Democracy and Society

As Bolsonaro and Trump Target the Amazon, Indigenous Peoples Seek to Unite to Defend the Earth

Escrito por  |  10 / April / 2019

In March, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro visited U.S President Donald Trump to discuss deepening relations between their countries. In their joint statement, the two presidents agreed to “catalyze investment in the Amazon region”.

Guatemalan Military Seeks Impunity for Crimes Committed During the War

Escrito por  |  10 / April / 2019

Today the battle is in Congress, and the deputies who serve impunity, regardless of the violation of international treaties, are doing everything they can to approve the amendments to the National Reconciliation Law and guarantee impunity.

The Wall from the Other Side

Escrito por  |  27 / March / 2019

I have trouble responding to the Trump Wall Hoax. First because it’s almost incomprehensible that we’re even talking about a “border crisis” that has no relationship to reality (there is no “surge” or “invasion”, no increase in crime, no correlation between violence and migrants, no terrorists over the southern border, no threat to national security). Fact-checking these speeches has become a macabre shadow dance, actions that respond to illusions until the real and the projected become indistinguishable to viewers.

Journalism to eliminate gender violence

Escrito por  |  10 / March / 2019

In spite of having overcome the barrier of silence, the coverage of gender violence repeats many vices of the past. With the exception of feminist media, reporters, directors, and editors continue to gravitate towards the more morbid, leaving out the context of the crime- gender violence and the pardon in which it is expressed.What are the ethical obligations of journalism that covers gender violence and how is it held responsible?

Military Moves into Environmental Management in South America

Escrito por  |  9 / March / 2019

Environmental and land management in South America is being slowly but persistently militarized with the aim of controlling extractive industries, especially gold mining.

2018: Year of borders, walls and resistances

Escrito por  |  4 / March / 2019

2018 in our America was a year of contradictions that make any single reading or even search for trends impossible. But the issue of borders was a recurring theme.

The OAS and Democracy

Escrito por  |  4 / March / 2019

Almagro, who took office in 2015, has been one of the most aggressive leaders of the OAS in representing U.S. interests, often violating the OAS charter in the process. But the perverse violation of the organization’s commitment to democracy in the name of democracy is not new.