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Former president of El Salvador sentenced to 10 years in prison for embezzling $300 million

Former President Elías Antonio Saca was sentenced to ten years in prison. He thus became the first Salvadorian ex-president to be sent to prison for the crimes of corruption and misappropriation of public funds.

Central American Women Are Fighting Extractive Industries on their Land—and Winning

The battle to stop the spread of extractive industries pits indigenous and peasant communities against powerful business interests, backed up by politicians who encourage the foreign investments that convert millennial ways of life into cash for them.

Patagonia, the Mapuche struggle for the survival of the planet

The current government of Argentina has waged a fierce fight against the Mapuche who defend their territory with assassinations, political imprisonment and criminalization of defenders of the land.

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From México: Jesús Vargas

Interview With Susan Gzesh

From Mexico: Maria Ines Ochoa (la Rumorosa)

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May 27, 2018

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Laura Carlsen on the Globe Post about the Mexican General Election. Read Here. 

November 17, 2017

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Laura Carlsen’s article for The Nation, Read Here.

September 14, 2017

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Laura Carlsen is quoted in Rolling Stone Magazine Read Here.