Women grassroots leaders and peace activists from across the Americas met in Antigua, Guatemala in early November to discuss the root causes of the violence they experience, major challenges to peace in the region, and what feminist grassroots leaders are doing about it.
The statement highlights the participation of ethnically diverse women in peace negotiations; ensuring the security of human rights defenders, civil society activists and Indigenous and Afro-descendant communities; and inclusive monitoring and implementation of peace processes.
September 18, 2017 The Honorable Rex Tillerson Secretary of State U.S. Department of State 2201 C St NW Washington, D.C. 20520 Dear Secretary Tillerson, We are writing to you to voice…
The history of this crisis has illustrative elements of the political manipulation of this tragedy, on the one hand, and the absence of scruples of the pharmaceutical companies and the lack of ethics of many doctors, on the other.
US Congress Members Demand Review of Security Aid to Mexico, Victims’ and Rights Groups Call to Divert Drug War Aid to Disaster Relief
US Congress Members Call for “full review of U.S. assistance to Mexico” in light of “violence and corruption related to war on drugs”. Post-earthquake, Mexican rights organizations demand drug war funding be diverted to disaster relief.
Ariel Dulitzky, Argentine lawyer, University of Texas Law School Professor and former member of the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances, in an exclusive interview to Americas Program on Operation Condor, its influence in current operations, and today’s wave of forced disappearances in the context of the war on drugs.
Tuesday marked three years since the search began for the 43 students disappeared in Iguala, Guerrero. Meanwhile dozens of families marked one week searching for their loved ones trapped in collapsed buildings after the September 19th earthquake.
The Washington Post published the full transcript of the January 27 phone call between Donald J. Trump and Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto and it has stirred up the usual voyeuristic interest in the inner workings of the U.S. president’s disturbed mind. But more than that, it reveals the bizarre relationship between an ego-driven domestic agenda and a rudderless and opportunistic foreign policy.
Human Rights Absent in US-Mexico Conference on Central America Despite Concern in Congress Over Abuses
The Miami meeting ignored human rights and refugee rights. There appears to have been no discussion of government abuses as a result of intensified joint operations to stop migrant flows to the United States, particularly by Mexican security forces and increasingly by Central American forces charged with controlling outmigration of their own people.
One month ago today a burly, middle-aged reporter set out from the offices of the news weekly Riodoce that he co-founded some fourteen years ago, walking toward his car at high noon. He had just penned what would be his last column that morning when his life was brought to an abrupt end by two unknown assassins.