(IPS) – Some 2,400 kilometres from New York City, where victims of Haiti’s cholera epidemic are suing the United Nations in a U.S. federal court, the disease continues to burn through the populace with no […]
What is happening today with regards to the drug war in Mexico has important precedent elsewhere in the hemisphere, namely, in Colombia. There is a legitimate focus on how events in Colombia preceded what is taking place in the “drug war” in Mexico. Key to the importance of Colombia from 2000 onwards in understanding Mexico today is Plan Colombia and the multi-billion-dollar investment the US government made in the war on drugs there.
Guatemala’s former military ruler Efraín Ríos Montt was the first in the continent to face genocide charges in court. But the historic process is now in jeopardy. According to press reports, the Central American country’s […]
Source: The Americas Blog Members of the U.S. Congress are keeping a close watch on Honduras’ upcoming general elections. In June of this year, 24 U.S Senators signed a letter expressing concern about the human […]
Throughout Latin America, people are opposing a model that destroys the environment and limits the possibilities for communities to continue cultivating the land and living the way they choose. Conflicts over mining, fumigations, and genetically modified organisms are among the most frequent.
The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC ) is extremely concerned about the situation of workers’ rights at Starbucks in Chile. In October, as it announced record profits, the company rejected all Starbucks Workers´ Union demands, […]
Organized by the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó, 150 people converged upon the village of Rodoxalí to confirm and confront the presence of death-squad paramilitary groups. The pilgrimage was organized in response to reports that four people had been killed, and paramilitaries had kidnapped and disappeared a young man and demanded that the area’s campesinos (small-scale farmers) give them information and supplies. An estimated 28 families subsequently fled their homes in fear.
Source: La W Radio The Colombian Foreign Ministry’s unlawful eavesdropping on academic research and official documents based on investigations into former contractors of Monsanto are part of the irregularities reported by the director of the […]