Recent Posts by Laura Carlsen
The role of the Interamerican Commission on Human Rights has not ended with the exit of the GIEI. However, it now falls to Mexican society to assume the responsibility for continuing its work. The work isn’t so much technical, as political and social—it’s the work of mobilization, building solidarity and exerting constant pressure.
Our day of speaking truth to UNGASS began in Foley Square, New York City, just steps away from the federal prison. VOCAL NY, Latino Justice, Make the Road Brooklyn, LEAP, Moms United, Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH), Stop the Harm, Drug Policy Alliance and others.
Berta Cáceres united sectors and issues, across borders. And by bringing paths together, she was building a broad road to freedom. That is the road she has left to her children, and to the many others who will follow in her footsteps.
Written on March 20, 2016 at 1:16 am
Tags: CENTRAL AMERICA
In another gesture that showed that this Pope is not the traditional Vatican company man, the Argentine pope visited the grave of Don Samuel Ruiz, the Bishop of San Cristobal de las Casas, who took up the indigenous cause for justice as his own and as an obligation of the church. Who was Samuel Ruiz?
Written on February 16, 2016 at 10:42 am
Tags: Mexico; North America
What is extraordinary is not the crime. The crime of disappearance is part of the structural violence that has become daily life in Mexico. What is extraordinary is the families’ fight for their missing loved ones. These men and women are an example of courage and good citizenship for the whole country.
Written on February 11, 2016 at 6:33 pm
Just two days after the candidates showed little daylight between their positions on global issues during the Sunday debate, the Clinton team struck out at Sanders on foreign policy. How much daylight is there between the two leading candidates?
Written on January 22, 2016 at 4:20 pm
Tags: NORTH AMERICA
Latin American mercenaries are leaving the ranks of the national armies of their countries to fight in the deserts of Yemen, wearing the uniform of the United Arab Emirates.
Recent Comments by Laura Carlsen
- March 30, 2016 on The Voice of Berta Cáceres
- October 23, 2015 on Mexico’s Epidemic of Violence Against Women
- September 24, 2015 on “This is Just Beginning”
- September 16, 2015 on CIP Americas Program Statement on the Experts’ Ayotzinapa Report
- July 13, 2015 on 7 Reasons to Scrap the $1 Billion Aid Package to Central America