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13.05.2020

Universal basic income the right prescription for Latin America & Caribbean – UN report

Universal basic income the right prescription for Latin America & Caribbean – UN report

A new report by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) unveiled on Tuesday, proposes that governments ensure immediate temporary cash transfers to help millions of people struggling to meet basic needs, as the massive fallout from COVID-19 ripples across the… »

06.05.2020

Trump Must Choose Between a Global Ceasefire and America’s Long Lost Wars

Trump Must Choose Between a Global Ceasefire and America’s Long Lost Wars

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies As President Trump has complained, the U.S. does not win wars anymore. In fact, since 1945, the only 4 wars it has won were over the small neocolonial outposts of Grenada, Panama, Kuwait and Kosovo. Americans… »

21.04.2020

The Covid-19 Pandemic Evidences the Need to Cooperate Despite Political Differences

The Covid-19 Pandemic Evidences the Need to Cooperate Despite Political Differences

Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba The impact of COVID19 can already be measured and will be assessed in the future by the striking numbers of people infected, the unacceptable numbers of deaths, the unquestionable damages to the world economy, production, trade, employment and personal income of… »

11.04.2020

Colombia’s Government Acts Like a Doormat for the United States—and Its People Aren’t Going Along With It

Colombia’s Government Acts Like a Doormat for the United States—and Its People Aren’t Going Along With It

By Vijay Prashad, Paola Estrada, Ana Maldonado, and Zoe PC Last year, on November 21, the Colombian people took to the streets in massive numbers to reject the policies of the government led by President Iván Duque. In particular, the people called on the government to withdraw two policies. First, the… »

02.03.2020

Americas: States cracked down on asylum and the right to protest in 2019

Americas: States cracked down on asylum and the right to protest in 2019

As millions took to the streets to protest rampant violence, inequality, corruption and impunity, or were forced to flee their countries in search of safety, states across the Americas clamped down on the rights to protest and seek asylum last year with flagrant disregard for their obligations under domestic and… »

29.02.2020

“We Want Democracy!” Mass Protests Continue in Dominican Republic After Local Elections Suspended

“We Want Democracy!” Mass Protests Continue in Dominican Republic After Local Elections Suspended

Thousands in the Dominican Republic took to the streets of the capital Santo Domingo Thursday to protest the abrupt suspension of local elections earlier this month and to commemorate the country’s Independence Day. Protests have been ongoing since February 16, after the government suspended the municipal elections four hours after… »

19.02.2020

“Casa En Tierra Ajena” A documentary about Central American migration

“Casa En Tierra Ajena” A documentary about Central American migration

By Gustavo Espinoza and translated by Jhon Sánchez. Every year, two thousand Central Americans leave their countries and walk across Mexico, seeking to reach the United States. Addressing the issue, The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies of New York, presented the documentary “Casa en Tierra Ajena (2017),” under… »

14.02.2020

The 2nd World March in Latin America with its message of Peace and Nonviolence

The 2nd World March in Latin America with its message of Peace and Nonviolence

Whilst the world has been bursting with bad news (Trump’s failed impeachment, Bolsonaro’s assault on Brazil’s human rights and the Amazon, pipelines, climate change and failure of climate discussions in Madrid, Australian fires, the Brexit debacle, Bolivia coup and descent into tyranny, the coronavirus, etc) the Second World March for… »

07.02.2020

Belize signs nuclear weapon ban treaty

Belize signs nuclear weapon ban treaty

On 6 February, Belize became the 81st country to sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons – a landmark global agreement that outlaws nuclear weapons comprehensively and establishes a legal framework for their total elimination. Belize participated in the negotiation of the treaty at the United Nations in… »

18.12.2019

Five Years After Obama’s Cuba Opening, Cubans Are Reeling From The “Trump Effect”

Five Years After Obama’s Cuba Opening, Cubans Are Reeling From The “Trump Effect”

By Medea Benjamin Gloria Minor had been preparing her AirBnB in Havana for years, investing every penny her sister sent her from Miami in repairing and refurbishing her apartment.  With President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro re-establishing relations five years ago, Minor was sure the expected flood of U.S. visitors… »

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