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Community Support and Creativity Are Key to Survival in the Rio Grande Valley. Lucas Belury. August 27, 2021. Despite government neglect and environmental challenges, informal communities along the U.S.-Mexico border find innovative ways to build and maintain their neighborhoods.

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The Political Anatomy of Haiti’s Armed Gangs | NACLA

(52 years ago) Apr 02, 2021 · The Political Anatomy of Haiti’s Armed Gangs. In Port-au-Prince, botched NGO and military inventions have fragmented urban space, triggering an explosive proliferation of violent armed groups. U.S. marines patrol in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in 2004. (Devin Asch / Wikimedia)

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Who Are We | NACLA

(52 years ago) The North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) is an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1966 that works toward a world in which the nations and peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean are free from oppression and injustice, and enjoy a relationship with the United States based on mutual respect, free from economic and political subordination.

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Haiti’s Fraudulent Presidential Frontrunner Seizes Land ...

(52 years ago) Jan 22, 2016 · Two years ago, Jovenel Moïse, the only man running in Haiti’s fraudulent presidential election run-offs this Sunday, dispossessed as many as 800 peasants and destroyed houses and crops, according to farmers’ associations leaders in the Trou-du-Nord zone. Those affected farmers, who had been farming the land legally, remain homeless and out ...

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U.S. Violence Prevention in Honduras: Help or Hypocrisy ...

(52 years ago) Mar 09, 2020 · Gang Resistance Education and Training, known as Project GREAT, is a police-taught gang and violence prevention program architected in Phoenix, Arizona, which has been exported in recent years from the United States to Central American countries, including Honduras. The program’s website describes it as “an evidence-based and effective gang ...

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Underreported and Unpunished, Femicides in El Salvador ...

(52 years ago) Mar 04, 2021 · A 2017 survey found that 67 percent of Salvadoran women had experienced some form of violence in their lives, and in 2019, the country had one of the highest femicide rates in Latin America, second only to Honduras. Although El Salvador passed a gender violence law in 2011, establishing sentences of 20 to 50 years for femicide, acknowledging ...

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Afro-Colombians Protest Violence and Government Neglect in ...

(52 years ago) Mar 11, 2021 · The violence in Buenaventura, both now and in the past, is the result of many factors: economic inequality, partisan agendas, institutionalized racism, corrupt private interests, and government neglect. But for Angulo, it all boils down to one thing. “They’ve never seen it as a place where people live,” she says.

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From Trump to Biden in Latin America | NACLA

(52 years ago) May 26, 2021 · S tanding in the ornate Hall of the Americas in 2013, Secretary of State John Kerry proclaimed the death of the Monroe Doctrine.Four years later, Kerry’s successor Rex Tillerson exhumed the old doctrine: “I think it’s as relevant today as it was the day it was written,” he said before starting a tour of Latin America. Initially dismissed by some as a curious gaff, in its arguments ...

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Cuba’s Crisis, Our Response | NACLA

(52 years ago) Aug 11, 2021 · Cuba’s Crisis, Our Response. Viewpoint: With Cuba at a crossroads, we must respond to recent protests by listening to the Cuban people and recognizing the country’s accomplishments and its shortcomings, its past and its potential. A mural with the words "faithful to our history" in Havana.

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Crisis in Nicaragua: Is the US Trying to Overthrow the ...

(52 years ago) Aug 18, 2021 · A s the general elections scheduled for November 7 approach, Nicaragua is once again sinking into political turmoil. The crackdown that began earlier this year by the government of President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo, has so far landed seven presidential contenders and several dozen other political opponents, journalists, student leaders, and human rights ...

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(52 years ago) Aug 09, 2021 · The Socialist Revolution is Racist Too. August 9, 2021. Bryan Campbell Romero. In response to recent protests in Cuba, progressive organizations that promote anti-racism and social justice expressed support for the Cuban government, disregarding the experiences of Black Cubans.

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Times of Collapse, Times of Possibilities: Latin American ...

(52 years ago) Jun 10, 2021 · Raúl Zibechi is a writer, popular educator, and journalist who accompanies organizational processes in Latin America. He received an Honorary Doctorate from Universidad Mayor de San Andrés (La Paz, Bolivia) in 2017.

