February 7

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"Argentina, 1985" shows that there is still much to be discussed in the post-dictatorship process

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cecilia valdez
Buenos Aires and
When it seemed that there was little new in the discussion on human rights and the Argentine post-dictatorship process, the film "Argentina, 1985" shows that there is still much to say and debate and that, like any social process, its forms of representation are also changing. .

    

The role of the US in the origin of the drama of Afghan women

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DAVID BOLLERO
The official story presents the US as the power that tried to liberate the Afghan people; however, the balance of these 20 years shows a clear failure. The question that arises is whether at some point the Afghan people were really better off thanks to the US and, more specifically, women, who is the group on which they wanted to focus.

    

the lost years

9 min read main_editor

RAPHAEL POCH
Instead of undertaking the necessary international concertation to face the challenges of the century, the global elites, and in the first place the Western powers, mobilize their societies to fight against their geopolitical rivals. In the great context of the relative decline of the Western power in the world and the transfer to Asia of a good part of that power, there is no other strategy than a reflex of panic, consistent with the well-known saying "the thief thinks that everyone belongs to him". same condition”. 

The dangerous game of red lines in Ukraine

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BRANKO MARCETIC
When the United States becomes militarily involved in a conflict, it often finds it difficult to get out, let alone avoid deep entanglements that far exceed the lines it had drawn at the outset of the intervention.
It happened in Vietnam, when American military advisers helping the South Vietnamese fight the Viet Cong eventually became American soldiers fighting an American war. It happened in Afghanistan, when an initial invasion to capture al-Qaeda and topple the Taliban turned into a nearly two-decade nation-building project. And it could be happening right now in Ukraine. 

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Emilio Silva, president of the ARMH: there is still a firewall that prevents us from investigating the more than 100.000 disappeared in Spain

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HORACIO VIXANDE
In the first months of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), in the territory controlled by the coup leaders who were facing the Government of the Republic, there were more than one hundred thousand murders and subsequent disappearance of people with Republican loyalty. Most are still missing and in this interview Emilio Silva, president of the Association for the Recovery of Historical Memory (ARMH), criticizes the lack of involvement of the authorities when it comes to recovering the bodies of the victims. Not even the recent Law of Historical Memory makes the State responsible, he denounces.

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Israel's liberal democracy plummets out of control

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EUGENIO GARCIA GASCON
Every day it becomes more evident that liberal democracy is going through a deep crisis. We don't know if he will recover, but the signals we are receiving are not positive. In different places there are signs of fatigue and even weariness, one of the most sublime manifestations being that observed in Israel, although examples abound everywhere, from the United States to Eastern Europe.

   

The self-summoned

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CESAR ROBLES
Lima

A new political actor has emerged as a result of the massive social protests that occurred in southern Peru, and particularly in the Puno region. They are the so-called "autoconvocados", individuals who do not represent political organizations or collectives, trade unions or cultural or neighborhood associations, but who clearly and openly express their political positions and have a significant and gravitating presence in the protest movement against Dina Bolaurte. .

   

Coup convulsion at the beginning of Lula's term

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JUAN MIGUEL MUNOZ
São Paulo
Brazilian democracy suffered a severe shock on January 8, an attempt or project of a coup that has precedents throughout the two centuries of history of this continental country exclusively when the president in office leans to the left. The vandal assault on the headquarters of Brazilian institutions by coup fanatics has unleashed a whirlwind of political and judicial events whose consequences are still unpredictable.

  

Israel: democracy in name, not in essence

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EUGENIO GARCIA GASCON
After the elections on November 1, in which the bloc led by Benjamin Netanyahu registered a clear victory, a harsh debate has been opened about the nature that the Jewish state can acquire with the next government. The victory of the ultra-nationalist right and the ultra-orthodox religious parties is alarming citizens of secular and moderate ideology, who are in a clear minority and from whose ranks an end is predicted for the peculiar democratic system that has existed since the establishment of Israel in 1948 .

     

The information of the world upside down

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The man eats the grass
the donkey the candies
The granddaughter sends the grandfather
And the jack to the king of clubs.

