Security from World Bank-funded biofuel corporation Dinant massacred legally land-titled Honduran campesinos, casting a shadow on international climate change initiatives.
Destructive Progress: Brazil-Peru Transoceanic Highway
With completion of the 3,400-mile Transoceanic Highway, the Amazonian state of Acre in Brazil now connects with the southern Pacific Coast of Peru, unleashing numerous impacts to the environment and indigenous people.
Maya K’iche’ Reject Resource Exploitation in Guatemala
On a historic day, residents from the municipality of Santa Cruz del Quiché – one of Guatemala’s most important hubs and the birthplace of the Maya K’iche’ people – unanimously rejected the exploitation of natural goods and resources, in particular through mining and hydroelectric activities.
Rigs-to-Reefs: Another Big Oil Remediation Subsidy – By Jack Eidt
Sunken offshore oil rigs are not a scientifically proven habitat for marine life, may leave significant contamination in the ocean from polluted shell and debris mounds, and pose possible safety and liability issues for the State of California.
Correa’s Ecuador: Police Insurrection Fails as Coup But Challenges Remain
The police insurrection turned failed coup d’état against Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa illustrates the many shades of gray between national sovereignty, ethnic and regional autonomy, multinational corporate development interests, and international political movements.
Honduran Regime Repression Continues
The post-coup Honduran Regime of Pepe Lobo, elected under questionable circumstances, continues its crackdown against free speech by attacking musicians, adding to its repression of journalists, political activists, and striking teachers, while being welcomed at the UN and having dinner with President Obama.
Narcotrafficking in Mexico – Neoliberalism and a Militarized State
“In southern Mexico many multinationals have significant interests because there are so many natural resources. Developers want to use those lands for eco-tourism, they want to exploit the natural resources contained in the forests, etc. The pretext is always the ‘war on drugs’ or ‘security’, but there is more behind the justifications and Chiapas is just one example.”