Latin America

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 [...]
 
 
They work, don’t play but they lose: Children in Ecuador July 27, 2014 22:27

They work, don’t play but they lose: Children in Ecuador

Little girls ironing in strangers’ houses, young children sowing seeds in large fields alongside adults, teenagers working in factories for more than 8 hours [...]
 
Documentary captures the presidency of Hugo Chávez July 27, 2014 00:01

Documentary captures the presidency of Hugo Chávez

On 29th July, the East London Venezuela Solidarity Campaign will be screening a short film entitled “Chávez”, in partnership with the coordinator of the [...]
 
Praise to forgetfulness July 20, 2014 00:02

Praise to forgetfulness

Fanatical fans are from everywhere not only here in this country of crazy, violent, passionate people… without passion, they want to see themselves reflected [...]
 
 
Latin America, land & hope for refugees July 13, 2014 02:23

Latin America, land & hope for refugees

This region has a tradition of being a pioneer in international asylum law. Becoming an asylum seeker is a condition that has been increasing [...]
 
Ambiguity and possibility in Latin America June 22, 2014 00:01

Ambiguity and possibility in Latin America

The processes of decentralisation in contemporary Latin America will be the subject of a conference taking place in London on 25th June.   As [...]
 
Literacy rates soar in Nicaragua, but… June 15, 2014 23:02

Literacy rates soar in Nicaragua, but…

In our time, knowing how to read and write is more than just a basic skill: it is a tool, and when used effectively [...]
 
 
 

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