As supply chains are integrated, families are fractured. Governments herald the economic integration while dismissing as irrelevant the human impact. One industry – poultry production – demonstrates the social costs of “free trade”.
It’s common practice to take stock on this day of where we are and how far we’ve come in the movement for full gender equality and respect for the human rights of women. This year in the Americas, the situation is getting worse rather than better.
Twenty years since the alarm was first sounded in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua due the large number of women murdered with signs of torture and sexual abuse, the phenomenon has spread to the rest of the country.
Nahua community midwives in the Huasteca region of the state of Hidalgo play a fundamental role in the communities’ world view, since they guide a child’s beginnings and communal values The practices of the official health institutions are putting them at risk.
With homicides on the rise again, truce facilitators say support and funding is needed to reduce violence in the Central American nation.
One year since their battle against criminal organizations began, community spokesmen talked to the Americas Program about their progress.
The capture of Mexico’s most-wanted drug lord, Joaquín Guzman Loera “El Chapo” is a major victory for the U.S.-Mexican drug war. But will it reduce or increase the violence that plagues the country?
The Toluca summit will be aimed at building support for Mexican President Peña Nieto’s neoliberal reforms, in particular the privatization of oil and gas exploration and development and promotion of the controversial Transpacific Partnership.
The Cora people oppose a reservoir in the San Pedro Mezquital River that would inundate or endanger 18 sacred sites, and would restrict their traditional cultural practices.
Mexico’s Jan. 24 federal register notice laying out the 200 pollutants that factories now must report annually opens the curtain for the sun to shine after a nearly 20-year-long grassroots crusade to secure the public’s right to know about hazardous waste.