In this video interview, journalist Ben Dangl looks at Ecuador and Bolivia, where some of the most influential social movements have become vociferous critics of the governments they helped bring to power.
According to an article in the Israeli daily Haaretz entitled “Iran, Venezuela plan to build rival to Panama Canal”, the current border dispute between Costa Rica and Nicaragua—in which the former country has accused the latter of sending military troops into its territory along the San Juan River during a river dredging project—is a “trial balloon” for a new Iranian-funded “‘Nicaragua Canal’ linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.”
Amnesty International today expressed concern at the arrest of a heavily pregnant human rights defender in the north-eastern city of Bucaramanga on 16 November, on charges of having links with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of […]
Source: Green Left Weekly More than 5000 workers from across Venezuela marched to the Venezuelan National Assembly in Caracas on November 9. The rally was organised by the National Workers’ Union (UNT). The central demand […]
Members of a Salvadoran environmental organization travelling to meet with the Guatemalan government, to protest a new [Goldcorp Inc.] gold mine, were kidnapped and robbed by men wearing Guatemalan police uniforms. They are members of […]
Editor’s Note: On Tuesday at 1:35 a.m. Ezequiel, the seven-year-old boy who had been enslaved by the poultry farm, Nuestra Huella, passed away. Ezequiel had undergone surgery for a second time a week ago, but […]
Source: truthout The absence of democratically elected successors could potentially plunge the country into chaos, adding a political crisis to the death and destruction caused by the January 12 earthquake. – Sen. Richard Lugar’s (R-Indiana) […]
Source: Vancouver Media Co-op Tocoa, Colon HondurasCOMMUNIQUE We deplore the terrible assassination of Ignacio Reyes (50), Teodoro Acosta (40), Siriaco Muños (56), Raúl Castillo (45), and José Luis Sauceda (32), members of the Campesino Movement of […]