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Haiti: “The people do not buy liberty and democracy at the market”

August 11, 2009 Kevin Pina 0

That the Lavalas political movement opposed the neo-liberal economic model of development that is currently unfolding in Haiti today is without question. The insistence of the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank on structural adjustments that included eliminating import and export tariffs, selling off State-owned industries and businesses, maintaining a low minimum wage and an obsessive reliance on the private sector as the motor for economic development was called the "death plan." […]

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Honduras: The Frontline in the Battle for Democracy

The coup d’etat in Honduras on June 28 shook the world, especially in Latin America and the Caribbean. A month has passed and the de facto regime is still in the presidential palace in Tegucigalpa, and the situation remains explosive. While the neighboring countries of Honduras—El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Guatemala—experienced bloody civil wars in the decade from 1970 to 1980, Honduras lived under the boot of a civil-military government, but without war. Now, history could be reversed. […]

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El Salvador: The Mysterious Death of Marcelo Rivera

August 6, 2009 Cyril Mychalejko 0

Marcelo Rivera

On June 18 Gustavo Marcelo Rivera, a community leader and anti-mining activist, whose most recent work targeted a controversial and widely unpopular gold mine project proposed by Canada’s Pacific Rim, was disappeared. Less than two weeks later his corpse was found at the bottom of a 60-foot-well, while an autopsy later revealed he was strangled to death and tortured.

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