Source: La Jornada Fire devours a vehicle in front of the Chilpancingo government palace. On the chassis of another overturned (vehicle), above one of its sides, furious hands painted: “Justicia.” Guerrero is in flames. The […]
Vivos se los llevaron y vivos los queremos. “Alive, they were taken, and alive we want them back,” became the national and international public’s rallying cry for the 43 disappeared male student teachers attacked by municipal police and then handed over to the Guerreros Unidos drug gang on September 26, 2014 in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico.
Source: Vancouver Media Coop The forty three students disappeared by municipal police in Iguala, Guerrero on September 26, 2014, are still missing. As much as the state wants to put a lid on the protests, […]
Source: Al Jazeera Leftist governments across Latin America are failing to follow a truly leftist direction. Over the last weeks, Latin America’s left consolidated its presence. Brazil re-elected President Dilma Rousseff to a second term […]
Mexico’s attorney general says detainees admitted setting fire to bodies whose unidentified remains are believed to be those of the missing studentsMexico’s attorney general says detainees admitted setting fire to bodies whose unidentified remains are […]
On October 29, 2014, the Mesoamerican Working Group (MAWG) sponsored a congressional briefing in which a panel of leading human rights defenders from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Colombia discussed the ongoing violence taking place in their countries and offered […]
Source: Venezuelanalysis.com Early last month, five men were shot dead in a high-rise building at the center of Caracas during an early morning standoff between special intelligence police (CICPC) and armed members of revolutionary collectives. […]
The Canadian government is failing either to investigate or to hold the country’s massive extractives sector accountable for rights abuses committed in Latin American countries, according to petitioners who testified in Washington D.C. last month before an international tribunal. Canada, which has one of the largest mining sectors in the world, is estimated to have some 1,500 projects in Latin America – more than 40 percent of the mining companies operating in the region.
On October 24, the women of San Juan Sacatepéquez and their supporters marched through the streets of Guatemala City, Guatemala, denouncing the violation of human rights in their communities by the military, and calling on the federal government of President Otto Pérez Molina to end the state of prevention, which suspends constitutional rights in their communities. According to the women, the presence of police and soldiers in their communities amounts to an occupation, and residents are suffering from psychological and physical attacks at the hands of the military and police.