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San José de Apartado: Colombian Peace Community Stands Up for Humanity PDF Print E-mail
Written by Raimondo Chiari   
Monday, 20 April 2009 04:08

ImageThe peace community of San José de Apartado was created in 1997 by five hundred displaced villagers from seventeen different towns in the wider region, following a wave of massacres perpetrated mostly by paramilitary groups. While forced out of their homes, these farmers were determined that they would not give up their lands. The only way to do so, they resolved, was through self organization and refusing to take part in the conflict in any way.

Recent Killings Linked to Canadian-owned Nickel Mine in Guatemala PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dawn Paley   
Wednesday, 30 September 2009 13:40
ImageTwo Qeqchi leaders were shot and killed and over a dozen wounded this week near the site of a shuttered nickel mine in Guatemala. The first shooting took place on Sunday, September 27 on land claimed by the community of Las Nubes, which Compañia Guatemalteca de Niquel (CGN), a subsidiary of Manitoba's HudBay Minerals, also claims to own.
Streets of Latin America Offer US a Roadmap for Social Change PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael Fox   
Monday, 12 September 2011 09:41

MST in Brazil Dancing with Dynamite: Social Movements and States in Latin America is a road map, a call to action to break the simplistic dualities imposed by society and place our destinies into our own hands.

Honduras’ Porfirio “Pepe” Lobo: Another Disaster for Central American Democracy Waiting in the Wing PDF Print E-mail
Written by Adrienne Pine   
Tuesday, 26 January 2010 13:17

Tomorrow, January 27th, as the world’s eyes continue to be riveted on the unfolding disaster in Haiti, Porfirio “Pepe” Lobo will be installed as Honduras’ president, succeeding de facto president Roberto Micheletti. Lobo, a supporter of the June 28th military coup that ousted President Manuel Zelaya, was chosen in a November election held under conditions of qualified state terror.


“We Are Here”: Zapatistas Send Silent Message With the Return of the PRI PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gloria Muñoz Ramírez   
Wednesday, 09 January 2013 13:04

The Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN, by its Spanish initials) has taken a stance again. It wasn’t a surprise like the first dawn of 1994, since the Dec. 21, 2012 reappearance had been announced beforehand. But no one knew it would be in silence and with greater strength than two decades ago.

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