Democracy and Society

State violence and human rights

Escrito por  |  15 / November / 2014
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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.

Brazil’s indigenous population can use their land, but are not its owners

Escrito por  |  28 / October / 2014
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The Brazilian Ministry of Justice emphatically affirmed, “all of the proceedings to identify and demarcate the lands of the indigenous  Continue Reading »

Trial for Sexual Slavery During Armed Conflict Opens in Guatemala

Escrito por  |  25 / October / 2014
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On Oct. 14, 2014 Guatemala’s Court for High-Risk Crimes ruled to open trial against two members of the Army for sexual slavery and domestic slavery against q’eqchís women in the military outpost of Sepur Zarco and other serious crimes perpetrated in the framework of the government countreinsurgency policies during the armed conflict.

Report from Guerrero: The Real Criminals

Escrito por  |  22 / October / 2014
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Acapulco looks like it’s in hurricane mode. But despite the government campaign to create fear among the local population, close to ten thousand people marched to demand the safe return of 43 education students, forcibly disappeared by local police on Sept. 26 in the nearby city of Iguala .

A Hero of Tlatelolco

Escrito por  |  21 / October / 2014
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Every year on October 2 thousands of Mexican students pour into the streets of Mexico City, marching from Tlatelolco through the historic city center downtown, to the main plaza. This year they commemorated the 1968 massacre of students, the attack on Ayotzinapa students last month and the life of Raúl Alvarez Garin, “the hero of Tlatelolco”.

Mexican Youth Remember 1968 Massacre and Mourn Their Own Dead

Escrito por  |  20 / October / 2014
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The huge demonstration on October 2, 46 years after the massacre of Tlatelolco in the Plaza of 3 Cultures in Mexico City, was marked by mourning.

La Garganta Poderosa: Voice and dignity from below

Escrito por  |  12 / October / 2014
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The villas of Buenos Aires–the poorest neighborhoods in the city, self-constructed, self-defended during decades of state harassment and real estate speculation–produce one of the best publications around: La Garganta Poderosa.