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Ecuadors Amazonian Indian confederation faces varied threats

Indian Country Today, News report , Aug 12, 2009

Approximately 100 representatives of Ecuadors Amazonian Indian nations recently gathered in the community of Union Base, to celebrate the inauguration of new leadership for the Confederation of Indigenous Nations of the Ecuadorian Amazon.

Prisoners of Ignorance and Tradition

La Opinin, Investigative Report, Video, Audio, Claudia Nez, Translated by Marvelia Alpzar, Aug 01, 2009

More than 20,000 indigenous Mexicans, most of whom do not speak Spanish or English, are locked up in U.S. prisons, lost in a system that they do not know or understand.

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Human Rights Leader Challenges Clinton's Stand on Honduras

New America Media, News feature, Roberto Lovato, Jul 29, 2009

Concerns raised by Bertha Oliva about the Obama administrations policy towards the Honduran coup reflects what many fear is a growing distance between the White House and the democracy movements.

Obama and Clinton Nix Change in Honduras

New America Media, News analysis, Roger Burbach, Jul 28, 2009

As ousted President Manuel Zelaya vowed to camp out on the border after briefly crossing into Honduras, a civil war may very well erupt. Meanwhile the Obama administrations efforts to restore Zelaya have been at best tepid.

Honduran Women at Forefront of Resistance to Coup

New America Media, Interview, Roberto Lovato, Jul 22, 2009

One of the most underreported stories about the coup in Honduras is the unprecedented mobilizations of citizens and the definitive role women and womens organizations played against the ouster of President Manuel Zelaya.

Reverse Remittances: More Mexicans Sending Money to U.S.

Frontera NorteSur, News Report, Staff, Jul 17, 2009

For decades, Mexicans working in the United States sent money home to their families. Now, scattered reports are surfacing of Mexicans sending money to support relatives in the United States hard hit by the economic crisis.

In Mid-Term Elections, Mexico Emerges as a Mature Democracy

New America Media, Commentary, Louis E.V. Nevaer, Jul 09, 2009

Mexicos elections last Sunday brought more than a shift in power to the country. It was also a sign that Mexico is emerging as a mature democracy, writes NAM contributor Louis Nevaer.

Crisis in Honduras, Opportunity for the U.S.

El Diario/La Prensa, Editorial, Staff, Jul 07, 2009

As the crisis in Honduras deepens, the absence of decisive action by the Obama administration becomes more noticeable, according to an editorial in New York's El Diario/La Prensa.

Coup Tests Mexicos Refugee Policy

Frontera NorteSur, News Report, Staff, Jul 06, 2009

The military coup in Honduras is providing an unexpected test of Mexicos immigration and refugee policies.

Exclusive: Priest Fears for Life After Coup in Honduras

El Diario/La Prensa, News Report, Eva Sanchis, Translated by Elena Shore, Jul 02, 2009

Since the coup in Honduras on Sunday, well-known environmentalist Father Tamayo says he fears for his life. In a conversation with El Diario/La Prensa, Tamayo asked that Amnesty International be notified of his situation.

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