There was little fanfare and much protest on March 1 as The Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) went into effect in El Salvador. The country is the first Central American nation to honor CAFTA and for the second straight day, thousands marched and traffic was snarled throughout San Salvador. Five other signatory nations have failed to meet US requirements necessary to join the agreement.
On February 7, 2006 (and with due homage to the great Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano) the people of Haiti were not to be denied. Few people anywhere have endured more oppression and human misery or for a longer period of time (with all too few periods of relief).
There is screaming, hugging, chanting, and many shhhs; the group takes a momentary pause in their celebration to hear the news. A delegation of 70 women from all over the world, including, India, Uganda, Guyana, the UK, and the US stand together in the community of La Padera, Venezuela, awaiting the details.[…]
Thousands of trade unionists, farmers, students and workers are protesting in El Salvador against their government’s decision to commence CAFTA with the U.S. El Salvador is the only Central American country thus far to officially […]
The Mexican government committed genocide and crimes against humanity that included rape, murder, kidnapping and a scorched earth campaign during the Mexico’s "dirty war", a government campaign against suspected leftist guerrillas, activists and in reality, […]
The Mapuche, Chile’s largest indigenous population, is forming a political party in an effort gain autonomy and self-government. The Wallmapuwen (party) hopes to be legally recognized later this year so that it has the time […]
In July of 1982, Guatemalan government forces marched into the small community of Plan de Sánchez, forced community members into a house, and tossed a grenade in after them. They raped young women and girls, destroyed crops, and looted and burned homes with the inhabitants inside, leaving the charred remains of the victims behind.