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The Tea Party without a State

An article in the New Yorker from last weeks tells the story of how members of the Tea Party - the radical branch of the American Republican Party - began to doubt their decision to block the passage of the federal budget as a way to oppose the implementation of Obamacare, when they saw that this lead to fewer police officers on duty and the closure of the World War II monument.
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Science, Higgs boson and Neptune

The discovery of the Higgs particle, awarded the Nobel Price in Physics this year, evokes another discovery made over 150 years ago: the discovery of Neptune. Both discoveries reflect an ethic of collaborative work in science that should inspire us in other fields.
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Sleeping in a burning bed

The new report from the Intergovernmental panel on climate change (IPCC) nudes the existential dilemma of humanity: we know that we are destroying the planet, but we are still working on it.
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Venezuela and the Inter American Court: A farewell or a long goodbye

The fifth floor of the building of the Organization of American States (OAS) harbors the Rómulo Gallegos library, named this way as a homage to the first president of the Inter American Commission of Human Rights. This is a meaningful acknowledgment to the role that Venezuela once assumed in the hemispheric system of human rights. Venezuela bore the responsibility of this role in an era that was decades before both the adoption of the American Convention of Human Rights and the establishment of a Court to protect the Convention.
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Companies and human rights

How does Chiquita respond in Colombia for the victims of illegal armed groups that the multinational would helped to finance?
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The plane of Evo in the new air of the relation between Europe and Latin America

The recent rebellion of the Latin American countries over the incident involving Evo Morales’s plane is symbolically complex; it could mean a change in power relations but it also runs the risk of obscuring national human rights issues.
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The Wiwa People and the Rancheria Dam

In this mini documentary, Dejusticia and the Wiwa people describe the effects of the construction of a dam without prior consulation on the affected communities. It shows the devastating affects of the dam on the lives and territority of the Wiwa People.
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What is the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta?

The Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta is a disputed territory. The resources found there attract both legal and illegal actors seeking to control the area. In this documentary members of the Wiwa and Kankuamo People explain what the Sierra means to them.
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Sumak Kawsay: The Sarayaku Case (long version)

In this documentary, Dejusticia and Canal Justicia follow one of the most important cases on environmental conflicts and indigenous rights before the Inter-American Human Rights Court in Latin America: Sarayaku v. Ecuador.
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