Author: Heidi Venegas (San José, Costa Rica)

Costa Rica: protests against government tax measures intensify

The week has begun with protests and blockades in the main access roads to the country. On the night of Monday, July 1st, the government sent riot police to greet the demonstrators, after having declared its willingness to open dialogue with the protestors sectors and dismiss the minister of education. The neoliberal measures have provoked… Read more »

Strong earthquake shakes Central America

Last night, on June 25 at 11:23 p.m., a strong earthquake was felt in Costa Rica, with a magnitude of 6.3 on the international Richter scale. The epicenter was detected at the border between Costa Rica and Panama, 10 kilometers deep. Seven tremors have been recorded after the main quake. The population was alarmed, although… Read more »

Camila Vallejo, and the battle against individualism

Camila Vallejo, one of the strongest young leaders of the current protests in Chile, has done much to inform Chileans of what they deserve, and what they must fight for. Vallejo’s leadership has helped people to see a fuller picture of their society, their circumstances, and their nation.   Chile is a country hegemonized by the… Read more »