Guatemala: Suppressing Dissent at Home and Abroad

Escrito por  |  7 / May / 2014

Guatemala is witnessing an escalation in targeted attacks on human rights defenders. Recently, its president launched a verbal attack on a U.S. Senate aide, upset at conditions on military funding that are there precisely to prevent human rights abuses.

Fight Against Monsanto Enters the Courtroom

Escrito por  |  28 / April / 2014

The invasion of GM corn into Mexico threatens peasant farmers and the future of the native seed as powerful transnational companies lobby aggressively to get their way.

Sunshine State Thaws U.S.-Cuba Relations

Escrito por  |  25 / April / 2014

A new poll shows support for ending U.S. Cold War policies toward Cuba coming from unlikely quarters: Florida, the state that has been the staging ground for hardcore anti-Castro activism for decades.

Venezuela: Petro-‘Socialism’ in its Labyrinth

Escrito por  |  20 / April / 2014

Economic crisis, product shortages, and polarization paint a scenario in which the continuity of the Bolivarian movement is at stake. So is the sovereignty of a country that dared to challenge dependence on the global superpower.

International Day of Farmers’ Struggles: What Haitian Farmers Organizations are Fighting For

Escrito por  |  20 / April / 2014

FONDAMA highlights the challenges of achieving food sovereignty in Haiti while trying to protect and assist local producers as part of agrarian reform efforts.

National Congress of Brazil’s Landless Movement: Reinvention in Motion

Escrito por  |  15 / April / 2014

After three decades of struggle for agrarian reform, Brazil’s Landless Movement paused during its 6th Congress to evaluate its experience and reflect on the new reality. The goal: to change while changing themselves.

“Because we remember, we sow justice”

Escrito por  |  9 / April / 2014

There have been major advances in truth and justice movements in recent years. But of all the goals of the movements for truth and justice, the most important is the least achieved: to guarantee the crimes will not be repeated.