13.10.2013 Efforts to rid the world of weapons of mass destruction undoubtedly fall within the scope of the will of Alfred Nobel, whose commitment to disarmament is well established. Nobel was himself a chemist and before embracing the peace cause, held the view that his dynamite would become so powerful that states would no longer resort to war. He was of course quite wrong in that regard, and for that reason alone we have no doubt that the later Nobel … Continue reading →
by Luis Gutierrez-Esparza On May 22, the Latin American Circle of International Studies (LACIS) announced that experts from the OPCW (Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) confirmed the existence of chemical weapons in Panama, left behind by the U. S. armed forces. … Continue reading →
Last week, in my weekly column in Mexico City’s daily newspaper Excelsior, I (Luis Gutierrez-Esparza) wrote about a theme that should be of concern to every Latin American and to the peace and disarmament movement worldwide: the presence of active chemical weapons, abandoned by the U.S. in Panama, and the reluctance of Washington to recognize its responsibility and destroy and remove those weapons from Panama.