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A Honduran spring is happening, led by young people mobilising over the social networks, who are flooding the streets with weekly torch marches against corruption and impunity.
The Morales government has overseen an astonishing 64 percent reduction in the deforestation rate between 2010 and 2013.
Daniel Munevar is a 30-year-old post-Keynesian economist from Bogotá, Colombia. From March to July 2015 he worked as a close aide to former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, advising him on issues of fiscal policy and debt sustainability. He was previously fiscal advisor to the Ministry of Finance of Colombia and special advisor on Foreign Direct Investment for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ecuador. He is considered to be one of the foremost figures in the study of Latin American public debt. Here he talks to Thomas Fazi about the latest bailout deal, explaining why the events of the past few weeks have made him change his mind about Grexit.
In place, as prerequisite for the successful evaluation of our progress, was a list of reforms, which we were expected to prepare and propose in the next three days. The list would be immediately accepted by the Continue reading
The ongoing border dispute between the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and its eastern neighbor Guyana is no simple disagreement over an arbitrary line on a map. Actually, it is a conflict of significant political and economic dimensions, one which will have deep and far-reaching geopolitical implications in the near and long term.
On Monday, two former members of the Venezuelan armed forces (FANB) were arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking. The pair are accused by local and international courts of working with drug cartels to ship cocaine to Mexico and the United States.
Greece has been living beyond its means, having borrowed too much during the easy times. Its underlying economy is too weak to support its preferred lifestyle, which is why the Greek government is now being told by its main creditors, the IMF and the Eurozone central banks, that it needs to make more cuts, especially to state pensions.
In February 2009, after the Spanish government had shown itself incapable of enforcing Article 47 of the Spanish Constitution Continue reading
The city of Rio de Janeiro's public safety policy figures prominently among the Brazilian government's public agenda. It involves flooding specific areas with military police to the point of occupying state schools if necessary. This is the context in which a dispute on the premises of the favelas' public schools is taking place, between the controlling police paradigm and that of education as a right and opportunity.