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Anti-Ulises: A Day In the Life of a Simmering City

June 3, 2008 Ramor Ryan 0

Teachers March, May 15: The March of the Umbrellas [Photo courtesy of Noticias, Oaxaca]

Oaxaca City, Mexico, May 15 – Midnight in Oaxaca, and walking around the historic center, it’s almost as if nothing had ever happened here. The bourgeoisie sit around under the colonial arches in the long stretch of French-style outdoor cafes lining the central plaza. Aside from being beset by a small army of ambulant trinket vendors and beggars, the well-heeled citizens sipping cappuccinos seem very at ease with the world. […]

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UDW Sits Down with the FMLN’s Mauricio Funes from El Salvador (Part II)

June 3, 2008 Amanda Shank 0

In the second installment of our interview with El Salvadoran Presidential candidate Mauricio Funes, the candidate for the FMLN party speaks about his political influences, the media in El Salvador, and the potential for fraud in the upcoming election. Funes leads a recect poll conducted by the Universidad Centroamericana by 16 points over his principal opponent, former PNC chief Rodrigo Avila.

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El Salvador: Groups Demand Answers in Murder of Activist Youth

June 3, 2008 Meredith DeFrancesco 0

Hector Antonio Ventura Vasquez

This week over 60 international organizations will join a coalition of over 40 Salvadoran organizations, calling for an investigation of this months assassination of  social movement  activist Hector Antonio Ventura Vasquez, and the investigation of over 15 other assassinations being considered political in the past two years. […]

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