Central America

20.04.2019

“Humanizing the economy is the task of the present moment”, José Rafael Quesada

“Humanizing the economy is the task of the present moment”, José Rafael Quesada

We interviewed Costa Rican economist José Rafael Quesada, in his capacity as coordinator of the Economics Network that works in the context of the IV Latin American Humanist Forum, to find out from now on what the work they have begun to organize consists of. José Rafael Quesada: Basically we… »

12.02.2019

TAKE ACTION: Strike a blow against corporate power in 2019

TAKE ACTION: Strike a blow against corporate power in 2019

Under ISDS corporations and the rich have sued governments for billions of euros – for anything from introducing health warnings on cigarettes to banning dirty oil drilling. Citizens, campaigners and social movements are uniting in 2019 to put an end to this parallel justice system for big business. You can… »

03.02.2019

Governments of Uruguay and Mexico to convene international conference on Venezuela

Governments of Uruguay and Mexico to convene international conference on Venezuela

In communiqués from their respective foreign ministries, Mexico and Uruguay have called for an international conference to create the conditions for dialogue between the different political forces in Venezuela. “The purpose of the conference is to lay the foundations for establishing a new mechanism for dialogue that, with the inclusion… »

30.01.2019

El Salvador becomes the 21st state party to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

El Salvador becomes the 21st state party to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

The International Campaign to Abolition Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) has reported today that the Central American country of El Salvador has become the 21st country to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons which opened for signature in 2017 and is on course to become the fastest ratified disarmament… »

09.12.2018

Latin America: Conference on the Protection of Civilians from the Use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas

Latin America: Conference on the Protection of Civilians from the Use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas

By Pamela Velásquez. On December 5 and 6, the Regional Conference on the Protection of Civilians from the Use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas was held in Santiago, Chile. It was attended by 23 Latin American and Caribbean States, representatives of governments and civil society, the United Nations and… »

03.12.2018

Mexico: López Obrador and a memorable speech in the Zócalo: “With the people everything, without the people nothing” (Full text)

Mexico: López Obrador and a memorable speech in the Zócalo: “With the people everything, without the people nothing” (Full text)

The 100 commitments of the new president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, are published below. In addition to his ambitious roadmap, yesterday’s day was marked by an unprecedented and exciting ceremony in Mexico City’s Zócalo, in which AMLO received the baton of command from the indigenous peoples. Thousands of… »

28.11.2018

US military, border police attack asylum seekers at US-Mexico border

US military, border police attack asylum seekers at US-Mexico border

By Eric London A combined force of the US military and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) pointed assault rifles and fired tear gas, rubber bullets and flash bang grenades at impoverished workers and their families on Sunday. The crowd, which included many women and young children, attempted to cross the… »

27.11.2018

U.S. Border Patrol Fires Tear Gas at Families Seeking Asylum

U.S. Border Patrol Fires Tear Gas at Families Seeking Asylum

In Tijuana, Mexico, U.S. border patrol officers fired tear gas Sunday into a crowd of desperate Central American asylum seekers as they tried to push their way through the heavily militarized border with the United States. Among those attacked were mothers and small children, who were left gagging and screaming… »

04.11.2018

Noam Chomsky: Members of Migrant Caravan Are Fleeing from Misery & Horrors Created by the U.S.

Noam Chomsky: Members of Migrant Caravan Are Fleeing from Misery & Horrors Created by the U.S.

As President Trump escalated his attacks and threats against the Central American migrant caravans making their way to the U.S.-Mexico border, the Trump administration unveiled new sanctions against Venezuela and Cuba on Thursday. National security adviser John Bolton declared Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua to be part of a “troika of… »

02.11.2018

#CaravanaMigrante: 5 keys to understand the phenomenon challenging Trump

#CaravanaMigrante: 5 keys to understand the phenomenon challenging Trump

DEMOCRACIAABIERTA 29 October 2018 The humanitarian crisis provoked by thousands of migrants that dream of obtaining asylum in the US has the entire region at crossroads. With the deaths of 2 migrants from Central America that were travelling with the caravan that departed from San Pedro… »

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