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(52 years ago) Aug 24, 2021 · United in Struggle. August 24, 2021. Nick Estes, Ruth Wilson Gilmore, and Christopher Loperena. As racial capitalism rages, movements for Indigenous sovereignty and abolition offer visions of freedom on stolen land.

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Health and Economic Crisis in Mexico Hits Informal Sector ...

(52 years ago) T he informal sector in Mexico tends to grow in times of economic shock as formal workers lose their jobs and are forced to look elsewhere for work. Leftist President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) is a fiscal conservative and has allocated just above half a percentage point of GDP in stimulus measures.

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The Political Status of Puerto Rico | NACLA

(52 years ago) The unequal relationship between the U.S. and Puerto Rico is perceived by some as an anachronistic remnant of the colonial era. The current status of Puerto Rico, an unincorporated territory of the U.S., allows the federal government to unilaterally impose a range of measures on the island without enfranchising the people to have a voice in the legislative process.

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An Immigration Courts Backlog Keeps Central American Youth ...

(52 years ago) Jun 29, 2021 · An Immigration Courts Backlog Keeps Central American Youth in Legal Limbo. Many Central American youth who entered the United States during the Obama and Trump administrations are still waiting for resolution of their Special Immigrant Juvenile Status. Frank stands with his sister Belsis, and aunt Cesia in front of their home just outside of ...

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Bukele Responds to Avalanche of International Criticism ...

(52 years ago) May 07, 2021 · Bukele Responds to Avalanche of International Criticism: “The People Voted for This”. On their first day in office, allies of President Nayib Bukele flexed their supermajority in the Legislative Assembly to replace officials in key state institutions, tightening the ruling party’s grip. May 7, 2021. Tweet.

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Crisis in Nicaragua: Is the Ortega-Murillo Government ...

(52 years ago) Aug 17, 2021 · T hree years after the government of President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo, violently repressed a mass popular uprising that killed several hundred and sent tens of thousands more into exile, Nicaragua is once against making international headlines as the country slides into renewed political crisis in the run-up to the November 7 general elections.

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Mexico Labor Reform May not be Enough for Auto Logistics ...

(52 years ago) Jul 01, 2021 · Mexico Labor Reform May not be Enough for Auto Logistics Workers. The new labor law seeks to end subcontracting, which robs workers of their legal entitlements and defunds public institutions. But logistics workers employed in auto-parts distribution may not benefit from the law. Tweet. Alejandra González Jiménez.

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Revisiting Peru's Agrarian Reform (Review) | NACLA

(52 years ago) Jun 10, 2020 · Revisiting Peru's Agrarian Reform (Review) A new documentary provides an opportunity for audiences to reclaim a critical chapter in Peruvian history—the 1969 agrarian reform. I n 1969, a military junta led by General Juan Velasco Alvarado implemented a massive agrarian reform, purportedly to dismantle the powerful landowning oligarchy in Peru ...

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López Obrador’s Moment | NACLA

(52 years ago) Jul 04, 2018 · A ndrés Manuel López Obrador’s sweeping victory in Mexico’s July 1 general elections came as no surprise, but the absolute majority won by his Movimiento Regeneración Nacional (MORENA) party and its allies in the congressional contests was hardly a foregone conclusion. In an electoral landslide, López Obrador, popularly known as AMLO, pulled in 53 percent of the popular vote.

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Why Trump’s Cuba Policy is So Wrong | NACLA

(52 years ago) May 27, 2019 · N early five years have passed since President Barack Obama restored diplomatic relations with Cuba and began relaxing the U.S. policy of unilateral sanctions. Now, the Trump Administration is doubling down on a failed strategy of hostility, reducing engagement with Cuba, and returning to the 1996 Helms-Burton law, one of the most repudiated pieces of “trade” legislation in the world.

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Abogado que Luchó Contra Chevron es Declarado Culpable de ...

(52 years ago) Aug 31, 2021 · Abogado que Luchó Contra Chevron es Declarado Culpable de Desacato. En la prolongada lucha por la rendición de cuentas en la Amazonía ecuatoriana, Steven Donziger es víctima de represalias corporativas, dicen sus partidarios. Para abogado Ron Kuby, Steven Donziger ha sido víctima del sistema judicial “por luchar contra Chevron y los ...

