Latinoamerica for non latinoamericans

  •   Francisco J. Fortuño Bernier

  •   Latinoamerica for non latinoamericans

  •   Antillas

  •   Octubre 19 de 2017

Puerto Rico: drowning in debt while capitalists swim in profits

In an interview with Left Voice, Francisco J. Fortuño Bernier describes on-the-ground organizing and conditions in Puerto Rico, considering the political implications of disaster capitalism’s greed, U.S. imperialist neglect, and the devastation wrought by two destructive hurricanes.

  •   WOLA - Incidencia a favor de los Derechos Humanos en las Américas

  •   Latinoamerica for non latinoamericans

  •   Colombia

  •   Octubre 18 de 2017

Colombia must immediately investigate, punish those responsible for killing protesters in coca-growing region

On October 5, rural farmers gathered in Tumaco, Nariño department to protest forced eradication of coca crops by the security forces, with crowd size estimates ranging from 200 to more than a thousand.

  •   Jake Johnston

  •   Latinoamerica for non latinoamericans

  •   Centro América

  •   Octubre 18 de 2017

How pentagon officials may have encouraged a 2009 coup in Honduras

Fort McNair, One of the oldest U.S. military posts in the country, is nestled on an outcropping of land where the Anacostia and Potomac rivers meet in Washington, D.C. There, within the National Defense University, is the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, where hundreds of Hondurans took courses over the years. In mid-July 2009, Honduran military officials sought the center’s help to solve a problem that had recently arisen.

  •   Andrea Vale

  •   Latinoamerica for non latinoamericans

  •   Perú

  •   Octubre 18 de 2017

Searching for a doctor at 3,000 metres high

Good healthcare can be hard to get – particularly when one lives on top of a mountain. The road to Porcón in the Cajamarca region of Peru, therefore, is as breathtaking as it is sobering.

  •   WOLA - Incidencia a favor de los Derechos Humanos en las Américas

  •   Latinoamerica for non latinoamericans

  •   México

  •   Octubre 18 de 2017

No justice for mexico’s 43 missing students on third anniversary of their disappearance

Three years after Mexican security forces launched a violent attack against students from the Ayotzinapa rural teachers’ college in Guerrero, Mexico, the Mexican government has yet to provide a conclusive account of what happened to 43 students who were forcibly disappeared the night of September 26, 2014.

  •   Survival International

  •   Latinoamerica for non latinoamericans

  •   Brasil Amazonía

  •   Octubre 03 de 2017

Amazon Indians plead for help after “massacre”

Brazilian Indians have appealed for global assistance to prevent further killings after the reported massacre of uncontacted tribespeople, and have denounced the government cuts that left their territories unprotected.

  •   Emilio Godoy-IPS

  •   Latinoamerica for non latinoamericans

  •   México

  •   Octubre 03 de 2017

Mercury mining awaits international control in Mexico

For environmentalist Patricia Ruiz the only word that comes to mind is “devastating,” when describing the situation of mercury mining in her home state of Querétaro in central Mexico.

  •   Conferencia de Obispos de Canadá

  •   Latinoamerica for non latinoamericans

  •   Latino América

  •   Octubre 03 de 2017

“Unethical, unjust and irresponsible ways of mining”

His Excellency, Bishop Crosby, President of the Canadian Catholic Conference of Bishops, wrote this letter of concern to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the CCCB’s name regarding Canadian mining operations in Latin America, and their detrimental effects on the natural environment and local populations, including Indigenous peoples.We reproduce this important document textually to encourage people all over the continent, including Nicaragua, to organize to reject mining extractivism.

  •   Emilio Godoy-IPS

  •   Latinoamerica for non latinoamericans

  •   México

  •   Octubre 03 de 2017

Marginalised minorities and homeless especially hard-hit by mexico’s quake

Maricela Fernández, an indigenous woman from the Ñañhú or Otomí people, shows the damages that the Sept. 19 earthquake inflicted on the old house where 10 families of her people were living as squatters, in a neighbourhood in the center-west of Mexico City.

  •   José Luis Rocha

  •   Latinoamerica for non latinoamericans

  •   Centro América

  •   Octubre 03 de 2017

Undocumented immigrants in the Trump era: Fears, resistance, strategies....and more

I traveled to two micro-universes, Portland, Maine, and Manassas, Virginia, to meet up with old and some new friends, all of whom are undocumented immigrants. I shared their work and learned their strategies, and was happy to see all they had learned, and how far they had all progressed. I also learned about their many new fears incited by Donald Trump’s rampant aggressions.

  •   Orlando Milesi - IPS

  •   Latinoamerica for non latinoamericans

  •   Chile

  •   Septiembre 15 de 2017

Latin America Calls for Free Movement of Persons in Global Compact on Migration

Latin America and the Caribbean called for the free movement of persons to be included in the Global Compact on Migration, which will be negotiated within the United Nations in 2018, in the first meeting held by any of the world’s regions to decide on the position to be adopted on the future agreement.

