NSA Spy Revelations Show Need to Recast US-Mexico Security Programs

Escrito por  |  21 / October / 2013
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The latest analysis of Snowden leaks from the German magazine Der Spiegel is a bombshell for Mexico. “The NSA has been systematically eavesdropping on the Mexican government for years,” reads the opening line in the Oct. 20 issue.

Sustainable Food Systems for Security and Nutrition: The Need for Social Movements

Escrito por  |  16 / October / 2013
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In celebrating sustainable food systems, World Food Day recognizes the need for systemic change to end hunger and malnutrition. This is urgent because although for decades the world has produced 1½ times enough food for every man, woman and child on the planet, nearly a billion people go hungry.

Good News for World Food Day: Suicide Seeds Are Dead… for the moment

Escrito por  |  16 / October / 2013
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In a great bit of news for World Food Day, a key Brazilian congressional committee today withdrew the consideration of legislation that would have allowed the sale and use of Terminator Technology, also known as suicide seeds

Mexican Federal Court Halts Invasion of Genetically Modified Corn

Escrito por  |  16 / October / 2013
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A federal court in Mexico City ordered the Mexican government “to suspend the issue of permits for experimental, pilot or commercial cultivation of genetically modified corn” on Oct. 10. This is the first victory in a class-action suit filed against the invasion of Monsanto corn in Mexico.

Latin America Builds Momentum Against U.S.-Backed Drug War

Escrito por  |  14 / October / 2013
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One after another, Latin American leaders rose to the podium at the last UN General Assembly to take a stand against the United States’ signature security policy in the hemisphere — the war on drugs.

Colombia: The Triumphant Return of the Peasantry

Escrito por  |  9 / October / 2013
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Five decades of war made things worse. Landowners bought up more and more land, expelling and expropriating campesinos with force. The agricultural strike was the “Enough!” of a population that won’t put up with it any longer.

Rio Blanco Dam: Honduran Rights Defenders to be Jailed while Transnational Investors are Above the Law

Escrito por  |  6 / October / 2013
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For over a hundred years, outsiders have attempted to take the bountiful Lenca lands on the shores of the Gualcarque River and their communities have resisted. But last year, national and international investors in a hydroelectric dam project moved in to steal the communities’ land. Now three grassroots – Berta Caceres, Tomas Gomez and Aureliano Molina – could go to jail.