Category Archives: Peasant Movements

Around Latin America

-Two former executives from Ford in Argentina have been charged (among other things) with having ties to the abduction of 24 workers for Ford during the military regime of 1976-1983. -El Salvador’s presidential election is shaping up to be a … Continue reading

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An Agreement for Land Reform in Colombia – Peace to Follow?

This is significant:  Colombian government and guerrilla delegates have announced an agreement on the question of land reform – an important step in the peace talks that began six months ago in Havana. “This first document…is the ‘golden gate’ for … Continue reading

Posted in Colombia, Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionárias de Colombia (FARC), Land Reform, Peasant Movements, Violence in the Americas, War in Latin America

Failures in Paraguay’s Justice System

I recently discussed the unequal justice in the case of violence between peasants and police in Paraguay that ultimately served as the alleged pretext for the removal of President Fernando Lugo last year. The first few lines in this story reveal … Continue reading

Posted in Inequalities in the Americas, Land Struggles & Issues, Paraguay, Peasant Movements, Police in the Americas

Around Latin America [Updated]

-Early reports are saying 245 232 people died in a nightclub fire last night in Santa Maria, a city in Brazil’s southernmost state of Rio Grande do Sul. Somewhere between 300 and 400 people were reportedly at the event, a party … Continue reading

Posted in Amnesty, Argentina, Around Latin America, Bolivia, Brazil, El Salvador, El Salvador's Civil War (1980-1992), Elections in Latin America, Environmental Issues in the Americas, Guatemala, Human Rights Violations, Impunity, Land Struggles & Issues, Latin American Media, Latin American Militaries, Mexico, Peasant Movements, Peru, Prisoners' Rights, Rio de Janeiro, The Amazon, The Malvinas War, Urban Landscapes, Uruguay, Venezuela, Women's Movements & Issues

On Police Violence, Political Unrest, and Unequal Justice in Paraguay

While deposed President Fernando Lugo prepares to run for a seat in the Senate this year, the issue of the events that led to the institutional coup that removed him from office are still in many ways unresolved. The political … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Conflict in the Americas, Coups in Latin America, Democracy in the Americas, Elections in Latin America, Human Rights Issues, Land Struggles & Issues, Paraguay, Peasant Movements, Police Violence, Social Movements

Around Latin America

-While Hugo Chávez’s health is increasingly in question as he underwent surgery for cancer yet again, his political vision appears to remain alive. In gubernatorial elections yesterday in Venezuela, his political coalition won 20 of the 23 elections for state … Continue reading

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Around Latin America

-In a move that could have implications for equal marriage rights throughout the country, Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled that a state law in Oaxaca that banned gay marriage is unconstitutional. –Gunmen assassinated Paraguayan peasant leader Vidal Vega, who fought for … Continue reading

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