A+ A A-


First Journalist to be arrested on accusations of spying in Russia since the Cold War

Evan GershkovichBrussels, May 23.– On March 30th, journalist Evan Gershkovich was arrested by Russian authorities on charges of espionage and was kept in solitary confinement for several weeks.

A Moscow-based correspondent for the Wall Street Journal since January 2022, Gershkovich is the first American journalist to be arrested on accusations of spying in Russia since the Cold War. The arrest took place on March 29 in Yekaterinburg, the fourth-largest city in Russia, and marks further evidence of Putin’s crackdown on independent journalism, both domestic and foreign. His imprisonment “makes journalism a blood sport in Russia” declared political activist Bill Browder.

Read more ...

1st Convention of the Future Armenian: Over 200 participants defined their vision of future and unity

CaucasusYerevan, May 20 (ARMENPRESS).– The Future Armenian has recapped its 1st Convention which took place in Yerevan earlier in March.

Over 200 participants from around the world gathered at the Convention.

The Convention of the Future Armenian is based on the internationally recognized and widely used “citizens’ assembly” model of participatory democracy. 200 participants were selected from a pool of pre-registered citizens by a transparent lottery drawing with a representative sampling method to ensure the representation in the Convention of gender, age, and educational groups in society, as well as the participants’ countries and places of residence.

Read more ...

“Make your voice heard. Vote” – EP President tells Mini European Assembly


Brussels, Apr.28.– European Parliament President Roberta Metsola urged Mini European Assembly participants to be active, make their voices heard and to vote, and encourage their relatives and friends to fulfill their civic duties.

Addressing the Mini European Assembly, Metsola underlined that participatory democracy and dialogue should always be given priority in a democratic society.

The EP president also spoke about the advantages that come with participating in the Mini European Assembly, including the importance of extracurricular activities.

[ Texto completo ]

Like Venezuela, Nicaragua & Cuba, López Obrador (AMLO) has tried to hinder NGO's from accountability

The president of Mexico reproached the US government for supporting organizations such as México Evalúa, MCCI and Article 19.

Maduro, Lopez Obrador & OrtegaMaduro, Lopez Obrador & Ortega

Mayo 3.– President Andrés Manuel López Obrador described the United States government on Tuesday as "interference" for granting resources to civil organizations that have criticized the self-called "Fourth Transformation" (4T).

In his morning conference, he pointed out that it is a "violation of the sovereignty" of Mexico that the State Department, through a program of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), helps finance to NGOs that work for transparency and accountability in order to promote democracy, such as México Evalúa , Mexicanos Contra la Corrupción e Impunidad (MCCI) and Article 19.

Read more ...

With the fuel crisis as a trigger, there were 370 protests in Cuba during April

In Spanish HERE

The Cuban Conflict Observatory shared a report that details how the serious shortage of gasoline "came to add to the rosary of calamities that daily life has become." CUBA - One of many protests in April 2023One of many protests in April 2023

Havana, May 1.– The Cuban Conflict Observatory (OCC) organization, which prepares monthly reports on the conflict on the island, registered 370 public protests last April, a month in which the serious shortage of gasoline "forced to suspend" the government parade of the First of May. This is the first time since the triumph of the revolution (1959) that the parade on May 1 has been suspended for economic reasons. In 2020 and 2021 the celebration was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to a report released this Monday by the OCC, the fuel crisis "came to add to the rosary of calamities that daily life in Cuba has become."

Read more ...