“Buen Vivir”: Rethinking Development and Prosperity

Photo by ia huh on Unsplash Written by Depali Rai How one school of thought is reconceptualising development beyond the western-centric confines of neo-liberal capitalism and individualism. International development has been a key tenet of global politics and foreign relations since the earlier half of the 20th century. Following the Second World War, the American-backed Marshall Plan pumpedContinue reading ““Buen Vivir”: Rethinking Development and Prosperity”

Education in the Peruvian Andes

Taken from Green Global Travel ; by Brett Love. Written by Olivia Bastin As Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. As Victor Hugo said, “He who opens a school door closes a prison”. And as Anthony J D’Angelo said, “Develop a passion for learning. If you do you will never cease to grow”.Continue reading “Education in the Peruvian Andes”

Crisis y política: las repercusiones de la ignorancia de Trump sobre los paquetes de ayuda financier

Inmigrar desde Honduras, El Salvador, o Guatemala a los Estados Unidos no es una decisión fácil o feliz; es una decisión dolorosa y difícil en la que se deja atrás familia, cultura, violencia, peligro, cariño, y miedo en busca del “sueño americano” que promete una vida mejor para la persona tal vez algún día, conContinue reading “Crisis y política: las repercusiones de la ignorancia de Trump sobre los paquetes de ayuda financier”

Crisis y política: las repercusiones de la ignorancia de Trump sobre los paquetes de ayuda financiera a estadounidense para Centroamérica

Inmigrar desde Honduras, El Salvador, o Guatemala a los Estados Unidos no es una decisión fácil o feliz; es una decisión dolorosa y difícil en la que se deja atrás familia, cultura, violencia, peligro, cariño, y miedo en busca del “sueño americano” que promete una vida mejor para la persona tal vez algún día, conContinue reading “Crisis y política: las repercusiones de la ignorancia de Trump sobre los paquetes de ayuda financiera a estadounidense para Centroamérica”

The Biopolitics of Conservation

Millions of India’s indigenous tribal people are threatened by the invalidation of the Forest Rights Act. Source: Survival International The concept of biopolitics, first discussed in detail by the philosopher Michel Foucault, has been of great use to theorists and critics in understanding many aspects of modern political life. In this article, I want toContinue reading “The Biopolitics of Conservation”

Repression of International Journalism and the Venezuelan Crisis

Man looking for food on the streets of Caracas courtesy of EFE/Miguel Gutiérrez via Al Día News The deterioration of democracy in Venezuela has recently peaked the international community’s interest for a new reason: the impediment of American free press in Venezuelan territory. On the 25th of February and then, again, on the 6th ofContinue reading “Repression of International Journalism and the Venezuelan Crisis”

Present-Day Venezuelan Migration

Surviving in Venezuela has gotten no easier with the turn of the new year. Venezuela’s political mismanagement of late has produced a human rights crisis in which citizens continue to lack reliable access to basic staples, such as food and medicine. Inflation continues to rise – predictions for the coming year suggest it may hitContinue reading “Present-Day Venezuelan Migration”

Impediments to Food Access in Venezuela

Venezuela has struggled with civil unrest in recent years, stemming from frustrations with government mismanagement. Citizens are bearing the brunt of the difficult economic and political situation. Venezuelans are struggling to pay for, and in some cases, even access, basic food and supplies. Inflation on the price of food has skyrocketed, increasing 552% from NovemberContinue reading “Impediments to Food Access in Venezuela”