Members of the indigenous Ka’apor community in Brazil’s northeastern state of Maranhão are risking their lives to expel loggers from their land in the Amazon forest. Amidst the conflict, an indigenous leader was assassinated.
Source: NACLA Report on the Americas Four sustained weeks of civil protest sparked by outrage at a corruption ring in the Customs office have brought the Guatemalan government to its knees. Vice President Roxana Baldetti […]
Source: Latin America Press Peasants and defenders of the land suffer harassment by judicial authorities thanks to legal tools developed to favor economic power. Since the beginning of the present century, social conflicts about mining […]
Source: Truthout The indigenous Mayan communities of Guatemala have historically been given few judicial outlets, national or international, to seek justice for human rights violations at the hands of multinational companies operating in their territory. […]
Source: Counterpunch The epic life of Hugo Blanco requires an epic introduction. None could do better than Eduardo Galeano: “Hugo Blanco was born for the first time in Cuzco, 1934. He arrived in Peru, a […]
“We are here to say that the struggle around the 43 students is a live struggle, it is alive today, and it’s not something that’s staying in the past and that they’re dead. This is a live struggle.” – Román Hernandez, a human rights defender from the Tlachinollan Human Rights Center in Guerrero, Mexico.
Guatemala is currently facing one of the largest political crises in the nearly two decades since the end of the country’s 36-year-long internal armed conflict. A growing corruption scandal has brought hundreds of thousands across Guatemala to the streets to demand the resignation the corrupt political class, and has already led to the resignation of the Vice President.