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Militarización en el Bajo Aguán, Honduras. Fotografía de Giorgio Trucchi.

A Day Like Today, Now.

On a day like today five years ago, I woke up with the noise of military planes crisscrossing the skies, and without light, without water, without news. It was the 28th of June, 2009 and the chronicles of the impossible were yet to be written. Let me explain myself: in the entire world, even in Honduras, our generation thought that coups d’état had passed into history and in this new century, what we hoped for was the strengthening of democracy, the achievement of new rights, in sum, the continuing advance towards the building of a better world and a better country.

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Being Young and Zapatista in La Realidad

Selena is 16 years old. With the charm of a first-person narrative, she shares vital political information on recent aggression against the Caracol of la Realidad.

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.

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Confronting the Central American Refugee Crisis

They can’t stay and they have nowhere to go. Forced out by poverty and the threat of imminent death in their countries, extorted by organized crime, kidnapped and executed in the transit countries and deported if they make it to their destination.

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Child Migrants and Media Half-Truths

There’s been a blitz of stories over the past couple of weeks on child migrants arriving on the U.S.’s southern border. It’s important that these children do not remain invisible. But most of these mainstream press stories are telling half-truths about child victims, while muddling or downright manipulating the question of who and what is responsible.

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Interview with Laura Carlsen on China Latin America Relations

CELAC 2014: ‘A Shift in Geopolitical Power’

Obama, tear down this wall

IN THE MEDIA

September 2, 2013

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Laura Carlsen was a guest in Al Jazeera on the teachers’ strikes in Mexico

August 19, 2013

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Laura Carlsen was commentator on CCTV on the legalization of marijuana in Uruguay. See Video

July 1, 2013

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Laura Carlsen was a guest on radio UNAM on the Snowden case.