Central America

Selective perception

About 500 children and teenagers cross the northern border every day. One of the great violations of rights against children and youth is perpetrated before the eyes of the world, without generating the slightest act of compensation or the urgent…

Cuba: the embargo, the vaccine, the right to health and the white rose

A few days ago I met with Alonso Mederos, the Cuban Ambassador in Prague, for an interview on the topic of the pandemic and vaccines. Cuba is working intensively, testing five vaccines, two of which are already in phase III.…

Please, Latin America, Take Care of Your Children

Last week, President Biden nominated Vice President Harris to oversee the immigration issue at U.S. southern border, where thousands of unaccompanied minors are arriving from Central America. A few days later, ex-President Trumps said that “he will probably visit the…

The Trump Administration’s Parting Outrage Against Cuba

By Medea Benjamin and Leonardo Flores On January 11, in his final days before leaving office, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo added one parting blow to the series of bludgeons his administration has inflicted on Cuba for four years: putting…

2020: The year of feminist struggles and political resistance in Latin America

Activism did not disappear during quarantine In Latin America and the Caribbean, the year 2020 was marked by the role of feminist and social movements that helped bring about immense political change despite the presence of the COVID-19 pandemic which…

CLADE launches a report on Criminalization of the Student Struggle and Violation of Students’ Human Rights in Latin America and the Caribbean

Launched on Human Rights Day, December 10th, the document addresses the situation of students as protagonists in the defence of the right to education and other human rights and their increasing criminalisation in the region With the support of the…

Costa Rica’s active role in disarmament: a case for demilitarization

December 1 marked the 72nd anniversary of Costa Rica’s extraordinary decision to abolish its armed forces. Dr. Carlos Umaña, a Costa Rican from the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), explains the background and reflects on the meaning of…

CLADE’s final declaration

After a reflection process carried out through seven thematic virtual meetings and the subsequent systematization of the contents that emerged, in order to evaluate and ponder them in intense work days developed through assemblies also virtually during this last week,…

Public Education at Risk: Privatization, Financing and Teachers

This was the theme of the fifth virtual public event, organized by the Latin American Campaign for the Right to Education (CLADE), the Venezuelan Forum for the Right to Education (FOVEDE), the Salvadoran Network for the Right to Education (RESALDE),…

The Origin of a Dream

A history of achievements summarizes the effort of thousands of experts who have placed Cuba on the map of world sciences with passion, will and constancy, due to their results and the high quality of their research. That triumph undoubtedly…

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