Convicted Terrorist Luis Posada Carriles is being investigated by an El Paso-based grand jury. Carriles just celebrated a year of incarceration in El Paso’s Federal Immigration Detention Center. The investigation seems to be centered around […]
Colombians will soon vote in presidential elections, the outcome of which will be crucial for prospects for peace in the country. For the first time in 50 years, an incumbent president is seeking re-election and most of the domestic and international media predict that President Álvaro Uribe Vélez will win. What could four more years of Uribe mean for Colombia? To answer this question, we must observe his administration’s imprint on the last four years.
La Paz, Bolivia – At this moment, the Movement Toward Socialism (MAS, the political party of President Evo Morales) steers a government that is against the current and has the job of following through with a promised plan.
Though Bishop Juan Gerardi was murdered 8 years ago, his case still remains open in the Guatemalan courts. As the case enters the last round of appeals, it proves to be an important test of Guatemala’s justice system. […]
Ecuador’s Energy Minister Ivan Rodriguez suspended the oil drilling operations of Occidental Petroleum on Tuesday May 16. The company has been the target of huge protests by indigenous groups and those opposed to foreign exploitation […]
If you think Evo Morales’ moves to re-nationalize Bolivia’s petroleum isn’t having a regional impact, consider this: Ecuador’s move to void the operating contract for Occidental Petroleum has led the US to suspend Free Trade […]
Two-thousand doctors from Nicaragua’s public hospital system signed an accord with the Ministry of Health on May 13, ending a six-month strike. Doctors agreed to return to work last Saturday as the government committed to […]
At 74 he still acts as chairperson for Serpaj (Peace and Justice Service) and The Memory Commission of the Province of Buenos Aires. There he compiled over 4,500 cases of torture in jails and police commissions that have occurred over the last 5 years.
After scoring resounding victories, the indigenous movements of South America are encountering new challenges, both on an institutional and state level, that they have not been able to answer. Expanding on the wide range of experiences and deepening the exchange between organizations appear to be some of the possible routes that lie ahead.