Upside Down World

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 07:23
On the morning of August 14, well over 1,600 members of the Guatemalan National Police (PNC) and elements of the Guatemalan military arrived in the indigenous Q’eqchí communities along the Dolores River in Alta Verapaz to begin forcibly evicting the communities to make way for the construction of a hydro electrical project.
Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 00:00
Here in Peru, we run the risk of suffering another case of political senselessness. Namely the forceful eradication of coca plantations in the Apurimac and Ene River Valley (VRAE).
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 00:00
What are the strategic goals that justify reversing one of the actual achievements of elected government in Honduras after the end of military rule in the early 1980s?
Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 00:00
Peace itself won't come from the dialogues, as warriors never make peace. The most that the warriors can do is end the war, and that helps a lot.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 00:00
The illegal armed groups are now involved in artisanal gold mining, which has long been practiced in the area. Production and trafficking of cocaine are apparently in decline.
Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 00:00
Along the arteries linking Corinto, Caloto and Santander de Quilichao to Suarez - where FARC supreme commander Alfonso Cano was killed in an army bombing raid in November 2011 - Sixth Front graffiti is all around, and coca is grown
Friday, March 15, 2013 - 00:00
Logging, tourism, violence among issues to be presented by Indigenous delegates at IACHR hearing today
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 00:00
The "victims' demands to the parties" involved in the talks, outlined in an 11-point document presented Wednesday Mar. 6, include "deliberate and decisive participation" by their representatives in the peace process
Friday, January 25, 2013 - 00:00
Why the exercise in brinksmanship by the Congress, which has reduced the Supreme Court to being unable to act?
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 00:00
While the reelection of Rafael Correa may seem to be a foregone conclusion, the eight candidates competing for the office point to the ongoing fragmented and volatile nature of Ecuadorian politics.