China’s increasing ties with Latin America, and especially Cuba, could lead to increased calls for a greater U.S. military presence in the region. The Miami Herald reported in an article that China has become Cuba’s […]
The mining and energy industries are worried that an indigenous presidential candidate in Peru whose leading in the polls could change business as usual in the Latin American country. Ollanta Humala, a populist and retired […]
Venezuelan legislators have started an investigation to build a case against President Bush at the Hague International Court. Washington’s role in the short lived coup against President Chavez, as well as other meddling in Venezuela’s […]
On February 28, 2004, in the middle of the night, the US again invaded Haiti. It abducted and forcibly removed democratically elected President Jean-Bertrand Aristide by its staged coup d’etat and flew him against his will to the Central African Republic. Aristide today remains in exile in South Africa but vows to return. The Haitian people demand he be allowed back and restored as their rightful and legal president.
The turnout in the Bolivian presidential election was high – around 80 percent – and included 82 year old Manual Cruz Quispe of El Alto, who was ill and poor, but determined to have his say. So he got his son push him to the polling station in a wheelbarrow and, seconds after casting his vote, Manuel passed away. His last act was to participate in a decisive call for change.
Dozens of Ecuadorians recently burnt down a building owned by Ascendant Copper Corporation to protest its mining activities in the area. The Canadian mining company claimed in a press release (1) that the structure burnt down was a community health clinic located on an experimental farm, that supplies were stolen and that company employees were physically and verbally assaulted. […]
A report published last week by human rights groups argues that U.S. military aid and programs in Latin America are a threat to democracy in the region. "Erasing the Lines" was prepared by the Latin America Working […]
The Guardian Reported on Tuesday that the Brazilian government has launched an investigation into claims that a University of Florida research project used Amazonian villagers as human “guinea pigs” in a study of feeding patterns of […]