JAVIER GARCIA
We live in the upside down world that Violeta Parra sang about and that Eduardo Galeano also described. What is new is that now that planet upside down is told to you daily by the big media and broadcast on television.

  

Palestine: stand or die

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DANIEL SEIXO
Palestine was never an uninhabited desert, a land without a people, or an empty space on the world map waiting for its next conqueror. The history of Palestine does not begin with the Jewish colonization, nor is there a dispute over the territory beyond the Arab resistance to the Zionist occupation.

   

Local elections in Taiwan: some results that can be extrapolated?

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XULIO RIOS
The political map resulting from the local elections held in Taiwan predicts a "long year" of 14 months until the presidential elections of 2024. As happened four years ago, the KMT leaves with good feelings; and as then, to consummate the long-awaited "double" he will need to tread very thinly in the coming months if he does not want to destroy this victory.

    

A Russian Establishment View of the Ukraine War

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Presentation by RAFAEL POCH and article by SERGUÉI KARAGANOV

To understand the war in Ukraine it is essential to know the points of view of all the warring parties. We understand that of Ukrainian nationalism defending its country against the imperial aggression of its neighbor and at the same time imposing its identity on the less nationalist regions accused of "collaborationism" with the invader.

  

Fernando Morais, biographer of Lula: he left prison infinitely better than he entered

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cecilia valdez
Buenos Aires and
I closely followed Lula's last prison and I am convinced that the Lula who left prison is infinitely better than the one who entered. He read more in prison than he had ever read in his life and came away with a very strong conviction on the question of state sovereignty.

  

Iran, Israel and the fraudulent nuclear apocalypse

4 min read main_editor

EUGENIO GARCIA GASCON
For years the highest Iranian authorities have said actively and passively that they have no intention of manufacturing nuclear weapons, but that hypothetical possibility is a good pretext for Tel Aviv to keep fear in the body of countries like Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates .

  

The reconstruction of what was destroyed in Gaza is progressing very slowly

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SAUD ABU RAMADAN Gaza The latest round of a military escalation between the Israeli army and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) movement in the Gaza Strip has aggravated the crisis of the

    

The war in Ukraine and global disinformation

8 min read main_editor

MIGUEL MOLLEDA
International journalism should be warned about what happened with the Iraq war in 2004. The lies and manipulation of the news by the United States and its "coalition of volunteers", including Spain, reached levels unknown since the Vietnam war in the 60s of the last century.

   

South of Granada

7 min read main_editor

Ernest Collazo
In the year 2022, when the US has been defeated in Afghanistan and with 8.000 million people on the planet, military, economic and political hegemony cannot be maintained within the same domain parameters, using force, threats and blackmail. .

   

The EU will impose new sanctions on Iran, which will include the “morality police”

5 min read main_editor

Member states of the European Union (EU) have joined a proposal by the German government and France to expand sanctions against the Iranian leadership and state organizations in the Islamic Republic. For the first time, the so-called "morality police" will be included in the EU sanctions list.

  

The extreme right is already in power in the West

5 min read main_editor

EUGENIO GARCIA GASCON
Being surprised by the irruption of the extreme right is already a thing of the past. The parties of that current, including those with Nazi sympathies, are abandoning the extra-parliamentary or parliamentary margins to become central and unapologetic actors in hitherto liberal countries.

Brazil elections Lula Bolsonaro
   

Lula does not get the absolute majority and will play it against Bolsonaro in the second round

5 min read main_editor

JUAN MIGUEL MUNOZ
São Paulo
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva won yesterday in the first round of the presidential elections held in Brazil. But it was a bitter triumph. The leader of the Workers' Party (PT) obtained 48,43% of the votes, while his rival, the incumbent president, Jair Bolsonaro, reached 43,20% of the votes.

      

It's time for a female, Asian, Latin American or African IOC president

4 min read main_editor

JESUS ​​MANSO GOMEZ
In 2025 the IOC must elect a new president. The 9 presidents so far have been men, all of them white, all of them from Europe or the US. Is it possible that the next president will be president and from a different continent?

