Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Temer out!

Demonstrations against Brazil's new President, Michel Temer, widely regarded as a usurper, are taking place in many cities and towns.
UK Aid Agency Christian Aid hails the positive outcome of the peace process, but notes the challenges ahead.
With the entire final agreement finally signed in Havana, the peace accords must now be submitted to a national referendum on October 2. The outcome remains uncertain.
The last two pending points in the 4-year negotiations are agreed and the complete final agreement is ready to be signed.
As the country awaits the signing of a definitive ceasefire, the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet offers instructive parallels.
May 25 is the National Day of Dignity for Women Victims of Sexual Violence, but progress is limited.
A sober assessment of the tasks facing the peace-makers. All parties must compromise and reconciliation cannot be rushed.
An appeal by the main guerrilla group for intellectuals and artists to join in building the new Colombia
International drug policies reflect a bias towards the global north, with damaging consequences for the south.
For the national peace process to succeed, local communities need to make sense of their past and keep alive historical memory.

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