Source: The Americas Blog “Will the elections in Honduras be free and fair?” This was the question asked [last week] by Aljazeera’s Inside Story Americas, in a discussion with professor Dana Frank of the University […]
Pressure to privatize public services and goods – and concerns about who stands to gain in the process – has become increasingly familiar in the United States, where many communities now face the same policy prescriptions that have been offered to El Salvador and other countries in the Global South for decades.
(IPS) – “This is a project that reflects the occupation…of Mapuche territory,” said Iván Reyes, an indigenous leader staunchly opposed to the construction of an international airport in the southern Chilean region of Araucanía. Reyes, […]
Hundreds of indigenous people gathered outside the Marriott Hotel in Quito today at the VII Annual Meeting of Oil and Energy where the Ecuadorian government announced the opening of the XI Round, an oil auction in which 13 oil blocks went on sale covering nearly eight million acres of rainforest in the Amazonian provinces of Pastaza and Morona Santiago near the border with Peru.
The Brazilian government has given the go-ahead for a railway project that severely endangers Earth’s most threatened tribe. Mining giant Vale announced it has obtained an installation license for its doubling of the Carajás railway, […]
Throughout the department of Cochabamba, women who have never taken a course in radio broadcasting are using the airwaves to inform, empower and raise awareness, and to work for change in their communities. Their impact in rural areas and poor neighborhoods surrounding towns and cities is indisputable, thanks to their programming in Quechua, Aymara or Guaraní, the three most widely spoken native languages in Bolivia.
Two anti-mining activists from the Northern Front of the Metropolitan Area (Frente Norte del Área Metropolitana, FRENAM) were threatened in San José del Golfo, following a confrontation outside a mine site in the department of […]