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“Francesc”

Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

When worlds collide: oil and community tourism in the Amazon

This is the story of Huaorani Lodge, in Ecuador, the emblematic tourism project closed down by a Chinese oil company. Español

Cuando los mundos chocan: turismo comunitario y petróleo en la Amazonía

Esta es la historia de Huaorani Lodge, en Ecuador, el proyecto emblemático que no pudo con la petrolera china. English

Lenin Moreno, Rafael Correa and the bull in the China shop

A lot of people in Ecuador have been hurt over the last ten years by Correa’s bull headed attitude to getting things done. Español

Lenin Moreno, Rafael Correa, y el enemigo en casa

Mucha gente en Ecuador ha salido herida en los últimos diez años por la actitud de toro bravo que ha asumido Correa para hacer las cosas. English

Transforming political participation in Latin America

We are in the presence of a demos, the politically organized society, which has been undergoing changes in Latin America and the world, while politics has remained stagnant. Español Português

Transformando la participación política en América Latina

Existe un demos, la sociedad políticamente organizada, que se encuentra en transformación en América Latina y en el mundo. English Português

oD Drug Policy Forum: Front Line Report - Week of November 16th 2011

On behalf of Charles Shaw and myself, I'd like to welcome you to the latest installment of the Drug Policy Forum. We deeply appreciate your patience during the last month, and look forward to resuming regular reports. We're shifting the editorial direction slightly, continuing to focus on developments in international public policy, as well as the cultural implications and personal stories of those in the front lines of the War on Drugs. The punitive cost to entire communities, as well as individuals, is enormous. Governments with constrained budgets continue to spend freely on prohibition policies that neither curtail illicit use nor address the deeper issues of addiction or public health. ~jw
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