Democracy and Society

Colombia, Between Extermination and Emancipation

Escrito por  |  8 / June / 2021

his phase of resistance began with a shout of protest against a new policy that would levy taxes on basic products and services, raising the cost of living in a country where unemployment, poverty and inequality are at  unprecedented levels. It has now become a struggle between extermination and emancipation. 

Chile: the end of Neoliberalism and the start of a new chapter in its history

Escrito por  |  1 / June / 2021

The May 15th and 16th elections in Chile, which encompassed concurrently the vote for the 155 delegates to the Constituent Assembly as well as the vote for municipal officials and regional governors, has exposed the dismal failure of the government and rightwing parties while sanctioning the triumph of the independent candidates.

Bukele Consolidates Power and Corruption in El Salvador

Escrito por  |  27 / May / 2021

In less than a week, Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele and his Legislative Assembly have managed to lock in full political power in El Salvador, dismissing sitting Supreme Court justices and de facto naming new ones as well as a new attorney general, while passing legislation that grants immunity to loyal functionaries linked to irregular purchases during the pandemic. 

The main obstacle in the fight against Covid-19? Inequality.

Escrito por  |  19 / April / 2021

The situation in Latin America is serious. Only enough doses are available to vaccinate 5% of the population during a period of high infection rates and a rising death toll that have forced many countries in the region to reimpose confinement orders in the face of a collapse of its hospital services capabilities.

Attacks against female journalists and freedom of expression on the rise in El Salvador

Escrito por  |  21 / March / 2021

The denunciations state that most of the attacks are promoted by the government and its officials. Additionally, attacks made against female journalists include highly misogynistic and hateful content.

Bukele consolidates his power in El Salvador Despite Ongoing Criticism and Accusations

Escrito por  |  21 / March / 2021

ust over 50% of the Salvadoran electorate went to the polls on February 28 to vote in mid-term  elections, and ended up giving more power to the incumbent president, Nayib Bukele, by increasing his party’s qualified majority in the Legislative Assembly.

Brazil, a late starter, is losing the global race for vaccines

Escrito por  |  12 / March / 2021

On January 17 nurse Monica Calazans became the first person vaccinated against COVID-19 in Brazil. The procedure took place during a much-awaited ceremony in São Paulo. However, after months of denial and heel-dragging from the government of President Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s late entry into the global race for vaccines could prove to be fatal for thousands of Brazilians.