Upside Down World
Tuesday, 28 April 2015
News Briefs

201 Panama: Mayday with strikes and elections Marco A. Gandásegui, h.
202 Resistance as Promised, Panamanian Indigenous Continue to Protest Rick Kearns
203 Colombia: Presidential Candidates Must Champion Human Rights Amnesty International
204 Brazil Assumes Leadership in Future of Internet Governance Marcia Pinheiro
205 Bolivian Women: We Must Also Be Included In The Mining Law Debate CASA Collective, translated by Stephanie Gervais
206 US Continues Ransoming Development Aid, Now Using CAFTA to Threaten Social Programs CISPES
207 Ecuadorian Military Breaks Yasunidos Blockade Amazon Watch
208 Colombia: Bogotá Mayor’s Ouster Undermines Political Struggle for an Inclusive City Emily Achtenberg
209 Natural Resources as the Dynamic Axis of UNASUR Strategy Alí Rodríguez Araque
210 More Mining Abuse in Guatemala Magalí Rey Rosa, translated by Stéphanie Gervais
211 Logging Concessions Enable Illegal Logging Crisis in the Peruvian Amazon ACA, ACCA, and CIEL
212 Human Rights Watch Should Stick to the Facts on Venezuela Mark Weisbrot, CEPR
213 Why USAID’s Cuban Twitter Program was Secret Jeremy Bigwood
214 Brazil: Police Close ‘Private Militia’ Firm Following Guarani Murders Survival International
215 U.S.-Colombia Labour Rights Plan Falls Short Jim Lobe
216 Guatemala - Interview with Judge Yassmín Barrios: “The Door to Impunity and Corruption is Being Opened” Óscar F. Herrera, Translation by NISGUA
217 Femicide Courts in Guatemala: A Beacon of Light in the Fight against Impunity Louisa Reynolds
218 USAID Subversion in Latin America Not Limited to Cuba Dan Beeton, CEPR
219 Tolupan Land Defenders Subject to More Threats in Honduras Sandra Cuffe
220 Tell Secretary Kerry: No US Funds to the Guatemalan Army! GHRC and NISGUA
221 Fracking, Seismic Activity Grow Hand in Hand in Mexico Emilio Godoy
222 Are Brazil’s Dams to Blame for Record Floods in Bolivia? Emily Achtenberg
223 In Bolivia, Being a Journalist and Organizer go Together Marta Molina
224 Venezuelan Human Rights Experts Call for End to “Media Distortion” of Protests and State Response Many, Translation by
225 COP Out? Peru Pulling the Plug on Environmental Oversight in View of COP 20 Sydney Morical
226 One-Third of Colombia’s Newly-Elected Senators Have Paramilitary Ties Constanza Vieira
227 Should the Media Report on Who is Killing Whom In Venezuela, When Death Tolls are Reported? Mark Weisbrot
228 Canadian Aid, Honduran Oil Sandra Cuffe
229 A Precarious Victory in El Salvador Madeleine Conway
230 Radicalized Right Grasps for Reins of Power in El Salvador Edgardo Ayala
231 The Truth about Venezuela: A Revolt of the Well-off, Not a 'Terror Campaign' Upside Down World
232 Resurgent Chilean Social Movements Advance Cross-Border Solidarity Emily Achtenberg
233 Lula Sends Letter of Support to Maduro Stephan Lefebvre
234 Violence Against Women in Mexico and Central America and the Impact of U.S. Policy Just Associates (JASS)
235 The Quimbo Hydroelectric Project Moves Ahead without Complying with its Environmental License Polinizaciones
236 Midwives, Givers of Life in Rural Communities, in Danger of Disappearing Adazahira Chavez, Narce Santibañez and Olivia Vázquez
237 Does the OAS Support Democracy in Venezuela? Dan Beeton, CEPR
238 US Oil and Gas Firm Hunt Urged to Suspend Amazon Exploration David Hill
239 For Abortion Rights in Bolivia, A Modest Gain Emily Achtenberg
240 Trinidad and Tobago: Battling the Resource Curse Mark Olalde and Picture Fritz Burgher
241 Latin America: The Impact of the Extractive Industries Darío Aranda, Translation by Christina Hewitt
242 #LaSalida? Venezuela at a Crossroads George Ciccariello-Maher
243 Venezuela’s Maduro Proposes “Peace Conference” to Resolve Opposition Protests Ewan Robertson
244 Mexico: The Capture of El Chapo Guzman–What Happens Next? Laura Carlsen
245 Protest Coverage in Haiti and Venezuela Reveals U.S. Media Hypocrisy Kevin Edmonds
246 Death Toll Rises in Venezuela; Opposition Demonstrators Say They're Fighting a War of "Attrition" Ryan Mallett-Outtrim
247 Guatemala: Pressure to Construct Xalalá Hydroelectric Dam; Local Opposition Remains Strong ACOGUATE, Translation by NISGUA
248 Towards Another Coup in Venezuela? Belen Fernandez
249 US Support for Regime Change in Venezuela is a Mistake Mark Weisbrot
250 Environmentalist and Communicator from the Siria Valley, Honduras Denounces Threats Dina Meza
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