(IPS) – El desalojo violento de 91 familias de un establecimiento rural en el norteño departamento de Petén reavivó el profundo conflicto agrario en Guatemala, donde los campesinos demandan un pedazo de tierra y el […]
(IPS) – The violent eviction of 91 rural families in northern Guatemala was the latest incident in the ageold conflict over land in a country where the army is frequently called in to force peasant […]
Source: Americas Program Several thousand people marched on Acapulco, Guerrero, this past Saturday chanting, “We don’t want war, we want education!” The march occurred during poet Javier Sicilia’s visit to the seaside city as his […]
The communities of Guerrero and Michoacán are organizing to secure their territory by re-establishing their community police forces, guards, and traditional patrols. It all comes down to communities reclaiming their right to self-defense.
Dancing with Dynamite: Social Movements and States in Latin America is a road map, a call to action to break the simplistic dualities imposed by society and place our destinies into our own hands.
Mario Joseph (no relation), a prominent Haitian lawyer, told IPS, “In Haiti, one is a minor until age 18. That means that if a foreign soldier has sex with a minor, he is breaking Haitian law and the Haitian judicial system should judge him.” But under an agreement between MINUSTAH and the Haitian government, U.N. troops have immunity from the Haitian justice system and are supposed to be tried for transgressions in their home countries.
(IPS) – La haitiana Rose Mina Joseph, de 17 años, dice estar embarazada de nueve meses. Su vientre prominente lo confirma, mientras ella se mueve lentamente por el polvoriento patio de su casa. El padre […]
(IPS) – The so-called “Northern Triangle” of Central America, plagued by poverty, violence and the legacy of civil war, is considered one of the most violent areas in the world. But neighbouring Nicaragua has largely […]
Due to the mainstream media neglecting Afro-Colombia music, there has for some time been little interest in their culture. According to festival director, Alberto Seviliano, Afro-Colombian music is never played on the radio, even in Cali where most the people are Afro-Colombian. This, he says, the festival wants to change.