Land and Territory

National Congress of Brazil’s Landless Movement: Reinvention in Motion

Escrito por  |  15 / April / 2014

After three decades of struggle for agrarian reform, Brazil’s Landless Movement paused during its 6th Congress to evaluate its experience and reflect on the new reality. The goal: to change while changing themselves.

On Mexican Isthmus, Indigenous Communities Oppose Massive Energy Projects

Escrito por  |  2 / April / 2014
Asamblea de juchitan

Giant wind energy projects in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec have endangered sacred sites and the way of life of local indigenous people. They are organizing to fight back.

Mexican Peace Activist Says Focus Must Be More on Justice than Peace

Escrito por  |  2 / April / 2014

Pietro Ameglio, a founding member of the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity, examines the performance of its first three years, focusing on the need to articulate goals and ideals while empowering other organizations and groups.

Michoacan self-defense groups celebrate 1st anniversary

Escrito por  |  5 / March / 2014

One year since their battle against criminal organizations began, community spokesmen talked to the Americas Program about their progress.

Americas Program: What to Expect at the North American Summit

Escrito por  |  18 / February / 2014

The Toluca summit will be aimed at building support for Mexican President Peña Nieto’s neoliberal reforms, in particular the privatization of oil and gas exploration and development and promotion of the controversial Transpacific Partnership.

Indigenous group defends water, land against dam threat

Escrito por  |  16 / February / 2014

The Cora people oppose a reservoir in the San Pedro Mezquital River that would inundate or endanger 18 sacred sites, and would restrict their traditional cultural practices.

Mexico’s late-breaking sunshine rules open new era of toxics reporting

Escrito por  |  30 / January / 2014

Mexico’s Jan. 24 federal register notice laying out the 200 pollutants that factories now must report annually opens the curtain for the sun to shine after a nearly 20-year-long grassroots crusade to secure the public’s right to know about hazardous waste.