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Victims Demand Justice 25 Years After El Salvador Signed Peace

January 16, 2016

Names on memorial to the victims of the El Mozote Massacre

Today El Salvador marks 25 years since the signing of the peace accords ending 12 years of civil war that left 75,000 people killed and 8,000 disappeared, one of the darkest periods of the Central American nation. (more…)

The Relevance of Martin Luther King on his 2017 Birthday

MLK statue, Washington DC, Photo: Bill Hackwell

…there are some things in my own nation, and there are some things in the world, to which I am proud to be maladjusted to and to which I call upon all men of goodwill to be maladjusted until the good society is realized. (more…)

Mexico’s Week-Long Protests Over Gas Hikes Spread to 25 States

January 8, 2017

A new wave of protests against a hike in gas prices in Mexico began Sunday, as the nationwide mobilizations enter its second week and spread to at least 25 states. (more…)

Latin American Left Looks to Strengthen Unity in Nicaragua

January 9, 2017

Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo representing the Sandinista Front For National Liberation (FSLN) won the country’s presidential elections last November 6. Photo: el 19 digital

Representatives of various leftist political parties and groups from across Latin America are meeting in Nicaragua, reviewing an official proposal to strengthen unity among progressive movements in the region. (more…)

Puerto Ricans Push Obama to Free Oscar López Rivera

December 23, 2016

U.S. protest calling for Oscar Lopez’s freedom on his 74th birthday. Photo: Bill Hackwell

Over 100,000 people have signed a petition urging President Obama to grant clemency to Puerto Rican independence activist Oscar López Rivera, who has been imprisoned for about 35 years, much of the time in solitary confinement. (more…)

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