Thursday, September 3, 2015

“A peace agreement will not convert all those demobilized into angels overnight”
Orsetta Bellani

Interview with anthropologist Efraín Jaramillo Jaramillo

Efraín Jaramillo Jaramillo is a Colombian anthropologist who throughout four decades has helped indigenous, afro-Colombian and campesino communities in their fights for the defense of their land and culture. He is the director of Jenzera Collective of Work, an interdisciplinary and interethnic group founded in 1998. The name Jenzera, which in emberá language means “ant”, was given to the group by Kimy Pernía, emberá katío indigenous leader assassinated in 2001 by paramilitaries.see more
COLOMBIA / VENEZUELAPolitical and humanitarian crisis due to border closure
Latinamerica Press
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro declared state of emergency along the border with Colombia to combat smuggling and insecurity.. see more
ANDEAN COUNTRIESFigures on coca crops are not convincing
Cecilia Remn
Governments of Bolivia, Colombia and Peru released their reports on coca cultivation and production.. see more
COSTA RICA“I have a right to be happy, no matter what I am”
George Rodrguez
Women sex workers seek to be visible in Costa Rica’s legislation, draw up a bill recognizing their rights as regular workers. . see more
EL SALVADORSex workers seek to dignify their profession
Tomás Andréu
Bill seeks to recognize and protect sex workers.. see more
PERU“My decisions about my body is my right”
Nieves Vargas Coloma
Interview with Angela Villón Bustamante, Peruvian, independent sex worker. see more
HAITIElections amidst violence and humanitarian crisis
The legislative elections that seek to bring back institutionalism to Haiti were held after nearly four years of delay.. see more
SURINAMEBouterse sworn in for a second term
Latinamerica Press
President promotes economic diversification and development of alternative energy sources.. see more
MEXICOJournalists in the line of fire
Latinamerica Press
Assassinations for the practice of journalism would have political motivations.. see more
BRAZIL“Candomblé and Umbanda are religions”
Paolo Moiola
Interview with Patricia Santos, Professor of History at the State University of Piauí. see more
BRAZILUmbanda, religion and resistance
Paolo Moiola*
The Umbanda faith is considered by some scholars to be the quintessential Brazilian religion, which blends all the elements that have enriched the country.. see more

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