Central America

27.11.2016

Judging Castro: the best we can say is that the world wasn’t ready for him

Judging Castro: the best we can say is that the world wasn’t ready for him

Yesterday, very early in the morning, the news reached Europe of the death of Fidel Castro, the former leader of the Caribbean island of Cuba at the age of 90 years of age. With the pleasure of having hundreds of friends and acquaintances in Latin America my Facebook feed was… »

21.11.2016

Haiti goes to long-awaited polls to pick president, parliamentarians

Haiti goes to long-awaited polls to pick president, parliamentarians

Elections have begun in Haiti as people hope to turn the country into a functional democracy. People went to the polls on Sunday to choose a president and dozens of members for Haiti’s bicameral legislature. Some 27 presidential candidates are contesting for the vote with reports saying five of them have better chances of winning… »

02.09.2016

Costa Rica Setting its Sights on Sustainable Development

Costa Rica Setting its Sights on Sustainable Development

By Jose Rafael Quesada* SAN JOSE (IDN) – Costa Rica, a small Central American country with a population of barely 5 million inhabitants, has a high human development index (ranking 69th worldwide) and is considered a consolidated democracy in Latin America. High investments… »

26.08.2016

Morales denounces attempts to destabilize Bolivia

Morales denounces attempts to destabilize Bolivia

La Paz, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) President of Bolivia Evo Morales denounced today groups supporting foreign interests that seek to cause confusion amid the population and create an environment of instability in the country.   During a ceremony for the 116th anniversary of the Escuela de Sargentos del Ejercito, at… »

21.08.2016

UN admits it needs to do more after causing Haiti cholera epidemic

UN admits it needs to do more after causing Haiti cholera epidemic

By Phoebe Braithwaite NEW YORK, Aug 18 2016 (IPS) – Update: On Thursday 18 August the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld the immunity of the UN from legal proceedings in the case of Georges et al v. United Nations et. »

13.07.2016

Latin American Development Depends On Investing In Teenage Girls

Latin American Development Depends On Investing In Teenage Girls

Human Wrongs Watch By Estrella Gutiérrez* CARACAS, 11 July 2016 (IPS) – Latin America’s teenage girls are a crucial force for change and for promoting sustainable development, if the region invests in their rights and… »

07.07.2016

Launch event of the Continental Day for Democracy and Against Neoliberalism

Launch event of the Continental Day for Democracy and Against Neoliberalism

July the 8th, 2016, 4pm (Brazil) – Auditorium 01 – Faculty Zumbi dos Palmares – Clube de Regatas Tietê – São Paulo – Brazil A decade after the defeat of the FTAA – Free Trade Area of the Americas – our continent faces a new neoliberal offensive. This offensive is… »

02.06.2016

Communications Forum rejects the Coup in Brazil and destabilization in Venezuela

Communications Forum rejects the Coup in Brazil and destabilization in Venezuela

The Forum on Communication for the Integration of Our America (FCINA) rejects and condemns the judicial-media-parliamentary coup d’état that has displaced Dilma Rousseff, who was elected by 54 million citizens as constitutional president of Brazil; a coup that, in addition to removing the Workers’ Party (PT) from power and suspending… »

17.05.2016

Deterring Migration by Terrorizing Refugees

Deterring Migration by Terrorizing Refugees

Danny Katch looks at the cruel logic for the Obama administration’s plans to launch a new wave of raids to detain and deport Central American mothers and children LAST WEEK, officials in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced plans for a month-long “surge” against Central American refugees who entered… »

10.05.2016

Guatemala: the forced exodus of young girls and women

Guatemala: the forced exodus of young girls and women

Why do girls, adolescents and women migrate?  Why would they leave their countries of origin and embark on the misadventure of an undocumented journey with the certainty that they will suffer on the way?  And if they do make it, will they be able to survive and deal with the… »

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