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Using Cuba’s Protests as a Chance to Denounce the Left | NACLA

(52 years ago) Aug 17, 2021 · C ovid-19 has brought economic and social crises to much of the world, and nowhere more than the Third World where poor infrastructure, poverty, resource export dependence, inequality, and lack of accountability are endemic. Protests against scarcity, structural violence, police brutality, and corruption erupted everywhere from the United States to Colombia, Haiti, Brazil, Guatemala, Ecuador ...

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Mexican Women Call on Government to End Violence ...

(52 years ago) Mar 03, 2020 · Haz cliq aquí para leer la versión en español.. T he brutal murder of 25-year-old Ingrid Escamilla on February 9 in Mexico City set off a wave of ongoing protests. Officials from the Mexico City public prosecutor’s office leaked photos of Escamilla’s dismembered body to the press. Nota Roja tabloids, which cover crime stories in grisly detail, published the photos soon after.

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With Cubans Speaking Out, How Will the Left Respond? | NACLA

(52 years ago) Jul 27, 2021 · With Cubans Speaking Out, How Will the Left Respond? The protests beginning July 11 in Cuba are forcing the Latin American Left to examine their unconditional support of the Cuban government. Tweet. Hilda Landrove. July 27, 2021. The El Vedado neighborhood in Havana, Cuba. (Guillermo A. Durán, Flickr)

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Garífuna Community Demands Return of Kidnapped Leaders | …

(52 years ago) Jul 30, 2020 · A lberth Sneider Centeno is the first young man, the first cipote, to become president of the Triunfo de la Cruz community board.The 27-year-old is an inspiration to other Garífuna youth living across northern coastal towns in Honduras, says Miriam Miranda, Garífuna leader and member of the Organización Fraternal Negra Hondureña (Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras, Ofraneh).

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Immigration Nation (Review) | NACLA

(52 years ago) Aug 14, 2020 · Immigration Nation (Review) The Netflix documentary adopts the dangerous viewpoint of ICE agents, portraying immigration raids and deportation proceedings as banal, bureaucratic procedures. I mmigration Nation, which premiered on Netflix on August 3, compels the viewer to empathize with those caught up in the immigration system—not the people ...

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Caribbean Food Sovereignty During Covid-19 | NACLA

(52 years ago) Aug 14, 2020 · A mid the Covid-19 pandemic, disruptions to global food and agriculture prompted Caribbean nation-states to increase local food production to enhance regional food security. In the wake of such efforts, the Caribbean Agricultural Research Institute (CARDI) unveiled a comprehensive plan to support these small island states in increasing domestic food production.

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Have You Heard, Comrade? The Socialist Revolution is ...

(52 years ago) Aug 09, 2021 · The Socialist Revolution is Racist Too. In response to recent protests in Cuba, progressive organizations that promote anti-racism and social justice expressed support for the Cuban government, disregarding the experiences of Black Cubans. A man walks in front of a painting of the Charity Virgin of Copper, Cuba's patron saint, in Old Havana.

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The Shrinking Forest | NACLA

(52 years ago) The Shrinking Forest. Tweet. John C. Ryan. September 25, 2007. When Christopher Columbus first saw the island of Hispaniola, he was awed by its lavishly wood mountains. “All are most beautiful of a thousand shapes,” he wrote to Ferdinand and Isabela, “all are accessible and filled with trees of a thousand kinds and tall, so that they seem ...

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Colombian Uprising Takes Aim at Inequality | NACLA

(52 years ago) May 18, 2021 · Colombian Uprising Takes Aim at Inequality. Mass demonstrations in Colombia continue for the third straight week. After defeating the unpopular tax reform that sparked the movement, protesters push new demands. Protesters demonstrate at a peaceful roadblock in northern Bogotá, May 7, 2021. (Christina Noriega)

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(52 years ago) 2 hours ago · En Wallmapu, el colonialismo y el capitalismo se reacomodan. September 21, 2021. Héctor Nahuelpán, Edgars Martínez, Alvaro Hofflinger, y Pablo Millalén. Mientras que las reivindicaciones territoriales mapuches amenazan las ganancias de las empresas forestales, el estado chileno y la industria forestal redoblan la represión.

