Source: NACLA Report on the Americas It’s been a busy week in Bolivia, with major mobilizations by indigenous peoples in the Amazon, civic groups in Potosí, and neighborhood organizations in El Alto. Despite the government’s […]
Source: Al Jazeera Bolivian indigenous activists have started a long protest march from the Amazon plains to the country’s capital in against a government plan to build a 306km highway through a national park in […]
Source: Al Jazeera Minister says country will focus on catching major drugs traffickers, but move prompts concern from US ambassador. Peru’s new government has temporarily suspended the eradication of coca plants, the base ingredient of […]
Source: The Guardian Argentina’s president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, has taken a major step towards re-election in the country’s first national primary. With more than 96% of the ballots counted, Kirchner had just over […]
Since the June 28, 2009 coup in Honduras, campesino organizations attribute at least 45 killings in the Aguan region alone to private security forces working for the wealthy producers of African palm oil, who often act jointly with state police and military forces. The most recent surge in rural violence occurred days after Stephen Harper, the Prime Minister of Canada, signed a “free” trade agreement with Honduras.
A 200km oil pipeline in the Amazon has been given the go-ahead, amidst controversy over a ‘cover-up’ of evidence that uncontacted Indians live in the region. French oil company Perenco plans to spend $350m building […]
“Dialogue is the Path” is the slogan that drew 25,000 people to this northern Colombian oil port city on the Magdalena river that has a history of social struggle. Most of the participants came from remote corners of the country where the brutality of war is experienced in daily life in ways unimagined by city dwellers.
Four staff members of a forensic anthropology team in Guatemala have received death threats after testifying at a recent high-profile trial over a 1982 army massacre that left 250 villagers dead. Freddy Peccerelli, the founder […]
On August 1st, a caravan of several hundred Central American migrants, family members of disappeared migrants, and migrant rights activists arrived in Mexico City to denounce Mexican authorities for their indifference and lack of action to protect undocumented migrants from organized crime, kidnapping, sexual abuse and murder.