Human Rights

NSA Spy Revelations Show Need to Recast US-Mexico Security Programs

Escrito por  |  21 / October / 2013
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The latest analysis of Snowden leaks from the German magazine Der Spiegel is a bombshell for Mexico. “The NSA has been systematically eavesdropping on the Mexican government for years,” reads the opening line in the Oct. 20 issue.

Colombia: The Triumphant Return of the Peasantry

Escrito por  |  9 / October / 2013
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Five decades of war made things worse. Landowners bought up more and more land, expelling and expropriating campesinos with force. The agricultural strike was the “Enough!” of a population that won’t put up with it any longer.

Tribunal Denounces Privatization, Pollution and Plundering of Mexico’s Water

Escrito por  |  27 / September / 2013

Representatives from affected communities and environmental organizations denounced that the Mexican government has caused pollution, deterioration of watershed and clean water scarcity.

Women in the Teachers’ Movement: A Lesson in Resistance

Escrito por  |  13 / September / 2013

Women in the Mexican teachers’ movement describe why they are protesting, the conditions they face in their communities and classrooms and the urgent need for democratic change.

The art of building a new world: Freedom according to the Zapatistas

Escrito por  |  5 / September / 2013
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Zapatista Little School was a wonderful experience of savoring the daily lives of people who are building a new world. Away from the media, they have deepened their autonomous construction. It can now be spoken of a society governed by rules, codes, and laws distinct from those of the mainstream world.

Paraguay’s militarized democracy

Escrito por  |  5 / September / 2013

The state-party-military trilogy in Paraguay has been reincarnated when the President was granted the power to unilaterally deploy troops to fight the alienated north

Canadian Embassy Snubs Family of Slain Mexican Activist

Escrito por  |  4 / September / 2013

The family of murdered activist Mariano Abarca expressed hurt and anger over findings that the Canadian Embassy provided support to the mining company Blackfire Exploration.