South American Youth between realities and perspectives

Thursday 17 October 2013

Within the situation faced by rural youth in the South American countries one can find some common characteristics but there are more common denominators among Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Paraguay, as indicated in the report drafted by the Latin American Center on Youth (CELAJU by its acronym in Spanish), Rural Youth Organization and Movements in Five Countries of MERCOSUR, Present situation and Proposals for its strengthening, Montevideo, July 2004”.

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What about the period between elections?

Wednesday 4 September 2013

The three month period remaining for municipal elections to take place in December will be characterized by denunciations of assassination attempts and sabotage, debates on the ways to fight corruption, a lack of debate on development models or economic-financial planning, also in the midst of media campaigns aimed at not informing or guiding the citizenship, but rather to create a state of confusion.

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Andean Amazon Rural Development Forum

Tuesday 3 September 2013

The Amazon Andean region is a social space unit located to the south of the American continent formed by Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela and Guyana; it covers an extension of around 11,6 million km2 and groups a population passing the figure of 55 million people.

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Post 2015: New expectations

Monday 2 September 2013

The Popular Education Council for Latin America and the Caribbean is fostering a campaign to promote a serious commitment by all involved actors in the debate of the post 2015 Agenda under debate and drafted in several events and by different means..

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The police control the local of CODEHUPY during a civic meeting

Tuesday 27 August 2013

Five police cars from the National Police, with personnel from the Police Station 18 in the Metropolitan Area (Asunción) arrived during the night of Thursday, August 22, right across the local of the Human Rights Coordinator Office of Paraguay, located at the street Estados Unidos Nº 1431 between 2ª and 3ª Proyectadas, at a time in which in the interior of said building was taking place a meeting of several social and human rights organizations regarding the Law of National Defense and Domestic Security, adopted this last Thursday by the Legislative Power.

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Commission to monitor spraying of coca along the border of Colombia with Ecuador

Tuesday 27 August 2013

A bi-national commission is monitoring the fumigation of coca crops along the border between Colombia and Ecuador, after a meeting held which reached to an agreement stating that Quito will abandon an international demand for these operations, this information was offered by the Colombian government last Monday, August 26.

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First regional debate regarding the impact of companies on human rights in Latin America and the Caribbean

Tuesday 27 August 2013

Over 400 global, regional and national representatives from companies, industrial associations, governments, regional and international bodies, unions, civil society, representatives from indigenous peoples and others will meet in the first Regional Forum of Latin America and the Caribbean on the impact of companies over human rights. Representatives of companies from the mining, energy-oil, food and beverages, banking and finances and agricultural sectors will form part of the dialogue with local communities, non-governmental organizations and officials from the public sector. .

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Another Reading of the educational problem

Monday 26 August 2013

It is really amazing to watch how the policies implemented by the Ecuadorian government regarding education issues do not take into consideration the social and historic variables and they move around the technocrat visions hidden in the discourse of efficiency, knowledge, science and technology as positive universal abstractions. The lack of concern is quite evident due to a critical social thought and a humanist philosophical training.

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Statement in support of the defenders of water from the hill Condorhuain (Áncash)

Friday 16 August 2013

The Andean Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations (CAOI), an organization grouping Andean peoples from Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia and Peru, having its seat in our country, in defense of the full exercise of the rights of indigenous peoples we remind and we categorically refer to the present situation faced by inhabitants of the communities surrounding the hill Condorhuain

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Montevideo Consensus on Population and Development

Friday 16 August 2013

The representatives of participant countries in the first meeting of the Regional Conference on Population and Development from Latin America and the Caribbean, held in Montevideo, August 12 – 15, 2013 (…); Decide to undertake the following priority measures identified in the Draft Regional Agenda on Population and Development for Latin America and the Caribbean for the period after 2014

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