Source: The Americas Blog On July 10, just two days after Israel launched Operation Protective Edge (the largest attack on Gaza in several years) President Obama released a statement in which he “reaffirmed Israel’s right […]
The San Rafael Las Flores mine conflict created something more than a State of Siege in response to residents’ opposition to the exploitation of their lands. It was the starting point for the Government’s trial of a new, secretly launched security strategy that terms movements opposing extraction as threats to national security.
Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes is seen by many as a stalwart neoliberal and his failure to reach an agreement with opposition parties led to the March general strike. The strike was the country’s first general strike in 20 years, and only the third in Paraguay’s history.
Source: The Guardian Unlimited Justin McGuirk’s fascinating study shows that Latin American cities have much to teach the world’s architects The Venice Architecture Biennale is usually a grand gathering of the biggest names in architecture, […]
Source: Al Jazeera Model cities’ unprecedented privatization scheme will undermine democracy and exacerbate inequality On May 26, the Honduran Supreme Court upheld a 2013 law that would in effect cede control of sovereign territory to […]
Source: Organización Fraternal Negra Hondureña The proliferation of ‘legal’ and ‘illegal’ mines across Honduras, prior to and following the passage of the new and totally questionable Mining Law, benefits the prosperity of a minuscule group […]
Salvadoran feminist and women’s organizations are waging an international campaign demanding a pardon for the 17 women currently incarcerated in El Salvador for abortion, in hopes of challenging the country’s harsh anti-abortion laws and beginning to change the anti-choice views held by the vast majority of Salvadoran society.