Latin America

Multiculturalism from within November 16, 2014 21:18

Multiculturalism from within

Mexico is a melting pot of indigenous languages and cultures. On the one hand they are being enriched by mixing with others and on [...]
 
Women & girls in Guatemala: poor, hungry and persecuted November 16, 2014 21:18

Women & girls in Guatemala: poor, hungry and persecuted

The majority are born poor, many are destitute. They suffer institutionalised discrimination against their families. They are marginalised in front of their brothers, fathers [...]
 
One month on… The impact of the murder of Paul Medina November 16, 2014 21:18

One month on… The impact of the murder of Paul Medina

Bullets from drug-trafficking hit men, which last month took the lives of this journalist and his young assistant Antonia Almada, have drawn an invisible [...]
 
 
Adelante!… For Latin America in 2014 November 16, 2014 02:01

Adelante!… For Latin America in 2014

On the 29th of November a fresh staging of this annual conference will take place in London in which the latest social, cultural and [...]
 
Che Guevara’s daughter to tour the United Kingdom November 16, 2014 02:00

Che Guevara’s daughter to tour the United Kingdom

From the 29th of November onward, Aleida Guevara will take centre stage at a number of events. She will be discussing the defence of [...]
 
The house of Lucho Otero November 16, 2014 00:59

The house of Lucho Otero

When I passed by the house, which had been built over four hundred years ago, on the corner of the Church of the Waters [...]
 
 
Impunity and its social roots October 26, 2014 12:16

Impunity and its social roots

In November IFEX is organising an international campaign to end impunity for crimes against journalists. And impunity concerns everyone, as long as the powerful [...]
 
Dancing on graves October 20, 2014 17:23

Dancing on graves

The question still stands: “Had her life been good or bad?- – Which is a different way of asking Cresso’s question. The reasons for [...]
 
Self defence groups… bring… violence down in Cruz Grande October 5, 2014 01:36

Self defence groups… bring… violence down in Cruz Grande

A year and a few months after their establishment the greatest victory for these groups in Cruz Grande, a town on Mexico’s Costa Chica, [...]
 
 
Venezuela, the intervention of the USA, and the spirit of Chavez October 4, 2014 23:14

Venezuela, the intervention of the USA, and the spirit of Chavez

On 4th October the annual meeting against American intervention in Venezuela will take place. The late president of the country will, of course, be [...]
 
“La morenada”, a cultural mark of Bolivia October 4, 2014 14:30

“La morenada”, a cultural mark of Bolivia

From the wide geographic variety and the ethnic diversity of this country – predominantly indigenous but also European, Asian and African – numerous traditions, [...]
 
Suicide… Heroes always die young October 4, 2014 00:03

Suicide… Heroes always die young

Nowadays in Colombia, the Virgin appears every day, but people also vanish, as in a medieval circus of black magic. “We who have neither [...]
 
 
Monsanto poisons the air in Paraguay September 6, 2014 19:11

Monsanto poisons the air in Paraguay

A lot has been written about the conditions of life in the Paraguayan countryside, where 80% of cultivatable land is controlled by the most [...]
 
Fonatur just sends fishermen away August 23, 2014 21:39

Fonatur just sends fishermen away

The positive forecasts regarding job creation and development made by the company have not convinced the fishermen. They say that the company does not [...]
 
Cochasquí: Where Ecuador’s past and present meet August 9, 2014 20:05

Cochasquí: Where Ecuador’s past and present meet

Neither the centuries that have passed, nor the attacks of Spanish conquest and colonization, nor the processes of constant transculturation have managed to separate [...]
 
 
 

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