  

The abysses of Latin America

15 min read main_editor

MARCELO CANTELMI
Buenos Aires and 
Latin America, the most unequal region in the world, is currently going through a series of phenomena as central as they are contradictory. The chronic economic crisis that defines this space was expanded oceanically with the pandemic and later due to the financial effects associated with the Russian war against Ukraine.

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The dangerous unipolar drift

4 min read main_editor

JAVIER GARCIA
We are witnessing a creepy world drift. The non-acceptance by the United States of its decline as a global hegemonic power is stressing the planet to unimaginable extremes.

  

Western Sahara, the old "war" that reorders the Maghreb

4 min read main_editor

RICARD GONZALEZ
Western Sahara was one of those many frozen conflicts scattered around the world until Donald Trump became president of the United States. And it was not so because he had any interest in this dispute, or the Maghreb, in general, but he used it as a lever to intervene in another conflict that was dear to his environment or his bases: that of Palestine.

  

Africa, the continent that is only looked at in the catastrophe

7 min read main_editor

LAURA UGLY
Dakar Rally
In the conventional western media there are few times, if not null, that the African continent is looked at. Wars, diseases and coups are presented with hardly any analysis of the complex causes that generate them or the implications that the Western powers play in each of these circumstances.

   

The West Helps Putin

4 min read main_editor

PETR MURAVIN
The Western approach to what is happening in Ukraine makes it clear: the West is not helping Ukraine, it is helping Putin. Sanctions did not stop the war and they never had that chance. The Russian economy turned out to be more stable and robust than the West expected.

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Gaza under Israeli siege remains a ticking time bomb

5 min read main_editor

SAUD ABU RAMADAN
Gaza
Frequent power cuts, extreme poverty and the constant fear of more bombing have made many citizens dream of fleeing. More than 50.000 Palestinians have fled the Strip to Turkey, Europe, the United States and Canada. Human rights activists describe the territory as an open-air prison.

    

Hitting prices, the social proposal of the Spanish left for the crisis

10 min read main_editor

PASCUAL SERRANO
The option of limiting prices without touching the system or expanding the powers of the State is a mistake, it may be unfair and, above all, it is not from the left. The State cannot refrain from providing services and rights and present as social the obligation of companies and individuals to do so.

  

India marks its position as a power without pacts

5 min read main_editor

colette lefevre
The neutrality of the Government of the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has marked its position regarding the conflict in Ukraine and the Russian offensive has defined its new presence on the geopolitical board as that of a power that is not willing to close unlimited pacts or make choir with the alliance of the West.

  

Lula wins but Brazil will have to go to a second round

6 min read main_editor

JUAN MIGUEL MUÑOZ São Paulo Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva came close to reaching half plus one of the votes, but he did not get it in the first round. Brazil will go to a second round

   

Spain crosses its fingers to come out of the crisis and the war in Ukraine well

6 min read main_editor

HORACIO VIXANDE
Beyond the economic effects, and regardless of the positions held on the invasion of Ukraine, the truth is that in Spain the debate on the conflict, its consequences and its management by Western countries does not exist and has been replaced by censorship on the one hand and propaganda on the other.

A collapsed bridge over the Trubizh river in Ukraine
   

Ukraine war: not all that it seems

4 min read main_editor

EUGENIO GARCIA GASCON
Due to what has happened in these seven months, it is still difficult to know who wins and who loses with the war in Ukraine. Among the parties directly or indirectly related to the conflict there is only one clear winner at this point, Israel, and one clear loser, Europe.

   

One congress, two decisions

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XULIO RIOS
More than a contradiction between denguism and xiism, with recognizable differences by virtue of the context to which both policies must respond, there is still continuity in the fundamentals. The emphasis on national solutions is the reverse of the rejection of the search for hegemony and messianism in any format.

  

Pain and hope, the daily life of Saharawi refugees

9 min read main_editor

FERNANDO IÑIGUEZ
The curse in the form of no desire of Islam says, "may Allah not send you to the hamada". And it is in the Algerian hamada, near the city of Tindouf, in the southwest of the vast Maghreb country, where since 1975 nearly a quarter of a million people have lived without a country, without luck or benefit and who have been denied the right to to choose your destiny.

