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...
September 21, 2011
A major report released today paints a frightening picture of what happens to the individuals who have the misfortune to fall into the clutches of the U.S. Border Patrol. The report documents systematic and widespread abuses perpetrated by Border Patrol agents of the people they apprehend, detain,...
September 20, 2011
It is not likely that the small but persistent pacifist movement organized by poet and essayist Javier Sicilia—the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity—will bring a genuine internal peace to Mexico any time soon, but its growing visibility and its persistence in the face of threats...