REDD, Neo-Colonialism in the Land of the Pataxo Warriors

It’s 5 o’clock in the morning, southern cone time, on Oct. 13, 2014. The Pataxo indigenous people of the far southern region of the state of Bahía, in the northeast of Brazil, form three barricades across the BR101 Highway in the region of Monte Pascoal, in the city of Itamaraju, one of the main roads connecting the northern and southern parts of the country.

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In the land of Zapata, a community fights natural gas development

Emiliano Zapata, Mexico’s iconic revolutionary hero, is buried in Cuautla, Morelos just eight miles from the 620 Mw thermal-electric plant, already constructed in the small town of Huexca. In the same towns where Zapata fought for the rights of Mexico’s rural majority, mega-development projects are setting off fierce protests.

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Mexico’s Youth Under Siege

Since the beginning of the war on drugs, launched by former president Felipe Calderon in December of 2006, an alarming number of young Mexicans have been killed in a context of almost total impunity. Ayotzinapa is an outgrowth and a symbol of a war on youth.

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State violence and human rights

The expansion of rights seen in almost all of Latin America is being challenged by the growth of police and institutional repression. From Mexico and Guatemala to Argentina and Brazil, repressive forces are out of control.

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Families of missing students in Guerrero, Mexico still have hope

Interview with Laura Carlsen on China Latin America Relations

CELAC 2014: ‘A Shift in Geopolitical Power’

Obama, tear down this wall


Nov. 25, 2014

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Laura Carlsen spoke to ABC Radio Australia about the Ayotzinapa crime and its aftermath.

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September 2, 2013

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Laura Carlsen was a guest in Al Jazeera on the teachers’ strikes in Mexico

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August 19, 2013

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Laura Carlsen was commentator on CCTV on the legalization of marijuana in Uruguay. See Video

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July 1, 2013

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Laura Carlsen was a guest on radio UNAM on the Snowden case.

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