Tag Archives: Latin America

Colombia: Another Social Leader Killed, 4th of 2018

A total of 213 social leaders and human rights defenders have been murdered in Colombia since January 2017 to date

Colombian social leader Francisco Zabala was reportedly killed in Antioquia by gunmen.

Brazil | World Social Forum 2018 declaration by parliamentarians and representatives of political forces

The Forum took place in Salvador da Bahia in Brazil between 12 and 17 March 2018

ON DEMOCRACY IN DANGER IN BRASIL

Meeting in the framework of the World Social Forum of Salvador de Bahia, in order to have a dialogue with social movements and coordinate joint campaigns, we, parliamentarians, local authorities, and representatives of political movements of several parts of the World, we want to express our deep concern because of the situation of deterioration of democracy, human rights in the region, with even coups in Latin-America , in Honduras, Paraguay and recently also in Brazil.

UN slams Colombia for failing peace process, warns for international intervention

The United Nations on Friday bashed Colombia’s failures to carry out a peace process and warned for intervention of the International Criminal Court.

The international organization said it was “extremely concerned” over an increase in killing of social leaders in Colombia, and blamed disinterest and corruption for impeding peace in the country.

Brazil | According to national newspaper O Globo, 15 politicians have been murdered in Brazil since 2017

Just days after councilwoman and activist Marielle Franco was assassinated in Rio de Janeiro another leftist councilor, Paulinho Henrique Dourado, has been killed in a similar manner. Dourado, who was elected to the Marge council for the Brazilian Labor Party in 2016, was murdered on Tuesday in the metropolitan region of Rio called Estrada do Goiabal, in Pau Grande.

Brazil | Lula et la droite anti-démocratique

La classe dirigeante brésilienne, avec des secteurs peu nombreux et honnêtes, n’est pas démocratique. Jamais elle ne l’a été. Et elle a semé l’histoire, depuis l’indépendance, de ses attaques contre la légalité et la souveraineté nationale. Sa devise est une phrase que le Premier ministre français Odilon Barrot a dite en 1849: la légalité nous tue!