For Mexico the emigration of its nationals to the United States has traditionally been the top political priority. In recent years, however, the situation of transmigrants—many from Central America—has spurred growing interest because of the […]
A Guatemalan court ruled in favor of the indigenous people of the municipality of Sipacapa over transnational mining in the area. The court says the Guatemalan government must respect the right to information and consultation with the local population before granting any kind of mining permits. […]
Current migration trends are inextricably linked to the legacy of Guatemala’s internal armed conflict. The long-term legacy of state-sponsored violence has contributed to family and community disintegration, high rates of generalized violence, out-migration, and a myriad of related social problems.
When states act to facilitate the business of multinationals and leave communities unprotected, as with mining, those communities have no choice but to defend themselves by their own means–through self-defense organizations, mobilization of affected communities, or the creation of new ways to prevent dispossession. […]
Source: NACLA Report on the Americas In recent months, Bolivia has witnessed dramatic rebellions in the ranks of its national security forces. Last April, several thousand uniformed sergeants and non-commissioned military officers marched through the […]
(IPS) – As the presidents of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala prepare to meet with President Barack Obama Friday, more than 40 organisations issued a petition urging U.S. lawmakers to meet their “moral and legal […]
The Peruvian Congress approved a packet of laws on July 3 which critics say subjects the country to neoliberal reforms that threaten to undermine environmental and labor protections and is a gift to the extractive industry. Despite the outcries and protests, the packet was approved with surprising ease.
Latin America NGO director Omaira Bolaños explains the barriers to getting women’s voices heard in climate change talks Source: The Guardian How is deforestation and climate change affecting the lives of indigenous women? Women play […]