NORTH AMERICA

Migrant Shelter Sees Growing Number of Minors Heading North

Escrito por  |  9 / April / 2014
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Increasingly, children are found among the thousands of Central American migrants traversing Mexico in hopes of making it into the United States. Although shelters take them in, current immigration policy and practices are not equipped to protect their rights.

NAFTA Linked to Massive Human Rights Violations in Mexico

Escrito por  |  3 / April / 2014
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In a series of preliminary opinions, an international tribunal of conscience has condemned massive violations of human rights in Mexico.

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

Escrito por  |  2 / April / 2014
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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.

In Southeastern U.S., Poultry and Migration Booms Change the Face of Rural America

Escrito por  |  18 / March / 2014
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As supply chains are integrated, families are fractured. Governments herald the economic integration while dismissing as irrelevant the human impact. One industry – poultry production – demonstrates the social costs of “free trade”.

Why does more “security” keep leading to more violence against women?

Escrito por  |  10 / March / 2014
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It’s common practice to take stock on this day of where we are and how far we’ve come in the movement for full gender equality and respect for the human rights of women. This year in the Americas, the situation is getting worse rather than better.

In Mexico, Hate Continues to Kill Women

Escrito por  |  9 / March / 2014

Twenty years since the alarm was first sounded in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua due the large number of women murdered with signs of torture and sexual abuse, the phenomenon has spread to the rest of the country.

Midwives, givers of life in rural communities, in danger of disappearing

Escrito por  |  7 / March / 2014
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Nahua community midwives in the Huasteca region of the state of Hidalgo play a fundamental role in the communities’ world view, since they guide a child’s beginnings and communal values The practices of the official health institutions are putting them at risk.