March 27, 2012
During the last week and yesterday morning the Colombian government carried out a pair of bombing raids on camps of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in the departments of Arauca and Meta. According to Colombian officials, the attacks have killed over 60 guerrillas. The...
March 27, 2012
Six years after being denied Mexico’s presidency in a disputed vote count, the presidential candidate of Mexico’s “lefts,” Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), says he is a “man without resentments.” Well, maybe, but when he formally registered his candidacy last week before the Federal...
March 23, 2012
This week opened a new chapter in Bolivia’s TIPNIS conflict. A majority of community authorities in the Isiboro-Sécure Indigenous Territory and National Park announced plans for another national march beginning April 20 to protest the government-proposed highway that would bisect their ancestral...
March 22, 2012
"Photo Credit - OAS"The year 2012 began with a degree of promise and optimism that Jean Claude Duvalier would finally stand trial for his role in committing crimes against humanity and for embezzling hundreds of millions of dollars from Haiti’s treasury. Such a trial would be the most significant...
March 21, 2012
The U.S. Border Patrol’s annual budget increased by more than a factor of nine between fiscal years 1994 and 2011. In FY 1994, when it began to implement a new national strategy as embodied by various “operations” (such as Hold-the-Line in greater El Paso and Gatekeeper in San Diego and its...
March 20, 2012
As Mexico’s presidential campaign moves into high gear, the left-of-center candidate for the presidency, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), has called for the creation of a new national police force that is better trained, enjoys a higher level of mission and morale, and has a closer...