Communique from the Coordinator for Human Rights from Paraguay (CODEHUPY by its acronym in Spanish) on the assassination of the peasant leader Lorenzo Areco

Friday 16 August 2013

Confronted with the assassination of the farmer leader Lorenzo Areco, which took place last Wednesday August 14 at the locality of Yby Yaú (Department of Concepción), the Coordinator for Human Rights from Paraguay (CODEHUPY by its acronym in Spanish), formed by 34 civil society organizations working in different areas of human rights, and forming the Paraguayan Chapter of the Inter American Platform on Human Rights, Democracy and Development (PIDHDD, by its acronym in Spanish), expresses the following:

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National School “The budgetary analysis and the economic, social, cultural and environmental rights”

Friday 16 August 2013

The Latin American Institute for a Society and Alternative Rights (ILSA), the Lawyer Collective “José Alvear Restrepo” (CCAJAR) and the Colombian Platform of Human Rights, Democracy and Development (PCDHDD), the Latin American Institute for a Society and Alternative Rights (ILSA), are inviting social and popular organizations, nongovernmental organizations, ecclesiastic organizations and academic and research institutions to take part in the National School “The Budgetary Analysis and the Economic, Social, Cultural and Environmental Rights” to take place in Bogota, Colombia, September 10 – 15.

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Ecuador: President declares the end of the Yasuní ITT Initiative for a lack of international contributions

Friday 16 August 2013

The Ecuadorian president, Rafael Correa, informed through the national network, that he has issued the order to close the Yasuní ITT Initiative, which intended to leave underground 920 millions of oil barrels, due to the lack of co-responsibility from the international community, a precondition the country made for the rest of the countries in the planet.

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Uruguay: The Senate voted and adopted law on mining in an environment of rejection

Thursday 15 August 2013

For the second time in leass than a week, the Senate was forced to briefly interrupt its session in which they were analyzing the draft on large volume mining activities due to the anger expressed by the assistants as spectators, who are opposed to said initiative.

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Ontario court rules that lawsuits against Hudbay Minerals regarding shootings, murder and gang-rape at its former mine in Guatemala can proceed to trial in Canada

Wednesday 24 July 2013

In a precedent-setting ruling with national and international implications, Superior Court of Ontario Justice Carole Brown has ruled that Canadian company Hudbay Minerals can potentially be held legally responsible in Canada for rapes and murder at a mining project formerly owned by Hudbay’s subsidiary in Guatemala. As a result of Justice Brown’s ruling, the claims of 13 Mayan Guatemalans will proceed to trial in Canadian courts.

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First PCFS Regional Meeting in Latin America and the Caribbean

Friday 14 June 2013Date: 13 June 2013 Source: People’s Coalition on Food Sovereingty Type: Press Release Keyword/s: food sovereignty, development effectiveness, people’s goals, sustainable development Venue: Valparaiso, Chile Last June 5-7, there was held an International Conference Women on Small-scale Fisheries with delegations from Costa Rica, Brazil, Nicaragua, Peru, Honduras, Salvador and different districts of Chile, organized by the National Confederation of Artisanal Fishermen of Chile (CONAPACH). (...) Read more >>

Forum on left wing governments and public policies, Foundation Rosa Luxemburg, Mexico City, (Mexico), 19 June 2013

Thursday 13 June 2013

Within the framework of our cycle of events for this present year, we are inviting all of you to attend the Forum “Left wing governments and public policies” to discuss the need to foster environmental policies from the spaces of the government as well as to promote actions to be undertaken by the civil society.

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Vultures flying over hydropower sovereignty

Thursday 13 June 2013

Just a few days to culminate its mandate (June 11, 2013) a group of deputies decided to adopt a much discussed draft on deregulation (in fact privatization) of the power sector, the most important economic sector in Paraguay, without any debate or public hearing, taking the whole of the population by surprise.

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The new labor frontiers

Thursday 13 June 2013

It is no longer possible to create new jobs using the productive framework of the past. In many sectors for a growing number of jobs there will no longer be needed employees. Not only in our country, but also in a lot of European countries – as well as all over the world- the context in which we are living is characterized by the problem of “creating jobs”.

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Heroic resistance of the Lenca people

Wednesday 12 June 2013

“First land, mountains and valleys were formed; flowing water was divided, strings flow freely among the hills, and water was divided when the high mountains appeared.

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