Month: November 2011
REDD in the Lacandon Jungle: The Political Use of a Program Against Climate Change
REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) is a United Nations program meant to fight climate change. It will be put into effect after the Kyoto Protocol expires in 2012, and it includes forests on the Carbon Credit market. As such, it purports to combat global warming without reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and without putting the capitalist system and its excesses—the real causes of environmental disaster—on the table.
New US Military Bases in Honduras
Source: Honduras Culture and Politics The United States military continues to build bases in Honduras, with the public mission of supporting US drug interdiction missions and oversight of the Caribbean, especially the area from Honduras […]
Interview: Cuba’s Health Care Miracle in Haiti
Source: Canada Haiti Action Network Dr. Jorge Balseiro Estevez is Director of the University Hospital of Psychiatry in the city of Camaguey, Cuba. He is a specialist in psychiatry and health administration and Auxiliary Professor […]
Transnational Movement “Encachimbados” Brings Occupy Protests to El Salvador
The global Occupy Movement arrived in El Salvador on Thursday, as about 70 people, roughly half Salvadoran and half U.S. citizens, engaged in a transnational protest in front of the United States Embassy. The movement has designated itself “Los Encachimbados,” which is a colloquial Salvadoran word meaning “indignant.”
Student Protests Spread Throughout Latin America
(IPS) – In support of Chile’s ongoing student protests, and voicing their own demands, thousands of people took to the streets in more than a dozen cities in Latin America Thursday demanding quality public education. […]
Honduras: An Urgent Call
Now that Honduras has returned to the Organization of American States (OAS), you don’t hear much talk of the country in international spheres and organizations, under the assumption that it would be in an ongoing process of normalization—when in reality, human rights violations are even more serious now than during the coup. ALAI held an exchange between Bertha Cáceres, leader of the Civic Committee of Honduran Popular and Indigenous Organizations, (COPINH) and Joaquín Mejía, lawyer and investigator from the Team of Reflection, Investigation, and Communication on Progress Radio.
Ex-general Replaces Leftist Leader in El Salvador’s Security Cabinet as Washington Reasserts Influence in Central America
Yesterday, President of El Salvador Mauricio Funes swore in retired general David Munguía Payés as the country´s new Minister of Public Security and Justice, following the sudden resignation of Manuel Melgar from the position on November 8. “This was not a decision that the President made; he is simply a spokesperson. It’s a decision that was made somewhere in the U.S. capital,” said Roberto Lorenzana, spokesperson for the governing leftist party, the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN).
Thanksgiving Rally of the 99% Encachimbado and Indignado in El Salvador
Capitalist globalization has forced governments all over the world to prioritize the economic interests of the richest 1% of the global population over basic needs such as education, health care and employment for the other […]
Honduras: Un llamado urgente
Fuente: América Latina en Movimiento Tras el retorno de Honduras a la Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA), en las esferas y organismos internacionales ya no se habla de ese país, bajo el supuesto de que estaría […]