By Ángel Páez
LIMA, Feb 19, 2010 (IPS) – Although the technical investigations cleared two of the indigenous demonstrators accused in the murders of 12 policemen during a bloody June 2009 clash between native protesters and the security forces near the northern Amazon jungle town of Bagua, they are still behind bars.
Feliciano Cahuasa and Danny López have been in prison for over eight months, despite the fact that technical crime scene investigations showed that neither of them fired a single shot, and that they are thus innocent of the Jun. 5 killings of the police officers. Continue reading No Justice for Indians in Amazon Massacre
by Beverly Bell
As Haiti moves forward from the current point of devastation of its population, capitol city, and economy, what could a different nation look like?
Who knows better than the Haitian majority? Why not ask them what they need and want? Continue reading Raising Up Another Haiti
Catholic News Service
By Dennis Sadowski
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Two years ago riots erupted in at least 15 developing countries over the rising cost of basic foods. Frustrated that rapidly rising prices were outstripping their ability to buy much-needed food, angry demonstrators torched vehicles and clashed with police in a series of violent confrontations across Africa, Asia, South America and the Caribbean. Continue reading Advocates push Congress to reform volatile food commodity markets