  •   Edgardo Ayala - IPS

  •   Latinoamerica for non latinoamericans

  •   Centro América

  •   Septiembre 15 de 2017

Latin America in search of sustainable food systems

A paradigm shift is needed regarding how food is produced, consumed and marketed in Latin America and the Caribbean, in order to curb health problems related to poor nutrition.

  •   Daniel Gutman

  •   Latinoamerica for non latinoamericans

  •   Argentino Uruguaya

  •   Septiembre 15 de 2017

Latin America discusses how to finance the sustainable development agenda

Is it possible for the financial sector of Latin America and the Caribbean not only to think about earning money but also to contribute to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development?

  •   Orlando Milesi - IPS

  •   Latinoamerica for non latinoamericans

  •   Chile

  •   Septiembre 15 de 2017

Latin America seeks new ways to fight rural poverty

Experts in Latin America warned about the serious risk that would be posed if the fight against hunger, still suffered by 33 million people in the region, is abandoned, while proposing new alternatives and insights which include linking social protection with economic growth.

  •   LatinAmerican Post

  •   Latinoamerica for non latinoamericans
  •   Migraciones

  •   Antillas

  •   Septiembre 15 de 2017

Hispaniola cries for help

Xenofobia in Latin America is threatening the basic citizenship rights of communities in the Caribbean

  •   Orlando Milesi - IPS

  •   Latinoamerica for non latinoamericans

  •   Chile

  •   Agosto 31 de 2017

Alliance to the rescue of 33 million Latin American rural poor

“There are 33 million rural dwellers in Latin America who are still living in extreme poverty and can’t afford a good diet, clothes or education, and we are not going to help them move out of poverty if we use the same strategies that worked 20 years ago,” FAO regional representative Julio Berdegué told IPS."

  •   LatinAmerican Post

  •   Latinoamerica for non latinoamericans

  •   Centro América

  •   Agosto 31 de 2017

El Salvador: the importance of Óscar Romero’s 100th bithday

August is a month of festivities in El Salvador. Not only did the country celebrate its patron saints during the fiestas agostinas for 6 days, Salvadorans also commemorated the 100th birthday of Óscar Arnulfo Romero, the Archbishop known for his unrelenting defense of human rights.

  •   Eduardo Gudynas

  •   Latinoamerica for non latinoamericans

  •   Latino América

  •   Agosto 31 de 2017

Are we solid, liquid… or maybe viscous?

When he first described contemporary societies as liquid, sociologist Zygmunt Bauman created a powerful metaphor. But, even today, firmly into the 21st century, we in Latin America are living in countries, cities and societies in general that still have a lot that’s solid about them and only traces and specific areas of liquidity. Reality tells us we’re living in viscous societies.

  •   Roshni Majumdar - IPS

  •   Latinoamerica for non latinoamericans

  •   Venezuela

  •   Agosto 31 de 2017

Venezuela’s Government Is Following a “Policy to Repress,” the UN Says

After sending a team to investigate the human rights conditions in Venezuela amid growing political and economic crisis, the UN Human Rights Office has reported that the crushing of anti-government protests point to the “the existence of a policy to repress political dissent and instil fear in the population to curb demonstrations.”

  •   Baher Kamal - IPS

  •   Latinoamerica for non latinoamericans

  •   Agosto 31 de 2017

Climate Migrants Might Reach One Billion by 2050

Imagine a world with as many as one billion people facing harsh climate change impacts resulting in devastating droughts and/or floods, extreme weather, destruction of natural resources, in particular lands, soils and water, and the consequence of severe livelihoods conditions, famine and starvation.

  •   Bill McCormick, S.J.

  •   Latinoamerica for non latinoamericans

  •   Agosto 17 de 2017

Bridging Truth and Love: an interview with James Martin, S.J.

The book Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity, has garnered a great deal of attention.

  •   Jesuits.org

  •   Latinoamerica for non latinoamericans

  •   Centro América

  •   Agosto 17 de 2017

Jesuits decry attacks on Honduran jesuit Fr. Ismael “Melo” Moreno, prominent human rights activist

On July 31, the feast of St. Ignatius, founder of the Society of Jesus, Latin American Jesuits raised an alarm for one of their brother Jesuits, Fr. Ismael “Melo” Moreno, director of the Honduran Jesuit radio station, Radio Progreso, and the Honduran Jesuit social action center.

  •   Ivet González - IPS

  •   Latinoamerica for non latinoamericans

  •   Cuba

  •   Agosto 17 de 2017

Conservation Agriculture Sprouts in Cuban Fields

At the entrance, the Tierra Brava farm looks like any other family farm in the rural municipality of Los Palacios, in the westernmost province of Cuba. But as you drive in, you see that the traditional furrows are not there, and that freshly cut grass covers the soil.

  •   Matt Ippel, S.J. - The Jesuit Post

  •   Latinoamerica for non latinoamericans

  •   Centro América

  •   Agosto 09 de 2017

Finding Hope in Honduras: Padre Melo’s Fight for Human Rights

Latin American Jesuits are raising the alarm about threats against human rights defenders in Honduras, including attacks aimed at discrediting the work and threatening the life of Father Ismael Moreno, SJ.