Compañeros and compañeras, receive our combative greetings to all the peoples and communities who struggle and resist with dignity, in Mexico and the world, against the capitalist exploitation of indigenous territories which seeks to own […]
Source: The Americas Blog A newly declassified intelligence estimate [large PDF] from the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) reveals that the U.S. military considers International Monetary Fund (IMF) policy constraints on Honduras to be a factor […]
A proposal to increase private investment in Mexico’s hydrocarbons sector has been presented by President Enrique Peña Nieto. The links between former bureaucrats and energy reform are explored in this piece, originally published by Mexican […]
The Ecuadorean government’s decision to allow oil drilling in the Yasuní National Park, one of the most biodiverse areas of the planet, has caused alarm among environmentalists and indigenous people, who are calling for a referendum on the issue. President Rafael Correa ordered the shelving of the Yasuní-ITT Initiative, a plan to leave oil reserves underground in the Amazon rainforest park in return for international compensation.
Source: Labor is Not a Commodity Long-time Honduran union leader José María Martínez of FESTAGRO is facing serious and repeated death threats for speaking out for banana workers’ rights. For the past 20 years, Martínez has […]
Source: Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador The Salvadoran right-wing private sector, with the support of U.S. Ambassador Mari Carmen Aponte, has unveiled a series of reforms to the recently-approved Public-Private Partnership […]
Source: NACLA The saga of Edward Snowden and the “hijacking” of Evo Morales’s presidential jet continues to reverberate in Bolivia, where it has reignited a controversy over Brazil’s grant of political asylum to rightwing politician […]
Governments across the Americas continue to discriminate against Indigenous peoples by denying their right to have a say on decisions which may have devastating consequences for their cultural survival. Motorways, pipelines, hydroelectric dams and open-cast mines are some of the development projects which governments continue to carry out on or near Indigenous territories without obtaining their free, prior and informed consent.
An innovative development is currently taking place in Nicaragua. A number of co-operatives with Fair Trade contracts are including in the costs of production (for sesame oil and green coffee) a component for the unpaid work of women. They see this work as supporting production and creating stability – and, as such, deserving recognition and remuneration.
Local opponents return machines to Sunshine Silver Mines Source: Americas Program A Denver, Colorado based mining company is the owner of a mining project that had its machines returned by local authorities in the village […]