Open letter to President Juan Manuel Santos from the National Secretariat of the FARC-EP
The situation is very worrying and dramatic: more than 200 deaths so far this year, with a total blanket of impunity. A new genocide is under way against social leaders and peasants.
Few hours away from the signing of the Final ...
Mexico: CNI, All Flying Together
- Luis Hernández Navarro
Wine consumption in Mexico has gone up in the last ten years. Its consumers have grown significantly. The sweet nectar has ceased to be the tipple of executives with high purchasing power and more and more women and young people are drinking it. But ...
America's Dirty History Exposed: FBI Investigated U.S.-Backed Assassination of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero
- Ken Klippenstein كليبنستين كين
FBI documents obtained by AlterNet via a Freedom of Information Act request reveal that the U.S. government investigated the Salvadoran security forces it had armed and trained in connection with the 1980 assassination of Catholic Archbishop Oscar ...
Why a Women’s Strike in Argentina and Latin America: the economic links of sexist violence
The Women’s Strike is not symbolic, it is political. And it is also economic: “Ending the sexist violence signifies standing up to the system that produces it”. The discussion puts on the union agenda the emergency of the killing of ...
Mexico: The EZLN, the CNI and the elections
- Luis Hernández Navarro
The EZLN and the CNI [National Indigenous Congress] agreed to consult with peoples and communities about the nomination of an indigenous woman as candidate for the Presidency of the Republic in the elections of 2018. The decision has raised a huge ...
SupGaleano: Questions without Answers, Answers without Questions, Councils and Counsel
(Pages from the Notebook of the Cat-Dog)
- Ejército zapatista de liberación nacional EZLN
The recent anouncement by the EZLN and the National Indigenous Congress that they plan to present an indigenous woman as candidate to the presidential election in 2018 [read statement here] provoked hysterical reactions from some sectors of the official ...
Colombia's Israel connection: Peacemaking and the Peace Prize
- Samer Badawi سامر بدوي
If the Nobel committee sought to move the needle on Colombian peace by honoring one of its auteurs, they might do well to remember a similar experiment that is all-too-familiar to observers in the Middle East.
Colombian President Juan Manuel ...
Colombia: A lost opportunity
- Vijay Prashad
No one wants war anymore, but the referendum rejecting the landmark agreement between the government and the FARC could push Colombia towards a fractious peace
War is a game where nobody wins: Street Art by DJ Lu, Bogota
Years of negotiation in ...
The Empire Strikes Back
- Chris Hedges
A decade ago left-wing governments, defying Washington and global corporations, took power in Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Venezuela, Uruguay, Bolivia and Ecuador. It seemed as if the tide in Latin America was turning. The interference by Washington ...
Colombia: What future for the FARC?
- Miguel Urbano Rodrigues
In Cartagena de Indias, it was yesterday, September 26, that the Final Peace Agreement was signed, putting an end in Colombia to a 52-year war. Miguel Urbano Rodrigues pays tribute to the FARC-EP, but diverges from the optimism at the ceremony, attended ...