Democracy

Argentina: No Vote Punishment

The palace of the two Congresses in Buenos Aires, Argentina (Image by 139904/pixabay) In Argentina, the phenomenon of a hard setback for the ruling parties in elections during a pandemic context was repeated once again. Understandably, managing the state in…

The profitable dividends of politics

The upcoming elections in Chilean politics will determine who will reach La Moneda, who will be the new senators and deputies of the Republic, as well as the hundreds of regional councillors whose election was pending after the recent elections…

World Humanist Forum-Asia: Connecting for Collaboration and Action

August 15, 2021. The World Humanist Forum- Asia was officially launched with the participation of over 105 individuals, many representing humanist organisms and other NGOs/groups, all sharing the same vision of a non-violent and non-discriminatory humane world, and working in…

Professor Castillo: from the charm of symbols to the harsh reality of politics

Professor Pedro Castillo’s biggest challenge is “not to disappoint those who gave him victory”, writes anthropologist Rodrigo Montoya Rojas. “On its way, the government will discover how many of its promises are possible or not, and it will have to…

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…

Popular initiative against arms exports started

Last week the people’s initiative against arms exports presented itself at a press conference and officially started collecting signatures. The voting rate is: “Within one year, the Senate and the citizenship create a legal basis that prohibits the transport and…

Prosecuting ex-presidents for corruption is trending worldwide – but it’s not always great for democracy

Former presidents are being investigated, prosecuted and even jailed worldwide. In Bolivia, ex-President Jeanine Áñez was arrested on terrorism, conspiracy and sedition charges on March 13. A week before, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was sentenced to prison for corruption…

ASPBAE Statement of solidarity with its members and the people of Myanmar

The Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education (ASPBAE) stands in solidarity with its members in Myanmar, the Thinking Classroom Foundation and Equality Myanmar, in their resistance to and condemnation of the coup d’etat staged by the Myanmar…

Chile has finally overcome the Pinochet dictatorship!

Millions of Chileans have been protesting for social concerns for over a year. They called for a new constitution to leave the dark past of the Pinochet dictatorship and regime behind. In a constitutional referendum at the end of October…

Luis Arce, President of Bolivia: “Let’s rebuild the country and live in peace”

November the 8th, Luis Arce was declared the new President of Bolivia. During the inauguration ceremony, after being sworn in before the multinational Legislative Assembly, the incoming President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia stated as follows: “On this November…

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