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Mexico

February 2, 2014
Mexico’s anti-drug cartel and corruption vigilante groups are growing in power and influence, but whose interests do they serve?

Immigration Advocates Face Serious Challenges in Passing Reform in 2014

January 21, 2014

Despite nationwide mobilization, immigrant advocates acknowledge they have failed to reform a broken immigration system

Ecuador

December 11, 2013
In San Jose de Intag, indigenous communities face an ill-matched battle to defend their environment against mega mining projects

Peace In Colombia

November 3, 2013
Social justice activists face grave risks in Colombia, considered to have one of the worst human rights record in the Western Hemisphere

Latin America

October 26, 2013
Citing environmental concerns, central Colombian villages use months of direct action to delay planned state oil project.

Oil Drilling in the Latin America

October 22, 2013
Despite protests and previously stating her opposition, Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff auctions off 60% of Brazil’s largest oil field

Past is present in Latin America

October 15, 2013
On October 3rd 2013, Ecuador’s National Assembly authorized the project to drill for oil in the Yasuni National forest, which is a biosphere reserve and home of endemic tribes and unique animal species.

Columbus Day: Indigenous People of the Americas

October 13, 2013
Indigenous organizations protest in Brasilia, against the proposed Constitutional Reform PEC 215 to put the fate of Amazonian Forests in the hands of Congress; this motion was promoted by “Bancada Ruralista”, the Agribusiness’ lobby many years ago and it is being discussed now.