Mexico: International Human Rights Caravan Ambushed, Two Murdered En Route to San Juan Copala

May 7, 2010 Nancy Davies 0

A caravan carrying human rights activists from Finland, Italy, Belgium and Germany as well as members of the Oaxaca Asamblea Popular de los Pueblos de Oaxaca (APPO), of Section 22 of the National Union of Education Workers (SNTE), and of the Network of Indigenous Radios and Communicators of Southeast Mexico was ambushed on the road near La Sabana in the Triqui territory of Oaxaca by paramilitaries identified as members of the Unión de Bienestar Social de la Región Triqui (Ubisort), a PRI sponsored organization. The caravan was attempting to break the siege of San Juan Copala by Ubisort.


Ecuador: The Debate in the Streets

May 7, 2010 Jennifer Moore 0

Amidst deep tensions over Ecuador’s new water law, currently in its final debate within the National Assembly, campesino farmers in the southern province of Azuay celebrated a moment of victory on Wednesday night. The President of the Provincial Court overturned a preventative prison sentence against five community leaders who had been detained and charged during peaceful road blockades the day before on lack of evidence.


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Bolivia Nationalizes Energy Firms

May 5, 2010 Al Jazeera 0

Source: Al Jazeera Bolivia has nationalised at least four power companies, expanding state control over the Latin American nation’s key industries. Evo Morales, the Bolivian president, signed a decree authorising the nationalisation at the offices of one of […]

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