Search Results for “FERNANDO AYALA”

01/07/2021

Once Again, Haiti Seems to Be Dying

Human Wrongs Watch

What will Latin America do about it?

Hurricane Tomas floods streets of Gonaives, Haiti
Hurricane Tomas floods streets of Gonaives, Haiti | Image from Wall Street International.

30June 2021 — (Wall Street International)* —  The story goes that on his first voyage to what would become America, Christopher Columbus disembarked on October 12, 1492, on a beach he named San Salvador, today Wattlin, in the Bahamas archipelago.

By December 1 he chose to live in a wonderful setting on an island he called Hispaniola. He took possession of it without asking, obviously, the locals. Colonization began by building a fort called “La Navidad”, on the north coast of what is today Haiti.

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30/05/2021

Chile: The Paths of the Left

Human Wrongs Watch

The political scenario before the presidential elections

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The millions who voted for the plebiscite demanding a new Constitution also want a new country and a new way of doing politics
The millions who voted for the plebiscite demanding a new Constitution also want a new country and a new way of doing politics | Image from Wall Street International.

25 MaY 2021 — (Wall Street International)* — On November 21, Chileans shall vote in the first round of the presidential elections. If there is no winner with 50+1% of the votes, there will be a runoff election between the first two majorities on December 19, from which the future president will emerge.

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25/12/2020

State Terrorism

Human Wrongs Watch

The use of force on the international stage

Demonstrations by the relatives of the Desaparecidos
Demonstrations by the relatives of the Desaparecidos | Image from Wall Street International.

23 December 2020 — (Wall Street International)* — Is it legitimate for States to use violence to frighten or rightfully kill political enemies or opponents, under the justification of national security?

In times of war, as happened during World War II, all forms of struggle were used, starting with the elimination of millions of human beings in the Nazi concentration camps in several European countries. Mainly Jews, but also communists, patriots, gypsies, homosexuals or the disabled.

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01/11/2020

Salvador Allende and the Chilean Way to Socialism

Human Wrongs Watch

By Fernando Ayala*

Was a new society possible?

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Salvador Allende
Salvador Allende | Image from Wall Street International.

31 October 2020 — (Wall Street International)* — On September 4, 1970, at the height of the Cold War, an unprecedented page was written in the history of Chile and of the world’s left: For the first time, in a distant Third World country, but one with a solid democracy, a Marxist candidate supported by a left-wing coalition – the Unidad Popular (Popular Unity) – whose central axis were the socialist and communist parties, triumphed in the presidential elections.

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22/06/2020

Cultural Changes in Times of Disaster

Human Wrongs Watch

Opposing the destruction of the planet and human civilization may be the primary task of the current and next generation

George Floyd protests
George Floyd protests | Image from Wall Street International.

23 June 2020 (Wall Street International)* — Homo sapiens is the main predator of nature and its peers. For the sake of progress, our species has polluted seas, air, and land, destroyed ancient forests, over-exploited natural resources and is currently doing everything possible to destroy the Amazon basin, one of the main sources of oxygen, that regulates the climate of the region and neutralizes the greenhouse effect.

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29/05/2020

Women of the World, Unite

Human Wrongs Watch

By Fernando Ayala*

May 2020 — (Wall Street International)* — The spirit of the presence of women runs through all areas of life and all across Chile: from politics to economy, from science to literature, from the countryside to the city, from the mountains to the sea, from the desert to Patagonia. It has long been unacceptable to assign them the role of home, children, and selected professions.

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The struggle of women in Chile
The struggle of women in Chile | Image from Wall Street International.

Lately they achieved an unprecedented milestone when the bill for the upcoming plebiscite to approve a new Constitution to be voted on October 25 was approved in Parliament: 50% of those who write it will be women.

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25/04/2020

Drought, Water and Coronavirus

Human Wrongs Watch

In Chile, private ownership of water is guaranteed in the Constitution

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Chile is the only country in the world where water is private
Chile is the only country in the world where water is private | Image from Wall Street International.

I want to go back to girlish lands;
take me to a land soft of waters.

(Gabriela Mistral)

24 April  2020 (Wall Street International)*  For 10 years, Chile has been facing what is already considered a mega drought or the worst drought in its history, covering six regions North and South of the capital, including Santiago.

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23/02/2020

Rise and Fall of Evo Morales

Human Wrongs Watch

By Fernando Ayala*

21 February  2020 — (Wall Street International)*

“The first time I traveled to Spain for a meeting, as a cocalero union leader, at the Madrid airport the police asked me to show the US$ 500 required to cover my expenses. I pointed out that in my life I had never seen that sum of money, that I had been invited and asked them to grant me one dollar for each year of the 500 that their ancestors have exploited us. They let me in. “

(Evo Morales)

Evo Morales
Evo Morales | Image from Wall Street International.

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13/01/2020

Chile, The Revolution of The Indignados

Human Wrongs Watch

By Fernando Ayala*

The dignity of a people fighting against a lacerating inequality

11 January 2020 — (Wall Street International)*

The Chilean revolution

The Chilean revolution | Photo from Wall Street International.

In 1960 Chile was shaken by the largest earthquake ever recorded before. Its magnitude was 9.6 degrees on the Richter logarithmic scale, which has a maximum of 10.

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22/12/2019

The Freedom of Lula

Human Wrongs Watch

By Fernando Ayala*

Political earthquake and great boost for the progressive space of the continent.

21 December 2019  (Wall Street International)* — After 19 months in prison, former Brazilian president Luis Ignacio Lula da Silva was released in the city of Curitiba, where he was serving a sentence of 8 years and 10 months for passive corruption, without the judicial process being concluded.

Former Brazilian President Luis Ignacio Lula da SilvaFormer Brazilian President Luis Ignacio Lula da Silva | Photo from Wall Street International.
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