Civil Society Organizations Speak Out on US Central America Plan

Escrito por  |  10 / April / 2015
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The militarization of citizen security has contributed to systematic human rights abuses while harmful, private- and foreign-investor-led “development” policies continue to dispossess communities of their lands and livelihoods… Therefore, we call for robust, participatory and democratic processes of consultation with the population to be carried out before moving forward.

Crackdown on Kids

Escrito por  |  31 / March / 2015
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Less than a year after the crisis of unaccompanied minors arriving in the United States, Washington has come up with its policy response to the children’s plight. Unfortunately, while purporting to address the root causes of migration, it mirrors — and in many ways intensifies — the causes that forced so many to flee.

Homicides Skyrocket in El Salvador

Escrito por  |  30 / March / 2015
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During the last three months of 2014, reports of homicides in El Salvador reached alarming numbers. The year ended with a 57% increase in the murder rate, and the first three months of 2015 have also shown rising numbers.

José Mujica, from armed struggle to the presidency

Escrito por  |  18 / March / 2015
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In-depth interview with the unique South American president, from the CIP Americas Program.

China Stakes Its Claim in Latin America

Escrito por  |  13 / March / 2015
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“The United States is no longer our privileged partner. Now the privileged partner is China,” Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño stated at the close of the third summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) in Costa Rica on January 29th.

Grassroots Movement Blocks Water Privatization in Mexico

Escrito por  |  13 / March / 2015
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The ruling party (PRI) and its allies, the National Action Party (PAN), the Partido Verde and New Alliance, lost a battle when the General Water Law to privatize Mexico’s water resources was shelved in the Chamber of Deputies. Grassroots mobilization played a key role in the victory.

“The Other Ayotzinapa”: Organizing Against Feminicide in Mexico

Escrito por  |  13 / March / 2015
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As the demand for justice for the 43 disappeared Ayotzinapa students continues in streets worldwide, the epidemic of violence against women grows and justice for its victims remains relegated to a labyrinth of impunity, inefficiency and government indifference.