Human Rights

The Paths of Justice for Berta

Escrito por  |  22 / June / 2021

On March 2, 2016, the world suffered the murder of land defender Berta Cáceres. From that moment, those of us  Continue Reading »

In El Salvador, homicides and disappearances are not a priority

Escrito por  |  17 / June / 2021

In El Salvador, reports of dead bodies abandoned on side of the road or in poorly traveled areas are commonplace. The country remains on the list of violent countries in Central America. In May alone, the number of homicides reached 484 deaths. Meanwhile, the government refuses to treat the issue of disappearances as a problem.

Vice President Kamala Harris’ visit to Guatemala

Escrito por  |  15 / June / 2021

In order for Vice President Kamala Harris’ first visit to Guatemala to achieve any measure of success, her agenda must include meetings with a variety of critical voices concerned with the implementation of U.S. foreign policy towards this country.

Necropolitics in the Amazon threatens Indigenous peoples and ecosystems

Escrito por  |  14 / June / 2021

During these pandemic times, everything seems to indicate that the socio-environmental crisis is getting worse in Latin America, especially in the Amazon.

Chile: the end of Neoliberalism and the start of a new chapter in its history

Escrito por  |  1 / June / 2021

The May 15th and 16th elections in Chile, which encompassed concurrently the vote for the 155 delegates to the Constituent Assembly as well as the vote for municipal officials and regional governors, has exposed the dismal failure of the government and rightwing parties while sanctioning the triumph of the independent candidates.

Bukele Consolidates Power and Corruption in El Salvador

Escrito por  |  27 / May / 2021

In less than a week, Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele and his Legislative Assembly have managed to lock in full political power in El Salvador, dismissing sitting Supreme Court justices and de facto naming new ones as well as a new attorney general, while passing legislation that grants immunity to loyal functionaries linked to irregular purchases during the pandemic. 

The defense of the Body-Territory

Escrito por  |  5 / May / 2021

This Earth Day, four women defenders from four countries came together to reflect on their struggles defending the body-territory. They emphasized that the relationship of women’s bodies with the earth, its natural resources, and the mutual care that this implies, is reflected in the types of threats and forms of violence against women’s bodies and against the earth that emanate from the same capitalist-patriarchal system that seeks total domination of both territories.