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Squatting: under the cover of occupation
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Squatting: under the cover of occupation

In the English-speaking world they are known as ‘squatters’, in Spain ‘okupas’, and in certain Latin American countries as ‘paracaidistas’ (‘parachutists’). These are some of the terms that refer to those people throughout the world who lead lives based on occupying abandoned buildings or abandoned housing.   Juan Galbete Less […]

Annus horribilis chilensis
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Annus horribilis chilensis

The year marking the Bicentenary of Independence has ended badly for a Chile that has lived through it in a dramatic fashion from start to finish. Whether in February the cause of so much death and destruction was due to an earthquake followed by a tsunami, or in the last […]

Xenophobia blowing around in Russia?
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Xenophobia blowing around in Russia?

The recent disturbances that occurred in the very heart of the Russian capital, incited by right-wingers and their principles, threaten to open Pandora’s Box on the subject of interethnic relations, something which many view as a danger to national integrity. Antonio Rondón García A few incidents of a similar magnitude […]