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Latin America Updates

Colombians Protest US Trade Pact 10/14

USAID Haiti Pacification 10/13

Peruvian Farmers Reject "Terminator Seeds" 10/12

Emergency relief info. for crisis in Guatemala 10/11

Galeano on Columbus Day 10/10

Nicaragua: from Sandino to Chavez 10/9

Brazil Bishop Protest Wins Delay 10/08

Previous Updates

UDW Features

Operation Latin American Freedom: Benjamin Dangl Preparations are underway for renewed US militarization and intervention in Latin America

Roadblocks to Bolivian Elections: Kathryn Ledebur The road to Bolivian elections, scheduled for Dec. 4th, is becoming increasingly fraught with obstacles

“Up Against Power Itself”: Sandra Cuffe Communities defend their resources in Olancho, Honduras

Forestry in Chile and the Myth of the Trickledown Theory: Gary Graham Hughes Ecologists struggle against environmental devastation in Chile

Political Murder in Puerto Rico: Filiberto Ojeda-Rios The life & death of a radical Puerto Rican nationalist

“Gringo, Go Home!” An Interview with Orlando Castillo: Conducted by Benjamin Dangl On the resistance against US military activity in Paraguay

Grassroots Health Advocates in Rosario, Argentina: Renate Lunn “We don’t understand paperwork, but we do understand the suffering of the people.”

El Alto, Bolivia: A New World Out Of Differences: Raúl Zibechi Facts and insights for understanding the Aymaras’ capital city that reinvented the word insurrection

U.S. Military in Paraguay Prepares to "Spread Democracy": Benjamin Dangl U.S. operations in Paraguay are part of a preventative war to control natural resources in the region and suppress uprisings in Bolivia

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