Campesinos Killed, August 20th and 21st, Following on Massacre of 11 People, August 14th and 15th As Canada Signs “Free Trade” Agreement with the repressive Honduran regime As the US names a Biofuel Specialist as […]
(IPS) – Eighty thousand tiny houses dot the countryside near this coastal city, located just west of the epicentre of the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake that killed some 200,000 and displaced over one million. These […]
Like the community of El Sontule in Nicaragua, the rural community of San Jose las Flores in El Salvador is another example of how organizational capacity developed over decades of political conflict has led to collective efforts in sustainable community development. San Jose las Flores is a community organized by religious leaders that believed serving and protecting the poor was not only a necessary priority of the government but also a responsibility of ordinary citizens.
Hurricane Irene actually made landfall first in the Carribean, causing 3.1 billion dollars of damage. Irene caused damage in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas on its way north. Irene landed first on […]
The lack of regulations for consulting indigenous communities in Bolivia on initiatives that affect their territories is at the heart of a dispute over a road to facilitate traffic from Brazil, which would run through an enormous tropical national park self-governed by indigenous communities. […]
Communications Workers of America (CWA) International President Larry Cohen and United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard issued the following statement today regarding their request to a member of the House Select Intelligence Committee […]
The ongoing student protests in Chile are an unwavering accomplishment aimed at combating the social injustice riddling the country’s education system. What started out as a series of peaceful protests has become a manifestation of unity between students, artists and much of the general population in a stance defying the current government’s position regarding social class, cultural difference and political division with regard to education.
On Tuesday night, Peru’s Congress unanimously approved a ‘historic’ new law that guarantees indigenous people’s right to free, prior and informed consent to any projects affecting them and their lands. President Ollanta Humala says he […]
Should the US be worried about the close relationship between Iran and Venezuela? Source: Al Jazeera In early July, the US Congressional Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence held a hearing entitled “Hezbollah in […]