Human Rights

Nature lives without us, but we can’t live without it April 20, 2015 19:24

Nature lives without us, but we can’t live without it

The Panamanian Wounaan have a special relationship with rivers, and they build their villages right where they meet the tides for the good spirits [...]
 
The murder of young people  in Honduras: a State Policy? April 20, 2015 15:41

The murder of young people in Honduras: a State Policy?

Children’s lives are at risk and they lack adequate protection on a daily basis. Their bodies are found in sacks, dismembered and thrown away [...]
 
Against gender violence April 6, 2015 08:08

Against gender violence

The feminist bookstore in Westminster will host a joint meeting to share ideas, listen to music and watch movies. The event will be held [...]
 
 
From war-torn Afghanistan to  prejudice in Iran: Jamal April 6, 2015 02:50

From war-torn Afghanistan to prejudice in Iran: Jamal

When his family decided to move to Iran he was just a four year old and his only wish was to escape from the [...]
 
In the face of US intervention in Venezuela: lessons of Chile and Nicaragua March 29, 2015 00:45

In the face of US intervention in Venezuela: lessons of Chile and Nicaragua

Responses to attempts to destabilize this Latin American country and how to offer help will be the main topics of discussion at a meeting [...]
 
For the release of political prisoners in Bogotá March 17, 2015 02:28

For the release of political prisoners in Bogotá

On the 20th, 21st and 22nd of March, hundreds of Colombian and international delegates will take part in the 2nd National and International Gathering [...]
 
 
Solidarity with Askapena March 17, 2015 02:25

Solidarity with Askapena

Militants of internationalist organization of the popular Basque movement Askapena accuse the Spanish State of ordering six years of illegal imprisonment for five of [...]
 
Ripping the clothes from Lady Justice… around the globe March 17, 2015 02:13

Ripping the clothes from Lady Justice… around the globe

There are important variations between countries, both in the abuses perpetrated and the existence of organisations campaigning against it. The US has enshrined protection [...]
 
21st March: An appeal for unity against racism March 16, 2015 00:43

21st March: An appeal for unity against racism

A month before the General Election, Stand Up to Racism has organised a mass demonstration in London. The aim: to send a firm anti-racism [...]
 
 
Being raped  is not part of the sentence March 7, 2015 21:15

Being raped is not part of the sentence

This shocking statement heads the campaign of the human rights group Just Detention to raise awareness of sexual abuse in prison and put a [...]
 
The Grandson… Argentina and its’ missing people March 1, 2015 22:40

The Grandson… Argentina and its’ missing people

The Theatre for Identity “Teatro x la Identidad”, a movement that for 15 years has seen actors, directors and people from the theatrical world [...]
 
Enrique Peña Nieto is not welcome March 1, 2015 04:04

Enrique Peña Nieto is not welcome

The Mexican president will meet with the UK Prime Minister on Tuesday, March 3rd. That same day, human rights protesters will demand justice for [...]
 
 
Iván Cepeda Castro: “Peace process is a definitive step for Colombia and Latin America” February 28, 2015 22:06

Iván Cepeda Castro: “Peace process is a definitive step for Colombia and Latin America”

The Colombian senator is convinced the peace process undertaken to end internal conflict is an irreversible and definitive step for Colombia despite its complexity [...]
 
Ayotzinapa is not yet over February 28, 2015 21:24

Ayotzinapa is not yet over

What happened in Iguala brought the subject of missing people to the fore, a scourge that transcends the incident in Ayotzinapa, which today has [...]
 
Human rights in Mexico and the missing of Ayotzinapa February 20, 2015 18:05

Human rights in Mexico and the missing of Ayotzinapa

2015 is the Dual Year between the United Kingdom and Mexico, which means an opportunity for cultural, commercial exchange and to promote investment agreements. [...]
 
 
 

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  • Comments, In Focus, Needle's Eye The better angels of our nature?

    The better angels of our nature?

    Is violence decreasing worldwide? This is the question addressed by Steven Pinker (professor of psychology, Harvard), to which he answers a resounding, albeit qualified, 800 page ‘Yes!’   Nigel Pocock   For hundreds of years violence has been dropping, even if there are huge spikes in...

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  • Culture, Screen Franco Lolli and his “Gente de bien”

    Franco Lolli and his “Gente de bien”

    This is his first feature and it is premiering in the UK. The picture participated in the Cannes Film Festival and is part of an emerging wave of Colombian film.     Virginia Moreno Molina   The story has managed to draw attention to Latin America and, more specifically, to Colombia. It is...

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  • Comments, In Focus The US is coming for the homeland of Bolivar!

    The US is coming for the homeland of Bolivar!

    Let’s begin by saying that the US is not coming only for the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, they are coming for the whole land. For the entire continent. This is its visible need to recover what it considers itself to be losing. It is to secure the territory in order to protect its political, economic...

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  • Comments, EdgeNotes, In Focus Inherent vice

    Inherent vice

    Based on Thomas Pynchon’s 2009 novel of the same name   a film noir set at the tail-end of the 1960s counterculture, as drugs replace booze as the drug of choice.   Steve Latham*   In this dissection of the Californian hippy fantasy Joaquin Phoenix plays the central character Doc Sportello,...

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  • Comments, Globe, In Focus, Latin America Mining and Misery: two similar words

    Mining and Misery: two similar words

    “Music of the geography of our beautiful country, Colombia” is a phrase that is broadcast daily by a classical station in Bogota, announcing one of its musical programmes. What the producers don’t know, or don’t say, is that this beautiful country with its geography is on the brink of disappearing....

