Adolfo Pérez Esquivel: ‘There is No Political Will to Respect Native Peoples’ in Argentina

Nobel Peace Laureate Adolfo Pérez Esquivel said the Argnetine government has a limited view of human rights, and stressed that the extractive model is moving forward, which includes the use of repression. “The truth is that there is no progress because there is no political will in the government to respect native peoples,” said Pérez Esquivel.


Marketing Consent: A Journey into the Public Relations Underside of Canada’s Mining Sector in Latin America

August 22, 2012 Sandra Cuffe 0

Whether or not they are upfront about their connections to mining companies, Canadians with labyrinthine corporate, consulting and Indigenous affiliations have been paying unexpected visits to Indigenous communities throughout the Americas. A closer look at an example of this intervention reveals how their promotion of the Canadian mining industry in impoverished communities undermines local struggles to protect territory and exacerbates conflict.


Guatemala: The Spoils of an Undeclared War

August 22, 2012 Dawn Paley 0

Guatemala is back in the news, and the news isn’t good. But while media coverage has focused on atrocities and the incursion of organized crime, a new oil rush is taking place in Petén, the same increasingly militarized northern area coveted by criminal groups.


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