January 18, 2013
While President Evo Morales decrees that Bolivia’s TIPNIS conflict is resolved, conflicting reports issued by the government and religious and human rights groups over the past few weeks have served to extend the controversy over the proposed highway that would bisect this indigenous territory and...
January 17, 2013
This past November I visited Ciudad Juárez, Mexico to witness the urban redevelopment taking place in the city’s historic district and efforts to save sites like the popular La Nueva Central restaurant. With my digital camera I took about thirty minutes of footage from which I...
January 14, 2013
On January 14 the negotiators from the Juan Manuel Santos’s administration and the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) resume their discussion of the agrarian question. The government is insisting on concluding this segment by spring, while the FARC refuses to apply a time...
January 10, 2013
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In 2012, the Caribbean was the site of many positive developments—but overall the region as a whole is desperately trying to keep its head above water. An example of this could be seen in both Jamaica and Trinidad’s 50th anniversary of political independence. While last...
January 09, 2013
Visibly moved, President Barack Obama offered heartfelt words in the aftermath of the tragic events in Newtown, Connecticut in mid-December. He suggested that all of us in the United States should “hug our children a little tighter and . . . tell them that we love them.”
In doing so, he made...
January 04, 2013
“Escape the jungle, expose the truth!” is the teaser for a new eco-thriller coming soon to a theater near you. Featuring Andy Garcia, Forest Whitaker, and Eva Longoria, “A Dark Truth” tells the story of a fictional multi-national corporation (ClearBec) that instigates a peasant massacre in a...