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  • Culture, Globe, Listings, Screen, United Kingdom Sons of Cuba

    Sons of Cuba

     This documentary follows the lives of three Cuban boys at the Havana boxing academy as they undergo a tough training regime in the hope of winning the under-12’s national boxing championship. The film is showing on the 18th April in London.   Ever since the revolution in 1959 sport has been seen...

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  • Comments, In Focus Dialogue in representative democracy

    Dialogue in representative democracy

    An acquaintance from my neighbourhood had had a recent operation, when my partner found her in the local shop. Everything had gone well while in the hospital, our neighbour asserted, even the fact that she “shared a room with a white woman”.        Mabel Encinas   My partner was shocked...

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  • Comments, EdgeNotes, In Focus Black irony

    Black irony

    The Black Cultural Archives in Brixton are based in the renovated historic Raleigh House. Opened in 2014, the Archives are an important centre for African and Caribbean pride and self-identity.   Steve Latham   An assertion of worth in the face of a hostile host culture, the holdings include vast...

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  • Comments, In Focus The bull that became a civil servant

    The bull that became a civil servant

    Based on a story that I have been hearing these days, of the unfulfillment and absence of some civil servants before their commitment to the community.   Photo by Davide Baraldi – fotocommunity.it/pc/pc/display/22800761 John Elvis Vera S.   Once upon a time, in an isolated village, a...

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  • Comments, Critical Dialogues, In Focus, Migrants, Multiculture Elections: ¿Forging the Latino  vote in the United Kingdom?

    Elections: ¿Forging the Latino vote in the United Kingdom?

    The contribution of Latin immigrants will not be complete without their participation and adequate representation within the British political system.   Claudio Chipana *   The UK general election, scheduled for May 7th, 2015, is fast approaching. Political parties are currently honing their...

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  • Culture, Globe, Listings, Multiculture, Our People, Pages, United Kingdom Mexico, the lead at the London Book Fair

    Mexico, the lead at the London Book Fair

    On the occasion of the Dual Year between the Latin American country and the United Kingdom, Mexican cultural representatives will visit the capital of Great Britain.   At the beginning of the year, the cultural exchange between Mexico and the UK began. The year 2015 has been named “The year of...

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  • Comments, EdgeNotes, In Focus Interstellar: saving the Earth

    Interstellar: saving the Earth

    A real sci-fi blockbuster, directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Matthew McConaughey, Interstellar is a delight to the eyes and ears.   Steve Latham   The cinematography and the special effects are outstanding and awesome. They really take you to a far-off place outside the known universe. The...

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  • Comments, In Focus McCarthy’s shadow over Venezuela

    McCarthy’s shadow over Venezuela

    The hours are counted, the minutes are counted, and we must not allow this crime against humanity to be carried out. – Pablo Picasso.   Ethel and Julius Rosenberg Armando Orozco Tovar   The USAmerican Jewish couple Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were accused of spying for the USSR, and sentenced...

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  • Culture, Globe, Latin America, Music Mexico pays tribute to Morrissey

    Mexico pays tribute to Morrissey

    Mexrrissey is a new band inspired by the songs of the ex-vocalist of The Smiths. They will be touring England between the 25th of April and the 1st of May.   The group of Mexican musicians is led by Camilo Lara from the Instituto Mexicano del Sonido and Sergio Mendoza, from Orkesta Mendoza/Calexico....

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  • Culture, Globe, Screen, United Kingdom “Wild Tales”: dark humour and social frustration

    “Wild Tales”: dark humour and social frustration

    Directed by Damián Szifrón, this film tells six independent stories set in Latin America, all with converging plots, fun and violence.   Juanjo Andrés Cuervo   Recently released in the UK, this Argentine cinematic production shows how characters are incapable of controlling their impulses...

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  • Culture, Globe, Latin America, Listings, Screen, Struggles, Workers The war against democracy

    The war against democracy

    This is the title of a documentary directed by Australian reporter, John Pilger, that exposes the long history of interventionism by the United States in Latin American countries. The majority of the subject matter revolves around the failed coup d’etat in 2002 against President Hugo Chavez. The film...

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  • Culture, Listings, Migrants, Multiculture, On Stage Circolombia returns to London

    Circolombia returns to London

    Following the success of their 2011 show ‘Urban’, the Colombian circus company returns to the UK from the 14th April to 3rd May for their new show ‘Acelere’.   With fourteen of the country’s most prominent circus performers, the new show draws is inspired by Colombia’s rich diversity of...

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  • Comments, EdgeNotes, In Focus London on speed

    London on speed

    The drug-related language – London ‘on speed’, the ‘rush’ of city life – is deliberate. Like an addiction, the speeded-up, souped-up urban lifestyle sweeps us along in a hectic race.   Steve Latham   James Gleick wrote his book, “Faster”, on the topic; and French...

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  • Comments, In Focus Carlos Arango: a true journalist

    Carlos Arango: a true journalist

    Gran told me about my father’s childhood. She recalled how as a child, he took lunch to the workers on the Antioquia Railway.   Armando Orozco Tovar   Carlos Arango Z was his name and he started working at just six-years-old to help support his family. From Tulúa, in the Cauca Valley to...

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  • Culture, Visual Arts Van Gogh: fury, genius and pain

    Van Gogh: fury, genius and pain

    The certainty that Montmajour at Sunset was painted by the Dutchman Vincent Van Gogh Dutch revives the madness that the unique viewpoint of this artistic genius always produces.    Frade Ibis Brito   In fact, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam has announced to the world the discovery of this new work...

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