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Upside Down World
What Next for the Popular and Indigenous Minga in Colombia? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mario Murillo   
Wednesday, 26 November 2008 08:07

ImageThere was a bit of nostalgia running through the voice of Aida Quilqué. "The Minga has constructed community in Bogotá," she said as indigenous leaders wrapped up six weeks of mobilization and pledged to continue their resistance campaign in their territories.

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The Real Winner in Honduras: The United States? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joseph Shansky   
Sunday, 01 November 2009 10:34
ImageWhat the Guaymuras Accords actually do most is create a space for the United States to recognize the legitimacy of the upcoming presidential elections, scheduled for November 29. With National Party front-runner Pepe Lobo likely to win (thanks to a campaign season in which any independent voices were sharply silenced by media censorship), the US also likely secures another puppet in the region who will be opposed to the progressive social, economic and political reforms being articulated and demanded by the country's social movements.
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Epidemic of Sexual Assault on Migrant Trail in Mexico: Excerpt from book "Migrants Don't Matter" PDF Print E-mail
Written by Óscar Martinez, translated by John Washington and Daniela Maria Ugaz   
Wednesday, 07 March 2012 09:38

Migrants travelling through MexicoThe reality for women, transgender and transsexual persons on the migrant trails of Mexico is, horrifically, that many have learned to expect rape and sexual abuse as part of the journey. Óscar Martinez’ book, Migrants Don’t Matter, brings to light both the fortitude and resilience of some of these victimized persons as well as the systemic impunity of their offenders. Warning: this article contains graphic descriptions of assault and the scene of a rape.

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Private Contractors and Covert Wars in Latin America PDF Print E-mail
Written by Cyril Mychalejko   
Thursday, 10 June 2010 15:11

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) threatened to issue subpoenas against the U.S. Defense and State Departments last month if they continue to refuse to accurately account for billions of dollars spent on private contractors assisting Washington in the 'war on drugs' in Latin America. But McCaskill's concerns raise broader questions about oversight and transparency of a controversial industry and its ever expanding role in Washington's foreign policy.

 

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Revolutionary Radio in Venezuela PDF Print E-mail
Written by Peter Lackowski   
Tuesday, 27 June 2006 19:00

Over the course of forty years, Venezuela's wealthy oligarchy plundered the nation's wealth and turned a relatively prosperous country into one with 80 % of its people living in poverty. 

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