Latinoamerica for non latinoamericans

  •   Left Voice

  •   Latinoamerica for non latinoamericans

  •   Antillas

  •   Diciembre 06 de 2017

Trump’s attack on haitian immigrants

The government ended Temporary Protected Status for nearly 59,000 Haitians. Those affected will be forced to return to Haiti or come up with an alternative plan.

  •   Daniel Gutman

  •   Latinoamerica for non latinoamericans

  •   Argentino Uruguaya

  •   Diciembre 06 de 2017

Lawmakers impose gender parity in argentina’s congress, by surprise

It was an unexpected move by a group of women in the lower house of the Argentine Congress. At one o’clock in the morning, during a long parliamentary session, they demanded the approval of a stalled bill for gender parity in political representation.

  •   REPAM - REBAC

  •   Latinoamerica for non latinoamericans

  •   Brasil

  •   Diciembre 06 de 2017

REBAC - REPAM meeting

On November 17-22nd, Rigobert Minani SJ, the director JASCNET, was part of a delegation of the Catholic Church in Africa in an exchange program between Ecclesial Network of the Congo Basin Forest (REBAC) and the Red Eclesial PanAmazonica (REPAM) in Brazil. The objective was to share in experiences on protection and conservation of forests in the world.

  •   Patricia Grogg - IPS

  •   Latinoamerica for non latinoamericans

  •   Cuba

  •   Diciembre 06 de 2017

Foreign investment expands in Cuba…despite everything

“Maybe many of us thought that this project was a dream six years ago, but not anymore. The geography has completely changed, because of everything that has been built and the investments that have been approved,” said Nathaly Suárez, director of Construction Management at the Mariel Special Development Zone (ZEDM).

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

  •   Latinoamerica for non latinoamericans

  •   Centro América

  •   Diciembre 06 de 2017

Honduras electoral authority should be transparent in presenting voting results

After Honduras held national elections on Sunday, November 26, the country’s highest electoral authority, the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (Tribunal Supremo Electoral, TSE) announced yesterday that it would not declare a winner in the presidential race until Thursday, November 30.

  •   Mario Osava

  •   Latinoamerica for non latinoamericans

  •   Brasil Amazonía

  •   Noviembre 20 de 2017

Cycles of wealth in brazil’s amazon: gold, lumber, cattle and now, energy

The burning down of the local forest, on Jun. 29, 1979, was the first step towards the creation of the city of Paranaita, in a municipality that is now trying to shed its reputation as a major deforester of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest and has named itself “the energy capital.”

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

  •   Latinoamerica for non latinoamericans

  •   Centro América

  •   Noviembre 20 de 2017

Report: honduran state agents, business sector behind assassination of activist Berta Cáceres

WOLA calls on the Honduran government to investigate conspirators behind the murder.

  •   Edgardo Ayala - IPS

  •   Latinoamerica for non latinoamericans

  •   Centro América

  •   Noviembre 20 de 2017

Victims of El Salvador’s civil war demand reparations

Among the sea of names of victims of the Salvadoran civil war, engraved on a long black granite wall, Matilde Asencio managed to find the name of her son, Salvador.

  •   Luigi Morris - Left Voice

  •   Latinoamerica for non latinoamericans

  •   Centro América

  •   Noviembre 20 de 2017

TPS: Trump government ends protection for nicaraguans and opens door to mass deportation

The DHS announced a new attack on the immigrant community. TPS will not be extended for Nicaraguans and Hondurans will only get a six-month extension.

  •   Emilio Godoy-IPS

  •   Latinoamerica for non latinoamericans

  •   Latino América

  •   Noviembre 20 de 2017

Coal pollution continues to spread in Latin America

Despite growing global pressure to reduce the use of coal to generate electricity, several countries in Latin America and the Caribbean still have projects underway for expanding this polluting energy source.

  •   Kendal Blust - Nogales International

  •   Latinoamerica for non latinoamericans

  •   Antillas

  •   Noviembre 02 de 2017

Still without work visa, Haitian migrant tries to make best of life in sister city

Sitting at a taco shop booth a few blocks from the border fence in Nogales, Sonora last Tuesday, Ruben Jean Baptiste talked about life in the border town where he arrived a year ago on his way to the United States – a plan that changed when he realized he would likely be deported if he presented himself to U.S. authorities.

  •   Mario Osava - IPS

  •   Latinoamerica for non latinoamericans

  •   Brasil

  •   Noviembre 02 de 2017

Slave labour, another setback for the government of Brazil

The wave of conservativism is testing its limits in Brazil, as reflected by a Labour Ministry decree that seeks to block the fight against slavery-like working conditions, which has been provisionally revoked by the justice system.

  •   Kino Border Initiative

  •   Latinoamerica for non latinoamericans

  •   Noviembre 02 de 2017

Natural disasters: how tragedy travels across borders

Recent hurricanes and earthquakes have reminded us how devastating climate events can be for entire communities, cities, and countries. But in the aftermath of these natural disasters, it is the most vulnerable—the poor, the elderly, the undocumented—who get hit hardest of all, and often lack the resources to fully recover what they have lost.

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

  •   Latinoamerica for non latinoamericans

  •   Latino América

  •   Noviembre 02 de 2017

WOLA to honor Ford Foundation and the Kino Border Initiative with Human Rights Awards

Today, the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) will present its prestigious Human Rights Awards to two recipients who exemplify the fight for social justice during challenging times. Both Ford Foundation and the Kino Border Initiative, in their different capacities, are beacons of hope, relentlessly defending human rights and human dignity.

  •   David Smilde

  •   Latinoamerica for non latinoamericans

  •   Venezuela

  •   Noviembre 02 de 2017

Mid-October Venezuela briefing: governor’s elections and international context

The regional elections are shaping up to be quite interesting and could provide a watershed moment.

  •   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.