Upside Down World
Saturday, 31 January 2015
News Briefs

1 Raúl Castro demands that US return Guantánamo base to Cuba Associated Press
2 How Israeli High-Tech Firms Are Up-Armoring the U.S.-Mexico Border Todd Miller and Gabriel M. Schivone
3 Argentina: Societies in Movement or Politics as Usual? Marina Sitrin
4 Roads are encroaching deeper into the Amazon rainforest, study says Dan Collyns
5 Forced Disappearances Are Humanitarian Crisis in Mexico Emilio Godoy
6 The Cuban Opening and the Struggles for a New Social Order Horace Campbell
7 Commodity boom extracting increasingly heavy toll on Amazon forests Nick Miroff
8 Bolivian Socialist Funds Election Campaign by Selling Potatoes Luis Arroyo
9 2015 US Appropriations Act Maintains Restrictions On US Military Aid To Guatemala NISGUA – Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala
10 Economic Solutions: Two Perspectives from the Bolivarian Left Nicmer Evans and Euda Vera
11 Venezuela: Straight Talk on How Maduro Measures Up to Chávez Steve Ellner
12 El Salvador: Archbishop Romero Declared Martyr ANSA
13 Haitians Worry World Bank-Assisted Mining Law Could Result in “Looting” Carey L. Biron
14 Cuba and the United States Resume Relations: Happy New Year! Immanuel Wallerstein
15 Interview with Association for Justice and Reconciliation Members on Guatemala's Genocide Retrial and Its Suspension NISGUA
16 El Salvador's Other Crisis Michael Busch
17 Genocide Trial against Guatemalan Dictator Suspended Once Again teleSUR
18 Guatemalan Genocide Trial Set to Resume Amid Amnesty Battles Jo-Marie Burt
19 Bolivia Revolutionizes Urban Mass Transit: From the Streets to the Sky Emily Achtenberg
20 Indigenous Bolivia begins to shine under Morales Katy Watson
21 Why Is Ecuador Selling Its Economic and Environmental Future to China? Andrew Ross
22 Why USAID Could Never Spark a Hip Hop Revolution in Cuba Sujatha Fernandes
23 Raúl Castro: The New Opening With the USA Raúl Castro
24 Venezuela sanctions highlight US hypocrisy on human rights Lauren Carasik
25 People's Summit in Lima Envisions Bottom-Up Movement for Global Climate Justice Sarah Lazare
26 Latin America: NYPD chief wants to teach the world’s police Ed Morales
27 Palm Oil and Extreme Violence in Honduras: The Inexorable Rise and Dubious Reform of Grupo Dinant Jeff Conant
28 Ecuador indigenous leader found dead days before planned Lima protest Jonathan Watts
29 Bolivian women fight back against climate of violence Leny Olivera
30 Lessons from Bolivia: Re-nationalizing the Hydrocarbon Industry Stephan Lefebvre and Jeanette Bonifaz
31 Lima’s Leftist Mayor Defeated by Four Years of Right-Wing Attacks Paul Dosh, Julia Smith, and Ximena Rodríguez Medina
32 Colombia’s Land Restitution Process Failing Those Forced Off Their Land Amnesty International
33 SOA Protest: Grassroots Mobilizations Connect Struggles against State Violence and Injustice SOA Watch
34 Why isn't Brazil exploiting its amazing wind capacity? Fabíola Ortiz
35 Latin America: The irregular path of progressive governments Ramiro Escobar
36 Ayotzinapa and the New Civic Insurgency Luis Hernández Navarro
37 Ayotzinapa Resistance: "This is just getting started" Dawn Paley
38 The failures of Latin America's left Manuela Picq
39 Mexican Gang Suspected of Killing 43 Students Admits to Mass Murder Jo Tuckman
40 Statement by the Mesoamerican Working Group on the Impact of U.S. Security Assistance on Human Rights in Mexico, Central America, and Colombia MAWG
41 Venezuela: For the Barrios, the Difference Between Repression and Revolution Depends on National Security Z.C. Dutka/Many
42 Venezuela: Invisible No More George Ciccariello-Maher
43 Election Day in the Bolivian Highlands: Local Democracy, Amidst the Contradictions Emily Achtenberg
44 Emergency Fund-Raising Appeal For Disappeared Mexican Students Rights Action
45 Guatemalan Officers Face Sexual Slavery Charges in Historic Trial Luz Mendez
46 Why the Left Continues to Win in Latin America Greg Grandin
47 Economic Issues Could be Decisive in Brazilian Presidential Election Mark Weisbrot
48 Venezuela at the UN, Washington At Bay Greg Grandin
49 Uruguay’s Decision Could Come Too Late for Gitmo Detainees Diana Cariboni
50 Why Dilma Should Look Back to Her Bases in Brazil's Runoff Election John L. Hammond
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