Democracy and Society

Report from Guerrero: The Real Criminals

Escrito por  |  22 / October / 2014
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Acapulco looks like it’s in hurricane mode. But despite the government campaign to create fear among the local population, close to ten thousand people marched to demand the safe return of 43 education students, forcibly disappeared by local police on Sept. 26 in the nearby city of Iguala .

A Hero of Tlatelolco

Escrito por  |  21 / October / 2014
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Every year on October 2 thousands of Mexican students pour into the streets of Mexico City, marching from Tlatelolco through the historic city center downtown, to the main plaza. This year they commemorated the 1968 massacre of students, the attack on Ayotzinapa students last month and the life of Raúl Alvarez Garin, “the hero of Tlatelolco”.

Mexican Youth Remember 1968 Massacre and Mourn Their Own Dead

Escrito por  |  20 / October / 2014
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The huge demonstration on October 2, 46 years after the massacre of Tlatelolco in the Plaza of 3 Cultures in Mexico City, was marked by mourning.

La Garganta Poderosa: Voice and dignity from below

Escrito por  |  12 / October / 2014
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The villas of Buenos Aires–the poorest neighborhoods in the city, self-constructed, self-defended during decades of state harassment and real estate speculation–produce one of the best publications around: La Garganta Poderosa.

Mexico City March Demands Justice for Dead and Missing Students

Escrito por  |  10 / October / 2014
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The outrage will likely grow. It is all too predictable that at some point the disappeared will cross over into the column of the murdered and more families will lose the last ray of hope. One thing though is certain–Mexico is undergoing a shift of conscience.

Indigenous towns swallowed up by São Paulo, South America’s biggest city

Escrito por  |  30 / September / 2014
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According to the western calendar of the southern hemisphere, spring starts in September. For the Guaraní people, the old year—time for introspection and rest for the earth—stays behind and opens the new year, the time to raise crops, a time of happiness and spiritual uplift.

Argentina’s Warning on Sovereign Debt

Escrito por  |  30 / September / 2014
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The sum of the sovereign debt emissions by all of the world’s treasuries constitutes an enormous financial market concentrated in a few principal currencies and legal jurisdictions.