Category Archives: Latin America

Take Action: Attack on Guatemalan Women’s Sector

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Urgent Action: Constitutional Crisis in Guatemala

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Since August 2017 when Guatemala President Jimmy Morales attempted to declare Ivan Velasquez, the head of the UN-sponsored International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) persona non grata,

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CoDev on the Crisis in Nicaragua

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Since the terrible crisis that has wracked Nicaragua since mid-April first erupted, CoDev, fearful of taking actions that could exacerbate divisions or abet US destabilization in the region, has restricted ourselves to simply posting information from our Nicaraguan partners.

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Appeal from Nicaragua: Sandra Ramos of MEC

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Nicaragua’s Maria Elena Cuadra Movement of Employed and Unemployed Women (MEC) has been partner of CoDev since the mid-1990s. For more than 25 years MEC has defended workers’ rights in the country’s free trade zones where many assembly-for-export maquilas (sweatshops) … Continue reading

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Colombian Civic Strike Leaders Visit Canada

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In 2017, social organizations launched a remarkable three-week civic strike that forced the Colombian government to negotiate solutions to the city’s pressing social and human rights crisis. Residents literally shut down Colombia’s most important trade route. Many, many activists were … Continue reading

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