Democracy and Society

Fighting for Indigenous Rights, from the UN to Yaqui Territory and Standing Rock

Escrito por  |  8 / December / 2016

Rodolfo Stavenhagen, an intellectual author of the United Nations’ Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples passed by the UN General Assembly in 2007 after 21 years of negotiations, passed away on Nov 7. He served as the first Indigenous Rights Rapporteur for the United Nations Human Rights Council from 2001–2008

Crossing the line

Escrito por  |  8 / December / 2016

The group of migrants has decided to walk across the city’s characteristic bridge to call for “fewer walls, more bridges.” They’re part of a group of 21 families brought back together by the Popular Assembly of Migrant Families, a binational organization of migrants and their families in Mexico and New York.

Partners at odds

Escrito por  |  8 / December / 2016

The ambiguous relationship between the United States and Brazil is expected to have a new chapter with Donald Trump in the White House.

“Trump will Incite Discrimination, Xenophobia, Hate and Fascism”: Sanchez Soler

Escrito por  |  7 / December / 2016

“What Trump did in his campaign was to open Pandora’s Box, releasing all of the hate and racism. We know they’ve always existed, but when they are unacceptable they remain hidden, and when they are acceptable they openly flourish.”

El Salvador Former President Off to Jail for Misappropriation of $246 million

Escrito por  |  7 / December / 2016

“The party is over for the Malacates (thieves).” With this statement, hundreds of Salvadorans celebrated the detainment of former president Elías Antonio Saca, who governed the Central American country from 2004 until 2009, accused of corruption and of transferring $246 million of government funds to personal accounts.

Trump’s Triumph, A Declaration of War on Mexico and Mexicans

Escrito por  |  6 / December / 2016

No country in the world—outside the United States—will be as adversely affected by the election of Donald Trump than Mexico. Laura Carlsen, researcher and expert in US-Mexico relations, states, “Trump’s victory is a declaration of war against Mexico and Mexicans.”

How is gender-based violence in Latin America measured?

Escrito por  |  6 / December / 2016

“If my life does not matter, produce without me.” With that slogan was born, from Argentina, the call for the first national woman’s strike. The idea quickly spread to several Latin American countries, and women from Honduras, Mexico, Chile, Bolivia, Uruguay, among others joined the call to mobilize.