February 09, 2012
The recent announcement by Judge Carves Jean that former Haitian dictator Jean Claude Duvalier will stand trial for corruption charges related to his embezzling of millions of dollars, but not for his role in the murder, disappearance and torture of thousands during his presidency has...
February 08, 2012
It’s an overcast day as we drive along an isolated two lane road, passing the Arizona desert scrublands pocked with non-descript gray green plants that extend to the horizon. Some colleagues and I are headed for a little out-of-the-way town in central Arizona called Eloy, home of a sprawling...
February 08, 2012
Displaced people in Colombia. Photo Stephen Ferry / violentology.com The reactionary right-wing forces in Colombia started mobilizing to defend their class interests as President Juan Manuel Santos and his government gather support to implement Law 1448, which calls for the restitution...
February 03, 2012
Bolivia’s conflict over the recently-cancelled highway through the TIPNIS National Park and Indigenous Territory intensified this week, as the CONISUR counter-march arrived to La Paz and the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) government renewed its campaign for a formal consulta process to...
February 02, 2012
Since 2006 Canadian Forces have participated in numerous counter-narcotics missions in the Caribbean basin called Operation Caribbe, as part of the wider U.S. Joint Interagency Task Force-South. Arguably the most visible, and perhaps the only example that the Canadian people have had of their armed...
February 01, 2012
In response to critics of its record-setting number of deportations, the Obama administration has begun a pilot program in Denver and Baltimore that grants discretion to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) prosecutors in relation to which cases they pursue. The prosecutors reviewed...