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10.08.2016

‘Not a good day for Democracy’: senate approves impeachment trial for Brazil’s Rousseff

‘Not a good day for Democracy’: senate approves impeachment trial for Brazil’s Rousseff

Her ouster—an effort she’s calling a coup— would be end of 13 years of rule by leftist Workers’ Party, and would leave in place unelected Temer by Andrea Germanos, staff writer for Common Dreams Brazil’s Senate on Wednesday voted to hold an impeachment trial for… »

06.08.2016

A new chapter in the persecution of popular leaders

A new chapter in the persecution of popular leaders

Press Release by the Committee for Milagro Sala’s Freedom Yesterday, with the arrest warrant that the judge Martinez de Giorgi ordered for the President of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo, Hebe de Bonafini, we have witnessed in a new chapter in the prosecution of popular leaders. Hebe, an… »

05.08.2016

The First-Ever Olympic Refugee Team

The First-Ever Olympic Refugee Team

Human Wrongs Watch United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 4 August 2016 paid a visit to the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he encouraged refugee athletes to show the world their… »

31.07.2016

And now they are going for Raul Noro

And now they are going for Raul Noro

Raúl Noro, Milagro Sala’s life partner, learned this morning that there was an arrest warrant against him. Given his poor health, along with their lawyers, they decided it was best to go to court and request home detention. After appearing before the authorities he had to be taken to a… »

30.07.2016

No Medals for Sanitation at Rio Olympics

No Medals for Sanitation at Rio Olympics

Human Wrongs Watch By Mario Osava* RIO DE JANEIRO, 27 July 2016 (IPS) – The biggest frustration at the Olympic Games, to be inaugurated in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro on August 5, is the failure to meet… »

21.07.2016

Reforestation in Oxapampa: Peru’s Challenges and Priorities

Reforestation in Oxapampa: Peru’s Challenges and Priorities

By Fernando Torres Morán LIMA (IDN) – Oxapampa is a province in the Pasco Region, in the high jungle area of Peru, which is home to the Oxapampa-Asháninka-Yanesha Biosphere Reserve that was recognised by UNESCO in 2010. The reserve houses a number of protected… »

18.07.2016

Colombia: Facing the Yes or No Question Very Soon

Colombia: Facing the Yes or No Question Very Soon

Yesterday in New York, in celebration of Colombian Independence Day, the consulate and various local organizations organized a social services fair at LaGuardia Community College in Queens. In light of recent developments in their home country, it was appropriate that the highlight of the event was a panel (Conference Alto… »

14.07.2016

Paraguay itself on trial for the Curuguaty Massacre: justice or scapegoats?

Paraguay itself on trial for the Curuguaty Massacre: justice or scapegoats?

Last Friday, 11 Paraguayan farmers accused of the Curuguaty Massacre were sentenced to between 4 and 30 years in prison in a case repeatedly condemned as biased and irregular.  By Emergentes Opinion piece written by Luis Lezcano Claude, former member of the Supreme Court of Paraguay, now acting as defense… »

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… »

09.07.2016

International Labor Rights Forum newsletter

International Labor Rights Forum newsletter

July 2016 E-News Progress and setbacks in 2016 TIP Report Sign petition: Stop criminalizing workers! Chinese workers take on Walmart and Disney Complaint alleges World Bank IFC loan supports forced labor Honduran melon workers confirm abuses Safety delays continue… »

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