Amnesty laws in Spain and Brazil. Double standards and a judge without friends 2

Brazil and Spain are two countries that share a curiously similar dilemma these days. One may be tempted to think this has to do with their economies in these times of crisis, or maybe with the high visibility of their leaders. Time 100 has just chosen Brazil’s President Lula da Silva as the world’s most influential politician of the year (Obama reached only the fifth place) and he is a truly beloved leader preparing his succession in a booming country on the global scene. Spain is also on the front pages as it represents EU’s rotating Presidency with a very ambitious program. However, their dilemma is not one about the present or the future, but about their past. More…

Să apărăm democraţia! Pedepsiţi-l pe Ombudsman Răspunde

Până în acest moment ambele planuri propuse de Arias au eşuat, iar punctul unde cele două tabere devin intransigente este tocmai revenirea lui Zelaya în funcţia de preşedinte pentru următoarele luni. Zelaya nu concepe altă soluţionare a conflictului, pe când elită hondurana şi Micheletti, noul preşedinte numit de Congres, nu pot admite ca ceea ce ei numesc respectarea strictă a constituţiei şi protejarea principiului domniei legii să fie ignorate din cauza presiunii internaţionale. More…