July 08, 2011
President Mauricio Funes reaffirmed last week that no mining projects will be permitted in El Salvador during his presidency. Despite the great need for municipal and national revenues that such projects could generate, he stated, “I will not put the public health of the population at risk in...
July 06, 2011
I had a feeling when former Tohono O’odham tribal councilman David Garcia ope Papago Farms, Tohono O'odham Nation, Arizonaned up the gate on the U.S.-Mexico boundary that it would attract the attention of the U.S. Border Patrol. We were in an isolated area near Papago Farms in late June, in the...
July 05, 2011
Eruviel Ávila (Agencia MVT)To no one’s great surprise, Mexico’s once-and-future ruling party (or so it seems), the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), scored major victories in four state elections this Sunday. The PRI won governorships in three states (México State, Coahuila and Nayarit),...
July 03, 2011
By Clayton Conn
Since April 15th, members of the P’urhépecha indigenous community of Cherán, Michoacán have self-organized community defense committees to protect themselves from violence amidst Mexico’s drug war. The community of some 20,000 people has faced kidnappings, murders, and...
July 03, 2011
Farmer's Market in Samaca, Colombia (Flickr: momentcaptured1)Over the last decade, several studies have warned that agricultural production is one of the most vulnerable sectors in the global economy, particularly for subsistence and small farmers, who are the main food producers in the world....
July 01, 2011
Memorial Tribute (Credit: IFCO/Pastors for Peace)By Michael Fox
On Thursday, June 30, hundreds of people packed into Manhattan’s Riverside Church for the launch of 22nd Caravan to Cuba, and a memorial tribute to the late Reverend Lucius Walker, Jr. Each year the IFCO/Pastors for Peace...