While the Colombian government’s armed assault against the affected populations of the Quimbo Hydroelectric Project have ceased, the movement against the dam has not dried out. If anything the very River and Earth that the […]
Source: The Guardian, Comment Is Free In taking back oil and gas company YPF, Argentina’s state is reversing past mistakes. Europe is in no position to be outraged. The Argentinian government’s decision to renationalise the oil […]
(IPS) – Biodiversity and small and medium farms are threatened in Mexico by the looming approval of a reform of the law on plant varieties that will extend patent rights over seeds, activists and experts […]
Earthquakes may be hard to predict, but it should have been easy to foresee the disaster that would result from the sort of quake that hit Haiti in January 2010. Haiti’s failure to recover in the two years since was just as predictable. The structural problems that turned a bad earthquake into a cataclysm go all the way back to Haiti’s colonial history, but the immediate causes are much more recent.
Pay the Polluter $800 Million? Source: Friends of the Earth “There is a silent epidemic here. The effects on the children are not easily visible, but they have all kinds of serious health problems, and […]
Politically motivated killings apparently by death squads have been growing over the past few years in Central America, and concern in Guatemala is heightened as the new administration has brought back to public office many of the same individuals directly implicated in the State repression and genocide of the 1980s.
Rodolfo Vecino is the president of Colombian oil workers union (USO), which was last year declared a “military target” by right-wing paramilitaries for its campaigns against what the union says are the abusive labor practices of Canadian oil giant Pacific Rubiales.
(IPS) – “What matters at this summit is not what is on the official agenda,” said Uruguayan analyst Laura Gil, echoing the conventional wisdom in this Colombian port city, where the Sixth Summit of the […]
Source: Truthout This is the third article in a Truthout series on viewing US immigration and Mexican border policies through a social justice lens, focusing on the lower Rio Grande Valley, Brownsville, Texas, area. Mark […]
In Cartagena, Obama is widely expected to revert to the Bush playbook and extol the virtues of Colombia and Panama FTAs. Source: Al Jazeera When President Obama arrives in Cartagena, Colombia, on April 14 to […]