Source: The Guardian Dilma Rousseff snubs Barack Obama, saying planned visit cannot take place ‘in the absence of a timely investigation’ The Brazilian president, Dilma Rousseff, snubbed Barack Obama on Tuesday by postponing an official […]
Source: Survival The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), the Americas’ leading human rights body, has demanded answers from the Brazilian government about the plight of the Awá, Earth’s most threatened tribe, which is being […]
Source: La Jornada Alberto Patishtán is not a French kidnapper like Florence Cassez, nor a drug trafficker like Rafael Caro Quintero, nor one of the assassins of the Acteal massacre. He is a Tzotzil teacher, […]
The fundamental discursive success of Chavismo was to challenge the differences between the traditional parties and erect a new border ordering the loyalties of Venezuelan society, transforming a privileged minority into a political minority and the dispossessed majorities into a project for the construction of a “people” demanding representation for the entire community.
Sept. 11, 1973 marked the start in Chile of a dictatorship that was synonymous with cruelty. But above and beyond the human rights violations, the reforms ushered in by the regime of General Augusto Pinochet continue to mark today’s Chile – a country of dynamic economic growth but a fragmented society. Two of these reforms, in the spheres of politics and education, are among the targets of the massive student movement and sectors of the left, which are seeking to dismantle them and consider them key campaign issues for the November general elections.
Source: The Bullet On September 11, millions of Chileans commemorate 40 years since the coup d’état in which the Palace of La Moneda in Santiago was attacked by warplanes and President Salvador Allende died fighting […]
Indigenous communities throughout Mexico are once again tightening the weave on their distinct, yet interrelated struggles to challenge and undermine the ever-deepening threats and realities of territorial and cultural dispossession.
Source: Miami Herald It’s widely known that the Honduran police are corrupt, thoroughly enmeshed in organized crime, drug trafficking, and extrajudicial killings. But rather than clean them up, the current government of President Porfirio Lobo […]
It has already been four months since the Association of Affected Peoples of the Quimbo Hydroelectric Project (ASOQUIMBO) began liberating the lands which are not destined to be inundated by the impending reservoir, but that […]
Comunicado en español abajo. Urgent Communiqué on the Massacre in Nacahuil We are informing the international and the national community of the massacre that occurred on 7 September at 23 hours, against the Kaqchikel community […]