Despite Confession, Former El Salvador President’s Sentencing Is Bittersweet

By Tristan Clavel (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez) On 12 september 2018, Eliás Antonio Saca, an ex-president of El Salvador (Central America), was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the embezzlement of more than $300 million and money laundering. The sentencing is an important step in the fight against corruption in El Salvador, but the sentence Read more about Despite Confession, Former El Salvador President’s Sentencing Is Bittersweet[…]

AMLO and The Mexican Structural Problem

By Eduardo Salcedo-Albaran During the last decade, Mexico has reached unprecedented levels of violence, not only in quantitative numbers but also in qualitative terms. For instance, 2017 was the most violent year recorded in the past two decades, with more than 29,000 violent murders and followed by 27,000 recorded in 2011. Not only various quantitative Read more about AMLO and The Mexican Structural Problem[…]

Indigenous organizations are subjects to threats and intimidation after having rejected ENI-AGIP’s presence in their territories

  In 1988, the government of Ecuador granted the first concession for Block 10, located in the southern central part of the Ecuadorian Amazon, to a consortium made up of AGIP Petroleum (now controlled by ENI), ARCO Oriente INC, and Denison. Immediately, indigenous organizations have rejected the company’s presence in their territories : the Organization of Read more about Indigenous organizations are subjects to threats and intimidation after having rejected ENI-AGIP’s presence in their territories[…]

El Día Después – The hopes for a pacified and cohesive society

As Mexico is preparing for its general elections on July the 1st 2018, it is facing a wave of violence never seen before in the country. This is one of the largest elections in the country, With more than 3,400 political seats up for grabs in this election, including 100 seats for the country’s Senate Read more about El Día Después – The hopes for a pacified and cohesive society[…]