October 25, 2011
Just a few days after President Felipe Calderón, in an interview with New York Times reporters, excoriated the opposition Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) for wanting to pact and dialogue with Mexico’s drug traffickers (a charge PRIistas vigorously deny), his position was undermined by a...
October 24, 2011
Late last week, in just 48 hours, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) delivered two strong blows against the Colombian military, killing 20 soldiers and wounding many others. The timing of the attacks is significant, occurring less than 10 days before the October 30 Colombian...
October 21, 2011
Two historic events took place in Bolivia this week. Indigenous groups protesting the government’s plan to build a highway through the TIPNIS national park and autonomous territory arrived in La Paz on Wednesday, after a 65-day, 360-mile cross-country trek that has riveted national and...
October 19, 2011
Occupy Wall Street and its sister mobilizations across the world have forcefully brought the issue of inequality to the global fore and, with it, the matter of work and the wellbeing of workers. According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Article 23), “Everyone has the right to work”...
October 18, 2011
Calderón, his wife looking on, speaks with Sicilia Photo: José Antonio López
President Felipe Calderón, speaking with The New York Times reporters, October 15: There are many in the PRI [the opposition Institutional Revolutionary Party] who think the deals of the past [with organized crime] would...
October 17, 2011
U.S.-trained Colombian soldiers (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Last Friday President Barack Obama ordered the deployment of 100 armed military advisers to central Africa to help regional forces fight the Lord’s Resistance Army, a Ugandan guerrilla group. This new intervention sheds some...