Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Politics & Parties

Brazil: the flesh is weak but the meat is rotten

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São Paulo, March 22nd. With their usual fine sense of irony, the Federal Police named their latest operation, launched on Friday 17th,   “Carne Fraca”...

The four bullets that killed Marielle

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22 March 2018. Marielle Franco was executed with four bullets. One each for racism, misogyny, homophobia and impunity. By killing Marielle, the assassins eliminated not...

Uruguay punches above its weight

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Uruguay, once regarded as a backwater, is taking on the Big Boys with its daring new policies.

Amazon Besieged – by dams, soya, agribusiness and land-grabbing

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The Tapajós River, a major tributary of the Amazon, is renowned for its extraordinary biodiversity and the vitality of its indigenous and riverine communities....

Covid-19 in Latin America – Update 14, 22 October

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Covid-19 in Latin America update 14: Argentina reaches 800,000 cases, Brazil agrees to test Russia’s ‘Sputnik’ vaccine, Chileans vote 'Apruebo' with social distancing in place, Colombia sees increase in violence against LGBTQ+, Cuba reopens 13/15 provinces to tourists.

The Penguin Revolution, Chile, 2006

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A documentary about María Jesús Sanhueza, one of the leaders of the 2006 secondary school student protests in Chile, known (for their school uniforms)...

Colombia: FARC’s words to the intellectuals

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An appeal by the main guerrilla group for intellectuals and artists to join in building the new Colombia

Haiti is no shithole

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This post was published by Haiti Support Group. You can read the original here 12th January 2018: Today marks eight years after the Léogâne Earthquake...

Polarisation and Prospects for Social Harmony in Venezuela

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Hugo Chávez needs to address the deep divisions in Venezuelan society.

Brazil – serious setback on children’s rights looms

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The Brazilian Congress, now dominated by the right, may soon vote to lower the age of criminal responsibility from 18 to 16.

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