Category Archives: Colombia

Contraseña Verde: Small Solutions for a Big Problem

by Erica Sanchez-Vazquez Conversations about climate change, protecting the environment, and sustainability have never been more predominant. They can be as big as Rio+20, the latest United Nations Earth Summit, where heads of states from all over the world to … Continue reading

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Honduras and the Rule of Law

by Rick Rockwell The kidnapping and murder of Alfredo Villatoro may be proving to be a watershed of realization for the Honduran government.  The details surrounding the investigation of the Villatoro case have shown the weakness and vulnerability of the … Continue reading

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Mexico’s Violent Cycle

by Rick Rockwell How long does Mexico have to suffer before its violent cycle ends?  This question comes to mind because Mexico City’s Human Rights Commission announced last week that March of 2012 was the most violent month on its … Continue reading

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Afro-Latin American Music Inspires Social Movements

This weekend as the U.S. starts to shift gears into holiday mode (and because this blog has already heard the complaints about holiday music wafting across the airwaves even in advance of Thanksgiving) a tempo change is overdue.  Certainly, both … Continue reading

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