Since the June 2009 coup d’état that overthrew Honduras’ democratically-elected president, the Honduran police and military have engaged in systematic threats and violence against campesinos, human rights defenders, journalists, community leaders, opposition activists and others. […]
On February 14th, the ESMAD (riot police) violently removed fish-people, small scale miners, day workers and campesinos that were legally residing along the Magdalena River in Domingo Arias in Paicol which resulted in the brutalizing […]
“I’m on pesquizaje,” my daughter Rebecca told me. “All of the third, fourth and fifth year medical students at Allende have our classes suspended. We are going door-to-door looking for symptoms of dengue fever and checking for standing […]
The decision to remove the term ‘military dictatorship’ from Chilean primary school textbooks has been revoked. However, this remains a superficial change. Historian Alberto Harambour from Diego Portales University explains the dynamics of Chilean politics and relics of Pinochet’s dictatorship which threaten to separate a new generation of Chileans from historical memory.
Source: Axis of Logic Introduction by Felipe Stuart Cournoyer Bolivia’s Vice President Álvaro García Linera brought a message of hope and anti-imperialist commitment to Mexico in the first week of February. Speaking to an overflow […]
Ask any local resident in Amecameca de Juárez, Mexico and they will tell you about La Voladora, the radio station that won a major legal battle for freedom of expression when it challenged the government in a case in which the Supreme Court handed down a ruling in its favor in 2011.
Source: Venezuelanalysis.com The opposition didn’t hold primaries on Sunday for their presidential candidate as well as some mayoral and state candidates because they care about democratic methods and membership participation. The Democratic Unity Table (MUD), […]
Anti-mining sentiments flared up again in Guatemala after the new right-wing president signed a “voluntary agreement” on Jan. 27 with the extractive industries business association to increase royalties paid by the companies. However, environmentalists, universities and local communities opposed the agreement, arguing that the debate must take into account questions such as natural resources, the environment, the development of local communities, and what real benefits the industry brings to the country.
Around two thousand indigenous Zapotec people live in the community of Santiago Xanica in the mountain range ‘Madre del Sur’ in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. It takes two hours to travel here via a dusty dirt track that cuts through fresh tropical vegetation on the dry mountain sides. The tranquillity that resonates in Xanica and the warm welcome from the habitants hides a violent and tense past.