About: Laura Carlsen
Recent Posts by Laura Carlsen
There have been major advances in truth and justice movements in recent years. But of all the goals of the movements for truth and justice, the most important is the least achieved: to guarantee the crimes will not be repeated.
Written on April 9, 2014 at 10:25 pm
Categories: Democracy and Society
The results of the Feb. 2 elections in Costa Rica surprised the left party, leaving it out of what is now a one-candidate run-off election. We talked to Maria Florez-Estrada of the Broad Front about what happened and what to expect.
Written on April 2, 2014 at 10:04 pm
Tags: Central America
It’s common practice to take stock on this day of where we are and how far we’ve come in the movement for full gender equality and respect for the human rights of women. This year in the Americas, the situation is getting worse rather than better.
Written on March 10, 2014 at 3:35 pm
The capture of Mexico’s most-wanted drug lord, Joaquín Guzman Loera “El Chapo” is a major victory for the U.S.-Mexican drug war. But will it reduce or increase the violence that plagues the country?
The Toluca summit will be aimed at building support for Mexican President Peña Nieto’s neoliberal reforms, in particular the privatization of oil and gas exploration and development and promotion of the controversial Transpacific Partnership.
Recent Comments by Laura Carlsen
- April 15, 2014 on Brazil’s World Cup Security Turns Repressive
- February 23, 2014 on The Capture of El Chapo Guzman–What Happens Next?
- June 22, 2013 on Delegation Finds Militarization Causes Suffering, Family Separation and Death at the Border
- June 5, 2013 on Grassroots Organizations Call For New Security Model, Human Rights
- May 20, 2013 on Los inmigrantes, bienvenidos a las cárceles de los condados de Estados Unidos