Month: August 2015
Bolivia: “Sr. Alvaro García Linera: la crítica intelectual no se combate a fuerza de censura”
‘Our Central American spring’: protesters demand an end to decades of corruption
Source: The Guardian Unlimited Honduran president Juan Orlando Hernández has vowed to root out corruption ‘no matter who falls’ while in Guatemala the promise of new elections has not sated: ‘Without reform, it will just […]
Ecuador: Cracks in Correísmo?
Source: Jacobin Protests are growing in Ecuador, where radicals must contend with both the Right and Rafael Correa. Rafael Correa was first elected president of Ecuador late in 2006, assuming office in 2007. Under his […]
How El Salvador’s Supreme Court Is Undermining Democracy—With Washington’s Help
Source: The Nation WikiLeaks has exposed US government collusion with the chamber’s destabilization strategy. On July 20, 2015, the government of El Salvador issued an official warning that right-wing forces are orchestrating “a movement for […]
Agroecology as a Tool for Liberation: Transforming Industrial Agribusiness in El Salvador
“We say that every square meter of land that is worked with agro-ecology is a liberated square meter. We see it as a tool to transform farmers’ social and economic conditions. We see it as a tool of liberation from the unsustainable capitalist agricultural model that oppresses farmers.” – Miguel Ramirez, National Coordinator of the Organic Agriculture Movement of El Salvador.
Brazilian Government Justifies Logging by Calling Maró Indigenous Territory Communities “Fake Indians”
After it was revealed that the Pará state government had authorized forest management plans inside of the Maró Indigenous Territory, Borari and Arapium indigenous groups have been accused of being “fake Indians.” The case underscores the importance of the self-identification of indigenous communities.
Longtime Upside Down World Editor Moves On
“After 10 years I am stepping down as an editor at Upside Down World. Unfortunately, other commitments have made it impossible for me to put the time and energy into this that I had in the past. Working on the editorial collective all of these years has been one of the most rewarding and meaningful experiences in my life.” – Cyril Mychalejko