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On Sunday, voters in Nicaragua and Guatemala chose their country’s next presidents. In Nicaragua, President Daniel Ortega sailed to victory and a third term. In Guatemala, retired general Otto Perez Molina was elected despite concerns over his involvement in human rights violations during the former military regime.
The U.S. government and its right-wing allies are using human rights as a political weapon to discredit those governments in the region that have most aggressively undermined U.S. hegemony. This article was originally published as the introduction to the September/October 2011 issue of the NACLA Report on the Americas.
On October 21, Bolivian President Evo Morales agreed to scrap a controversial plan to build a highway through the TIPNIS reserve. His decision came just two days after over 1,000 indigenous TIPNIS protesters arrived in La Paz after marching 370 miles against the highway project. This photo essay looks at some of the defining moments of the two-month-long TIPNIS march.
Dear NACLA friends,
Join Witness for Peace, NACLA, and Nicaragua activist Uriel Carazo from The Promoters of Peace and Development in a lecture about the U.S.