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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Founder, Director and Editor of democraciaAbierta

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Homo homini lupus est: trauma, niños enjaulados, y política de refugiados en EE.UU.

Las imágenes de niños aterrorizados encerrados en jaulas perturbaron al mundo. Y entonces Trump sonrió, continuó su cínico show y firmó ante las cámaras una orden ejecutiva para mantener unidas a las familias de refugiados. English

Homo homini lupus est: trauma and child abuse in U.S. refugee policy

Terrified children kept in cages disturbed the world. And then, president Trump, on camera, resumed his cynical show, smiled, and signed an executive order to keep refugee families together. Español

Justice retrieval in Guatemala has the face of a woman

Women are leading the efforts to return rights that have been snatched away, to reject fear and to re-evaluate the truly guilty parties of criminal acts in Guatemala. Español

La recuperación de justicia en Guatemala tiene rostro de mujer

Las mujeres son las protagonistas del esfuerzo de devolución de los derechos hurtados y de la recusación de culpas que deben asumir los culpables verdaderos en Guatemala. English 

Líderes latinoamericanos estilo Trump

Donald Trump se reunió con Jimmy Morales, presidente de Guatemala, en un contexto de resurgimiento mundial del populismo de extrema derecha. English

Trump-style Latin American leaders

Donald Trump met with Jimmy Morales, the President of Guatemala in a context of global resurgence of extreme right-wing populism that has a specific impact in Latin America. Español

The promised change in Guatemala is nowhere to be seen

Two years on, the government of Jimmy Morales is much discussed for its lack of direction and corruption is still present in the political scene. Español

Dos años sin el cambio prometido en Guatemala

La corrupción sigue presente en el panorama político guatemalteco. Jimmy Morales es contestado y la falta de rumbo resulta evidente. English

How women are building feminist human security in the Americas

Across the region, women are forging alternative paths to real peace and security, rejecting militarisation and violence. They do this at great personal risk. Español

Guatemala: el reto democrático

Tras haber logrado, con movilizaciones sin precedentes, derrocar a un presidente y una vicepresidenta corruptos, Guatemala tiene ahora ante sí un reto que comparte con las democracias en el mundo. English  

Guatemala: the democratic challenge

After the unprecedented mobilizations which led to the overthrow of a corrupt president and vice-president, Guatemala now faces a challenge shared by democracies around the world. Español

Political eruption in Guatemala

Innovation cannot be understood without its context. Recent developments in Guatemala help to explain emerging innovative proposals. Español Português

Femicidio en México y Guatemala

El término “feminicidio” ha sido utilizado por feministas en México, y el término "femicidio" lo ha sido en Guatemala, para referirse a la complicidad del Estado con el asesinato de mujeres. English

Transformar la justicia para las mujeres en América Latina

Más mujeres son asesinadas en América Latina que cualquier otra región del mundo. Solamente en Guatemala, más de cinco mil mujeres han sido asesinadas deliberadamente desde el año 2000. English

Transforming justice for women in Latin America

More women are murdered in Latin America than any other region of the world. In Guatemala alone, more than five thousand women have been deliberately killed since 2000. Español

Femicide in Mexico and Guatemala

Feminists in Mexico and Guatemala working on femicide also use the concept of ‘feminicide’ to draw attention to state complicity in the killings of women. Español

Erupção política no Guatemala

A inovação não pode ser entendida sem o seu contexto. A trajetória recente do Guatemala ajuda a explicar as iniciativas inovadoras que emergem fora. Español

Erupción política en Guatemala

La innovación está siempre relacionada con su contexto. La trayectoria reciente de Guatemala ayuda a explicar las iniciativas innovadoras que emergen fuera. Português

América Latina: da cosmopolítica à tecnopolítica

Uma característica específica dos novos movimentos sociais latino-americanos é o seu sincretismo: a cultura do 15M/Occupy Wall Street mistura-se com cosmovisões indígenas ancestrais. English Español

Guilty: what the Sepur Zarco trial means for women’s rights worldwide

Survivors of wartime sexual violence in Guatemala have secured a landmark victory in the Sepur Zarco trial: a win for international human rights in a domestic court.

Latino high schoolers could be deported to "certain death"

Several North Carolina Latino high schoolers have been arrested and are expected to be deported, despite strong opposition from both the teachers and school boards throughout the state. Español Português

Estudiantes latinos ¿deportados a una "muerte segura"?

Varios estudiantes latinos de Carolina del Norte han sido detenidos y, pese a la fuerte oposición de las autoridades educativas en todo el estado, podrían acabar siendo deportados. English Português

Guatemala: first trial for systematic violations of indigenous women

The case of the indigenous women of Sepur Zarco, who have suffered from sexual violence, finally comes to court in February. They will be testifying against impunity. Español

Guatemala: juicio por violaciones de mujeres indígenas

El caso de las mujeres indígenas de Sepur Zarco, víctimas de violencia sexual, será por fin juzgado en febrero. Para acabar con la impunidad, ellas darán su testimonio. English. 

Macri e o pêndulo latino-americano

A América Latina encontra-se num estado de confusão que se deve à crescente desconexão entre um demos em transformação, com uma diversidade de exigências, e um cratos com pouca porosidade para dar respostas. English. Español

Macri y el péndulo latinoamericano

América Latina se encuentra en un estado de confusión que se debe a la creciente desconexión entre un demos en transformación, con una diversidad de demandas, y un cratos con poca porosidad para dar respuestas. English. Português.

¿Somos todos Guatemala?

Jimmy Morales, un cómico televisivo, ha sido elegido para sustituir al presidente Otto Pérez Molina, quien renunció a su cargo el 3 de septiembre bajo una gran presión popular. Guatemala es la expresión radical de una crisis que afecta a casi todos los países de América Latina. English. Português.

Aren't we all Guatemala?

Jimmy Morales, a television comedian, has been elected to replace president Otto Pérez Molina, who resigned on September 3 under massive popular pressure. Guatemala is the radical expression of a crisis affecting almost every country in Latin America. Español. Português

Somos todos Guatemala?

Jimmy Morales, um comediante de televisão, foi eleito para substituir o presidente Otto Pérez Molina, que renunciou ao cargo em 3 de setembro sob enorme pressão popular. Guatemala é a expressão radical de uma crise que afeta quase todos os países da América Latina. English. Español.

Guatemala in limbo

The impeachment and arrest of President Otto Pérez Molina is a shrewd move by the Guatemalan elites to save the criminal bosses currently running the country. Español. Português.

O Guatemala no limbo

O impeachment e a detenção do Presidente Otto Pérez Molina são um astuto conjunto de movimentos das elites do Guatemala para salvar os chefes criminosos que atualmente lideram o país. Español. English.

Guatemala procesa a un presidente, pero poco más

La condena del ex presidente Efraín Ríos Montt sentó un precedente para la exigencia de responsabilidades a los jefes de Estado. Pero en Guatemala las estructuras de poder de la dictadura militar permanecen en su sitio. Publicado previamente en States of Impunity. English

Guatemala prosecutes a president, but progress falters

Guatamala's conviction of former president Efraín Ríos Montt set a precedent for holding heads of state accountable, but the power structures of the country's military dictatorship remain in place. From States of Impunity.

Women in prison: the particular impact of prison conditions

On life in prison generally, the most common complaints across five countries were about hygiene and space.

García Márquez and "the Latin American who came in from the cold"

Former Swedish deputy foreign minister and UN ambassador Pierre Schori remembers circumstances and characters, including the late prime minister Olof Palme, that linked him to Gabriel García Márquez, in the work they did on Latin America.

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