Canada Accused of Failing to Prevent Mining Abuses in Latin America

November 7, 2014 Carey L. Biron 0

The Canadian government is failing either to investigate or to hold the country’s massive extractives sector accountable for rights abuses committed in Latin American countries, according to petitioners who testified in Washington D.C. last month before an international tribunal. Canada, which has one of the largest mining sectors in the world, is estimated to have some 1,500 projects in Latin America – more than 40 percent of the mining companies operating in the region.


Indigenous Women in Guatemala Demand End to State of Prevention

November 7, 2014 Jeff Abbott 0

On October 24, the women of San Juan Sacatepéquez and their supporters marched through the streets of Guatemala City, Guatemala, denouncing the violation of human rights in their communities by the military, and calling on the federal government of President Otto Pérez Molina to end the state of prevention, which suspends constitutional rights in their communities. According to the women, the presence of police and soldiers in their communities amounts to an occupation, and residents are suffering from psychological and physical attacks at the hands of the military and police.


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Venezuela: Invisible No More

November 4, 2014 George Ciccariello-Maher 0

Source: Jacobin Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution hasn’t established socialism. But it has brought the poor into public life. Geographically, Caracas, Venezuela consists of a relatively short, narrow valley just over twenty miles in length, sheltered from […]

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