September 28, 2011
One of the most publicized smuggling tunnels in Nogales, Sonora originated in a grave in the city’s cemetery, crossed under the U.S- Mexico boundary, and ended in a warehouse in the United States. Whether this tunnel is myth or reality is up for debate, but what is true is that the creation and use...
September 28, 2011
Last Sunday federal police brutally repressed lowland indigenous marchers protesting the TIPNIS highway. The move has sparked widespread public outrage in Bolivia, while the response from the government of President Evo Morales—including the sudden resignation of Minister of Interior Sacha...
September 27, 2011
Last Tuesday, in the port city of Veracruz, 35 bodies were dumped in public spaces in the heart of the city. The act took place in broad daylight despite an atmosphere of heavy security meant to protect a meeting of the country’s attorneys general. All the bodies had a Z painted on their torsos,...
September 26, 2011
UNDPThe United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) latest report on Colombia, released last week, reaffirmed what experts have claimed for a very long time: that the core of Colombia’s problems lies in its rural economy. Nothing reflects the nature of the problem and its gravity better than the...
September 23, 2011
While President Evo Morales was busy defending the rights of Mother Earth at the United Nations this week, Bolivia’s TIPNIS conflict escalated beyond the regional boundaries of Beni and Cochabamba (where the TIPNIS park is located) into the national and international arena.
September 22, 2011
The United States Justice Department has a National Drug Intelligence Center that, among other things, recently issued its “National Drug Threat Assessment 2011”.
There are many notable revelations in this report.
To mention a few: The report’s structure itself is remarkable. It begins with...