During the annual June 30th observance of Guatemalan Armed Forces Day, thousands of people marched in San Juan Sacatepéquez from their rural communities to the central square in rejection to the newly assigned military brigade in the municipality. Solidarity groups from throughout the country supported their resistance against the militarization of their territory and the grave social conflicts created by the cement-mining license approved in 2007 for the powerful Guatemalan Cementos Progreso company.
(IPS) – A rise in drug trafficking in Honduras has resulted in a sharp increase in violence, leading some to question the United States’ influence in the country. Honduras, along with several other Central American […]
Source: Waging Nonviolence Mexico’s ongoing Yo Soy 132 movement continues to show a capacity for creativity and joy while opening new spaces for political participation. A case in point: On June 19, Yo Soy 132 organized […]