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Colombia's Fascist Attack on Academic Freedom PDF Print E-mail
Written by James J. Brittain   
Sunday, 31 May 2009 17:39

ImageIt has been well publicized that on March 1, 2008 the Colombian government, with support from Washington, carried out a series of attacks on Ecuadorian soil which violated the sovereignty of a foreign nation (and international law) and resulted in the murder of Raúl Reyes and two dozen other members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - People's Army (FARC-EP). Less attention, however, has been given to the five Mexican academics present in the FARC-EP encampment at the time of the attack conducting research on the insurgency movement.

Honduras Palm Oil Plantations: Sustainable Development Facade PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tamar Sharabi   
Friday, 26 February 2010 17:47

Johnny Rivas is a vocal member of the Unified Movement of Aguan Farmers (MUCA), an organization that claims over 3,500 families demanding the redistribution of land in the North Coast of Honduras. For over five years Rivas has fought for land rights in Aguan, known as the ‘capital of agrarian reform.’ MUCA formed in 2001 in order to reclaim lands that Rivas says "were transferred to corrupt businessmen under fraudulent terms." Rivas has recently been a target of constant death threats for his participation in the movement.

Mesoamerica Project: Obama’s Message to the Latin American Governments PDF Print E-mail
Written by Emma Volante, Translation by Victoria Robinson   
Wednesday, 04 January 2012 22:15

On December 5, 2011, representatives from Mexico, Colombia and the countries of Central American attended the 13th Summit of the Tuxtla Mechanism for Dialogue and Coordination in Merida, Mexico. The summit’s main purpose was to discuss the progress of different initiatives included in the Mesoamerica Project’s framework, which is the new version of the Plan Puebla-Panama (PPP).

Biofuels, Mass Evictions and Violence Build on the Legacy of the 1978 Panzos Massacre in Guatemala PDF Print E-mail
Written by Annie Bird   
Wednesday, 23 March 2011 20:54

Internationally-funded Guatemalan bio-fuel interests evict Mayan Qeqchi families from their historic lands, destroying homes and crops, killing one, injuring more, while thousands are without food or shelter. 

Blood Along the Border: Environmental Activism and Violence in Juarez, Mexico PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dawn Paley   
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 12:52

Saul Reyes Salazar is a man who understands loss. In January 2010, his sister Josefina was shot in the head, following a botched kidnapping in their hometown of Guadalupe los Bravos, across the border bridge from Tornillo, Texas. She was, at the time, one of the best-known activists in the Juarez Valley, the agricultural region that follows the Rio Grande river east of Ciudad Juarez.

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