NORTH AMERICA

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

Escrito por  |  15 / August / 2014
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True development in El Salvador will mean looking beyond U.S. money and the strings that always come with it.

Indigenous Mexico Rising Again

Escrito por  |  13 / August / 2014
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Representatives of Mexico’s indigenous peoples have issued a new declaration and announced upcoming mobilizations to further their cause.

Coffee, a crisis about to explode

Escrito por  |  5 / August / 2014
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The dual plagues of blight and price fixing are causing the scarcity and high prices of the fragrant bean, but the real problem for communities is the need to grow other foods.

Violence, Main Motor of Child Migration in El Salvador

Escrito por  |  23 / July / 2014
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Susana (name changed to protect her identity) will have try again to make the journey to the United States with her son Daniel, 16. Both left everything they had in El Salvador to escape because a gang threatened to kill the boy for refusing to be a gang member. 



El Salvador Lacks Accurate Data on Child Migration

Escrito por  |  15 / July / 2014
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Officials at the Salvadoran Foreign Ministry do not have accurate data on the number of children who are traveling to the United States illegally at the hands of smugglers. The Vice Minister for Salvadorans Abroad, Liduvina Magarín, recently visited 12 sites that function as shelters, detention centers, and migrant processing centers located in the southern U.S. border. In a single day, these places received 310 Salvadoran children. Given the traffic and movement of people in recent months, it is speculated that the daily number of children passing through that border is between 500 and 600 Salvadoran children who have been sent with coyotes to the United States.

From El Barrio to La Realidad, Women Lead Struggles to Transform the World

Escrito por  |  3 / July / 2014
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The women of the Movement for Justice in El Barrio–a community-based organization led by immigrant women in New York– and the Zapatista women of La Realidad are two examples of how women in struggle all over the world are coming together to inspire and learn from each other, and how, in the process, they are transforming the world.

Being Young and Zapatista in La Realidad

Escrito por  |  3 / July / 2014
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Selena is a young woman born into Zapatismo and brought up in and with a Zapatista autonomous education. She knows no gender or age restrictions. She was appointed to a post that is indispensable to the survival of the collective–to register facts and occurrences and then share with the community what she has heard, discovered and learned. Nobody doubts her truth or integrity, her strength or the fidelity of the information she communicates. She was trained for this. The Assembly chose her for this role because of these qualities.