October 11, 2012
Despite widespread opposition from the Haitian people and many of their political representatives in parliament, the renewal of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH)’s mandate is set to occur on October 15.
"Photo Credit: United Nations"
Supporters of MINUSTAH,...
October 11, 2012
Honduran journalist Félix Antonio Molina, whose radio show Resistencia documents the country's resistance to the regime that came to power in a 2009 military coup, is this year's winner of the Chavkin Award for Integrity in Journalism in Latin America.
The prize, which will be presented on October...
October 08, 2012
Hugo Chávez, as a number of us expected, won the Venezuelan presidential election in yet another landslide yesterday: 55.1% to his opponent Henrique Capriles’s 44.2%.
To understand why Chávez’s electoral victory would be apparent beforehand, consider that from 1980 to 1998,...
October 04, 2012
Given the waves of anti-government protests which have recently engulfed Haiti, one would have thought that Haitian President Michel Martelly would have found refuge from controversy while visiting the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Yet this was not the case. While the past...
October 02, 2012
Both the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) are preparing for their meeting in the Norwegian Capital, Oslo, on October 17. The FARC delegation is composed of five plenipotentiary members and five deputies led by Ivan Marquez, the second in the...
October 01, 2012
Guest post by Ansel Herz:
As this blog has amply documented, the establishment media is replete with inaccurate and biased coverage of Latin America. When it comes to Haiti, the quality of reporting has been so poor so often that a whole book was once written about the island nation’s odious...