   

Protests in Peru already claim 49 deaths without a way out in sight

5 min read main_editor

CESAR ROBLES
Lima
The Congress of the Republic, with a right-wing and fascist majority, has just given a vote of confidence to the government cabinet led by Alberto Otárola, ignoring the protests and claims of various political and social sectors and making a situation more critical and difficult to solve. way out of the crisis that is shaking the country and that has already been claiming the lives of 49 compatriots.

   

Thousands of Bolsonaro vandals assault and destroy the headquarters of political and judicial power in Brasilia

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JUAN MIGUEL MUNOZ
São Paulo
There were no precedents for such an event in Brazil. A week after the inauguration of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in Brasilia, the headquarters of the Legislative, Executive and Judicial powers became the scene of vandalism by several thousand supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro who invaded the interior of the Chambers, the Supreme Court building, and the Planalto Palace, seat of the Presidency of the Republic.

   

Lula promises to radically reverse Bolsonaro's policies

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JUAN MIGUEL MUNOZ
Brasilia
In a Brasilia dressed in red, with tens of thousands of jubilant people arriving from all the states of the immense republic, Luiz Inázio Lula da Silva began his third term as president of Brazil on New Year's Day, at the age of 77 ( governed between 2003 and 2010).

   

Boluarte opens a dark and violent door to a country that is bleeding to death

3 min read main_editor

CESAR ROBLES
Lima
The convulsion in the country has already left 26 dead, hundreds injured, a deeply fragmented society, a completely incompetent political class and a president who is incapable of understanding the general demand of the population that demands her resignation and the advancement of general elections to get out. of the political crisis into which they have led us.

   

The political crisis in Peru cannot be solved with bullets

3 min read main_editor

CESAR ROBLES
Lima
The declaration of emergency for 30 days at the national level approved by the government of Dina Boluarte. that allows the entry of the Armed Forces to "support" the National Police in its task of providing guarantees and security to the population, the only thing that has generated is an escalation of the conflict and a worsening of the political crisis in Peru.

  

If the Islamic Republic of Iran fell

3 min read main_editor

EUGENIO GARCIA GASCON
Events taking place in Iran week after week show that the Islamic Republic is probably suffering its worst crisis since it was established in 1979, and it is legitimate to wonder what will happen in the country, in the Middle East and in the West if the regime falls under pressure of a sector of the population, which may not be the majority, but which is not very small in large cities either.

   

Happy New Year, Hohhot!

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bai jinna
Hohhot (China)
I am a student receiving her education in Beijing, whose policy was too strict for people to re-enter. My hometown, Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, has been under a wave of covid-19 for two months. So my mother decided to send me to Inner Mongolia - another region ruled by minority ethnic groups - to get my codes "clear" in order to enter Beijing.

  

Normality and the anger of the extreme right mark the transition in Brazil

4 min read main_editor

JUAN MIGUEL MUNOZ
Between roadblocks, demonstrations calling for a coup and the almost imperceptible rattling of sabers, the negotiations for the transition between the government of Jair Bolsonaro and the teams designated by the president-elect, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, are proceeding normally. Lula remains discreetly in the background, while the outgoing president has not appeared publicly since the day of an electoral defeat that he has not been able to assimilate. He has not yet publicly accepted the results, let alone congratulated his opponent. He surely he never will.

   

Venezuela and Colombia reactivate one of the most dynamic bilateral relations in Latin America

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CLODOVALDO HERNÁNDEZ Caracas The meeting between Presidents Nicolás Maduro and Gustavo Petro put an end to a three-year hiatus in the intense historical, commercial and, above all, human bond between the two nations

   

Qaradawi and his Islamist legacy

4 min read main_editor

EUGENIO GARCIA GASCON
On September 26, the influential thinker Yusuf al Qaradawi died in Qatar at the age of 96. It is not easy to give notice of the traces that throughout his long life he has left on contemporary Islam, of the phobias and philias that his words have aroused and arouse in detractors and followers, elites and ordinary people, and of the feelings that they awoke in regions prone to polarization.

