The Defense Ministers of Argentina and Uruguay declared March 28 that they would no longer send armed forces personnel to the US-based "School of the Americas." The "school", known officially as the Western Hemisphere Institute […]
This article analyzes the role of militarization as a part of the control of territory, natural resources and people, and raises doubts about the so-called war on drug trafficking in mining districts. A comparison is drawn between Plan
On Wednesday, 22 March, delegates from countries around the world raised the call for a moratorium on the release of genetically engineered trees into the environment at the UN Convention on Biological Diversity’s Eighth Conference of the Parties in Curitiba, Brazil.
Every three years the World Water Council – a non-governmental entity based in Marseilles, France – holds the World Water Forum (WWF), an enormous event whose 4th incarnation is taking place now, between March 16 and 22, in Mexico City. This year’s gathering has already been marked by conflict and controversy.
Within the last six years in
South American leaders announced last week plans to build a massive natural gas pipeline through the Amazon rain forest. Environmentalists say it could damage part of the Amazon by polluting waterways, destroying trees and creating […]
Two of Latin America’s most respected independence figures, José Martí and Simón Bolívar, recognized nearly a century ago, that their homelands would never be free of imperial domination, until Latin America came together in solidarity as a united force.
The Inter Press Service (IPS) reports that indigenous activists and leaders are concerned about the lack of indigenous voices at the World Social Forum and believe indigenous issues have been marginalized. "Only a limited number […]
Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean’s recent comments to Wolf Blitzer on CNN serve as a reminder that Republicans and Democrats share the same foreign policy goals in Latin America, they just differ on tactics. […]