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Niki Seth-Smith is a freelance journalist and contributing editor to 50.50.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Boicot, conflicto y cambio. ¿Podrá Venezuela destituir pacíficamente a su presidente?

Asistimos a  un ataque sistemático a la Asamblea Nacional por parte del régimen del presidente Nicolás Maduro y sus instituciones.  La tensión insoportable obliga a negociar una salida electoral. English

Como en 1977: ¿Argentina en el túnel del tiempo?

Revisionismo histórico, censura y guerra contra la memoria. El lenguaje y las políticas – aunque no los medios - en la Argentina de Macri recuerdan los días oscuros de la dictadura. English

El Brexit, visto desde el sur del Sur

El Reino des-Unido y sin poder de veto dentro de la UE, está solo y aislado en su incumplimiento de las 41 Resoluciones de Naciones Unidas que exhortan a reiniciar las negociaciones con Argentina. English

European leaders should recognize their own mistakes

Positive momentum for a stronger and better Europe is a process that could start in Britain. Remarks to European Parliament, expanded version, June 30, 2016

As in 1977: Argentina in a time warp?

Historical revisionism, censorship and war on memory. The language and the policies – though not the means - in Macri’s Argentina are eerily reminiscent of the dark days of Videla’s dictatorship. Español

Mourning the dead while violating the living

The EU’s feigned compassion for the deaths of migrants at sea only serves to hide the perpetuation of the lethal policies that have led to them in the first place. 

Defensores del medio ambiente en terreno peligroso en América Latina

El año pasado fue el más letal para los defensores del medio ambiente, según cifras de la ONG Global Witness. La tasa de homicidios es hoy de tres por semana. English Português

Defenders of the environment on dangerous ground in Latin America

Last year was the deadliest on record for the world’s defenders of the environment, according to new figures from NGO Global Witness. The murder rate is now three per week. Español Português

Defensores do meio ambiente em terreno perigoso na América Latina

O ano passado foi o mais letal para os defensores do meio-ambiente, de acordo com as estatísticas da ONG Global Witness. A taxa de homicídios é a dia de hoje de três por semana. Español English

EU migrant workers and the Brexit left

Lexiters are today complicit in one of the UK’s biggest political betrayals in recent history, that of EU migrant workers. Español

Los inmigrantes comunitarios y la izquierda pro-Brexit

Los Lexiters son cómplices de una de las traiciones políticas más importantes de la historia del Reino Unido, la referida a los inmigrantes comunitarios. English

EU-Israel relations: time for reflection

The EU must confront Israel with the fundamental choice: continuing its occupation and systematic violations of international law, or being a full and respected member of the international community.

Scotland and the EU post-Brexit – independent Scotland in the EU or outside with the UK?

For Brussels, Scotland has become the good Europeans, England and Wales the bad.

Violencia sin justicia en México: la guerra y sus consecuencias

Independientemente de su relación con el narcotráfico, la guerra desencadenada en México es una guerra civil contra y entre ciudadanos, de consecuencias demoledoras para la población y el Estado. English

Violence without justice: Mexico’s War and its consequences

Mexico’s War is a civil war against and amongst citizens, regardless of where they stand on the drug business, of devastating consequences for the population and the state. Español

Pós-conflito na Colômbia (15): Participação cidadã, chave para a paz sustentável

A participação cidadã é chave para pôr em prática os acordos assinados entre o governo e as FARC e para a negociação com o ELN. Español English

Fog in Channel – history cut off

What has happened to Britain’s historic duty in helping out other nations formerly under its yoke? There is no such thing as an inner citadel.

Are we Spaniards better off five years afterwards?

On the eve of the elections, an audit of the political and social outcomes of the square occupation and the rise of the Podemos party in Spain.

Figuring (out) Omar Mateen

Mateen killed 49 people, wounding 53 others, in a mass shooting at the Pulse gay bar in Orlando, Florida, before being killed in a shootout with local police. But who was he?

Spain’s political draw: a problem of programme or image?

Sunday, June 26, Spanish elections. A new alliance between Podemos and Izquierda Unida aims to unlock the political stalemate that occurred in the last elections. What is the calculation behind it?

Britain riding the tectonic plates

The referendum is at the centre of these shifting plates. It is the crack which can become a chasm in the postwar order.

#BritainStrongerInSouthAmerica

In an example of the best acid British humor, and in a parody of the Brexit campaign that has revolted many in Britain, the #VoteMove campaign puts a smile upon a dramatic decision today. Español

“Enviemos a la Gran Bretaña a América del Sur“

En una muestra del humor británico más ácido, y parodiando una campaña sobre el Brexit que ha resultado insultante para muchos ciudadanos británicos, la Campaña “#VoteMove” le pone una sonrisa a una decisión dramática para todos. English

Postconflict in Colombia (15). Citizen participation, key for a sustainable peace

To encourage citizen participation in the peace process, demographic and socioeconomic factors of territory, capital, institutional capacities, and the nature of the power groups are key. Português Español

Postconflicto en Colombia (15). Participación ciudadana, clave para la paz sustentable

La participación ciudadana es clave para poner en práctica los acuerdos firmados entre el gobierno y las FARC y para la negociación con el ELN. Português English

The right to online anonymity

Human rights should be considered proportionally in any governmental policy related to the Internet, in a way which will hopefully spur the private sector to follow.

The ecosystem of political innovation in Latin America

A mapping of practices aiming at improving different aspects of the young Latin American democracies can help to understand, interconnect and strengthen emerging political innovations across the region. Español Português

El ecosistema de innovación política en América Latina

Un mapa de prácticas que buscan mejorar distintos aspectos de las jóvenes democracias latinoamericanas puede ayudar a entender, interconectar y fortalecer la innovación política que emerge en toda la región. English Português

O ecossistema de inovação política na América Latina

Um mapa de práticas que pretendem melhorar diferentes aspetos das jovens democracias latino-americanas pode ajudar a entender, interconectar e fortalecer a inovação política que emerge em toda a região. English Español

Technopolitics and the new territories for political action

We are witnessing the emergence of relational, transversal, participatory  power. Whoever understands this, stands a chance of political legitimation. Interview. Español Português

En vez de negar crímenes de lesa humanidad, México debe comprometerse a alternativas en políticas de drogas

Un informe de Open Society Foundations denuncia las atrocidades sistemáticas cometidas en México al amparo de la guerra contra las drogas. No reconocerlo dificulta acabar con este baño de sangre. English

Instead of denying crimes against humanity, Mexico should commit to drug policy alternatives

A report from Open Society Foundations denounces the systematic atrocities carried out in México under the cloak of the war on drugs. To deny this makes more difficult to end this bloodbath. Español

Tecnopolítica o los nuevos territorios de la acción política

Asistimos a la emergencia del poder relacional, de la transversalidad, de la participación. Quien entienda bien esto, tiene posibilidades de legitimación política. Entrevista. Português English

Tecnopolítica ou os novos territórios da ação política

Assistimos à emergência do poder relacional, da transversalidade, da participação. Quem compreenda esta realidade tem possibilidades de legitimação política. Entrevista. English Español

Protestas en Colombia: el gobierno reprime y no ofrece soluciones

Las conversaciones de paz se han convertido en el gran argumento para decir que las cosas van bien cuando, en realidad, los derechos de los colombianos, incluido el de protesta, están en entredicho. English

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