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What We Want: Voices from the Salvadoran Left

April 29, 2009 Erica Thompson 0

This is Part Two of a series of interviews with members of El Salvador’s social movements titled “What We Want: Voices from the Salvadoran Left.”

Josefina Lazo and Sandra Henriquez are members of the first vendors association of San Salvador, which represented 1,000 vendors 25 years ago. In San Salvador today, 30-33 associations are active with a representation of about 20,000 vendors.

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The US-Colombia FTA and National Insecurity: A Call for Ethical Foreign Policy

There is a dire need for international reflection regarding the role of U.S policy abroad, and especially in response to US Government publications regarding the US-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA). In actuality, if passed, the FTA would further destabilize Colombia’s small-property farmers, take away an estimated 250,000 jobs, maintain state sanctioned impunities for military and paramilitary violences against Colombia’s civilian populations, and threaten biodiversity within the country. […]

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El Salvador’s LGBT Movement Continues the Fight

On April 20, 2009, various organizations and individuals from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community of San Salvador rallied in front of the Legislative Assembly to protest an unwarranted attack on their civil rights. Legislative Assembly Deputy Rodolfo Parker has reignited efforts to pass an amendment that would specify that marriage only be between a man and a woman and deny same sex couples the right to adopt a child. […]

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Bolivia: Unraveling the Conspiracy

April 26, 2009 Franz Chávez 0

(IPS) – The dismantling of a commando made up mainly of men described by the Bolivian government as foreign mercenaries could lead authorities to the people who organised around a dozen different attacks carried out […]

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