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Chiapas/National: Intellectuals, Artists and Activists Denounce "The Current Campaign of Disinformation, Lies and Slander Against the Zapatismo"

(@Infobae)

More than 700 intellectuals, academics, artists and activists expressed their solidarity with the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN in its Spanish acronym) in an open letter, given… 469 more words

Human Rights

Running Across the Border - Literally

A few days ago I made a visa run using a local shuttle. Because I’m technically a tourist my tourist visa is only good for 90 days, and every 90 days I need to cross a border, in order to be here legally. 1,437 more words

The Posse Comitatus Act and Related Matters: A Sketch

by Jennifer Elsea Congressional Research Service Nov 6, 2018

The Posse Comitatus Act states that “Whoever, except in cases and under circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of Congress, willfully uses any part of the Army or the Air Force as a posse comitatus or otherwise to execute the laws shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.” 18 U.S.C. 3,642 more words

War

Chiapas: Frayba Denounces New Attacks in Aldama and Demands End to Violence

Displaced in Aldama (@Rompeviento)

In an urgent action notice published on November 9th, the Fray Bartolome de Las Casas Center for Human Rights (Frayba) denounced new attacks perpetrated by an armed group of Santa Martha Manuel Utrilla, in the municipality of Chenalho, endangering the lives of the inhabitants of the neighboring municipality of Aldama. 480 more words

Human Rights

The Bloody and Toxic Legacy of Bananas and Why I Don't Eat Them Any More

Banana Land: Blood, Bullets and Poison

Directed by Jason Glaser and Diego Lopez (2014)

Film Review

Thanks to a shrewd production and marketing strategy by United Fruit Company (now renamed Chiquita), the banana is the most consumed fruit in the US. 348 more words

Colonialism

Oaxaca: CODEDI Denounces Military Harassment and Persecution

Members of CODEDI (@CDH Fray Bartolom de Las Casas)

On July 26th, the Committee for the Defense of Indigenous Peoples (CODEDI in its Spanish acronym) denounced in a statement that a group of soldiers installed a checkpoint 500 meters from the entrance to the Alemania for one hour, where their center is located in Santa María Huatulco, to later retreat to Santiago Xanica, Miahuatlan. 525 more words

Justice System

Surviving violence and Ortega in Nicaragua

“They killed my son. It hurts so much, it crushes me.” With a low voice Patrona del Carmen tells the story of her 22 year old son José Casco. 92 more words

English