Third March to Protest PRI Candidate

Escrito por  |  26 / June / 2012

With one week until the Mexican presidential elections, thousands of people turned out for the third large march against Enrique Peña Nieto, candidate for the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) in a demonstration organized by the student movement “Yo Soy 132” and pro-democracy and human rights organizations.

Bullets and Blood: The High Price of Anti-Mining Resistance in San José del Progreso

Escrito por  |  24 / June / 2012

On the evening of June 16, a red Dodge Ram pickup truck drove by spraying two anti-mining activists with bullets. They survived but two leaders of the Coalition of United Peoples of the Ocotlán Valley (CPUVO), which opposes the Canadian Fortuna Silver mine in Oaxaca, were killed in similar incidents. Why the mounting violence?

U.S. Hand in Honduran Massacre

Escrito por  |  22 / June / 2012

Hilda Lezama was taking passengers back upriver to the township of Ahuas after a fishing expedition in a remote area  Continue Reading »

Save the Americas Program

Escrito por  |  22 / June / 2012

Americas Program “A New World of Citizen Action, Analysis, and Policy Options” Dear Readers, We’ve been struggling to keep  Continue Reading »

The Pentagon looks to refocus its efforts in South America

Escrito por  |  20 / June / 2012

US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s recent tour of three South American countries and the installation of a Southern Command base in Concón, Chile demonstrate the Pentagon’s growing military presence in the region.

A Mexican Student Movement Is Born With Elections Looming

Escrito por  |  19 / June / 2012

A nascent student group calling itself Yo Soy 132 (or I Am 132) held its second national march June 10, in protest of Mexican presidential candidate, Enrique Peña Nieto. Estimates had the crowd numbers in Mexico City alone at over 90,000.

Time to Rein in the Global Arms Trade

Escrito por  |  13 / June / 2012

Even as the world remains mired in the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression, one sector continues to thrive: global arms exports. Mexico is the largest new market.