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Brazil’s disappearing favelas

May 11, 2011 Dave Zirin 0

Source: Al Jazeera In Chile, it was called the The Brick. It was the many-thousand page economic manifesto of Dictator Augusto Pinochet, written by “the Chicago Boys” – Chilean exchange students from the University of […]

Panama: Indigenous Movement Deeply Concerned About the Barro Blanco Dam

On May 6, 2011, the grassroots indigenous and environmental group known as The April 10th Movement (El Movimiento 10 de Abril, or “M10”) shut down a section of the Panamerican highway at the bridge over the Rio Tasabará in Western Panama. M10, which represents several communities along the banks of the Rio Tasabará, occupied the bridge and announced that they would remain there until the Federal government responded to their concerns over the Barro Blanco hydroelectric project and other developments in the province of Chiriqui.

Anti-Drug War Movement Emerges in Mexico

May 4, 2011 Kristin Bricker 0

After four years of war that has left nearly 40,000 people dead, countless more disappeared, and soldiers on the streets of every state in the country, many Mexicans are finally “fed up” with President Felipe Calderón’s drug policy. This weekend, Mexicans in at least 25 of the country’s 31 states will protest to “stop the war, for a just and peaceful Mexico.”



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