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News & Analysis | March 2019

The Chilean Eldorado.

Lithium is a fundamental mineral in modern economy and Chile is particularly rich in it. This buried treasure attracts foreign capital. Chilean government’s lithium policy. According to the 2017 data, lithium has become Chile’s number 4 mining export. Shipments of the key ingredient for making…

Dossier

Guatemala. A country, Under Threat.

The country has always been at the centre of tensions and troubles, provoking a sequence of dictatorships, foreign interventions, military coups and civil wars. Part of this situation is due to Guatemala’s geographical position in the area of Central America which, together with Mexico and the Caribbean Sea, acts as a hinge between the Southern Cone and…

An Ancient Country.

It was the Maya who, long ago, inhabited those territories that were later colonised by Spain. The Iberian penetration was accomplished around the years 1523-24, through the work of Pedro de Alvarado who was the founder of the old capital, Antigua, of Guatemala. With the passage of time, the Spanish possession became a Captaincy General within the…

The New 'Doctrine Of National Security'.

The cancellation of the effective reforms imposed during the decade in which the social-democrat government was in power, gave rise to serious public protests culminating in an armed revolt in 1960 that was led by a conspicuous group of military people who remained faithful to Arbenz. It was joined by workers, union groups, and students and…

Justice For The Indigenous People.

In December 2006, thanks to the support of the international community, a new truce was agreed that brought about an agreement signed by the United Nations and the Guatemalan government The  purpose was to establish an independent Commission whose remit it was to assist the office of the Guatemalan Procurator, the national police and other institutions to…

Churches

Thailand. Caffè Bruno: A really nice cup of…

Love for the people and the youth of ethnic minorities has borne…

Peru. The Courage To Change.

The Church must accompany the indigenous peoples defending their culture. The importance…

Ethiopia. Solidarity in the shadow of Debre Libanos.

About 700 Ethiopian refugees survive thanks to the work of an Orthodox…

Chad. A Church Committed To Mission.

The challenge to poverty in an area rich in oil. Young people…

Culture

Uganda. Bobi Wine. Rapper and Opposer.

His songs criticise the government and corrupt politics. Young people listen…

Herbs & Plants. Acacia sieberiana. To relieve back pain.

It is an important plant for medical use. But it is…

Ghana. The great Mosque of Accra.

Financed by Istanbul, it also contains other structures: a congress hall,…

Bolivia Textiles. Symbolism of the Andean Wisdom.

The original handcrafted clothes made with sheep, llama, alpaca, vicuña and…

Opinion & Comment

Southern Africa: Peoples Once Again Dispossessed of Their Lands.

The Namibian government recently repealed a 2015 law that required at least 20% of company management…

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The Lack of Transparency of European Companies in Africa.

The EU and its Member States, through the bilateral investment agreements (BIT) and the economic partnership…

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Advocacy

The Today Moment Of Don Sturzo.

"I have nothing, I own nothing, I do not want anything, I have fought all my life for a complete but responsible political liberty. To…

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Baobab

Somalia. The Well.

A long time ago, there were four families who lived in a small village in Somalia. The first family would argue all of the time, the…

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Youth & Mission

Strengthening Youth In The Amazon Region.

The rural youth of the Amazon region would like to remain in their communities but they are aware that they must migrate to the cities. Their aspirations,…

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