Mayans’ lawsuit against HudBay over shootings and rapes at mine in Guatemala to proceed in Canadian courts Toronto, Ontario – In an important precedent-setting development for the accountability of Canadian mining companies for alleged overseas […]
Source: Venezuelanalysis.com Leaders of Venezuela’s opposition parties announced on Saturday that they were launching a new offensive of protests and actions against the Chavez government, while earlier in the week Wikileaks published emails revealing their […]
Tanya Kerssen does a good job of describing the several peasant unions in the Aguan and the divisions caused by their different histories and experiences based on varying levels of land titles and the levels of violence and repression on them. However, they do unite in opposition to the coup and against the coordinated violence of the police, military, and the paramilitary thugs of the big landowners, while also forming a pillar of strength within the FNRP.
Elections are, above all, a barometer of a social conscience. The results indicate the direction that beliefs, expectations, fears, and hopes are taking. The Ecuadorian people spoke on February 17. We, as an organization representative […]
Source: La Linea de Fuego According to preliminary projections, Alberto Acosta, the presidential candidate of the Plurinational Coordinating Body for the Unity of the Left, won about 3.5 percent of the vote in Ecuador’s February […]
Guatemala is a country full of contradictions. Grinding poverty, political ineptitude and a recent wave of violence and murder can easily make one forget that it is a country, the largest and most populous in Central America, incredibly rich in natural resources and full of working age youth. One result of these contradictions is forcced internal and external migration.
Many Chileans are asking themselves what kind of energy future they want for their country. As the growing nation faces higher energy demands and prices. Government officials and business leaders have long seen the HidroAysén Dam project as the ultimate solution to expand the country’s electric grid, but the project has met met with fierce, sometimes violent resistance from student protesters in Santiago and residents of Chile’s Patagonia.
“The social earthquake of 2011, the student movement, is becoming a political tsunami. We see it in the rise of new leaders and different visions,” said Noam Titelman, the president of the Student Federation of the Catholic University. One symptom of this “tsunami” is the growing politicization of movements.
Source: Colombia Informa After two weeks of peaceful protesting against oil exploitation in Arauca, on February 12 that department’s social organizations began a strike announced a few days earlier as a response to the repeated […]