Tag Archives: Latin America

FARC considering presidential candidate for 2018 elections

Despite earlier claims that the FARC would not put forth a presidential candidate in Colombia’s 2018 election, the group now says it does not rule out proposing a candidate of its own.

Mexico | In Mexico, Solidarity Versus the State

by Christy Thornton

The horrifying coincidence of this week’s devastating earthquake in central Mexico, coming on the 32nd anniversary of the temblor that killed more than 10,000 people in 1985, has led observers and survivors to draw constant parallels between the two disasters. But if the corruption and ineffectiveness of the state took some by surprise in 1985, unraveling the last threads of legitimacy of PRI single-party rule, today there is no ambiguity. The truth that Mexicans came to know in 1985 has only been reinforced: once again they insist, as they have so many times in recent years, and again in recent days, fue el estado. It was the state.

Ninth FARC Member Killed in Colombia Despite Peace Process

A social leader is killed every four days despite the peace process agreed between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.

A member of the former Colombian rebel group, the FARC, has been killed in the town of San Vicente del Caguan, in the southern department of Caquieta.

Colombie : Le sud du Tolima, territoire de paix et de réconciliation

José Javier Capera Figueroa


Un territoire d’une grande richesse naturelle, culturelle et sociale, que ses paysages, ses saveurs, ses odeurs, surgissant d’entre les montagnes, nous permettent d’apprécier mais qui, paradoxalement, est plongé dans la pauvreté et la corruption, abandonné par l’État  et par les investisseurs. Voilà une des grandes contradictions que nous ont léguées les élites libérales et conservatrices, mais aujourd’hui, avec le temps, cette contradiction s’est aiguisée et la classe politique traditionnelle en porte la responsabilité.

Morales Declares ‘Total Independence’ from World Bank and IMF

July 22

Bolivia’s President Evo Morales has been highlighting his government’s independence from international money lending organizations and their detrimental impact the nation.

“A day like today in 1944 ended Bretton Woods Economic Conference (USA), in which the IMF and WB were established,” Morales tweeted. “These organizations dictated the economic fate of Bolivia and the world. Today we can say that we have total independence of them.”