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Guatemala’s Crippled Peace Process: A Look Back on the 1996 Peace Accords

Guatemala’s Crippled Peace Process: A Look Back on the 1996 Peace Accords
Even with years of attention by the United Nations, Guatemala continues to be far from achieving the stability envisioned in the original peace agreement. As Guatemala approaches the fifteen year anniversary of the Peace Accords this December, the country remains just as far from implementing the Peace Accords as it had been when the agreement was first signed

Illinois Pulls Out of Controversial Immigration Program

Illinois Pulls Out of Controversial Immigration Program
Governor Pat Quinn is ending Illinois’s participation in a controversial federal immigration program meant to deport immigrants guilty of serious crimes, which has resulted in the detention of mostly immigrants convicted of no crimes or minor offenses.

Protestors Across Honduras Challenge IDB-Funded ‘Shock’ Program Met with Violence and Repression

Protestors Across Honduras Challenge IDB-Funded ‘Shock’ Program Met with Violence and Repression
[Source - Upside Down World] Written by Karen Spring and Annie Bird Wednesday, 13 April 2011 20:21 March 2011 was marked by the worst repression seen against the people of Honduras since the June 2009 military coup. The repression came in response to massive protests against an all-out final push by the Pepe Lobo regime to essentially privatize Honduras' public education system while destroying teacher's independence, politicizing schools, slashing salaries in half and ransacking retirement funds. On April 1, 2011 teachers stopped the protests, a gesture to demonstrate a willingness to dialogue. Pepe Lobo's response was to publish the names…

An Inconvenient Truth in Honduras

An Inconvenient Truth in Honduras
By the end of each of the three sessions, the commission clearly and severely condemned the government’s violent abuse of human rights activists, peasants, teachers, students, journalists, and other members and supporters of the popular resistance movement.