A rocky road for the food cart movement
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Continued from the main story. Despite the fear in the back of voters’ minds, optimism was evident. Three parties: National, Liberal and Libre took part in the primaries. This was the first time the country had moved away from their (mostly) bi-partisan system, traditionally involving the Liberal and National Parties. Around seven parties will… Read more »
The drive up to La Esperanza offered a glimpse of Honduran life: men on horseback leading loaded-up pack horses, dogs running into traffic, roadside stands and a strong military and private security presence everywhere we went.
After staging occupation of the lands since 2006, the campesinos won back the rights to about 11,000 hectares in 2011, but have been unsuccessful in having the new terms implemented. The group has met with government officials and has brought cases against the landowners to court, but has not resolved the land rights issues. MUCA is now pressuring the government to reform agrarian and land use laws.
Continued from the main story. In the lead-up to the primaries, we met with a number of Libre Party candidates who outlined the goals and platforms of the party. Land reform, representational congress, transparent government and pushing back against encroaching U.S. economic influence were among the main themes of the meetings. On a day full… Read more »
In November, I spent 10 days with people who are in the midst of changing their nation’s history. In the face of deeply entrenched corruption, repression and violence in Honduras, they are nurturing the tender shoots of revolution. They are choosing, for now, the peaceful route. I travelled to Honduras with a group of human… Read more »
“My dad and I talk politics; my mom and I talk about the weather.”
Cody Klippenstein starts her writing career by winning two prestigious literary awards
On Nov. 26, the sun beat down on a crowd of some 800 delegates from over 65 countries gathered in Manila to fight for the rights of migrants. On Katipunan Avenue, one of the largest and busiest roads in the wealthy district of Quezon City, the most populous city in the Philippines, labour activists, human-rights… Read more »