Responsible Mining in Action

The most recent news to report is that CODELCO and its partner are still happily and illegally- drilling away in the Mandariyacos concession. The government has paid no attention at all to a letter sent by the Parish government asking work be stopped until all the irregularities surrounding the concession be investigated. The letter was [...]

Suriname and ALBA

Last week the Surinamese president, Desi Bouterse announced plans to join Alternativa Bolivariana para las Américas (ALBA), the Free-Trade Alternative founded by President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela. ALBA proposes according to the website Focus on the Global South, to engage in international co-operation according to a new vision of social welfare and equity. The Global [...]

Human Rights Violations: Federal Attorney General refuses to protect Norma Andrade and investigate the recent attack that she suffered

La Jornada: “The federal Attorney General’s Office (PGR) refused to provide protection and to investigate the assassination attempt made against activist Norma Andrade outside her home in Coyoacan, Mexico City, last Friday, arguing that it is not within its jurisdiction. The founder of the organization, Our Daughters Return Home, said she and her lawyers met [...]

Morales reflects on 6 years in power and other news

President Morales addressed the nation on Sunday 22 January to mark the second anniversary of the Plurinational State. In his speech Morales made reference to the principal achievements of his government, comparing them with the performance during the previous “neoliberal” period. The president reiterated that the standard of living in Bolivia has improved in many [...]

Human Rights Violations: I am afraid, I don’t understand what is happening: Norma Andrade

La Jornada: “I am very afraid. I do not understand what’s happening,” says activist Esther Norma Andrade after the attack she suffered last Friday at the door of her house in the Culhuacan neighborhood in the Borough of Coyoacán, which left her injured. In an interview with La Jornada, the founder of the organization Our Daughters Return [...]

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