South America

25.03.2016

Argentina: 40 years after the Bloody Military Coup

Argentina: 40 years after the Bloody Military Coup

By Martin Hacthoun Buenos Aires, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) US President Barack Obama is concluding his official visit to Buenos Aires on Thursday, a day when millions of Argentineans are commemorating the 40th anniversary of the military coup d”état in 1976 with marches and demonstrations of protest. The US president… »

25.03.2016

Glenn Greenwald: Is it a coup?

Glenn Greenwald: Is it a coup?

What is happening in Brazil is much worse than Donald Trump   Brazil is facing its worst political crisis in over two decades as opponents of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff attempt to impeach her on corruption charges. But Rousseff is refusing calls to resign, saying the impeachment proceedings against her… »

23.03.2016

Peruvian trade unions challenge union busting law

Peruvian trade unions  challenge  union busting law

On Friday, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) responded to a trade complaint filed last summer by ILRF and Peruvian trade unions to challenge the NTEP law and other abuses. DOL released a report that confirms what we’ve known for years. The report suggested that the NTEP law… »

19.03.2016

Ecuadorian president warns of a new “Condor Operation” against progressive governments

Ecuadorian president warns of a new “Condor Operation” against progressive governments

Quito, March 18 (Andes) – Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa warned Friday of a new “Condor Operation” in the region aimed at destabilizing progressive governments. The coordination of actions between right-wing dictatorships is known as Condor Operation, it was registered in many South American countries (Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Bolivia,… »

18.03.2016

Genocide of the native peoples and slavery in olden days Caribbean

Genocide of the native peoples and slavery in olden days Caribbean

Reparations in the Americas Colonialism Reparation welcomes the support given by the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) to the request for reparations for the genocide of the native peoples and the slavery of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and invites the United States to overcome their fear of… »

16.03.2016

The Vulture

The Vulture

How billionaire Rubio backer Paul Singer made billions off Argentina debt crisis Argentina has reached an agreement to pay U.S. hedge funds that have sought for 14 years to profit off the country’s debt. The hedge funds bought up Argentina’s debt for bargain prices after its financial crisis,… »

10.03.2016

Hold-out deal in Argentina makes solving debt crises more difficult, UN rights experts say

Hold-out deal in Argentina makes solving debt crises more difficult, UN rights experts say

By Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky and Alfred de Zayas for ALAI In the context of the Argentinean Congress discussing the implications of a proposed agreement between Argentina and hedge funds, the Independent Expert on the effects of foreign debt on human rights, Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, and the Independent… »

04.03.2016

Honduras: Goldman Environmental Prize winner Berta Caceres killed

Honduras: Goldman Environmental Prize winner Berta Caceres killed

Berta Caceres, who won the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize, has been shot dead at her home in the town of La Esperanza, the killing done by two assailants who broke into her home, says a member of her group, the Indian Council of People’s Organizations of Honduras. Fellow activist Tomas Membreno said in a… »

01.03.2016

Argentina thrown to the vultures

Argentina thrown to the vultures

In June 2015 the Jubilee Debt Campaign explained: ‘Argentina’s economy is being held to ransom by a small handful of very wealthy speculators – so-called ‘vulture funds’. ‘A New York court has awarded two US vulture funds a $1.3 billion payout on debts bought up after Argentina’s debt crisis… »

15.02.2016

Colombia: Letter Regarding Afrocolombian and Indigenous Participation in Peace Talks

Colombia: Letter Regarding Afrocolombian and Indigenous Participation in Peace Talks

Sirs Humberto de la Calle L., Chief Peace Negotiator for the Colombian Government Sergio Jaramillo, High Commissioner for Peace Rodrigo Londoño Echeverri, FARC Commander, Peace Negotiations Delegate GAIDEPAC –Group of Academics and Intellectuals in Defense of the Colombian Pacific – is a network of people… »

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