Binational Indigenous Front meets in Oaxaca

The assembly of the Indigenous Front of Binational Organizations in the Mixteca region of Oaxaca, one of the poorest areas in Mexico. A large percentage of the indigenous population of Oaxaca and other states has left to work in northern Mexico and in the United States.

Torture Scandal Plagues Bush Regime

The Bush administration came under congressional fire this week due to its authorization of torture on prisoners, which has resulted in great criticism from the international community.

Close the Mis-named National Endowment for Democracy

Haven’t heard of the National Endowment for Democracy? Not many people have. Yet the NED is taxpayer funded and carries out foreign policy with no meaningful public oversight or transparency. In fact, it does more to undermine democracy than not.

Venezuela Launches New Social Program for Poor Children

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez announced the creation of a new social program, known as a “mission,” which will provide treatment and rehabilitation to children in situations of drug and alcohol addiction, abandonment, exclusion, or vulnerability.

The Fragments of the Latin American Union

In Latin America, in the absence of a social revolution at the moment of national independence there were plenty of rebellions and political revolts. Less frequently these were popular rebellions and almost never were they ideological revolutions that shook the traditional structures.

Philanthropic imperialism

The US is becoming more and more restless with the liberating winds that blow in Latin America. That was the reason the Pentagon decided to reactivate the Fourth Fleet and detach it to the Caribbean and the South American seas.

Has capitalism reached its limits?

In the wake of the widespread U.S. sub-prime mortgage crisis, speculative funds began to flow into the oil and grains markets, pushing up their prices. The trend is so powerful that it is very difficult to keep these moves under control. Observing this situation, some economic analysts are saying, “Capitalism is reaching its limits.”

Thousands Protest US Asylum for Sanchez Berzaín as Resentment Continues Over 'Black October'

Shortly after 10 a.m. on June 9, several thousand protestors from El Alto marched into La Paz and surrounded the US Embassy. The mainly indigenous protestors were demanding the return of ex-President Sánchez de Lozada and ex-Minister of Defense Sánchez Berzaín to Bolivia.

Caribbean is Vulnerable to Climate Change

The Stockholm Environment Institute and Tufts University have published a study warning that the Caribbean and the 40 million people living in the island nations are in the front lines of vulnerability to climate change.

Chavez Reiterates Call on Colombian Rebels to Release All Hostages

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez called on the new leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), Alfonso Cano, to liberate all of the insurgent group’s hostages and advance toward a peaceful end to the Colombian conflict.

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