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Nicaragua at the Barricades | NACLA

(52 years ago) Jul 09, 2018 · Rebecca Gordon, a TomDispatch regular, teaches at the University of San Francisco.She is the author of American Nuremberg: The U.S. Officials Who Should Stand Trial for Post-9/11 War Crimes.Her previous books include Mainstreaming Torture: Ethical Approaches in the Post-9/11 United States and Letters from Nicaragua. This piece was originally published in TomDispatch.

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Why Did Daniel Ortega Imprison His Former Comrades? | NACLA

(52 years ago) Jun 21, 2021 · Para leer este artículo en español, haz clic aquí. I n the first 13 days of June 2021, Ortega ordered the arrests and raids at the homes of 13 members of the opposition, including several of his old comrades who were members of the FSLN. He then added three more targets to the list, linked to the business community. These detentions were surprising, but not shocking if we have in mind the ...

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Argentina’s Failing Fracking Experiment | NACLA

(52 years ago) Apr 29, 2020 · Argentina’s industry won’t be spared. In early April, the partially state-owned oil company, YPF, said that it curtailed production at Loma Campana oil field, the project viewed as the flagship oil field for the Vaca Muerta shale. YPF cut output by 50 percent because of collapsing demand and lack of storage for its oil.

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Immigration: Carter's Anti-Labor Plan | NACLA

(52 years ago) Immigration: Carter's Anti-Labor Plan. Few of President Carter's policy decisions have so clearly demonstrated the influence of domestic and transnational corporations and the administration's anti-labor bias as his recent proposals dealing with undocumented immigrants. On August 4, …

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Argentina, agriculture, soy, export, subsistence farming ...

(52 years ago) From NACLA Partners. Latin American Perspectives is a theoretical and scholarly journal for discussion and debate on the political economy of capitalism, imperialism, and socialism in the Americas.

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Brazil: Corruption as a Mode of Rule | NACLA

(52 years ago) Jun 17, 2019 · In truth, corruption is a political strategy employed by private actors to exert influence over institutions or the state. As Gramsci argues in his famous Prison Notebooks, corruption can serve as a form of rule when it is impossible to rule through consent alone, and force is too risky a political strategy. Corruption and fraud are strategies ...

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Globalization: The Double-edged Sword | NACLA

(52 years ago) Globalization: The Double-edged Sword. Tweet. Alison Brysk. September 25, 2007. Activists struggling for human rights have always aspired to global reach, but in the last generation that reach has begun to become a reality. The growth of global action corresponds to a new era of …

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NGOs and the Business of Poverty in Haiti | NACLA

(52 years ago) No other country in the world has more non-governmental organizations (NGOs) per capita as Haiti. After the January 12 earthquake these NGOs received the bulk of the global relief funds, while the Haitian government, regularly accused of corruption by the U.S. State Department, has remained marginalized in the recovery and rebuilding efforts. This leaves a country where unelected organizations ...

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Mining Culture Wars Escalate in Oaxaca | NACLA

(52 years ago) Dec 01, 2019 · T ourism is on the rise in the picturesque city of Oaxaca, known for its smoky mezcal, activist art scene, and diverse patchwork of Indigenous cultures. This year, visitors to the tiny airport in southern Mexico—where traffic is up 34 percent—were greeted by a billboard depicting smiling miners in a verdant field. “Welcome to Oaxaca,” the sign read, “where progress and nature coexist.

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Power and Spectacle on Mexico’s Southern Border | NACLA

(52 years ago) Feb 18, 2021 · Power and Spectacle on Mexico’s Southern Border. Mexico’s show of force when caravans approach the Southern Border obscures the daily reality of immigration deterrence and enforcement. A National Guard member (left) and immmigration agents (center) on the banks of the Suchiate River in Chiapas, Mexico, while deployed in response to a ...

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Frontiers of Dispossession, Territories of Freedom | NACLA

(52 years ago) Frontiers of Dispossession, Territories of Freedom. T his issue of the NACLA Report brings together scholars, activists, and artists who are not only committed to documenting the catastrophe of racial capitalism, a term coined by political theorist Cedric Robinson, but also to investigating how …

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