• Not all heroes wear capes

    April 19, 2018 marked an important date in the modern history of Nicaragua. Leading up to that day, the Nicaraguan people have risen up against the current government in a series of protests which have resulted approximately 300 deaths and 2,000 persons injured. Role in the dialogue National Since...
  • Latin American feminism: What now?

    The Argentine Green Tide has evolved into a tsunami. The green bandana, characteristic of the feminist pro-abortion movement that began in Argentina earlier this year, is now internationally recognized, as well as their widely published hashtag #AbortoLegalYa (#LegalAbortionNow).   The Green Tide arose in the context of various other...
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    Creative destruction: the future of a nation’s development

    One of the most fundamental characteristics of a modern society is to secure the requisite to survive this constantly evolving world whilst adapting to technological advances.  Given the enormous challenges of facing a future of rapid change and ushering a one-tiered oil and gas economy like Trinidad and Tobago’s into a technological...
  • Being a female social leader in Colombia: a black hole

    Article originally published and edited in Spanish on Democracia Abierta Ana Milena Villa Villa put on her gym clothes and left her house towards a black hole in which what made her feel most alive in this life suddenly made her most fear death. The black hole of one...
  • Rwanda: the return of the king

    Kigali, Rwanda– In a bid to restore the ecosystem and increase tourism revenues by marketing the East African country as Africa’s top tourist destination, the Rwandan government decided to reintroduce lions to it’s largest park. In 2015 five females and two males for a total of seven lions were...
  • Brazil, behind the scene: lynching and Facebook

    Brazil is experiencing an increase of homicides.  Parallel to this there is an increase in lynching. Facebook and the web are at the forefront of these tragedies. Behind each case is a cause in common: impunity. Yet, is the practice of mob violence  succeeding to bring justice to a...
  • On becoming a gentle man

    Open the door for her, carry heavy stuff, offer her your seat, pay the bill, pick her up and make sure she comes back home safe. As a Latino, cisgender, heterosexual, privileged man, raised in a Catholic culture, women are subjects of devotion and objects of desire. They are...
  • At What Cost?

    In July 2018, Global Witness, a campaigning organization which works to end environmental and human rights abuses driven by the exploitation of natural resources and corruption, released the ‘At What Cost?’ report. The report explores the link between irresponsible business and the murder of land and environmental defenders in 2017....
  • Could Brazil be heading for a far-right government?

    During the past years, Brazil has been featured in several international newspapers, though not always for great reasons. After the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics, the country has made headlines for several corruption scandals, the controversial impeachment of president Dilma Rousseff and the increasing violence against marginalised...
  • When the winds blow away, where does the mind go?

    During the extremely active 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, major Hurricanes Irma and Maria made landfall on several Caribbean territories. CARICOM member and associate-member States were affected by these hurricanes, with Dominica and Barbuda among the more severely impacted islands. Floods, earthquakes and hurricanes are some of the major natural...
  • A new president in Colombia

    Iván Duque has now assumed the presidency in Colombia, and these political changes will inevitably have an effect on the rights of the LGBTQ+ community. In his recent inauguration speech, he wowed crowds outside the Casa de Nariño with captivating rhetoric and a sharply tailored suit, but whilst he...
  • Protests in Nicaragua

    Facebook’s crucial role in Nicaragua’s civil unrest

    Nicaragua’s civil unrest has now claimed 448 lives since protests began on 18 April. Initial backlash started after President Daniel Ortega implemented controversial pension reforms, but the unfair treatment of peaceful protestors has led to more than three months of violence. The pension reforms were quickly scrapped, but it...
  • Will LGBTQ+ rights be on the agenda of the new Mexican government?

    Mexico is one of the most progressive countries in Latin America in terms of LGBTQ+ rights today. A recent study found that it has, in fact, had more openly LGBTQ+ politicians and has passed more anti-discrimination legislation than the USA. The same study also found that in Mexico, identifying...
  • Time to hold governments accountable for destroying the planet’s rainforests

    “Directing agro-industrial activities towards savannah is good for #forests but has a real commercial cost! Is promoting zero deforestation commodities the answer?” This tweet was written from the Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI) during a discussion on Land-Use planning that CAFI had organised following the Oslo Tropical Forest Forum...
  • Friend or foe? The plight of Afghan refugees in Iran

    Iran and Afghanistan have a rich shared history. Parts of Afghanistan were once jewels of the Iranian Empire and the country’s population, particularly Persian-speaking ethnic groups, still share many cultural practices and references with Iran. However, Afghanistan’s recent history, in which it has been plagued by war and conflict,...
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