(IPS) – Communist Party militant, gay rights activist, journalist and blogger Francisco Rodríguez has triggered an online debate in Cuba by calling for sexual diversity to be identified in the next census, due in September […]
Reports of a purported police network in Honduras engaged in murders, extortion, kidnapping, car theft and drug trafficking prompted the government to sack several high-level police officials and ask Congress for help in purging the police at all levels.
Impunity for Torture, ‘Disappearances,’ Killings Undermines Security Source: Human Rights Watch (Mexico City) – Mexico’s military and police have committed widespread human rights violations in efforts to combat organized crime, virtually none of which are […]
In response to increasing levels of aggression and harassment, the Brigade of Observation and Solidarity with the Zapatista Communities visited Chiapas from August 27 to September 2, 2011. The objectives of the brigade were: to […]
According to Nicaragua’s Supreme Electoral Council (CSE), between 78 and 80 percent of Nicaragua’s 3.3 million eligible voters participated in the November 6th election, re-electing Sandinista President Daniel Ortega with more than 62 percent of the vote and sending a Sandinista majority to the National Assembly.
Source: Haiti Relief and Reconstruction Watch The Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) and Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) held a press conference today in New York regarding the complaint [PDF] they filed […]
Source: USLEAP In a November 3, 2011 letter to Presidents Obama and Santos, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka called for a peaceful resolution of two major labor conflicts in Colombia, at Campo Rubiales and Puerto Wilches, […]
(IPS) – “Eres libre”, “Salga de su sala-celda, su vida vale mucho más que un capítulo de telenovela” y “Sólo use arma para transformarla en arte” son algunas de las decenas de pancartas que cruzan […]
Inspired by the movement for real democracy and people’s power that has spread to hundreds of cities around the world, young Brazilians in Rio de Janeiro have created their own version of “Occupy Wall Street”, dubbed “Occupy Rio”.