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Bolivia: A Week At the Barricades

August 19, 2011 Emily Achtenberg 0

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 […]

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Peru suspends coca eradication program

August 19, 2011 Al Jazeera 0

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 […]

Honduras: Campesinos Murdered as Honduran-Canadian Trade Agreement Moves Forward

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.

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Mexico: March Against Drug War Rejects “National Security Law”, Calls for “Citizen Security”

August 19, 2011 Laura Carlsen 0
Hundreds of people streamed onto Avenida Reforma from Mexico City’s Museum of Anthropology, further proof that Mexico’s peace and justice movement has the capacity to draw citizens out to protest the drug war. Protesters demanded that the Mexican Congress throw out proposed reforms to the National Security Law that is designed to provide legal underpinnings for continuing the war on drugs strategy launched by President Felipe Calderon in December of 2006.

Photo Essay: Migrants Search for Justice in Mexico

August 12, 2011 Clayton Conn 0

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.

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