Leaders of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) will meet at a special summit in Buenos Aries, Argentina, on May 3-4 to finally elect the organization’s Secretary General. There is widespread expectation that former […]
(IPS) – Military troops and extra police are being deployed in northern Paraguay after a state of emergency was declared to crack down on an armed rebel group that calls itself the Paraguayan People’s Army […]
Two people were killed and at least another five are missing after a paramilitary group ambushed a human rights caravan yesterday in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. The caravan was organized by Oaxacan Voices Building Autonomy and Liberty (VOCAL) and the Popular Assembly of Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO).
Since 1994, campesinos in Chiapas have recuperated over 600,000 acres of land. A rust and turquoise building in the San Manuel autonomous county was just one end of the plantation owner’s jungle mansion, but is now used as a grocery warehouse by the Zapatistas. However, now this recuperated land is in dispute between the government (fronting for corporate interests) and the Zapatistas. […]
Source: NACLA A cabinet-level U.S. delegation to Mexico that included Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and several military, security, and intelligence officials has led to unprecedented debate and criticism of the Merida Initiative in Mexico. […]
Source: The Real News Government struggles with tension between extraction-based economy and global environmental leadership Historic summit closes in Bolivia, while government grapples with it’s global leadership on environmental issues. Bolivia’s social spending is largely […]
Source: Al Jazeera Pro-government protesters in Nicaragua have blockaded the country’s parliament in an effort to prevent opposition politicians from overturning a controversial presidential decree. The supporters of Daniel Ortega, Nicaragua’s leftist president, took to […]