Foreign Voices Must Speak up and Call for Milagro Sala’s Release

Amanda Gutierrez Last month, an international delegation of lawyers travelled to Argentina to investigate the prolonged detention of prominent social movement leaders in the province of Jujuy, including Túpac Amaru leader Milagro Sala. Their visit, which comes at a time of deepening social tensions in the country, highlights the need for foreign governments committed to…

Salvadorans Protest Renewed Attempts To Privatize Water Resources

Pedro Cabezas, Inequality.org Anti-privatization organizers demand the government recognize that water is a right, not a commodity. Barely six weeks have passed since the newly elected, right wing-dominated legislature took office in El Salvador, but recent frictions between security personnel of the legislature and university students protesting the potential privatization of water already paint a…

Death and Displacement: A USAID Export

USAID has funded the Cerrejón Foundation, the charitable arm of the Cerrejón mine in Caribbean Colombia, to the tune of millions. A months-long investigation reveals its community development projects are a front tied to a long history of displacement, violence, and death. Victoria McKenzie and Steven Cohen In April 2013, the northeastern department of La…