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Nestor Kirschner: death and hypocrisy
In Focus Latin America

Nestor Kirschner: death and hypocrisy

Death takes on a new meaning. It’s the kind which journalist, writer and poet Osvaldo Ardizzone said ‘we should do away with’: where people become sentimental and affectionate about someone they criticized before their death. For there should be a respectful silence once ‘that thing’ happens, right? Juan Carlos Camaño* […]

The Saharawi tragedy under blind eye of the UN
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The Saharawi tragedy under blind eye of the UN

Horror ensues in the Western Sahara of Morocco as human rights defenders witness genocide and torture of the Saharawi people. With the victim count at 4500 and rising, still they wait for intervention from the United Nations and the International Red Cross to attend to the gravely injured. Erica Buist […]

Letter from ‘Polo Mosca’ to Fernando Garavito
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Letter from ‘Polo Mosca’ to Fernando Garavito

As a gesture of gratitude, warmth and remembrance, the members of this collective have written a posthumous and public letter to the person who was our inspiration and for who we set up this group at the start of 2010. The Prisma has reproduced this text in its entirety. Fernando, […]

UN: Another Anniversary without Reform
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UN: Another Anniversary without Reform

In urgent need of a deep-going reform that would make it possible to revitalize a General Assembly lacerated by the actions of its Security Council, the United Nations celebrated its 66th anniversary. Victor Carriba Created on Oct. 24, 1945 in the U.S. city of San Francisco, the basic goals of […]