Peru’s justice rules for the first time in favor of a dignified death

February 26, 2021

Ana Estrada, a 43-year-old Peruvian psychologist who suffers from a serious degenerative disease.STRINGER / Reuters The legislation of Peru does not contemplate the right to a dignified death, but a constitutional court of first instance has authorized the euthanasia for the psychologist Ana Estrada from an interpretation of fundamental rights. The 43-year-old woman has suffered from a degenerative disease for 30 years and the judges have ruled that those who…


Virginia becomes the first southern US state to abolish the death penalty

February 23, 2021

Vote in the Senate for the abolition of the death penalty, this Monday in Richmond (Virginia).Steve Helber / AP Pending only the governor’s signature, Virginia legislators approved this Monday to abolish the death penalty in the state with the most executions in the history of the United States. Not only that: it is also the first state in the south of the country, where the territories in favor of capital…


Macrocause against pharmaceutical companies in the US due to the opiate epidemic

December 23, 2020

Everything is ready for you to start in Cleveland (Ohio) an unprecedented case against the US pharmaceutical industry. Starting Monday and for the next two months, Federal Judge Dan Polster and the 12 citizens chosen as jurors will assess whether the major laboratories should pay the financial cost of the opioid crisis, which has claimed nearly 400,000 lives in the United States between 1997 and 2017. The only thing that…


Pier Paolo Pasolini, profession: writer

December 18, 2020

“Pasolini was a huge writer and a prophet,” says the actor Willem dafoe, forceful. And his prophecies have been fulfilled in time. On the night of November 1-2, 1975 Pier paolo pasolini he was assassinated on the beach of Ostia, a few kilometers from Rome. “His death was that of a prophet: inevitable, a kind of conspiracy of all that he fought against in life, gathered together not to kill…


Police killings and drop in murders set Rio de Janeiro records

December 15, 2020

Police fatality was a record in Rio de Janeiro in 2019 while crimes had a historic drop, the latter trend that extends to the rest of Brazil, one of the most violent countries of the world. In the State, 1,810 people died in police interventions, the highest number in two decades. The 3,995 murdered at the same time represent a historical fact, the lowest since 1991, according to official data…


The State of Colorado orders the abolition of the death penalty

December 6, 2020

Camilla where the death penalty was applied in Colorado. Colorado is now the twenty-second state in the Union to abolish the death penalty. The previous one to do so was New Hampshire in May of last year. Although the maximum penalty was in effect, Colorado had only executed one person since capital punishment was reinstated in the United States in 1976. Jared Polis, Democratic Governor since 2019, promulgated the law…