Paramilitary Attack Kills Two in Oaxaca, Mexico

April 29, 2010 Dawn Paley 0

Two people were killed and at least another five are missing after a paramilitary group ambushed a human rights caravan yesterday in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. The caravan was organized by Oaxacan Voices Building Autonomy and Liberty (VOCAL) and the Popular Assembly of Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO).


Chiapas: The Reconquest of Recuperated Land

April 28, 2010 Mary Ann Tenuto 0

Since 1994, campesinos in Chiapas have recuperated over 600,000 acres of land. A rust and turquoise building in the San Manuel autonomous county was just one end of the plantation owner’s jungle mansion, but is now used as a grocery warehouse by the Zapatistas. However, now this recuperated land is in dispute between the government (fronting for corporate interests) and the Zapatistas. […]

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Bolivia’s Resource Dilemma

April 27, 2010 The Real News 0

Source: The Real News Government struggles with tension between extraction-based economy and global environmental leadership Historic summit closes in Bolivia, while government grapples with it’s global leadership on environmental issues. Bolivia’s social spending is largely […]

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Nicaragua Protests Escalate

April 27, 2010 Al Jazeera 0

Source: Al Jazeera Pro-government protesters in Nicaragua have blockaded the country’s parliament in an effort to prevent opposition politicians from overturning a controversial presidential decree. The supporters of Daniel Ortega, Nicaragua’s leftist president, took to […]

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