Thursday, March 21, 2019
A project called 'Talking to Goliath' has mapped social and environmental conflicts across the length and breadth of Mexico, caused by the development, expansion or operation of mining, oil exploration and drillling, wind-power and hydroelectric projects. FLACSO Mexico, in partnership with De Montfort University, Leicester, UK has produced a detailed map of Mexico with...
Since taking office on 1 December 2018, president Andres Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) has been a man in a hurry. Aged 65, he is said to get up every day at six, hold a daily press conference at seven, and then begin a twelve-hour day. At weekends, he flies off to one of Mexico’s 32 states to examine local projects and...
Charles Beach, in Cúcuta, witnessed Branson’s concert and the halting of the aid convoy On 22 January Richard Branson came to the Colombian border city of Cúcuta, a place that I’ve called my home and PhD field site for the last year, to organize a fundraising concert for the people of...
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The streets witnessed demonstrations against violence against women in Honduras. In La Esperanza, Intibucá, the feminist organization Las hormigas celebrated this day in the midst of their worries about the increasing rate of femicide in their region. They occupied the streets to say 'Enough is enough' and organized an art competition to raise consciousness of the problem among the...
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To view this video click here. Juju Chang reports from Honduras, the most dangerous country on earth in which to be a woman. She documents the fate of María José Álvarado Muñoz, crowned Miss Honduras and then shot dead, together with her sister. Even the police acknowledge that women are the most targeted. Because of the victim's fame, the police...
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To view this video, click here. Part 2 of the ABC Nightline documentary on women in Honduras. In this episode we see an adolescent maternity unit where young girls, many under the age of 16, come for check-ups, advice and to give birth. Meanwhile sex education is non existent, the morning-after pill is banned and abortion is illegal. The reporter...
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Honduras is a tropical country punished by poverty, corruption and violence. As if that weren’t enough, on November 26th, 2017 Honduras had some very peculiar elections: even though millions of people were called on to vote that day, only one vote counted in the end: that of President Juan Orlando Hernández, who decided to stay for another four years,...
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Women Crossing the Line is a three part mini-documentary series - developed in collaboration with JASS (Just Associates) - that spotlights the work of women activists in Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala. In Women Crossing the Line: Breaking the Silence Against Women in Honduras we meet Honduran women activists who are rising to protect women's rights, the environment, and democracy....
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It’s well known where Hillary Clinton stood on regime change in Iraq and Libya, but what often gets forgotten is that she threw her support behind the 2009 Honduran coup that ousted democratically-elected Manuel Zelaya. In this week’s Reality Check, Mehdi Hasan highlights how Clinton backed regime change in the Latin American country. Video: Al Jazeera English 1 October 2016
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A wave of homicides targeting female victims — labeled as femicides — has been sweeping the State of Mexico, the sprawling suburb that engulfs Mexico City. While government officials have not provided exact figures, the National Citizen Femicide Observatory estimates six women are murdered a day, and a United Nations body has described the situation as a pandemic. VICE...

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