Source: Americas Program The debate over climate change generally transpires within the cloistered confines of expensive hotels, executive boardrooms, and diplomatic halls. As seen in the failure to arrive at binding agreements in Copenhagen, the […]
(IPS) – The death of former Argentine President Néstor Kirchner (2003-2007) Wednesday brought to an end the political partnership he formed with his wife, President Cristina Fernández. Now all eyes are on her. After he […]
(IPS) – Protesters ranging from prisoners to government leaders have resorted to hunger strikes in Latin America in recent years to press their demands. Behind the growing use of the extreme protest measure is a […]
Fuente: In These Times Continúa en Honduras el retumbar de la violencia y los asesinatos que tienen como blanco a sindicalistas y otros miembros del Frente Nacional de Resistencia, tal como describió la defensora de […]
Despite nearly 30,000 drug-related homicides, a huge increase in human rights violations by the armed forces and growing citizen opposition to the bloody “war on drugs”, the U.S. Congress is once again considering the allocation of U.S. public funds to Mexico to support the failed counter-narcotics policy.
Two men approach. They shoot. They leave. Nobody sees or identifies them. The method repeats. Within twenty-four hours of each other on October 23, 2010 two more social leaders, one the Chinanteco indigenous leader Catarino Torres, and the other the “moral” leader of MULT, (Unified Triqui Struggle) Heriberto Pazos, were assassinated.
On a historic day, residents from the municipality of Santa Cruz del Quiché – one of Guatemala’s most important hubs and the birthplace of the Maya K’iche’ people – unanimously rejected the exploitation of natural goods and resources, in particular through mining and hydroelectric activities.
A labor activist was shot dead on October 20 in Argentina in a union dispute along Buenos Aires train lines. The victim was Mariano Ferreyra, a 23-year old activist from Argentina’s Workers Party. Corrupt union leaders have used violence to pressure workers not to vote for opposition slates. Outraged residents have protested the violence with marches throughout the nation.