    

Transfer of powers

4 min read main_editor

ADRIAN DIAZ MARRO
Mexico City
America is a continent in eternal transition. The colonial era was never surpassed, in any case replaced, and the custody of minors changed hands by virtue of an emancipation that has not yet materialized. We stop looking east and start looking north; the new promised land.

    

The two Taiwan elections

3 min read main_editor

XULIO RIOS
Taiwan will hold local elections on November 26. The combination of an increase in continental pressure on several fronts and the hypothetical exaggeration of the threat by the US could lead to the sentiment of the Taiwanese that the possibility of a conflict is not remote but real, contrary to what they imagined until now.

   

Egypt walks steadily towards economic and political collapse

5 min read main_editor

EUGENIO GARCIA GASCON
The economic and political situation in Egypt has been alarming for years. The global crisis resulting from the war in Ukraine has had a very negative impact on this country of more than 100 million inhabitants, which since 2013 has been ruled by Abdel Fattah al-Sisi with an iron hand.

  

Help! The danger comes from within Israel

5 min read main_editor

EUGENIO GARCIA GASCON
Gevalt! is an exclamation in Yiddish, the language of Eastern European Jews, used to ask for help. An analyst has just used it to draw attention to the situation in Israel today, after five elections in three and a half years.

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The West delays Bosnia's exit from the tunnel of nationalism

6 min read main_editor

ALEX ČIZMIC
Mostar
The war of the 90s has left Mostar, a city in southwestern Bosnia and Herzegovina, divided into two parts: the Bosniaks - Bosnian Muslims - to the east and the Croats to the west.

   

Lula defeats Bolsonaro in the most disputed elections

7 min read main_editor

JUAN MIGUEL MUNOZ
São Paulo
The unwritten rule was fulfilled: whoever wins in the first round of the Brazilian elections becomes president in the second. Twelve years after leaving Planalto, and after his time in prison after a judicial process riddled with irregularities, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will return to the presidential palace on January 1.

   

The last dance of Totó La Momposina

2 min read main_editor

J. CARLOS GOMEZ
One of the greats of Latin American music says goodbye: Totó La Momposina. At 82 years old, with a career spanning more than sixty years and with a friendliness that makes her fall in love at first contact, Sonia Bazanta Vides leaves the stages where she has represented the value of music from the Caribbean coast of Colombia.

  

Ben Gvir and the unstoppable drift of Israel

5 min read main_editor

EUGENIO GARCIA GASCON
On October 13, Deputy Itamar Ben Gvir drew his pistol against a group of Palestinians who were protesting, some throwing stones, against the Israeli military occupation in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, in the Arab sector of Jerusalem.

   

The north against the south in Brazil

8 min read main_editor

JUAN MIGUEL MUNOZ
São Paulo
Brazil is not a country, it is a continent. 17 times the area of ​​Spain or twice the size of the European Union. But if political unity is not in question, social cohesion is a pending issue in a State afflicted by deep and rooted social and territorial inequalities.

   

The US ruthlessly deports Venezuelan immigrants it previously favored

7 min read main_editor

CLODOVALDO HERNANDEZ
Caracas
After a period of special treatment, Washington tightens controls on Venezuelans who intend to live their American dream, among whom were those who had crossed the dangerous Colombian-Panamanian Darien jungle.

   

Xi and Taiwan: What's New at the XX CCPh Congress?

3 min read main_editor

XULIO RIOS
Xi Jinping said little about Taiwan in his report – the short one – to the 1992th CPC Congress. Perhaps the most outstanding thing has been the fact of making a single mention of the "600 Consensus", abounding in everything else (barely XNUMX words) in the usual topics.

  

The dirtiest campaign in Brazil

5 min read main_editor

JUAN MIGUEL MUNOZ
São Paulo
It is the dirtiest presidential election campaign in the history of Brazil. With two weeks to go before the final verdict, President Jair Bolsonaro and the candidate and former president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, have given each other no respite for the past two weeks in personal attacks that often exceed the sordid.