Sunday, March 1, 2015

“Exploiting oil only serves for the development of large cities”
Cecilia Remn

Indigenous communities impacted by petroleum exploitation demand that the state assume responsibility.

The protests on Feb. 10 against the presence of the Argentinian oil company, Pluspetrol, in the town of Pichanaki in the central jungle, that left one person dead and dozens wounded from gunshots, took its toll upon the government of President Ollanta Humala, which was forced to ask for the resignation of four government ministers, three of whom where directly involved in the conflict.see more
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Latin America and the Caribbean, Ecuador, Guatemala, Peru.. see more
LATIN AMERICAMore restrictions to intraregional migration
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Migration continues increasing but with less rights and in worse conditions.. 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
ECUADORHistoric challenge for CONAIE
Luis ngel Saavedra
Government is decided on dismantling the main Ecuadorian indigenous organization.. see more
MEXICOEnforced disappearances are widespread
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More than 22,000 persons were subjected to forced disappearance between 2006 and 2014.. see more
PANAMAGovernment suspended hydroelectric project again
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Breach of environmental impact assessment and lack of an archeological protection plan, authorities say.. see more
PANAMAWetland regains protected area status
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Government approves law banning any activity that affects the water flow of mangroves.. see more
URUGUAYTaxes for landowners
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The restoration of a tax to agricultural producers announces President-elect Tabaré Vázquez.. 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
LATIN AMERICADecline in poverty rates has stalled
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Poverty stalled statistically but the number of people in poverty and indigence increased.. see more

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