Latest posts by Eleanor Staniforth
13 October 2012
Judge Pedraz's writ, which closes the case against eight people detained at the 25-S protests, has not gone down at all well in government circles. The Congress spokesperson, Rafael Hernando, has described the decision as "indecent and unacceptable" and labelled the judge a "posh anarchist."
In the debate between the vice-presidential candidates Joe Biden and Paul Ryan there were, as was to be expected, differences on issues such as the economy, foreign policy, health care and abortion. However, immigration was absent from the debate.
5 October 2012
The 25S movement brought thousands of people together to protest in front of the Spanish Parliament in Madrid on September 25. The atmosphere became tense, just as predicted, with police charges coming soon after. Once again, social networks were the most commonly used means of sharing information.
The consulting firm Oliver Wyman, which assesses the solidity of the main Spanish banks, has made public its conclusion: the banks will need 52 000 million euros to get out of their precarious economic situation. Lourdes Sada analyses the situation and covers some reactions on the net.
25 September 2012
Cabinda, the eighteenth and most disputed province of Angola, has been waging an ancient struggle for its independence. The majority of the Angolan population says that Cabinda is part of Angola, but others defend the opposite position. The enclave produces around 70% of the oil exported by the country.
12 September 2012
Eleven years have passed since the attacks on the World Trade Center in the city of New York and on the Pentagon in Washington D.C. in the United States of America. In commemoration of an event which had global repercussions, the whole world has spoken out in cyberspace to remember the attacks. Mexico has been no exception.
The Portuguese government led by Pedro Passos Coelho is increasingly distancing itself from its electoral promises and from the path which it promised to follow during the election period, generating a wave of discontent which is manifesting itself primarily on social networks.
27 August 2012
Informal voluntary associations predominantly made up of women and sustained through solidarity and the sharing of individual and collective interests, may play an important role in strengthening participative democracy in Guinea Bissau: meet "mandjuandades".
22 June 2012
The twenty-first century has brought important changes to the balance of power which had been in place until then, with obvious ramifications for the international economy and politics. In this context, Brazil has come to dispute its influence in recent years in two regions which were formerly dominated by the central countries: the Middle East and Africa.
21 June 2012
The growing displacement of Colombians towards Ecuador has awoken the interest of international bodies and the concern of Ecuadorean citizens. With the celebration of World Refugee Day on June 20, the issue of Colombian refugees in Ecuador has captured the attention of the media and citizens alike.