Friday, February 27, 2015

Historic challenge for CONAIE
Luis ngel Saavedra

Government is decided on dismantling the main Ecuadorian indigenous organization.

The Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE) faces one of the biggest challenges in its 30 years of life. Now at risk is not only its existence but also its legitimacy as the main organization representing the indigenous movement as the government attempts to dismantle the organization and create another one compatible with its political project.see more
MEXICOEnforced disappearances are widespread
Latinamerica Press
More than 22,000 persons were subjected to forced disappearance between 2006 and 2014.. see more
PANAMAGovernment suspended hydroelectric project again
Latinamerica Press
Breach of environmental impact assessment and lack of an archeological protection plan, authorities say.. see more
GUATEMALAFormer police chief sentenced for assault on Spanish embassy
Louisa Reynolds*
Thirty seven people died burnt in the Spanish embassy in 1981 on the orders of dictator Romeo Lucas García and senior police officers.. see more
EL SALVADORMultimillion dollar plan to curb violence
Edgardo Ayala
An initiative is targeted towards crime prevention and will be implemented in the most violent towns.. see more
PANAMAWetland regains protected area status
Latinamerica Press
Government approves law banning any activity that affects the water flow of mangroves.. see more
URUGUAYTaxes for landowners
Latinamerica Press
The restoration of a tax to agricultural producers announces President-elect Tabaré Vázquez.. see more
CUBARestoration of diplomatic ties with the United States continues
Latinamerica Press
The decision of both countries to normalize relations will have important economic and political effects.. see more
Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, El Salvador.. see more
MEXICOSexual torture is an institutionalized practice
Orsetta Bellani
Government troops subject women to sexual torture to admit crimes they have not committed or to punish social activism.. see more
LATIN AMERICADecline in poverty rates has stalled
Latinamerica Press
Poverty stalled statistically but the number of people in poverty and indigence increased.. see more

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