It took Miriam Isaura López Vargas several weeks to piece together what happened to her after she was tortured and raped by Mexican soldiers. On 2 February 2011, the 30-year-old mother of four had just […]
Dozens of activists, human rights defenders, intellectuals and cultural figures held a rally on Wednesday in front of the Council of the Federal Judiciary in Mexico City to demand the immediate freedom of political prisoner Alberto Patishtán Gomez.
Source: The Americas Program The price hike in transportation was the crack that revealed deep discontent in Brazilian society. In less than two weeks, the demonstrations multiplied: from 5,000 the first days, to more than […]
Source: The Center for Economic and Policy Research The NSA surveillance scandal and the case of whistleblower Edward Snowden have brought before the U.S. public a whole set of issues that could be vital to […]
Adjoining Venezuela, the Catatumbo region in Colombia’s Norte de Santandar department is remarkable for coca growing and almost exclusive use of Monsato’s Glyphosate product for aerial fumigations of the crop. Also noteworthy is the presence […]
Source: Reuters Ecuador’s leftist government thumbed its nose at Washington on Thursday by renouncing U.S. trade benefits and offering to pay for human rights training in America in response to pressure over asylum for former […]
(IPS) – The Salvadoran army kept a detailed list of names and photographs of leftists detained or sought during El Salvador’s 1980-1992 civil war. The report is the first official military document proving the armed […]