Human Rights

Where are we going with discrimination?

Mexico’s legal system is still young and struggling to work out how to face the main issues in today’s society. One of them is discrimination. Today, “discrimination” is a strong word with cultural and legal consequences developing into other concepts like “micro-aggressions” or “privileges” which now have a very different meaning than the one they […]

J. Francisco Macías | July 6, 2017

Naciones Unidas

UN-Women Celebrates Goals, Not Results

When governments garner controversy for their spending programs, their supporters tend to defend them as gentle and generous guardians of the marginalized populations under their jurisdiction. In the eyes of these supporters, certain government programs are lifelines for people who cannot find help anywhere else. Such thinking conflates a government in theory with its policies […]

Anthony Tokarz | July 5, 2017

Bioethics

Charlie Gard: child’s best interest and parental rights

The UK Supreme Court confirmed a previous Court of Appeal judgement and granted doctors the right to withdraw life-sustaining treatment save from a baby, Charlie Gard, “to die with dignity”. Following doctors’ perspective, the Supreme Court argued that any treatment would be futile and hence not in Charlie’s best interest. However, Charlie’s parents disagreed on […]

Caterina Milo | July 3, 2017

Gay Pride March

Gobernador marcha por “orgullo”, no marcha por la familia

Gran impacto mediático causó Aristóteles Sandoval cuando hace una semana apareció en la Marcha del Orgullo LGBT en Guadalajara, Jalisco. El Gobernador del Estado se convirtió en el primero perteneciente a su cargo en asistir a dicha manifestación, un hito que aumentó la magnitud del hecho. La Marcha del Orgullo LGBT se organiza en Guadalajara, […]

André Fernando Alba | June 28, 2017

Latin America

La Juventud en la 47 AG OEA

La juventud se hizo presente en la 47 Asamblea General de la Organización de Estados Americanos, en Cancún, Quintana Roo del 19 al 21 de junio de 2017, en las instalaciones del Hotel Moon Palace. Más de 50 jóvenes provenientes de México, Guatemala, Paraguay, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, entre otros países, alzaron la voz […]

Luis Guillermo Flores | June 27, 2017

Abortion

The Olympics and Abortion: A Painful Reality

“Abortion would now forever be a part of my life. A scarlet letter I never thought I’d wear.” -Sonya Richard-Ross A few weeks ago, Sonya Richards-Ross publicly told the story of her athletic journey and the child she aborted for the chance to win gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. A four time gold medalist […]

Grace Hoffman | June 26, 2017

Bioethics

Anonymous childbirth: an unknown alternative

Recently in Italy, there have been two cases of neonatal abandonment. Two mothers in Trieste and Settimo Torinese have abandoned their babies in the street, resulting in the inevitable death of both babies. These tragic stories raise some questions: is there any alternative to these tragic scenarios? Is abortion the only alternative for unexpected pregnancies […]

Caterina Milo | June 22, 2017

Religious Freedom

When does Eternal life Begin? 

“Eternity is not an unending succession of days in the calendar, but something more like the supreme moment of satisfaction, in which totality embraces us and we embrace totality. It would be like plunging into the ocean of infinite love, a moment in which time—the before and after—no longer exists. We can only attempt to […]

Marioxy Contreras | June 20, 2017

Gay Pride March

Asamblea de la OEA: Perdiendo de vista lo fundamental

En estos días, en la ciudad de Cancún, México, se está celebrando la 47 asamblea general de la Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA). Dicha organización regional, según su carta fundamental, tiene diversos propósitos fundamentales, entre ellos, (i) Afianzar la paz y la seguridad del Continente; (ii) Promover y consolidar la democracia representativa dentro del respeto al […]

J. Francisco Macías | June 20, 2017

Marriage and the Family

Dystopian Society Becoming Reality in Canada?

With Bill 89 being passed last week in Canada, it seems that a dystopian society more fitting for a science fiction novel is becoming a reality in Ontario, Canada.   What is Bill 89? The full name of the Bill is the Supporting Children, Youth and Families Act.[1] According to the Canada Association for Reformed […]

Kiersten Lynch | June 8, 2017