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Padre Guadalupe Presente!

On the approximate anniversary of the disappearance of US-born Jesuit priest James Carney in Honduras, civil society organizations sustain the memories of the disappeared. On Saturday, September 17th, the Witness for Peace Honduras International Team attended an event...

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The Sounds of Silence

Commemorating the six-month anniversary of the assassination of Berta Cáceres, Hondurans demand justice. On the morning of September 2nd, 2016 the Witness for Peace Honduras International Team climbed the steep staircase of La Gruta, the church overlooking the rural...

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Mining in Mexico: the NAFTA connection

Out of a list of 926 mining projects in Mexico, there are 85 exploration projects from the U.S.A. 21 have been postponed, 23 in production, and 6 in development. In terms of Canadian projects, there are 501 exploration projects, 115 have been postponed, 58 in...

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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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“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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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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“The greatest anguish”: forced disappearance in Mexico

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 his constitutional reforms, the escaped...

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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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