Todos los años, los indígenas Wixarika (Huichol) de la regíon occidental central de México, caminan 500 km a la tierra sagrada de Wirikuta, donde según la leyenda, nació el sol. Aquí, se colecta jíkuri (peyote), […]
Source: Free Speech Radio News As Argentine lawmakers prepare to vote on a bill that would limit foreign ownership of farm land, the nation’s indigenous face forced displacement, extreme poverty and violent attacks as the […]
On December 2, 2006, 14 paramilitaries armed with 38-caliber guns and pepper spray fired into a group of unarmed Ecuadorian campesinos from a community that has been resisting a copper mining project for over a decade. Thankfully no one was killed, but there were several injuries, not to mention the psychological suffering caused by such a vicious attack.
The Mesoamerican Peoples Forum was launched in 2001 in Tamaulipas, Mexico to combat Plan Puebla Panama. Over 500 people gathered for this year’s VIII Mesoamerican Peoples forum in Minatitlan, Mexico in April.
Source: Yes Magazine Indigenous and campesino (small-scale farmer) movements in the Andean nation of Bolivia are on the verge of pushing through one of the most radical environmental bills in global history. The “Mother Earth” […]
Source: Americas Program Mexico’s House of Deputies has brought the country to the cusp of a police state. The reform to the National Security Law now before the lower house would grant sweeping military powers […]
(Tierramérica) – Brazil could give up its dubious rank as the world’s number one consumer of agrochemicals without decreasing the amount of food it produces for its own people, according to João Pedro Stédile, leader […]
Perhaps the most frank admission of what the struggling Haitian people can expect in the coming years was summed up in Clinton’s praise for the joint effort between the U.S. and the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) to build a new industrial park close to Cap Haiten.
Note: Wikileaks experienced a 15 day backlog recently, which they cleared with the release of a whole bunch of cables about a week ago. I haven’t gotten through the entire batch, but here’s a selection […]