Democracy and Society

El Salvador Ex-President Accused of Stealing $15 Million Awaits Trial At Home

Escrito por  |  7 / February / 2016
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Flores is accused of stealing $15 million donated by the Taiwanese government for the victims of the earthquake that struck the country in 2001. The trial will determine if he is guilty or not of the three charges he faces.

Haiti’s Fraudulent Presidential Frontrunner Seizes Land for His Own Banana Republic

Escrito por  |  22 / January / 2016
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This is the third piece in a series on land rights and food sovereignty in Haiti, featuring critical research and analysis, as well as interviews with grassroots leaders and people affected by land grabs.

Clinton Team Drives Foreign Policy Wedge into Democratic Race

Escrito por  |  22 / January / 2016

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?

Argentina’s Intense First 30 Days under President Macri

Escrito por  |  21 / January / 2016

The first month of Mauricio Macri’s administration was intense. He made drastic economic changes, he began to form a new government characterized by the presence of men and women from multinational companies, and he emitted a series of decrees rather than calling on congress to pass legislation in an extraordinary session.

Colombia Needs to Take a Gendered Approach to Make Peace Last

Escrito por  |  19 / January / 2016

While most combatants in Colombia’s conflict have been men, women’s participation in the construction of peace is badly needed for peace to be sustainable. When the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 1325, mandating the full, equal participation of women at peace talks, it was an attempt to bridge the gap between theory and practice for integrating a gender perspective into peace processes.

Indigenous Peoples of Ayutla, Dying of Neglect

Escrito por  |  21 / December / 2015

Alicia was rushed from La Concordia only to die in Ayutla.

Mexico 2015: Ground Zero in the Global Class War

Escrito por  |  17 / December / 2015

In 2015, class and social struggles intensified in different regions of Mexico. From small farmers to factory workers, and from teachers to farmworkers, different sectors of the population mobilized to demand fair living standards and dignified treatment.