Posts Tagged ‘Democracia’
Controlling the Pandemic, Guaranteeing Rights
Already in various cases, such measures have been used to consolidate governmental power and to weaken the opposition, often using the health crisis as a pretext.Read More
Bojayá indigenous people claim their right to vote
Almost 70% of people from Bojayá did not vote on the peace plebiscite. A part of this group was composed by indigenous communities who claim that they were not able to reach the ballot box.Read More
Case Against Bolivian Ex-President for His Role in 2003 Massacre Can Proceed
Colombian Police Ought to Clarify Their Relationship with “Hacking Team”
According to investigations, the Colombian Police allegedly contracted Hacking Team in order to gain access to citizens’ digital information.Read More
Democracy or plutocracy?
Is the United States becoming aplutocracy? This is a legitimate question, since the influence of money in elections in that country is already overwhelming, and it may continue to increase due to a recent US Supreme Court decision (the McCutcheon case).Read More
Democracy without a People
Abraham Lincoln, in his famous Gettysburg speech, characterized democracy as the government of the people, by the people, and for the people.Read More
Who Decides When it Comes to Mining?
Contrary to what the Minister of Mining and the newspaper El Tiempo said, referring to the recent decision of the Constitutional Court, citizens can organize consultations to oppose the effects of mining in their territories,Read More
Blank Votes: Who Wins?
The blank vote appears to be a strike against political clientelism. But in reality, at least in the congressional elections this Sunday, it is strike against the public itself, since it favors the clientelist machinery.Read More
The Bullying Continues
Based on all the criticism the Inspector General´s Office received (including from those who did not support Petro), some of us thought, mistakenly, that the Inspector General would calm down.Read More
The Ecuadorean Miracle?
With Venezuela and Argentina in trouble, many look to Ecuador in search of a inspiring model for the Left. The first impression is encouraging. Upon arriving at Quito’s superb airport you get a sense of the Correa government’s investment in infrastructure that extends into two-lane roads from the door to the Amazon in Puyo.Read More