Source: Jacobin Magazine Bernie Sanders is wrong — Hugo Chávez was no dictator. Dear Bernie, Like millions of Americans, I’ve been watching your campaign with growing excitement. You’re spot on about the pernicious effects of […]
Source: CEPR Americas Blog Three batches of Hillary Clinton’s emails have now been released and, though many emails are heavily redacted, we’re starting to get a clearer picture of how Clinton handled major international developments […]
Source: MiningWatch Canada International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group (ICLMG) – MiningWatch Canada (Ottawa) MiningWatch Canada and the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group (ICLMG) released a report today that squarely links Canadian mining interests throughout the […]
A Guatemalan judge has ordered the oil palm company Reforestadora Palma de Petén S.A. (REPSA), to suspend operations at their Sayaxché palm plantation, pending an investigation into the environmental disaster in the Pasión River, which led to the death of millions of fish in May and June of 2015. Sayaxché community leader Roberto Lima Choc was assassinated the day after the judicial order.
“Our research work is socially relevant from any viewpoint. So far this year, CEDIB, CEDLA, Milenio, and Tierra probably also, have been mentioned as reliable sources in studies in and out of the country. We present the country’s economic, political and environmental situation in a nuanced way, things the government does not want to show or debate.” – Marco Antonio Gandarillas, executive director of CEDIB.
Source: TeleSUR English As Mexico celebrates El Grito amid internal turmoil, the Chiapas rebels quietly organize. On Sept. 16, 1810, the rebellious Catholic priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla delivered the Grito de Dolores (“Cry of […]
Source: Common Dreams A strong coalition of trade unions, environmentalists and farmers working together on an effective public campaign were able to take on the interests of the world’s biggest companies and win. Last week […]
The movement against corruption has called for a new round of demonstrations following the elections. For them there is an understanding that the resignation of Otto Pérez Molina was only the beginning of a larger movement.
In Paraguay, the #somosobservadores campaign is moving forward with its campaign to bring attention to the victims of the Curuguaty massacre, a violent attack on farmworkers by special operations police forces that occurred three years ago in June of 2012.