The United States has launched a diplomatic offensive to block Venezuela’s bid for a two-year rotating seat on the United Nations Security Council. The U.S. instead is lobbying heavily for Guatemala to take over the seat being vacated by Argentina.
In many high school history classes students are told that before Columbus arrived the Americas were full of untamed wilderness loosely populated with savage Indians. Charles Mann’s book, 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus proves that the opposite is true.
After scoring resounding victories, the indigenous movements of South America are encountering new challenges, both on an institutional and state level, that they have not been able to answer. Expanding on the wide range of experiences and deepening the exchange between organizations appear to be some of the possible routes that lie ahead.
Presidents Lula da Silva, Evo Morales, Néstor Kirchner and Hugo Chávez will meet in Puerto de Iguazú, Argentina this Thursday, May 4. The South American presidents will discuss common strategies in energy sector development, according […]
Belizean environmentalists and community leaders gathered May 2 to protest Canadian power company Fortis´ rate hikes and repeated failures to comply with environmental regulations. The protests came on the eve of the company´s annual meeting […]
Celebrations of the International Day of Campesino Struggle were held April 17 throughout the Americas. The day—initiated by Via Campesina—recognizes the lives of 19 campesinos massacred in El Dorado de Caracas, Brazil on April 17, […]
The immigration demonstrations held across the country not only marked an historic mobilization of one of the nation’s most silenced sectors. They also turned the tide on a national debate that threatened the basic values and cohesion of U.S. communities.
The top story in the Latin American press this week—almost without exception—was the debate over the future of undocumented immigrant workers in the US. In El Salvador, the daily La Prensa Grafica exclaimed, "Thousands march […]
The Defense Ministers of Argentina and Uruguay declared March 28 that they would no longer send armed forces personnel to the US-based "School of the Americas." The "school", known officially as the Western Hemisphere Institute […]