(IPS) Porfirio Lobo, who was sworn in Wednesday as president of Honduras, urged the people of his country and the international community to “forget the past” and move ahead towards reconciliation.Shortly after Lobo’s inauguration, Manuel […]
On Tuesday, Ecuador’s National Telecommunications Commission retracted a December decision to shut down an indigenous radio station. The commission, known as CONATEL, had previously determined that the “The Voice of Arutam” was responsible for inciting indigenous protesters to violence during a strike in September 2009 that cost the life of an indigenous bilingual teacher, Bosco Wisum.
Indigenous peoples in the western Salvadoran town of Izalco commemorated the 78th anniversary of the slaughter of 30 thousand indigenous people and peasants, killed during the popular uprisings. On January 22, 1932, more than three thousand farmers, indigenous and political leaders protested low wages, unfair distribution of land and hoarding of wealth in the hands of a few elite Salvadoran families.
Tomorrow, January 27th, as the world’s eyes continue to be riveted on the unfolding disaster in Haiti, Porfirio “Pepe” Lobo will be installed as Honduras’ president, succeeding de facto president Roberto Micheletti. Lobo, a supporter of the June 28th military coup that ousted President Manuel Zelaya, was chosen in a November election held under conditions of qualified state terror.
Amnesty International on Tuesday urged the new Honduran President to order a full investigation into abuses committed by the security forces following June’s coup d’état, bring those responsible to justice and provide reparations to the […]
Corporaciones estadounidenses, mercenarios privados, Washington y el Fondo Monetario Internacional están usando la crisis en Haití para lucrar, promover impopulares políticas neoliberales y extender el control militar y económico sobre el pueblo haitiano. Tras la […]
(IPS)-Political forces on the left in Costa Rica have formed a partial last-minute alliance to support Ottón Solís, the presidential candidate for the centre-left Citizens’ Action Party (PAC), in a bid to counter the conservative […]
Rape. Murder. Corruption. Environmental contamination. Impunity. These are just some of the charges and incidents that have plagued Canadian mining operations abroad for years. Now one Canadian lawmaker has taken on the Herculean challenge of legislating mining reform in a country that has traditionally acted like a parent in denial.