Food Sovereignty

A Harvest of Justice in San Quintin?

Escrito por  |  18 / May / 2015
San-Quintín-660x330

The farm workers of the San Quintin Valley have gotten the federal government to commit to facilitating negotiations for a wage hike. But movement leaders warn that the the agreement is still not a victory.

The Genetic Memory of Corn and Cultures

Escrito por  |  4 / May / 2015
Imagenes Personales 019

In Mexico a judicial process is beginning to decide whether genetically modified corn will be widely planted here in the center of origin of corn. There is every reason against permitting this.

Grassroots Movement Blocks Water Privatization in Mexico

Escrito por  |  13 / March / 2015
agua-mexico1

The ruling party (PRI) and its allies, the National Action Party (PAN), the Partido Verde and New Alliance, lost a battle when the General Water Law to privatize Mexico’s water resources was shelved in the Chamber of Deputies. Grassroots mobilization played a key role in the victory.

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

Escrito por  |  28 / October / 2014
Tupinamba-Sao Paulo-agos-2014

The Brazilian Ministry of Justice emphatically affirmed, “all of the proceedings to identify and demarcate the lands of the indigenous  Continue Reading »

An indigenous nation in the industrialized heart of South America

Escrito por  |  23 / September / 2014
DSC_0103Guarani-Sao Paulo-agos-2014

The regions in the south and southeast of Brazil are the richest areas in the country and the most industrialized in Latin America. The southeast alone is responsible for 60% of GDP, and thus, in this region 90% of the population is concentrated in urban zones. In this geography of modernity there is also an indigenous territory that is in its death throes, the land of the Guaraní.

Paraguay: the return of social conflict

Escrito por  |  2 / September / 2014
Fotos_marchaFNC_68

Two years after the fall of the Fernando Lugo government and one year after the rise of Horacio Cartes of the Colorado party, social movements show signs of rebuilding, with remarkable leadership of the campesino movement facing agribusiness and repression.

The Carrot, the Stick, and the Seeds: U.S. development policy faces resistance in El Salvador

Escrito por  |  15 / August / 2014
voicesphoto

True development in El Salvador will mean looking beyond U.S. money and the strings that always come with it.