Elections

Progressivism triumphs in Colombia and a people that is beginning to leave 200 years of loneliness behind it

The presidential ballot in Colombia, with almost 100 percent of the polling stations counted according to the National Electoral Council, ended on Sunday 19 June with the victory of the progressive candidate Gustavo Petro for the Historical Pact, who received…

Zabier Hernández “We must treat with love all those who did not vote in order to make them fall in love”.

This Sunday presidential elections took place in Colombia. Gustavo Petro was the candidate who obtained the most votes with more than 8.5 million votes, something like 40.32% of the votes. He will face Rodolfo Hernández on 19 June in the…

France at the crossroads

The French presidential election last April resolved nothing but the extension of Emmanuel Macron’s term in office, which is far from answering the questions that are troubling the French people. Although Macron delayed the formation of a new government as…

Quo Vadis, Philippines?

Opinions   I’m a retired senior citizen of the Philippines, just one of your average middle-class Filipinas. Last May 9, 2022, I, and millions of citizens, turned out to cast their votes in a hotly contested National Election for the…

Human Rights Activist Deported from Colombia in Runup to High Stakes Election

While enroute to observe the presidential elections in Colombia, Teri Mattson was denied entry by Colombian authorities and had her passport seized. After arriving at 6:55 am on May 22, she was forced to spend the day and the night…

Colombia: Why vote, and for whom?

There are those who say that voting is useless. That no candidate fulfils his promises, that real power prevents a programme of real change from being carried out, that once “on top”, amnesia erases all moral commitment to the majority…

Lula launches his candidacy for Brazil’s presidency

Brazil’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva officially presented his candidacy for the country’s presidency ahead of the Brazilian elections in October, at an event with thousands of supporters in Sao Paulo. In the presence of the leaders of…

France, first round of the presidential elections: abstention, repetition and Mélenchon!

Abstention, repetition and Mélenchon: these three words alone sum up the result of the first round of the presidential election in France. Indeed, E. Macron outgoing President and candidate of ultra-liberalism obtained 27.84% of the votes, Mme. Le Pen of…

40K + support Candidate Ana Maria Archila for Lt. Governor

On April 3rd, Ana Maria Archila celebrated more than 40K signatures that her volunteers collected in her bid to be a Lt. Governor. The party was in Terraza 7, a bar in Jackson Heights, a well-known Colombian neighborhood in Queens,…

Honduras: “A vote of punishment for those who sank the country”.

Massive vote and overwhelming victory for Xiomara Castro and the opposition coalition. Reconciliation does not mean impunity. When, on Sunday night, the electoral authorities released the first preliminary report showing the presidential candidate of the opposition alliance, Xiomara Castro, leading…

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