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Chilean Union Leader Found Dead One Day After Anti-Pollution Demo
One day after protesting massive chemical pollution, Alejandro Castro was found, hanging. The artisanal fisherman union leader had just pulled off a mass mobilization against acute chemical intoxication. Defending a community against polluters is an increasingly dangerous activity. The number of...
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Mural: Tribute to Archbishop Oscar Romero. Views
Pope to Declare Slain Salvadoran Archbishop Óscar Romero a Saint
It was Romero’s life and deeds, not any purported supernatural powers, that have earned him worldwide recognition and renown as a champion of oppressed people throughout Latin America and beyond.
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The latest sign of resistance comes from Mexico, where decades of neoliberalism and a failed and devastating U.S.-backed drug war spurred the landslide victory of a left-wing candidate for the first time in the country’s contemporary history.(Photo: Mexico's incoming president Andrés Manuel López Obrador/ Getty) Views
Is Latin America Still the U.S.’s ‘Backyard’?
In fact, U.S. administrations have been pursuing roughly the same agenda in Latin America since at least the early 20th century: maintaining U.S. hegemony throughout the region
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'Stunning But Not Surprising': Trump Administration Slammed for Secret Meetings About Venezuela Coup
" There are few nations that can lecture other nations on human rights & democracy but the one nation that can never lecture anyone is the United States of America."
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A view from the Yasuní national park. Views
Biodiversity and the Society of Superlatives
We must move beyond the mercantile mindset of perceiving everything only in terms of numbers, where “more” or “bigger” necessarily mean “better.”
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Former US-backed Guatemalan Dictator Efraín Ríos Montt Dies Facing Genocide Charges
Victims of the genocide and human rights advocates said Rios Montt's death brings a measure of closure.
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If We Want to Support Refugees, We Need To End the Wars That Create Them
The sanctuary movement needs an anti-war voice.
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Talking Sense About Immigration
On the necessity of rejecting the president's Manichaean worldview
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Afro-Colombian Women Mobilize for Justice and Healing on International Women’s Day
In Colombia, women are demanding an end to the impunity, silence and invisibility that fuel attacks on female human rights defenders
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Accompaniment in Honduras
How can we be free when our sisters and brothers are not?
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