Citizen Excursions into the Border’s Valley of Dollars and Death

It’s anybody’s guess how many victims of violence are still buried somewhere in the Juarez Valley on the Mexico-U.S. border. For starters, there is the still largely unexcavated Navajo Arroyo, where the remains of 18 young women who went missing from nearby Ciudad Juarez have been recovered and identified since late 2011, according to the local daily Norte.

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Thousands turn out to support peace after No vote

Plan Colombia, Permanent War and the NO Vote

The Colombian people voted NO to peace. Or to be exact, 50.2% of 37% of the eligible population voted no. In the referendum held Oct. 2, the majority of voters decided to scuttle four years of peace talks dedicated to ending 52 years of bloodshed.

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Anatomy of the New Brazilian Right

The Free Brazil Movement was one of the groups in charge of convening the massive demonstrations to impeach Dilma Rousseff. The institutional coup they promoted encouraged the movement, made up primarily of youth between 17 and 30 years old, to launch bids for power in the Oct. 2 municipal elections, where they eight of their members were elected to city councils.

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Mexicans Protest on Second Anniversary of Disappearance of 43 Students

More than 80 thousand persons are mobilized in the Megamarch summoned by Section 22 Oaxaca


February 22, 2016

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Laura Carlsen is quoted in this article of the Daily Beast speaking about the wife, Emma Coronel Aispuro, of El Chapo. Read here.

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January 31, 2016

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Laura Carlsen is quoted in this Daily Beast article as she discusses the drug war violence in Tierra Caliente, Mexico. Read here.

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January 25, 2016

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Laura Carlsen’s letter to the editor published in the New York Times about the drug war and U.S. funding. Read here.

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