El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele has been controversial during his tenure, and the introduction of Bitcoin as the official currency in the country has diluted this. Photo: PresidenciaSV. Source: Wikimedia Commons.
Of: Hanne Karlsson
El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele is facing massive criticism and is increasingly mentioned as a dictator. This after the development during the past year that has been fraught with the removal of judges from the Supreme Court, changes to the country's constitution and the introduction of Bitcoin as the official currency.
May 5, 2022, Analysis
On April 20, Nicaragua's parliament shut down 25 NGOs. Since the mass protests against President Daniel Ortega's government in 2018 triggered a political crisis, more than 165 civil society organizations have been banned by the government. Photo: Ismael Francisco / CELAC Cuba. Source: Flickr.
Of: Linnea Ljungar
Nicaragua's parliament, which is controlled by allies of President Daniel Ortega, shut down 20 NGOs on April 25, several of which work on human rights and social issues. The opposition believes that this is another attack on civil society.
April 29, 2022, Notis
Peru has developed an agricultural reform that will serve as a support package for small farmers and to modernize agriculture in the country. But the reform has received both positive and negative reactions. Pictured: Potato harvest in Viraco. Photo: Leo Berggren-Lagercrantz.
Of: Leo Berggren-Lagercrantz
One in four Peruvians live on agriculture and many small producers in rural Peru struggle daily to survive. Now the government is starting the implementation of the new agricultural reform in the country - an initiative that has aroused both enthusiasm and criticism.
March 11, 2022, FUF-correspondents
Gonzalo Artigas and his sister Javiera Artigas hope for political change in Chile. Photo: Gonzalo Artigas.
Of: Villemo Warnerfjord
In recent years, Chile's policies have been met with huge protests, a new constitution and a new president. Dissatisfaction has attracted people to the polls and now great challenges await left-wing politician Gabriel Boric. The Chilean people have woken up and now they want to see a change, says the 29-year-old Chilean Gonzalo Artigas.
March 9, 2022, Interview
The movement that has fought for the right to abortion in Argentina has used the color green in its campaigns - and has therefore come to be known as the "Green Wave". Photo: Lara Va, Wikimedia.
Of: Beata Sjödahl
In many parts of the world, women's right to their own bodies is restricted by conservative abortion legislation. In several countries in South and Latin America, on the other hand, the wind is blowing in the other direction. In Argentina, the movement that has fought for abortion rights and had a major influence over the country's legalization of abortions has come to be known as the "Green Wave". Now the movement has spread to other countries on the continent.
October 18, 2021, Analysis
This year is election year in Nicaragua. Herman Kringlund reflects on the historical freedom fighters in Latin America and this year's political elections. Photo: Canva.
Of: Herman Kringlund
It is more than 40 years since the world praised the Nicaraguan Revolution. In a few months, one of its orchestrators will win an election that independent newspapers can no longer report on, against an opposition that is either imprisoned or annulled - in order to neglect one of the poorest peoples in the Western Hemisphere for another term. Herman Kringlund, a freelance translator and interested in foreign policy, reflects on this year's political elections in Nicaragua.
September 22, 2021, Analysis
Of: Julian Dannefjord
Since 2006, Instituto Agroecologico Latinoamericano, IALA, has trained campesinos, small-scale farmers, in agroecology in Latin America through popular education. This institution plays an important role in resisting industrial agriculture all over the region and provides a different perspective on rural development.
April 29, 2021, Chronicle, Magazine
Date and time: 19 Mar, 18:00 - 19:30
CANCELED Boring News! Due to the Corona virus, Segundina Flores from Bartolina Sisa has had to cancel her trip to Europe and this seminar will therefore need to be canceled. We hope that a representative from Bartolina Sisa can come to Sweden at a later time and tell us about what is happening in Bolivia. Shortly […]
March 2, 2020, Calendar, Seminars
Anna-Karin Gauding, FUF laureate 2018.
Of: The Chancellery
It is now clear that the 2018 FUF Prize will be awarded to Anna-Karin Gauding. She has worked for several decades in Latin America to promote democracy, human rights and international exchanges. In addition, she has created many bonds between people in Sweden and Latin America.
January 21, 2019, News