There are currently reports of a possible attempted coup d’etat underway in Ecuador. There have been violent protests by police and some elements of the military, reports that President Correa has been injured, and reports that the air force has closed down a number of airports.
Click here to listen to this report from Ecuador by Sofia Jarrin from Democracy Now! Sofia Jarrin works with the Latin American Association for Radio Education.
(IPS) – “We are not going to the election in tents. We want housing before elections.” These words were chanted in Creole and held high on placards during a recent demonstration at Haiti’s crumpled National […]
(Via www.Nacla.org: Editor’s note — This is a republication of a press release issued on September 29, 2010. The document, which was signed by more than 150 scholars, asks Georgetown University to dismiss former Colombian president […]
On Tuesday morning, the world awoke to the news that a mudslide had buried 80% of Tlahuitoltepec, Oaxaca, a municipality of 10,000 people. Tearful Tlahuitoltepec officials told the press that 300-500 people were feared buried under the mud, while Oaxaca’s Governor Ulises Ruiz Ortiz placed the number of possible deaths at “up to 1,000.”
With regards to the proposed International Commission Against Impunity, the Committee of Families of the Detained and Disappeared of Honduras, COFADEH, takes the following position: 1. The antecedents for International Commissions visiting Honduras do not […]
(IPS) – Heartened by the passage of a same-sex marriage law in Argentina, women’s organisations in this South American country stepped up their demands for the legalisation of abortion, on the Day for the Decriminalisation […]
Julio Lopez, Luciano Arruga, Silvia Suppo – three names recently listed the doleful roll call of Argentina’s victims of state repression, a legacy left over from the bloody 1976-1983 military dictatorship. […]
This September Chile celebrated its bicentennial, and like other nations that have marked this extraordinary milestone it rolled out the proverbial red carpet to commemorate its 200th birthday. At the same time some Chileans commemorated the 37th anniversary of the military coup that overthrew the democratically-elected government of Marxist President Salvador Allende on 11 September 1973. For these commemorators, though, mixing the bicentennial euphoria with the memories of a socialist dream crushed by the evils of dictatorship brought about a bitter-sweet taste.