News Update

Mon, 2015-03-23
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Your report about how Latin American women and girls are fleeing exploitation and poverty, corruption and impunity, and general and gender-based violence, and are getting raped while travelling through Mexico (to hopefully enter the U.S.), is moving and serious, and it is misleading.

Thu, 2015-03-19
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American and Canadian companies are partnering with the repressive Honduran regime, and some of the wealthiest, most violent members of the economic elites, to evict indigenous Lenca campesinos and build illegal hydro-electric dams in western Honduras.

Fri, 2015-03-13
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From what much of the media and their invited experts have been informing me, from what many politicians have been expounding about, I now conclude my mother is an anti- anti-terrorist which - being a double-negative - makes her a terrorist.

Wed, 2015-03-11
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Articles: "Channeling Reagan, Obama Continues US Pressure On Latin American Leftist Governments", by Mark Weisbrot; and "Is Venezuela Really an 'Extraordinary Threat' to the United States?", Greg Grandin.

Mon, 2015-03-09
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BLOODY BOOMTOWN: Mexican Vigilante Justice Hits $7 Billion Gold Mine, By Jason McGahan, March 9, 2015.

Sun, 2015-03-08
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In their movements, women not only fight against gendered injustices, but also demand wider societal transformation to a system that doesn't work for them as women - even though as a system it is working exactly how it's supposed to.

Thu, 2015-03-05
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New photographs suggest the military knew more about the disappearance of the 43 Ayotzinapa 43 than previously thought.  Mexico's military released previously unseen photographs of students who survived a massacre in Guerrero state Wednesday that have sparked renewed controversy over the case of the 43 disappeared Ayotzinapa teachers training college students.

Wed, 2015-03-04
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From January 28 - February 8, 2015, Rights Action travelled with a Canadian journalist and students from the University of Guelph (Canada), to meet with Mayan and campesino communities suffering environmental and health harms, repression and other human rights violations caused by the Canadian-led mining industry in Guatemala.  Rights Action provides grassroots funding to the community and environmental protection and human rights promotion work of the people we met with.

Tue, 2015-03-03
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In the State of Guerrero, where Mexican government officials and a Drug Cartel kidnapped and "disappeared" 43 students from the Ayotzinapa teacher's college in September 2014, the Canadian mining company Torex Gold Resources Inc. is allegedly paying C$84,000/month to "La Familia Michoacana", one more brutally violent Mexican drug cartel.
 

Sun, 2015-03-01
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Letter to As It Happens (AIH), show transmitted by CBC radio Canada.

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