Upside Down World
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
News Briefs

1 Human Rights Watch Should Stick to the Facts on Venezuela Mark Weisbrot, CEPR
2 Why USAID’s Cuban Twitter Program was Secret Jeremy Bigwood
3 Brazil: Police Close ‘Private Militia’ Firm Following Guarani Murders Survival International
4 U.S.-Colombia Labour Rights Plan Falls Short Jim Lobe
5 Guatemala - Interview with Judge Yassmín Barrios: “The Door to Impunity and Corruption is Being Opened” Óscar F. Herrera, Translation by NISGUA
6 Femicide Courts in Guatemala: A Beacon of Light in the Fight against Impunity Louisa Reynolds
7 USAID Subversion in Latin America Not Limited to Cuba Dan Beeton, CEPR
8 Tolupan Land Defenders Subject to More Threats in Honduras Sandra Cuffe
9 Tell Secretary Kerry: No US Funds to the Guatemalan Army! GHRC and NISGUA
10 Fracking, Seismic Activity Grow Hand in Hand in Mexico Emilio Godoy
11 Are Brazil’s Dams to Blame for Record Floods in Bolivia? Emily Achtenberg
12 In Bolivia, Being a Journalist and Organizer go Together Marta Molina
13 Venezuelan Human Rights Experts Call for End to “Media Distortion” of Protests and State Response Many, Translation by
14 COP Out? Peru Pulling the Plug on Environmental Oversight in View of COP 20 Sydney Morical
15 One-Third of Colombia’s Newly-Elected Senators Have Paramilitary Ties Constanza Vieira
16 Should the Media Report on Who is Killing Whom In Venezuela, When Death Tolls are Reported? Mark Weisbrot
17 Canadian Aid, Honduran Oil Sandra Cuffe
18 A Precarious Victory in El Salvador Madeleine Conway
19 Radicalized Right Grasps for Reins of Power in El Salvador Edgardo Ayala
20 The Truth about Venezuela: A Revolt of the Well-off, Not a 'Terror Campaign' badmin
21 Resurgent Chilean Social Movements Advance Cross-Border Solidarity Emily Achtenberg
22 Lula Sends Letter of Support to Maduro Stephan Lefebvre
23 Violence Against Women in Mexico and Central America and the Impact of U.S. Policy Just Associates (JASS)
24 The Quimbo Hydroelectric Project Moves Ahead without Complying with its Environmental License Polinizaciones
25 Midwives, Givers of Life in Rural Communities, in Danger of Disappearing Adazahira Chavez, Narce Santibañez and Olivia Vázquez
26 Does the OAS Support Democracy in Venezuela? Dan Beeton, CEPR
27 US Oil and Gas Firm Hunt Urged to Suspend Amazon Exploration David Hill
28 For Abortion Rights in Bolivia, A Modest Gain Emily Achtenberg
29 Trinidad and Tobago: Battling the Resource Curse Mark Olalde and Picture Fritz Burgher
30 Latin America: The Impact of the Extractive Industries Darío Aranda, Translation by Christina Hewitt
31 #LaSalida? Venezuela at a Crossroads George Ciccariello-Maher
32 Venezuela’s Maduro Proposes “Peace Conference” to Resolve Opposition Protests Ewan Robertson
33 Mexico: The Capture of El Chapo Guzman–What Happens Next? Laura Carlsen
34 Protest Coverage in Haiti and Venezuela Reveals U.S. Media Hypocrisy Kevin Edmonds
35 Death Toll Rises in Venezuela; Opposition Demonstrators Say They're Fighting a War of "Attrition" Ryan Mallett-Outtrim
36 Guatemala: Pressure to Construct Xalalá Hydroelectric Dam; Local Opposition Remains Strong ACOGUATE, Translation by NISGUA
37 Towards Another Coup in Venezuela? Belen Fernandez
38 US Support for Regime Change in Venezuela is a Mistake Mark Weisbrot
39 Environmentalist and Communicator from the Siria Valley, Honduras Denounces Threats Dina Meza
40 “Just another gang?” Rio’s Favelas and the Pacification Police Benjamin Parkin
41 Opposition Violence Continues in Some Venezuelan Cities, Attacks on Journalists Tamara Pearson
42 Venezuela: Right-wing Provokes Violence in Time-worn Practice Steve Ellner
43 Communities in Veracruz, Mexico Resist Plans to Build 112 Dams Radio Mundo Real
44 FMLN Likely to Retain Salvadoran Presidency David Grosser
45 The Hypocrisy of Human Rights Watch Keane Bhatt
46 Rival Factions in Bolivia's CONAMAQ: Internal Conflict or Government Manipulation? Emily Achtenberg
47 A New Wiretapping Scandal Casts Doubt on the Colombian Military's Support for Peace Talks Adam Isacson
48 Canadian and Chinese- Owned Mining Concessions Illegal in Ecuador, Argues Report Environmental Defender Law Center (EDLC) and MiningWatch Canada
49 El Salvador: FMLN wins first round of presidential elections CISPES
50 Leftist Costa Rica outsider leads election, run-off expected Alexandra Alper
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