Americas and Caribbean

  • CALIFORNIA CUTS JAIL INMATES – NO INCREASE IN CRIME

    - Sep 26, 2018
    California has been at the epicenter of actual reform in America’s criminal justice system. In just a few years, the state has passed a series of legislative bills and ballot measures intended to reduce its massive...
  • CUBA TO RECOGNIZE PRIVATE PROPERTY

    - Jul 18, 2018
    Cuba will officially recognize private property under a new constitution that also creates the position of prime minister alongside the president, state media reported on Saturday. Cuba’s current constitution only recognizes state, cooperative, farmer, personal and...
  • NICARAGUA NEEDS A NEW DIRECTION

    - Jun 29, 2018
    The word ‘asesino’ (murderer) is painted over a mural of Daniel Ortega in Managua, Nicaragua. Photograph: Esteban Felix/AP There was a time, in the 1980s, when Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega, leader of the Sandinista National Liberation Front,...
  • AMERICA FIRST: JUMPING OFF THE CLIFF

    - Jun 20, 2018
    Gary K Busch Arctic rodents known as lemmings are infamous for the way in which they appear to commit mass suicide by diving off cliffs or jumping into the sea. These rodents, it has been shown,...
  • MASS ICE RAIDS LEAVE A TRAIL OF MISERY AND BROKEN COMMUNITIES

    - May 29, 2018
    A month after dozens of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents surrounded a meatpacking plant in Morristown, Tennessee, and detained 97 men and women who worked there, the tight-knit rural community is still reeling, but the...
  • COSTA RICA AIMS TO BE FIRST NATION TO BE 100% GREEN

    - May 14, 2018
    By Juan Cole Carlos Alvarado, 38, has had his inauguration as the Americas’ youngest head of state, coming to power in Costa Rica. Standard-bearer of an ambitious platform aiming at slashing corruption, government costs, poverty and...
  • NICARAGUA: MILITARY CALL FOR END TO VIOLENCE

    - May 14, 2018
    Nicaragua’s army on Saturday called for an end to violence in the country and distanced itself from President Daniel Ortega, saying it was not repressing anyone for taking part in anti-government protests. Unrest against the president...
  • FLIGHT FROM VENEZUELA COLLAPSE

    - Apr 17, 2018
    Russia and China, whose leaders remain allied with the dictatorship in Venezuela, have decided not to take over the Venezuelan refineries of Paraguaná. They were offered the refineries by the regime of Nicolás Maduro. The decision...
  • LIBERALISM WINS COSTA RICA ELECTION

    - Apr 17, 2018
    On Sunday April 1st, one thing was sure: A man with the name of Alvarado would be elected the next president of Costa Rica by the end of the day. Carlos Alvarado Quesada and Fabricio Alvarado...
  • GUATAMALA SHOWS WHY THE CIA MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR TORTURE

    - Apr 17, 2018
    “What we know may be enough for the Justice Department to launch a probe into Haspel’s actions at the CIA, especially her potential role in covering up evidence.” (Photo: CIA) By Elizabeth Oglesby Gina Haspel’s nomination...