Clergyman to Stand Trial for “Dirty War” Crimes in Argentina

Escrito por  |  24 / July / 2007

A much awaited human rights abuse trial is underway in Argentina. The accused is a catholic priest charged with carrying  Continue Reading »

Energy Diplomacy Leads to a Crossroads for South American Integration

Escrito por  |  24 / July / 2007

The process of integration of South American nations has come to a crossroads these days. The large trade blocs find  Continue Reading »

USSF 2007, Brazilian Dams, CAFTA, Guantanamo Report, Mapuches

Escrito por  |  23 / July / 2007

This Week in the Americas Reflections on the 2007 U.S. Social ForumBy Laura Carlsen and Katie Kohlstedt Attending the U.S.  Continue Reading »

Chile and Venezuela: Myths and Realities of the Arms Race

Escrito por  |  23 / July / 2007

The recent trip by President Hugo Chávez to Russia has been seen as part of the arms race in which  Continue Reading »

The Dark Side of Agrofuels: Horror in the “Brazilian California”

Escrito por  |  19 / July / 2007

Brazil is staking its claim as a great emerging power thanks to the leadership it maintains in biofuel production. The  Continue Reading »

Guatemala and Costa Rica: In and Out of CAFTA

Escrito por  |  18 / July / 2007

"Foreign exchange for traditional exports is increasing" announced the Periódico de Guatemala on April 25. It reported that the Bank  Continue Reading »

Chile’s Mapuche People Struggle to Defend Land and Culture

Escrito por  |  12 / July / 2007

The Mapuche people, history, culture, and struggles have long been blanketed in silence. The few news items from southern Chile  Continue Reading »