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Dismantling a Rotten Power Structure: Zapatista Forum Analyzes Mexican Electoral Politics

The collective space created in the gathering of the National Indigenous Congress (CNI) is promoting the Indigenous Council of Government. Its councilors – one woman and one man per village – will be elected in May and their spokeswoman will run as an independent candidate in the 2018 presidential campaign.

FARC Women Prepare for Civilian Life After the Plebiscite

Once out of the concentration zone, Marta dreams of opening a clinic in the rural areas of Colombia. Ledis, a political prisoner of the Gabriel Galbis Unit of the FARC who received a special permit to participate as a delegate in the X National Guerrilla Conference, shares her dreamOnce out of the concentration zone, Marta dreams of opening a clinic in the rural areas of Colombia. Ledis, a political prisoner of the Gabriel Galbis Unit of the FARC who received a special permit to participate as a delegate in the X National Guerrilla Conference, shares her dream.

The Pope’s Encounter with Indigenous Mexico

Pope Francisco’s visit to San Cristobel de Las Casas in the southern state of Chiapas was perhaps his most symbolic  Continue Reading »

Pablo Escobar’s Legacy, 22 Years After His Death

Pablo Escobar Gaviria died 22 years ago, on December 2, 1993. According to his family, he committed suicide by shooting himself in the head when he found himself trapped by the police, with no escape route.

Our Interview with Carlos Beristain of the Group of Independent Experts

Just a few days before the anniversary of the attack at Iguala, the America’s Program had the opportunity to interview Carlos Beristain, one of the independent experts that participated in the investigation.

The Diplomatic Breakthrough in Havana

In the streets of Havana the diplomatic breakthrough is all people are discussing, from those who interpret Obama’s decision as an admission of a failed policy toward the island, to those who expect that the arrival of North Americans will lead to increased economic capacity.

Intellectuals and Zapatista Base Communities Meet to Assess “Critical Thought and Capitalism”

The seminar “Critical thinking against the Capitalist Hydra”, organized by the EZLN in San Cristobal de Las Casas (Chiapas) from May 3-9 raised issues of extractivism, elections, defense of the land and women’s organizing.

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