(IPS) – Since the 1960s, maquiladoras or export assembly plants have been the cornerstone of Mexico’s strategy to attract foreign direct investment and boost exports. But the environmental and social costs have been high. Maquiladoras, […]
Government pushes concessions without taking into account indigenous communities. Source: Latin America Press The decisions President Rafael Correa takes with regard to oil fields located on indigenous territories demonstrate more and more the Ecuadorian government’s […]
For the first time, a representative of the indigenous communities in Peru’s Amazonas region is sitting in Congress: Eduardo Nayap, an Awajún leader who played a central role in the lengthy protests against laws that opened up native territories in the rainforest to oil, mining and logging companies. […]
COLOMBIAUSG list of 22 re-mobilized paramilitary groups in Colombia circa 2006http://t.co/VXPL2ns #cablegate Shift in State Dept language from “paramilitary” to “criminal” groupin Colombia dates from at least ’08 bit.ly/q0Yb0F #cablegate Uribe blows a lot of […]
Fuente: Bolpress Una entrevista concedida por el presidente Evo Morales a Claudia Benavente de La Razón (LR, 6/VIII/2011) permite visualizar varios “olvidos” e imprecisiones conceptuales que se están repitiendo en el “caso TIPNIS”. Para animar […]
Over 15,000 Colombians descended on the oil rich city of Barrancabermeja in Central Colombia to attend a national ‘Peace Congress’. The slogan for the meeting was, ‘dialogue is the path’, and was attended by communities across the country who have been severely affected by the ongoing conflicts.
Source: Weekly News Update on the Americas After a six-hour meeting on Aug. 13 at the University of Concepción in Chile’s central Biobío region, leaders of the Chilean Student Confederation (CONFECH) announced their rejection of […]