Canada Accused of Failing to Prevent Mining Abuses in Latin America

November 7, 2014 Carey L. Biron 0

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.

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Latin America Provides Alternative Paths to Successful Poverty Reduction

October 21, 2014 Cyril Mychalejko 0

The significant gains made in Latin America in reducing poverty, especially in countries led by left-wing governments that reject the neoliberal economic prescriptions that Washington continues to promote, proves that not only are there alternatives to free market capitalism, but that these alternatives are more humane and effective in creating egalitarian societies.

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Latin America on a Dangerous Precipice

October 4, 2014 Diana Cariboni 0

Climate change is likely to impact mostly small and family farmers, who produce more than half the food in the region and have inadequate resources with which to deal with unpredictable weather. Despite this looming threat, strategies for sustainability are far from clear. Regional drivers of growth are export-oriented commodities, and while some sectors have advanced in added value, technology and innovation, natural resources exploitation is still the key of the whole regional boom.

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The Conservative Restoration in Latin America

September 10, 2014 Emir Sader 0

Since the smooth, level path of military coups, in the style of past decades, is no longer possible, the Right turns to the electoral process, with great publicity apparatus, taking advantage as well of the private communications media as their essential weapon. […]

Despite Current Debate, Police Militarization Goes Beyond U.S. Borders

August 25, 2014 Carey L. Biron 0

The shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in the southern United States earlier this month has led to widespread public outrage around issues of race, class and police brutality. Despite this unusual bipartisan agreement in Washington over the dangers of a militarized police force, there appears to be no extension of this concern to rising U.S. support for militarized law enforcement in other countries.

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Georgia Police Chief Severely Restricts Annual SOA Protest: Social Organizations and US Reps Respond

The School of the Americas (SOA), renamed the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC) in 2000, is an enduring propagator of the National Security Doctrine and militarization in Latin America. The training and accompanying political support of repressive security forces throughout the world has contributed to the alarming militarization of the domestic U.S. police force. […]

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