Indigenous Intellectuals?

Ollantay Itzamná Abya Yala, Buen Vivir, Intellectual Aymara Perspectives. … the term intellectual is highly epistemicidal (it annuls other forms of producing knowledge), colonial (it reproduces relations of racial domination), scriptocentric (it annuls unwritten knowledge), individualistic (it annuls the community as a subject of knowledge because of its predilection for successful writers/individuals), papyrocratic (it privileges…

Challenges of a Plurinational Integration for Abya Yala

Ollantay Itzamná Diversity For the continental integration of the peoples we need the bicentenary creole-mestizo states to accept the plurinational character of the different countries. This recognition implies the restoration/restitution of the territorial continuity of the original peoples dissected in and by different countries. The continent of Abya Yala (America) has undergone and continues to…

Guatemala: Proposals Towards Plurinationality

Ollantay Itzamná CODECA Proposal …Overcoming these and other limitations, in the present century, some indigenous and peasant organizations and movements began to propose reforms and structural changes with the aim of creating a Plurinational State with the participation of all the peoples of the country. In Guatemala, as in the rest of the bicentennial countries…

Peru: Provisional Victory for Pedro Castillo

Marcos Salgado LIMA, Aug. 26, 2021 Peruvian President Pedro Castillo (c-front), Council of Ministers President Guido Bellido (2-front) and members of his ministerial cabinet wave in the courtyard of the Government Palace, in Lima, Per˙, Aug. 26, 2021. Bellido went to Congress on Thursday to ask for a vote of confidence for his cabinet, while…

Peru: Defending Vladimir Cerron against Fascism

Carlos Aznarez His name is Vladimir Cerrón and he is the target of a fierce attack by the narco-fujimorist right wing in Peru. No wonder, Cerrón, as head of the Peru Libre Party, the same party that made it possible for Pedro Castillo to become President, is a fundamental figure when it comes to ideological…

Peru: Born to Be Servants, Now Ruling the Bicentennial Nation

Ollantay Itzamná Quechua peasants. Peru. Less than a month into the administration of the first peasant President in the bicentennial Creole Republic of Peru, cultural and political events are taking place that are upsetting the certainties of the bicentennial “national identity”. The Peruvian electorate, last June 6, by means of an unprecedented uprising at the…

Bolivia’s FM Rails Against Almagro’s Disastrous Leadership

Kawsachun News Statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Rogelio Mayta, at today’s extraordinary session of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States, with the presence of Luis Almagro. Mayta rails against OAS chief Almagro for disregard the recent report by the University of Salamanca that proves…

Colombia’s Powerful Organization, Guardia Indigena, Speaks Out

Marco Teruggi Indigenous protesters attend an anti-government march in Cali, Colombia, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 – Sputnik Mundo The Guardia Indigena, one of the most important organizations in Colombia, has been a part of the mobilizations during the outbreak between April and July of this year. It is composed of about 70,000 members. Its coordinator,…

Runasur: A Project of Cohesion in a Fragmented World

Javier Tolcachier “Let us live as brothers and congregated in a single body. Let us take care of the protection and preservation of the Spaniards, Creoles, mestizos, Zambos and Indians for being all compatriots, as born in these lands and of the same origin.” – Tupac Amaru “There is nothing in the world more powerful…

Plurinationality or Plurinationalism

Ollantay Itzamná Mayan and Quechua women. OI. In recent years, from the field of “not being”, the subaltern peoples, within the bicentennial creole republics of Abya Yala, have raised the urgent need to move from republican nationalism (which could not be) towards plurinationality. From the original peoples we understand plurinationality as the possibility of building…