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Constitutional conventions: best practice

En Paraguay, los pueblos indígenas tienen los ojos puestos en el Congreso

Paraguay está saltándose el derecho nacional e internacional - y anda rezagado en relación a sus vecinos- al no garantizar representación política a los descendientes de su población precolombina. English

Women, political power and gender equality law in Paraguay

Latin America has once again become void of female presidents and only 13.4% of local posts were occupied by women in 2016. Paraguay is no exception. Español

Paraguay’s indigenous peoples set their sights on Congress

Paraguay is in breach of domestic and international law – and lags behind its neighbours – in guaranteeing that the descendants of its pre-Columbian population have political representation. Español

Mujeres, poder político y ley de paridad en Paraguay

América Latina se ha quedado (de nuevo) sin presidentas y las mujeres ocuparon sólo el 13,4% de los cargos políticos a nivel subnacional. Paraguay no es ninguna excepción. English   

Por que América Latina é uma incubadora de inovação política

O mundo pode olhar para a América Latina como fonte de inspiração sobre como os cidadãos podem reivindicar e promover a democracia. Español, English

Por qué América Latina es una incubadora para la innovación política

El mundo puede mirar a América Latina como una fuente de inspiración para ver cómo los ciudadanos pueden reivindicar y avanzar en democracia. English, Português

100º aniversário de Roa Bastos: a sua reflexão sobre o poder continua vigente

A América Latina teve em Roa Bastos um escritor independente empenhado na causa dos abandonados pela história, numa terra que parece apaixonada pelo infortúnio. Español 

100 años de Roa Bastos. Su reflexión sobre el poder sigue vigente

Latinoamérica tuvo en Roa Bastos a un escritor independiente empeñado en la causa de los abandonados por la historia en una tierra que pareciera enamorada del infortunio. Português

Primavera estudiantil en Paraguay

¿Son las recientes protestas de los estudiantes paraguayos el comienzo de un despertar político en el país? English

Paraguay's Student Spring

Do recent mass protests by Paraguayan students represent the beginning of a political awakening? Español

Operación Cóndor: Una asociación criminal trasnacional, al descubierto

La condena judicial al acuerdo criminal entre dictaduras lationamericanas de los 70 nos recuerda que la lucha por la memoria, la verdad y la justicia sostiene los pilares de una sociedad democrática. English

Operation Condor: A transnational criminal conspiracy, uncovered

The recent guilty verdict for the criminal pact between Latin American dictatorships in the 70's reminds us that the struggle for memory, truth and justice upholds the pillars of democratic society.Español

Cuatro años después, la matanza de Curuguaty en Paraguay sigue sin aclararse

Aunque en Paraguay se sabe que lo que pasó en Curuguaty no es lo que dice la versión oficial, también hay dudas de que alguna vez se sepa la verdad de lo que allí ocurrió. English

Four years and an impeached president later, Paraguay's Curuguaty Massacre is still in the shadows

Even if in Paraguay people know that Curuguaty did not happen as stated in the official version, they also doubt that we will ever know for sure what really happened. Español

Entre a pobreza, corrupção e violência, os agricultores lutam pela terra no Paraguai

O encerramento duma radio comunitária é a ultima demonstração da repressão existente num país onde 1.6% da população controla 80% da terra cultivável. English Español

Rural Paraguayans fight for land amid corruption, poverty and violence

The closing down of a community-run radio in eastern rural Paraguay is the last example of repression in a country where 1,6% of  its population controls 80% of its agricultural land. Português Español

Entre pobreza, corrupción y violencia, los campesinos luchan por la tierra en Paraguay

El cierre de una radio comunitaria es la última muestra de represión en un país donde un 1,6% de la población paraguaya controla el 80% de la tierra cultivable. Português English

Paraguay: Brazil’s dirty little secret

Paraguayans' resentment of their giant neighbour draws on both long memories and modern inequities. A shady new president may fuel not dampen it, says Andrew Nickson.

US election: what can Latin America expect?

Relations between the US and Latin American countries have always been tense, from economic rivalry to political assassinations. During his first term, Barack Obama has failed to build bridges between the Americas - what can peoples from Latin America and the Caribbean expect from the next president?

Paraguay's presidential coup: the inside story

Fernando Lugo, the radical priest elected Paraguay's president in 2008 after decades of authoritarian rule, has been deposed less than a year before the end of his term. This dramatic turn of events is rooted in the strains produced by economic transformation and the limits of the country's democratisation, says Andrew Nickson. 

 

Border zones and insecurity in the Americas

Border zones are potential incubators of conflict. Criminal gangs exploit weak state presence to forge a parallel state and prosecute their criminal enterprises sustained by fear, violence and brutality.

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