How to Close Guantanamo

Escrito por  |  10 / February / 2015

The Obama administration should be conducting talks at the highest levels, if it has not already begun, in order to correct the injustice of Guantanamo not only as a torture site but as a violation of the sovereignty of a state with whom our government finally is normalizing relations.

The Justice Brigades of Ayotzinapa

Escrito por  |  10 / February / 2015

Months after the savage police attack that left six unarmed people dead and 43 students disappeared in Iguala, Mexico, the movement for justice shows no signs of letting up. Parents of the disappeared students and their classmates launched a whirlwind tour of the southern Mexican state of Guerrero this week to build support for their cause.

Americas Program Policy Report: Border Drones a Financial and Policy Bust

Escrito por  |  10 / February / 2015
MQ-1 Predator

The CBP drone program’s lack of effectiveness, absence of a clear mission focus, gaping cost-benefit disjuncture, and failure to demonstrate comparative advantage over other aerial assets underscore that it is time to not only limit the program, but to shut it down.

#LeyPulpín: Peruvian Youth Fight for their Future

Escrito por  |  2 / February / 2015

Recent weeks have seen a series of mass protests in Peru against the controversial new youth labor law that has caused widespread public debate.

Tourist Development Behind State Repression of Non-Violent Indigenous Movement

Escrito por  |  2 / February / 2015

The masked representative of San Sebastián Bachajón, Chiapas, described how residents of this Tzeltal indigenous community reclaimed the entrance to the Aguas Azules waterfalls on Dec. 21, 2014. Although the government once again controls the Aguas Azules tollbooth, the resolve of the movement for local autonomy has not flagged after more than seven years of struggle.

Ayotzinapa Calls for Mexico’s Transformation

Escrito por  |  29 / January / 2015

On January 26, for the eighth time since the fateful September 26, tens of thousands of people from various sectors marched through the streets of the capital with a two-pronged demand: to bring back alive the 43 disappeared students of Ayotzinapa and to transform national public life.

Evidence the DEA Attempted to Alter Testimony on Drug War Massacre in Honduras

Escrito por  |  26 / January / 2015

Clara Wood, survivor of the DEA-Honduran Drug War Massacre in Ahuas that took the life of her 14-year old son, declared that she has been pressured to alter her account of events by members of the U.S. government.