Central America: Mothers of Disappeared Migrants Return to Mexico in Search of Loved Ones

December 17, 2013 Clayton Conn 0

On November 30 a caravan of some 43 mothers of disappeared Central American migrants left Guatemala City for Mexico in search of their missing loved ones, some whom have been missing for nearly 30 years. The Guatemalan, Salvadoran, Nicaraguan, and Honduran mothers are making their ninth trip through the Mexican Republic for a two-week, 4,000-kilometer journey that will follow migrants’ routes through 15 states.


Mexico Opens Energy Industry to Foreign Investment

December 13, 2013 Diego Cupolo 0

In a historic move, Mexican congress members have voted to open the state-controlled energy sector to foreign investment for the first time in 75 years. The legislation will alter several articles of Mexico’s Constitution, allowing private multinationals to develop the country’s oil and natural gas resources for the first time since 1938, and is poised to become the nation’s most significant economic reform since the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement.


International Election Monitors in Honduras: Do They Ensure Clean Elections or Whitewash Fraud?

December 11, 2013 Chuck Kaufman 0

If there was a proven track record in which election monitoring carried sanctions against electoral fraud and guaranteed that the will of the people is expressed through elections, then who could argue that monitoring isn’t a good thing? But there is no such record. In all too many cases “political, economic, commercial, and even partisan interests” prevail.


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