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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Youngsters and refugees, or how exile changes eastern Europe

Official anticommunism never contented itself with making an equation between fascism and communism. It gravitated toward depicting communism as an absolute evil, whose enemies became new role models.

Pós-conflicto na Colômbia (10): investir na equidade de género

Um ponto de vista corporativo centrado na igualdade de género evidencia que o investimento no capital humano da mulher equivale a investir no desenvolvimento de empresas fortes em sociedades pacíficas. English Español

Post-conflicto en Colombia (10): Invertir en la equidad de género

Un punto de vista corporativo enfocado en la igualdad de género evidencia que la inversión en el capital humano de la mujer equivale a invertir en el desarrollo de las empresas fuertes en las sociedades pacíficas. English Português

Postconflict in Colombia (10): investing in gender equality

A corporate perspective with a focus on gender equality makes obvious that investing in the human capital of women equates to investing in the development of strong businesses in peaceful societies. Español Português

DiEM25 in the footsteps of Altiero Spinelli?

Democratising Europe is not about reinventing the wheel. A study of Altiero Spinelli's efforts, especially the Congress of the European People, may increase our chances of success.

9 cosas que hemos aprendido tras 50 años de guerra contra las drogas

En el continente americano, el modelo prohibicionista ha fomentado la desigualdad, el derramamiento de sangre y la violación masiva de derechos humanos. Necesitamos comprender qué ha fallado. English

Is capitalism fuelling the war on drugs?

In the Americas, state policies, under cover of an anti-narcotics struggle, lead to terror and displacement. And this terrifying violence overwhelmingly favours transnational capital. Español

Who cares for the refugees?

Refugee welfare infrastructures are run thanks to self-organised, spontaneous social activists: not by the receivers of EU aid packages.

Wikipolítica o la búsqueda de la innovación total

El movimiento mexicano Wikipolítica, sin recursos económicos, ganó el distrito 10 del Estado de Jalisco, con un programa progresista y una apuesta por la transparencia, la participación y los derechos cívicos. Entrevista. English

Wikipolítica, or the quest for total innovation

Pedro Kumamoto, the first ever independent Mexican member of a state Congress, won a seat in a conservative Jalisco district at the October 2015 elections riding the wave of the Wikipolítica progressive movement. Interview. Español

Terremoto no Brasil

Lula da Silva está a ser interrogado pela sua alegada participação em práticas de lavagem de dinheiro, corrupção e suposta fraude. A sua detenção levanta suspeitas sobre manipulação política. English

The Brazilian earthquake

Former Brazilian President Lula da Silva is being questioned in connection to money laundering, corruption and suspected dissimulation of assets. His detention has sparked suspicions of political manipulation. Português

The gentrification-education cycle in Istanbul’s gated communities

Any encounters that exist between newcomers and long-term inhabitants end at the school gate.

From Netflix ‘Narcos’ to Peru: money, drugs and elections

The tribunal has managed to secure the support of a broad-ranging coalition of institutions. Many forces converge when it comes to adopting such controversial decisions.

Why many young Arabs join violent radical groups

The key to combating extremism is prevention. But what are the conditions that lead youth to become radicalised?

Las políticas de drogas operan como una caja de Pandora.

Unas políticas que deberían ser estrategias sanitarias terminaron convertidas en un  sistema punitivo, ampliando la violencia y las brechas sociales, las inequidades económicas, las diferencias políticas y las asimetrías internacionales. English

Pós-conflicto na Colômbia (9): o potencial internacional da paz

Uma Colômbia em paz devolve ao plano regional um vizinho importante e com tarefas hemisféricas de primeira ordem pela frente. English Español

Nonviolent strategies to defeat totalitarians such as ISIS

Military might has little success against violent terror organizations. If nonviolent strategies seem impractical, it is an even greater naiveté to think armed solutions can be the answer.

The tragedy of Cologne and its aftermath – the depletion of civility

This is a vicious circle of harassment, animosity, and aggressive and uncivilized behavior that seriously undermines the resource which is crucial for successful integration.

Japan after Japan

Post-Fukushima social movements, the rebirth of history and tacit futures. An interview.

Obama, Argentina and human rights

The resumption of relations between the United States and Argentina has a foundation on which to build: human rights. Español Português

Is #LetThemStay Australia’s anti-apartheid moment?

People inside and outside of Australia stand up to challenge a system that seeks to construct physical and imagined borders that separate people based primarily on their race and creed.

Hard times for Europe

European democracy matters in the world but it matters, particularly, in Latin America. Both regions should stick with defending the values they share, and keep on strengthening each other. Español Português

Tempos difíceis na Europa

A democracia Europeia é importante para o mundo, mas sobretudo para a América Latina. Num momento decisivo para ambas regiões, as mesmas devem continuar a defender os valores que partilham e continuar a reforçar-se mutuamente. Español English

Europa en horas bajas

La democracia europea importa al mundo. Pero sobre todo importa a América Latina. En momentos decisivos, ambas regiones deben seguir defendiendo los valores que comparten, y reforzarse mutuamente. English Português

Fiscal crisis in Brazil: a microwave-pizza approach

Inflation gives no sign of relief and fiscal figures are getting worse. As recession deepens, Brazil is still looking for the bottom of the crisis. Português

Crise fiscal no Brasil: uma abordagem “pizza de micro-ondas”

A inflação não dá nenhum sinal de alívio e o quadro fiscal tem piorado. Enquanto a recessão se aprofunda, o Brasil ainda está à procura do fundo do poço. English

After the world's largest mining disaster: what impacts? Who is affected?

In contrast to ‘hazards theory’, the theory of disasters derived from a sociological approach will underline concerns about complex social organization and collective behavior. Português. Español.

'We are building a strange left': towards a democratic modernity?

Some reflections from Berlin on the launch of the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 (DiEM25) on 9 February, 2016.

Norah Padilla, recicladora de resíduos urbanos em Bogotá, e a conquista democrática de direitos

Uma vez conquistado um direito, é necessário construir uma “institucionalidade” que o torne imperecedouro, o converta em oportunidades para todos e o proteja dos abusos dos poderosos. English Español

Trumped democracy?

It is time politicians talk straight and on important topics. Otherwise, there will be more space for Citizen Trump and the like.

From London to Athens, Europe is an empty shell

Optimists affirm that the EU-UK agreement has a positive side: London cannot veto the will of other member states pursuing an “ever closer Union". This is true, but only formally. Italiano.

What does a Bogotá urban waste recycler teach us about conquering democratic rights?

Any right, once conquered, needs institutionalising for it to be maintained over time and become an opportunity for all, and to protect it from abuse from the powerful. Español Português

The fight continues to free detained Central American high schoolers in the US

Despite several protests, US authorities have not yet backed down from arresting immigrant high school students on their way to school. Español

Estudiantes centroamericanos detenidos en Estados Unidos: la lucha continúa

A pesar de multitudinarias protestas, las autoridades estadounidenses aún no han abandonado la práctica de arrestar estudiantes de secundaria de origen inmigrante de camino a la escuela. English

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