Juan Vázquez Assassinated in Bachajón, Chiapas Bolivian President Evo Morales expels USAID Nicaragua cloud forest ‘under siege’ by illegal loggers Guatemala declares emergency after mine protests Mexico Congress passes sweeping telecoms bill US Gives Honduras $1.75 Million for Police; Promises $200 Million for El Salvador, Guatemala and Central America The Venezuelan Presidential Vote — What is the Probability That It Could Have Been Stolen? Obama, visiting Mexico, shifts focus from drug war Economy, security in spotlight as Obama heads to Costa Rica Guatemalan Judge Reopens Genocide Trial of Rios Montt Continue reading →
Weekly News Update on the Americas Issue #1170, March 31, 2013
1. Panama: Ngöbe-Buglé Murdered After Anti-Dam Protest 2. Mexico: 22 Injured in Oaxaca Wind Farm Protest 3. Chile: Students Resume Marches for Education Reform 4. Haiti: Haïti Progrès Editor Honorat Gunned Down 5. Links to alternative sources on: Latin America, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, Haiti, US/immigrationContinue reading →
Even in the quiet of late afternoon, the market down the street from my apartment in Mexico City is a hive of activity. Dozens of butchers cut up all kinds of meat and make sausages. Women display whole chickens, and offer to prepare them according to what a passing customer desires. There’s homemade ice cream for sale across from a fish stand, and a tortilla stand that always seems to have a line-up. I buy my vegetables from a man who stands at the top of a pyramid of lettuces, tomatoes, avocados, carrots, potatoes, and whatever happens to be in season. While he weighs and bags the veggies I select, he often talks about how good Mexican food is, but how so many people don’t eat the healthy and tasty things he offers for sale. Before I started working on this story, I assumed he was just talking up his business. Continue reading →
6. Chiapas: San Marcos Avilés: Forced Displacement and the Hope of Solidarity 7. New Protest Paralyzes Brazil’s Belo Monte Dam 8. BRICS Nations Plan New Bank to Bypass World Bank, IMF 9. Assassination of Venezuelan Yupka Chief Sabino Romero Leads to Criticisms 10. 6 Killed, 9 More Injured In Chase Across U.S.-Mexico Border 11. Chile: Back from UN job Bachelet confirms she is running for president next November 12. Correa Condemns U.S. Blockade of Cuba at Inter-Parliamentary Meeting 13. Rio De Janeiro Police Force Indigenous People Out Of Museum Near World Cup Stadium Continue reading →
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(It is never simple…what might appear to be a good idea still has consequences)
By Carol Schachet January 24th, 2013
Local residents from San Dionisio del Mar (Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, Mexico) are protesting the construction of a huge wind farm in their community. Their prolonged and energetic resistance has been met with violent repression and even death threats made against several opposition leaders.
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