Argentina

Why the Cosmic Kite Never Fell: Football and Diego Maradona

In Argentina, beatification and canonisation can happen to living figures.  Unlike the officialdom of the Catholic Church, the processes take place in accordance with an insurgent popular will.  The death of various public figures – Carlos Gardel for tango; Evita Perón for politics; Diego Maradona for football – merely reassures them the status of popular […]

Gobierno golpista boliviano detiene, expone y amenaza a observadores internacionales en vísperas de las elecciones

El gobierno transicional y no electo de Bolivia repetidamente ha amenazado a los observadores internacionales de los comicios, ha detenido a monitores argentinos en el aeropuerto, y publicado la información privada de los supervisores españoles mediante un activista de ultraderecha. Por Benjamín Norton Traducido por Diego Sequera You can read this article in English here. LA PAZ, BOLIVIA – En vísperas de las primeras elecciones en Bolivia desde el violento golpe militar de 2019 que forzó la salida de Evo […]

Unelected Bolivian govt detains, doxxes, threatens international observers on eve of election

Bolivia’s unelected transitional administration has repeatedly threatened international electoral observers, detained monitors from Argentina in the airport, and shared the private information of Spanish supervisors with a far-right activist. By Ben Norton LA PAZ, BOLIVIA – On the eve of Bolivia’s first election since a violent November 2019 military takeover that removed President Evo Morales from office, the un-elected de facto government has detained, doxxed, and threatened international electoral observers.

Unelected Bolivian govt detains, doxxes, threatens international observers on eve of election

Bolivia’s unelected transitional administration has repeatedly threatened international electoral observers, detained monitors from Argentina in the airport, and shared the private information of Spanish supervisors with a far-right activist. By Ben Norton Puedes leer este artículo en español aquí. LA PAZ, BOLIVIA – On the eve of Bolivia’s first election since a violent November 2019 military takeover that removed President Evo Morales from office, the unelected de facto government has detained, doxxed, and threatened international electoral observers. On October 16, […]

South America: The Escazu Agreement Requires a Change in Regional Politics

Taking into consideration the UN Sustainable Development Goals in terms of environmental matters, the Escazu Agreement, an initiative of Latin American and Caribbean countries, seeks to regulate regional standards in terms of environmental protection. Equally important is the treaty’s aim to protect environmental activists and defenders, as well as guaranteeing the inclusion of marginalised people, or communities.