The main obstacle in the fight against Covid-19? Inequality.

Escrito por  |  19 / April / 2021

The situation in Latin America is serious. Only enough doses are available to vaccinate 5% of the population during a period of high infection rates and a rising death toll that have forced many countries in the region to reimpose confinement orders in the face of a collapse of its hospital services capabilities.

Escazú Agreement set to bring environmental justice down to earth

Escrito por  |  15 / April / 2021

The Escazú Agreement is the first treaty in the world to contain specific provisions on human rights defenders in environmental matters.

Was Trump’s Family-Separation Policy Torture?

Escrito por  |  12 / April / 2021

“A crime against humanity” and “a disgrace to our great country”: that’s how 99-year-old Benjamin Ferencz, the last surviving prosecutor of the Nazis at the Nuremberg war-crimes trials, characterized the Donald Trump administration’s coercive separation of thousands of immigrant children from parents seeking asylum.

Farmworkers need families, not deportation and exploitation

Escrito por  |  9 / April / 2021

During the Trump administration, the U.S. deported an average of 275,725 people per year, almost the same number of workers – 257,667 – brought by growers last year to labor in U.S. fields. Contract laborers on H2-A visas now make up is a tenth of the U.S.’s total agricultural workforce – an increase of more than 100,000 in just six years.

Victoria Esperanza Salazar should not have died

Escrito por  |  8 / April / 2021

Femicide is a crime foretold, warns lawyer Karla Micheel Salas. Announced, frequently by the victim herself, in denunciations and desperate cries for help that are ignored by the authorities and society. Announced by the conditions of discrimination, threat and vulnerability in which so many women live. Announced, by the numbers of femicides that increase daily. Announced, because of the capitalist-patriarchal system in which we all live, a system that devalues the life of women, especially if they are poor brown migrants with disabilities.

Five years after the “sowing” of Berta Caceres

Escrito por  |  5 / April / 2021

At the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), the organization that Berta Cáceres founded, they have  Continue Reading »

How much is the life of a migrant worth?

Escrito por  |  3 / April / 2021

The scene is tragic and horrifying. Two burnt out vehicles containing 19 bodies, one of them riddled by 113 bullets, along the hellish slice of borderland in Tamaulipas, near the Nuevo León and Texas.