The Carrot, the Stick, and the Seeds: U.S. development policy faces resistance in El Salvador

Escrito por  |  15 / August / 2014
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True development in El Salvador will mean looking beyond U.S. money and the strings that always come with it.

Indigenous Mexico Rising Again

Escrito por  |  13 / August / 2014
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Representatives of Mexico’s indigenous peoples have issued a new declaration and announced upcoming mobilizations to further their cause.

Hell in the Icebox

Escrito por  |  6 / August / 2014
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Felipe came to Nogales from northeast Guatemala. He doesn’t speak English. He barely speaks Spanish and struggles to tell his story of fleeing violence in his home town in his native mam. U.S. authorities can find no translator.

Coffee, a crisis about to explode

Escrito por  |  5 / August / 2014
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The dual plagues of blight and price fixing are causing the scarcity and high prices of the fragrant bean, but the real problem for communities is the need to grow other foods.

Defending Communication Rights: “We will not remain silent”

Escrito por  |  29 / July / 2014
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July 2nd is a historic day for social media in Mexico. A youth group broadcasted live from the meeting of the United Committees of the Mexican Senate., exercising our right to communication, which is currently threatened.

Peru and Colombia: Community self-defense against megaminería

Escrito por  |  25 / July / 2014
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When governments facilitate the business of multinationals and leave communities unprotected– as with mining – those communities must defend themselves by their own means, through self-defense organizations, mobilizing affected communities, or creating new ways to prevent being evicted from their own territories.

Violence, Main Motor of Child Migration in El Salvador

Escrito por  |  23 / July / 2014
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Susana (name changed to protect her identity) will have try again to make the journey to the United States with her son Daniel, 16. Both left everything they had in El Salvador to escape because a gang threatened to kill the boy for refusing to be a gang member.