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The Power of the Mothers

In its fifteenth year, the Caravan of Central American mothers brought together six families. In total, the caravan has chalked up 315 reunions. Along the way it empowers women and challenges a system that considers their loved ones expendable.

What the CICIG Taught Guatemala

On August 31, 2018, Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales, a comedian by profession, accompanied by his cabinet and the high command of the army, convened a press conference where he unilaterally announced that he would not renew the mandate of the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG). The CICIG no longer functions, but it has left a powerful legacy.

The Dramatic Fall of Chile as Latin America’s Neoliberal Role Model

After the outbreak of the most intense and massive social protests ever recorded in the history of Chile, on November 16 the government and most political parties signed an agreement to restore peace and public order and initiate a process to draft a new constitution.

Citizen Protests in Colombia Reveal Deep Discontent

On November 21 nationwide demonstrations began that drew hundreds of thousands of Colombians into the streets to protest against the Duque government. Just three years after signing the peace accords, more than 23,000 people have been killed in Colombia. Forty-three percent of the victims are under 25.

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The Power of the Mothers

What the CICIG Taught Guatemala

The Dramatic Fall of Chile as Latin America’s Neoliberal Role Model

Citizen Protests in Colombia Reveal Deep Discontent

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Mexico’s Dilemma: Tariffs or Impose Trump’s Draconian Immigration

World Summit of Mothers of the Disappeared

Interview with Robert Reich: Closing the Border to Mexico is “Insane”

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Global Exchange: “Venezuela’s crisis: Is there any good way out?”

View our expert panel to hear from Miguel Tinker Salas, Venezuelan scholar and Professor of Latin American History at Pomona College; Laura Carlsen, Mexican journalist and director of the Americas Program, and Medea Benjamin, author and anti-war activist on the growing crisis in Venezuela.

 

 

 

Laura Carlsen on Friday’s KPFA news roundup: Venezuela, the wall-asylum-Trump’s shutdown, Syria and the teachers’ strike

 

An Open Letter to the United States: Stop Interfering in Venezuela’s Internal Politics