In his public ‘Letter to Chileans’ in 1998, Augusto Pinochet sought to reinforce oblivion by portraying the dictatorship as a memory of salvation from socialism, generating a justification amongst right wing sympathizers of the dictatorship. Fourteen years later, Chile’s current government is carrying on Pinochet’s work of rewriting history.
Source: Labor is Not a Commodity More and more women in the global labor rights movement continue to impress us all with their resilience and passionate fight for gender equality in our unions and organizations. […]
Peacekeepers and UN police ‘exploited’ children in separate cases, and an aid worker is found guilty of pedophilia. Source: Al Jazeera The UN has begun an investigation into two new allegations of UN police abuse […]
Source: Intercontinental Cry Correction: It has come to the author’s attention that this article may contain misinformation. The Los Angeles Press originally reported that FPR ‘militants’ could be involved in the shootings. In fact, the […]
The Aguán River Valley in the department of Colón, Honduras, is a site of both an ongoing conflict and a powerful social movement. In a struggle for land that greatly predates, but was also further exacerbated by, the 2009 military coup in Honduras, campesinos in the Aguán are constantly subject to human rights abuses, repression and injustice. Still, these communities are also unfailingly resilient. Poor, vulnerable, and landless, the Aguán campesinos truly represent and embody the Resistance movement in Honduras.
Authorities across Mexico must pass and implement laws making enforced disappearance a criminal offence in accordance with international human rights law, Amnesty International said as one state considers a bill to outlaw the practice. Nuevo […]
Fuente: Milenio Semanal María Elizabeth Macías Castro tenía un fuerte apego a internet. Era su desahogo y su esperanza, elemento imprescindible para su trabajo como moderadora de un portal donde se realizan denuncias contra la […]
The three main demands of the strike are that the environmental licenses for the Quimbo Hydroelectric Project and Emerald Energy be immediately suspended, public environmental hearings be held for the project in affected communities and for multinational corporation Emgesa to immediately repair the Paso del Colegio Bridge and other highways that have been damaged while working on the Quimbo project.
The current hype over an alleged Latin America-based alliance against the U.S. between Iranian Revolutionary Guards, Hezbollah and Hamas militants, drug cartels, leftists, and any other potentially unsavory regional outfit or trend has produced such ludicrous assessments as that, given similarities between Mexican and Lebanese terrain, Hezbollah is instructing drug smugglers in the art of tunnel construction.