After a week of marches and road blockades, Ecuador’s national indigenous movement and the government of President Rafael Correa have initiated talks. On Monday afternoon, a delegation of about 150 representatives from the three regional organizations of the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE) attended a meeting with the President and his cabinet in Quito. […]
If Evo Morales had not awarded him the most important distinction given by the state, the life of Constantino Lima would only be known to his friends and companions, even though his personal life is among those that epitomize the outstanding history of the Aymara people. […]
(IPS) – The National Resistance Front Against the Coup d’Etat (FRN) in Honduras is carrying out a nationwide consultation among its members to establish its position with respect to the expected talks between ousted President […]
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Civil society groups in Argentina are concerned that private security firms, which have mushroomed to 850 in Greater Buenos Aires, employ many former police officers and troops who played an active role in the political repression during the 1976-1983 military dictatorship. […]
From the Associated Press:
Famed Argentine folk singer Mercedes Sosa is hospitalized in guarded condition and breathing with the help of a respirator.
The state news agency Telam quotes officials at the Trinidad Clinic as saying that Sosa is suffering from progressive kidney failure. The 74-year-old "voice of Latin America" was hospitalized 12 days ago with liver problems. …
Sosa has recorded more than 70 albums. Her signature song is "Gracias a la vida," or "Thanks to Life."
Watch Mercedes Sosa sing "Gracias a la Vida," a song by Violetta Parra:
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