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“No Return to Slavery!”; A Million Take to the Streets of Brazil against Temer’s Neoliberal Reforms

March 16, 2017

Sao Paulo

March 15th 2017 saw the biggest demonstrations yet against the Post-Coup Government of Michel Temer. Called a “Day of Paralysation & Mobilisation”, a rare general strike, with public transport frozen in many parts of Brazil, (more…)

Southern Command in Costa Rica: US Occupation Disguised as Humanitarian Aid

By Santiago Navarro F. and Renata Bessi on March 18, 2017

Indigenous Bribri people resisting against the commodification of their forests in the Cordillera de Talamanca, Costa Rica. Photo: Santiago Navarro F.

From the top of the great Talamaca mountain range in southern Costa Rica, you can see the Caribbean Sea and the houses of the Bribri and Cabécar Indigenous groups. (more…)

Cuba Offers 1,000 Full Medical Scholarships towards Colombia Peace Process

March 16, 2017

As a new contribution to the Colombia peace process, Cuba will award 1,000 scholarships to members of the Revolutionary Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP) and victims of the conflict to study medicine on the island. (more…)

Bolivia and Cuba Leaders in Women Parliamentary Representation

March 11, 2017

Bolivia and Cuba occupy second and third place respectively, in regards to the percentage of women parliamentarians, according to a Global Women in Politics Map released March 15, by UN Women and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). (more…)

“There Will Not Be Change as Long as the US Sends Military Aid to Honduras”

By Janine Jackson on March 11, 2017

Berta Cáceres

March 2 marked a year since the killing of Honduran indigenous rights and environmental activist Berta Cáceres. (more…)

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