Monthly Archives: June 2012

“Technical Coup” in Paraguay

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In what is being described as a “technical coup”, the Paraguayan senate deposed progressive president Fernando Lugo, after a five hour show trial on June 22nd. The hastily arranged impeachment procedures were initiated following an armed clash last week between … Continue reading

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Opponent of Vancouver Mining Transnational Gunned Down in Guatemala

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On June 13th, 2012, after a month of receiving death threats regarding her opposition to a mine in her community, Yolanda Oquely Veliz, 33, was shot three times last night by gunmen on a motorcycle as she left a community … Continue reading

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