Since Biblical times, some modern anthropologists have said that the tragic ending of the brothers Cain and Abel can be interpreted as a metaphor for duelling in the earliest civilisations. Silvio González As well as this we have the battle between David and the giant Goliath, that demonstrated […]
Neither the authorities nor the media – the vast majority of which are very closely aligned with the government – seem to be particularly concerned that in the recent parliamentary elections in Colombia more than half of the voters abstained. Juan Diego García Mejía In fact, the fact […]
One of the major developments was passing the law that required political parties to include an equal number of men and women in their lists of candidates for popular election. Yanet Llanes Alemán The Central American nation enjoys a modern legal framework that acknowledges the protection of women’s […]
At the present time there is a great shortage of housing in Chile. There is a deficit of over 500,000 dwellings. This means that there are over one million people without a place to live. The ‘poblaciones’ (settlements), which are areas occupied by poorer people, have developed as a consequence of uncertain housing policies. The settlers are organizing to overcome the processes of exclusion, exploitation and social marginalization.
Cities across the region produce almost 540,000 tonnes of rubbish a day, 145,000 tonnes of which is not disposed of in the correct manner. By 2050 the daily figure for solid waste in urban areas could rise to 670,000 tonnes, a good deal of which would not be disposed of and treated properly if things carry on as they are.