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America Has Entered the Weimar Era: Walden Bello on How Neoliberalism Fueled Trump & Violent Right – Democracy Now! (January, 2021)

Democrats in Congress are pushing ahead with impeachment following the violent insurrection that killed five people at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. The single article of impeachment against President Trump cites his incitement of insurrection and accuses him of subverting and obstructing the certification of the 2020 election. This comes as authorities are warningContinue reading “America Has Entered the Weimar Era: Walden Bello on How Neoliberalism Fueled Trump & Violent Right – Democracy Now! (January, 2021)”

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What are the Patterns of Border Conflicts? Crash Course Geography #37

Today, we’re going to take a closer look at borders and the stories they tell. When we look at a map, the shapes we’re seeing can seem so permanent, but a map is just a snapshot of the Earth at a particular time, and by looking a countries shape (and how it has changed acrossContinue reading “What are the Patterns of Border Conflicts? Crash Course Geography #37”

Leftist Gabriel Boric, a millennial president for a new Chile

Leftist lawmaker Gabriel Boric, 35, on Sunday became Chile’s youngest-ever president on promises of installing a “welfare state” in one of the world’s most unequal countries. The former student activist only just met the required minimum age to run in the presidential race, seven years after being elected to his first political job as aContinue reading “Leftist Gabriel Boric, a millennial president for a new Chile”

Celebrations in the street after Chile officially legalizes same-sex marriage – Global News

With rainbow flags and artistic performances, Chileans celebrated on Tuesday as Congress passed a law to legalize same-sex marriage in a milestone for the conservative South American nation. That same night Palacio de la Moneda, the Chilean government headquarters, lit with the colours of the LGBTQ+ flag as locals passing by stopped to take photosContinue reading “Celebrations in the street after Chile officially legalizes same-sex marriage – Global News”

Far-right populist, ex-protest leader set for runoff vote in Chile’s presidential election

Republican party’s José Antonio Kast set to win first round with 28% of the vote The far-right populist José Antonio Kast is on course for a convincing victory over former protest leader Gabriel Boric in the first round of Chile’s presidential election. With more than 90% of the votes counted, Kast led Boric by 28%Continue reading “Far-right populist, ex-protest leader set for runoff vote in Chile’s presidential election”

Chilean president Piñera impeached over Pandora papers revelations

Lower house approval vote sets up trial in Chile’s senate Papers revealed offshore dealings of conservative president Chile’s President Sebastián Piñera has been impeached by the lower house of congress, setting up a trial in the nation’s senate over allegations he favored the sale of a family property while in office. The vote to impeach passed withContinue reading “Chilean president Piñera impeached over Pandora papers revelations”

Chile’s billionaire president under scrutiny over Pandora leak

Papers gave details about a 2010 stake sale by Sebastian Pinera’s family in a mining project that activists objected to. Chile’s public prosecutor has said it will investigate the sale of a mining project involving the family of President Sebastian Pinera after new details emerged about the transaction in the Pandora Papers leak. Marta Herrera,Continue reading “Chile’s billionaire president under scrutiny over Pandora leak”

Covid has wiped out years of progress on life expectancy, finds study

Pandemic behind biggest fall in life expectancy in western Europe since second world war, say researchers The Covid pandemic has caused the biggest decrease in life expectancy in western Europe since the second world war, according to a study. Data from most of the 29 countries – spanning most of Europe, the US and Chile – thatContinue reading “Covid has wiped out years of progress on life expectancy, finds study”

‘Deadlier’ than delta: Lambda covid variant detected across 30 countries

Lambda accounts for nearly 82 per cent of the coronavirus case samples reported during May and June in Peru, Euro News reported citing the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) A new COVID-19 strain called ‘Lambda’ is much more dangerous than the Delta variant, said the UK Health Ministry adding that it has been detected in more than 30Continue reading “‘Deadlier’ than delta: Lambda covid variant detected across 30 countries”

COVID-19 deaths in Latin America surpass 1 million as outbreak worsens

The death toll from COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean passed 1 million people on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, with the pandemic worsening in the part of the world with the highest per capita death rate. From the dusty highlands of Bolivia to the Brazilian metropolis of São Paulo, the pandemic hasContinue reading “COVID-19 deaths in Latin America surpass 1 million as outbreak worsens”