1879 war. The government and congress of Bolivia are lodging a case in the International Court of Justice… »

28.02.2013

Tomas Hirsch: People can’t survive by eating macroeconomics

Tomas Hirsch: People can’t survive by eating macroeconomics

Chilean Humanist, Tomas Hirsch, gave a talk this morning at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik to members of the Spanish faculty, local humanists and members of the general public.  The theme that Hirsch was invited to develop was the process of development taking place in Latin America and especially… »

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