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Bringing the Land and People Together in Mexico

by Mickey Foley (originally published on April 18, 2016 on the Land Stewardship Project website) On day two of our trip, we visited EDUCA (which stands for the Spanish equivalent of "Services for an Alternative Education"), an NGO located in Oaxaca City. It was housed...

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“El gobierno de Honduras nos quiere incriminar”

La criminalización del COPINH y la distracción caracterizan a la investigación sobre el asesinato de lideresa Lenca Por: Acción Permanente por la Paz   Manifestantes exigiendo justicia para el asesinato de Berta Cáceres se juntan fuera del Ministerio Pblico la semana...

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“The Honduran Government Wants to Incriminate Us”

Criminalization of COPINH and Misdirection Plague Investigation into Lenca Leader’s Assassination By: Witness for Peace Family members of Berta Cáceres, General Coordinator of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), and the...

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15 Years Later: The “Great Success” of Plan Colombia

By Lisa Taylor, Witness for Peace Colombia Team A slightly edited version of this article appears in Upside Down World. This February 4, celebrating the “historic collaboration” between the United States and Colombia, current Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos...

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15 años después: El “gran éxito” del Plan Colombia

Por Lisa Taylor, Acción Permanente por la Paz Colombia Este artículo aparece en inglés en el periódico en línea Upside Down World. Este 4 de febrero, celebrando “la colaboración histórica” entre los Estados Unidos y Colombia, el presidente actual de Colombia Juan...

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10 Preguntas para Alfredo López de OFRANEH

Por Gloria Jiménez, Miembro del Equipo Internacional Honduras y Nicaragua, Acción Permanente por la PazFoto: Ivy Vainio, Universidad de WisconsinEn octubre, Acción Permanente por la Paz hizo su gira anual de conferencias con Alfredo López, el vicepresidente de la...

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10 Questions for Alfredo López of OFRANEH

By Gloria Jiménez, Honduras and Nicaragua International Team Member, Witness for Peace   In October, Witness for Peace’s Midwest Region hosted Alfredo López, the Vice President of the Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras, for the region’s annual Speakers Tour....

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Solidaridad con los Wounaan de Colombia

Amig@ de Acción Permanente por la Paz, si desea agregar su nombre a una carta de solidaridad con el pueblo indígena Wounaan de Colombia que lleva un año de desplazamiento en un coliseo, mande un correo a appcolombia@gmail.com con su nombre completo, y si quiere, su...

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Stand in Solidarity with the Colombian Wounaan

Friends of Witness for Peace, if you would like to add your name to a letter of solidarity with the indigenous Wounaan people of Colombia that have been displaced in a sports arena for almost a year, please email colombia@witnessforpeace.org with your full name and,...

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Open Letter from the Portworkers Union of Colombia

The following is an open letter from the Portworkers Union of Colombia regarding their ongoing negotiations with CIAMSA, a company that exports sugar from the Buenaventura port. The original Spanish version can be found below this translation.OPEN LETTERLUIS FERNANDO...

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“La angustia mayor”: la desaparición forzada en México

por Maggie Ervin con Nadín Reyes MaldonadoEn su tercer informe de gobierno hace algunas semanas, el presidente mexicano Peña Nieto reconoció que el último año había sido "difícil". De hecho, lo que va de su sexenio ha sido difícil, pero no para todos: como las...

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“The greatest anguish”: forced disappearance in Mexico

by Maggie Ervin with Nadín Reyes Maldonado In his state of the union address a few weeks ago, Mexican president Peña Nieto acknowledged that this past year had been “difficult.” In fact, his entire term has been difficult. Not so much for the companies benefiting from...

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Human Trafficking: not an isolated phenomenon

by Sue Davis (WFP Mexico Program delegate)   “If you promise a girl heaven, you can take her to hell.” (Quote from a human trafficker overheard by human rights attorney Malika Saada Saar.) This quote took on many layers of meaning as our group encountered various...

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Looking at the War on Drugs through The New Jim Crow

By Jane HornsbyOn a playground in Minneapolis with my young cousins, we chase each other around laughing. The two of them catch me, pretend to put me in handcuffs, and shove me behind a bench, telling me I’m a bad guy and I’m now in prison. Having just read several...

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