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Haiti’s Duvalier Needs Company in the Dock

March 26, 2013 David Wilson 0

Source: Truthout Human Rights Watch spokesperson Reed Brody called it “historic“: on February 28 former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier was forced to appear before a Port-au-Prince appeals court to discuss criminal complaints filed against him […]

Torture Victims in El Salvador Speak Out

March 26, 2013 Edgardo Ayala 0

A report containing the testimonies of victims of torture during El Salvador’s 1980-1992 civil war will be published 27 years after it was written, to help Salvadorans today learn more about that chapter in the country’s history. More than 40 torture techniques are described in detail and depicted in drawings in the report.


Police Death Squads in Honduras – Then and Now

March 25, 2013 Dan Beeton, CEPR 0

An important new investigative report from the Associated Press’ Alberto Arce describes the apparent ongoing activities of death squads within the Honduran police. The AP report also describes a now-infamous and disturbing video that appears to show the extrajudicial, cold-blooded murders of two young men in city streets “by masked gunmen with AK-47s who pulled up in a large SUV” – consistent with the police death squad modus operandi as described in the article.


Salvadoran Labor Rejects US-Backed Public-Private Partnership Law: An Interview with Jaime Rivera

March 24, 2013 Alex Garcia (CISPES) 0

Jaime Rivera, Secretary of the Sindical de Trabajadores de Sector Electricos (STSE – Union of Electric Sector Workers) has recently returned to El Salvador from a CISPES labour solidarity tour, where he visited cities along the US West Coast to express solidarity with US workers and denounce US intervention. He has been active in Salvadoran labor politics for over 30 years. Jamie sat down with CISPES to speak about the Public-Private Partnership P3 law following a march to the US embassy in El Salvador to denounce its ambassador’s interference in Salvadoran public affairs.



Photo Essay: Genocide Trial begins in Guatemala

March 22, 2013 James Rodríguez 0

Images from the first day of the historic trial against former de facto dictator Efraín Ríos Montt and former Intelligence Director José Mauricio Rodriguez Sanchez. Ríos Montt and Rodriguez Sanchez are charged with Genocide and crimes against humanity during the civil war in Guatemala (1960-1996) against the Ixil Mayan people.


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