The miners in Chile may have been miraculously rescued, but there are ghosts in that country that linger after the repression of the Pinochet years. Chile, after all, has its own Sept 11. This is the hidden story that the...
Bolivia telah meluluskan rang undang-undang yang memberi hak asasi kepada Alam Semulajadi. Sila rujuk ke rencana ini di laman Aliran: The law would give nature legal rights, specifically the rights to life and regeneration, biodiversity, water, clean air, balance, and...
While attending the Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank in Singapore, I soon realised that a slick makeover job, a real PR job, was underway. In recent years, these two...
Francis, the Bishop of Rome, has been photographed with anti-fracking activists from Argentina. That's not surprising. At the start of his ministry in the Vatican, Francis had mentioned his concern about our broken relationship with Creation. He is now...
I find Latin America a fascinating continent, though I have never been there. But I am inspired by the stories of the suffering of countless numbers of ordinary people who resisted the authoritarian rule of US-backed right-wing regimes. Many...
President Hugo Chavez who has passed away reduced poverty and income inequalities in Venezuela, empowered his people through participatory local democracy, and built a bulwark against neoliberalism in Latin America. See below for a video discussion of his legacy....
So far, as at 12.40pm, two of the 33 miners trapped underground in Chile for 69 days have been rescued. The Chilean president, Sebastian Pinera, has publicly given thanks to God, describing the rescue as a miracle. Watch live BBC video...
I came across this interesting power-point presentation of the Stations of the Cross by Adolfo PĂ©rez Esquivel, a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate from Argentina, and I thought I would share it with you. What is different about these Stations...
The late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez's annointed successor Nicolas Maduro has squeezed through in the country's elections with 51 per cent of the popular vote, according to reports. This allows him to continue along the track of Chavez's economic policies...
A protest song against the 2014 World Cup by Edu Krieger is going viral. It highlights the inequality among Brazilians and the lack of desperately needed public infrastructure such as inadequate public schools, public hospitals, public transport and affordable...

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