Chaos in Peru As Voting Centers Fail to Open

Kawsachun News Long queues to vote in Lima (Photo: Twitter) Peru has presidential elections today but many have been unable to vote as numerous polling centers are still not operating at full capacity. The problem has mostly affected the capital, Lima, in its central districts. Voting has opened for Peru's Presidential elections today. However, there…

Election Day in Ecuador: What Lies Ahead

Lautaro Rivara, Zoe PC Photo: Lautaro Rivara / ARG Medios The run-off election between progressive candidate Andrés Arauz and banker Guillermo Lasso is taking place amid an escalating pandemic, an economic crisis, and fears of irregularities On Sunday, April 11, the people of Ecuador will elect their next president. The election takes place amid an…

Shattered Dreams: The Assassination of Jorge Eliécer Gaitán

Steve Lalla On April 9, 1948, Colombian Liberal politician, movement leader, and social activist Jorge Eliécer Gaitán Ayala was murdered in the capital city of Bogotá. His killing changed the country’s history forever. During the 1940s the charismatic orator and lawyer had steered the Liberal party towards socialism. Gaitán was leading the presidential race at…

Venezuela Has a Strategy: Bolivarian Shield

Sergio Rodríguez Gelfenstein Civilians practice combat tactics for the defense of their homeland, Feb. 15, 2020. | Photo: Twitter/ @Bauxilum_CVG Throughout history (at least since the end of World War II) the interventionist imprint of the United States has had the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as the main actor. The entire conspiratorial framework that led…

Crisis, Sanctions & Environment: A Conversation with Liliana Buitrago & Emiliano Terán

cira Pascual Marquina Researchers from the Political Ecology Observatory talk about the environmental devastation caused by the mining and oil industries in today’s Venezuela.Venezuela’s ecological landscape is certainly grim. The crisis and the sanctions have led the government to expand extractivist activities and the poorly maintained oil infrastructures negatively impact the environment. In Part II…

Plan Condor: Conversation with Stella Calloni

UNLP /OLCCP The Faculty of Journalism and Social Communication of the UNLP and the Latin American Observatory of Communication and Political Processes (OLCCP), presented a conversation with journalist and writer specialized in international politics Stella Calloni on the Condor Plan through the YouTube channel of the University. The meeting, with the participation of Vice Dean…

ALBA-TCP Revitalizes Fight Against Patriarchy and Imperialism

Kawsachun News Venezuela’s Minister for Women and Gender Equality, Carolys Pérez intervenes in the ALBA-TCP meeting on Women and Gender, accompanied by the Vice Minister for Multilateral Affairs, Daniela Rodríguez on April 7, 2021. “It is not possible to separate the struggle against patriarchy from the struggle against imperialism and the hegemonic policies of domination,”…

Peace in Colombia is Peace in Venezuela

Ernesto Cazal More than 2,200 kilometers of border have been shared by Colombia and Venezuela for centuries, when colonial names and statuses were different and the current republics were only dreamed-of entities. After the republics, when we were actually one with Ecuador and Panama, the borders were not determined as national, but as a cultural…

Ecuador Elections: State of Emergency in the Aorta of Latin America

Marco Teruggi Sunday will define who will be the new president of Ecuador and polls predict a close runoff. The candidates in dispute are oil and water: on one side the country’s biggest banker, representing the elites and the neoliberal creed; on the other a leftist economist, heir to former president Rafael Correa, currently in…

Violence and Humanitarian Crisis Intensify in Colombia

Peoples Dispatch The situation of violence in Colombia has led to the force displacements of around 15,000 people in different parts of the country. Photo: CONPAZCOL/Twitter According to the INDEPAZ, as of April 6, 43 social leaders and 14 ex-combatants of FARC have been assassinated by illegal armed groups. 91 people have been killed in…