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Justice and Jacobo Árbenz in Guatemala: 1954 Revisited PDF Print E-mail
Written by Paul Imison   
Friday, 28 October 2011 12:27

Jacobo ÁrbenzLast week, the Guatemalan government of Álvaro Colom formally apologized to the family of former president Jacobo Árbenz who was overthrown in a CIA-backed coup in 1954 and later died in exile in Mexico.

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Will Latin America Become the New Middle East? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Raúl Zibechi, Translation by Jim Rudolf   
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 21:33

Every year, Latin America climbs in global geopolitical rankings because of the steady increase in its declared reserves of strategic resources. This is a true disaster, since it reinforces the dependence of the region on the exploitation and exportation of its natural resources.

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Police Violence in Rio de Janeiro PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tom Phillips in Niteroi   
Tuesday, 10 January 2006 03:40

Brazil PoliceDeath is nothing new to the Morro do Estado, a mish-mash of redbrick favela housing that clings to the slopes high above central Niteroi, a city near Rio de Janeiro. But as locals crowded into the Bar do Raimundo for a game of snooker one Sunday night in December they had little idea just how close it was.

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Photo Essay: Following Police Eviction, Mexico's Teachers Keep Fighting for Quality Education PDF Print E-mail
Written by Andalusia Knoll   
Wednesday, 18 September 2013 13:36

The Teachers Union of Oaxaca has been camping out in the main square of Mexico City, the Zócalo, in protest of the new education reform implemented by President Peña-Nieto. The teachers, who have been protesting for almost a month, have denounced the reform saying it chips away their labor rights, fails to recognize the diverse needs of students in rural indigenous communities, and paves the way for school privatization. Teachers from Chiapas, Michoacán, and Veracruz have joined them in the capital.

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Salvadoran Students Suffer Setback PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jason Wallach, Americas.org   
Monday, 18 September 2006 19:00
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