EarthRights International filed an action in US federal court on behalf of a protestor left paralyzed by police violence at the site of the Conga mine project in Peru.
The armed conflict in Colombia has claimed a total of 6,073,453 victims, according to a count by the government's Unit for Integral Reparation to Victims.
by Luis Manuel Claps, NACLA
Picked by The Economist as country of the year and celebrated by Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa in an El País op-ed, Uruguay is one of the most popular countries these days. Vargas Llosa's "The Uruguayan Example" (El ejemplo uruguayo), reminds us that "unlike many Latin American countries, Uruguay has a long and strong democratic tradition." New laws legalizing gay marriage and cannabis confirmed its progressive stance. But this rosy image is challenged by the single largest private investment in the country's history. Resistance to a large-scale mining project could show the limits of democracy in Uruguay—or perhaps expand them further.Continue ReadingMEGA-MINING IN URUGUAY: TIME TO VOTE?
The Lubicon Lake Nation of Cree in Alberta, Canada, is appealing a court order prohibiting the indigenous community from blockading gas operations on unceded territory.
Unemployed workers in Bosnia-Herzegovina set fire to government buildings, in the worst unrest the country has seen since the end of the 1992-95 war.
The local Islamic police in Nigeria's Bauchi state are carrying out a hunt for members of a putative "homosexual organization," who may face death by stoning.