Americas, USA, Human Rights, Politics, Editor's Choice
Americas, Nicaragua, Opinion, Politics
Gina Haspel got nominated on March 13th, 2018, by President Trump to be the new CIA Director, and as many presidential decisions, this one was sharply criticized by the public and several members of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Americas, Ecuador, Colombia, Opinion, Politics
Nicaragua is living a series of riots and protests that have shaken Daniel Ortega’s government, and caused the US government employees based in the country to fly back as requested by the State Department, but is it really a new Nicaraguan revolution?
Europe, Norway, Politics
Javier Ortega, Paul Rivas and Efraín Segarra, three Ecuadorian journalists who wanted to investigate a spike of violence in Mataje, a river located between Colombia and Ecuador, but got killed by Colombian rebels just a few days ago. Months ago, Juan Manuel Santos, the Colombian President, arranged a peace treaty with the most prominent rebel group, FARC. Colombian people didn’t completely agree with it because, among other points, the deal allowed FARC members to legally participate in political events, and after almost 50 years of violence for drugs, power, and territory, they are not welcomed with open arms.
Europe, Poland, Human Rights, World
The immigration topic is popular all around the world, not just in the United States. Particularly in Europe, where jihadist terrorism has left permanent scars, the humanitarian entrance of Middle East immigrants has triggered quite a debate on every country’s security measures and sleeping terrorist cells. This time, the debate reached Norway, a country known for its people’s happiness and, more recently, for an almost collapsing government. How did this happen? Let’s just say it has something to do with a Facebook comment by Sylvi Listhaug and a political party.
Science & Tech, World
A few weeks ago, the Polish government approved a new law, making it illegal to associate Poland with Nazi crimes. Basically, saying or writing something like “Polish death camps” is now punishable by law. However, that contradicts actual events surrounding the Jedwabne Pogrom. Read more
Europe, Poland, Politics, World
It is not the first time we have heard of a Facebook data breach, so why exactly should we be paying attention to this new one? The answer involves psychological processes, personal information, the US presidential election, Cambridge Analytica, Russia, and Brexit. Read more
Americas, Brazil, Human Rights, Opinion
Why are we still talking about Nazi war crimes? Well, first of all, because remembering these atrocious actions helps us to avoid a similar future, at least in a social and politic context. Secondly, because this year a new law forbids to accuse the Polish government of complicity in Nazi crimes.
Europe, France, Human Rights
We have all read about Harvey Weinstein’s not so secret preferences of forcing himself on women. We have also read a couple of #MeToo tweets about sexual harassment, and even though this campaign started as a consequence of the Weinstein’s crimes, it actually has a predecessor: #MeuPrimeiroAssedio – #MyFirstHarrassment.
Americas, Costa Rica, Human Rights, Politics
Something unexpected happened between 1963 and 1982, 2150 children were taken from Réunion Island, a French region in the Indian Ocean. They were brought to France, promising food, education, health and general cares… but then more than 90% vanished from the map.
Religion has many purposes in the world; to some people, it brings peace, to others it brings support and explains some events in life that can’t be explained by other means. But religion can also function as a tool to promote hostile behaviors and ideologies “in the name of God.” The greatest example may be the way terrorist have twisted Islam, or how extreme conservative leaders have raised the homophobic flag simply because “God says it’s a sin.” This time, a homophobic bomb landed in Costa Rica’s ballot box, an evangelistic pastor named Fabricio Alvarado is winning the first round to be President in Costa Rica, and he is not hiding his intentions of keeping the country free from gay marriage.