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18 Degrees North - A TV news magazine whose main purpose is to uncover stories related to the Caribbean that have gone unreported or been underreported for too long.
50States - Facts and information U.S. states: state homepages, capitol tours, cams, constitutions, driving rules, election links, genealogical resources, newspapers, maps, political representatives, state symbols, tax forms, topography, tourism, veteran affairs, weather, and more.
AfroCubaWeb - Presents African cultures in Cuba: music, films, books, festivals, conferences, biotech, medicine, and organizations.
Alborada - Independent website covering Latin America related issues such as politics, media and culture.
Americana - Hungarian e-journal of American studies maintained by the Department of American Studies at the Institute of English and American Studies, University of Szeged.
Americas - History, culture, politics, news about the peoples of the Americas. Focuses especially on the global economy, a system in which a minority flourishes while millions of people lack adequate food, shelter and employment.
America's Program (CIP) - A leading source of information for activists, academics and citizens concerned about US foreign policy toward Latin America and movements for social justice within the hemisphere.
America's Program (CSIS) - Produces policy reports, issue briefs, political commentary, and popular education materials offering essential information and credible, forward-looking policy analysis. Through these materials, it seek to educate policymakers, influence public debates regarding the U.S. role in global affairs, change public opinion, inform activists, and foster strategic dialogue among progressives across the globe on key issues like economic globalization, sustainable development, and peace and security. Also see the related AmericasMexico Blog, BorderLines Blog, and TransBorder Project sites.
Argentine Independent, The - Covers cultural, economic, social, political and environmental sides of Argentine life, in addition to promoting tourism.
Behind The Numbers - Delivers timely, progressive commentary on issues that affect Canadians, including the economy, poverty, inequality, climate change, budgets, taxes, public services, employment and much more.
Bolivia Information Forum (BIF) - BIF was formed in mid-2006 by a group of people interested in the country and keen to make information about recent political and social developments in Bolivia more easily available to a UK-based audience. All of BIF's founding members have expertise in and direct experience of Bolivia or Latin America in general.
Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce - Dedicated to forging stronger trade and business ties between Brazil and the United States through seminars, major conferences, roundtables, publications and other member services.
Brazil Institute - Created in June 2006 as part of the Wilson Center's Latin American Program. Strives to foster dialogue on key issues important to Brazilians and to the Brazilian-U.S. relationship.
Brazzil - Reporting on the life, politics, economy, culture of Brazil.
Catalytic Communities - A not-for-profit organization working to destigmatize Rio de Janeiro's favela communities and integrate them into the wider society, generating global recognition of their heritage status.
International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) - A collaboration between the United Nations Development Programme (Poverty Group, Bureau for Development Policy) and the Government of Brazil. Dedicated to equipping policymakers in the developing world with the skills necessary to design, implement and evaluate policies and programmes towards the attainment of high inclusive growth.
Marco Civil - Law setting forth the principles, guarantees, rights and obligations for the use of the Internet in Brazil.
Observing Brazil - Gregory Michener, professor of politics and public administration at the Fundação Getulio Vargas' Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration in Rio de Janeiro, bloging about Brazilian politics and political culture.
Publica - Investigative journalism center in Brazil. Publica partners up with national and international media outlets, organizations, and independent journalists to be able to produce long and short-term investigative projects in Brazil.
Transitional Justice in Brazil - Memory politics and the Brazilian military dictatorship. Blog dedicated to exploring Brazil's transitional justice process--including the National Truth Commission, challenges to the Amnesty Law, and criminal trials of torturers--and memories of the Brazilian military dictatorship by covering the latest developments, highlighting articles in the Portuguese and English-language media, and publishing original content.
Arctic Science and Technology Information System (ASTIS) - Information about northern Canada. The ASTIS bibliographic database covers all aspects of northern Canada, including the earth sciences, the life sciences, engineering and technology, renewable and non-renewable resources, co-management, politics and government, economic and social conditions, land use, indigenous peoples, archaeology, history, art and literature.
Behind the Numbers - Progressive commentary on issues that affect Canadians, including the economy, poverty, inequality, climate change, budgets, taxes, public services, employment and more.
BlogTO - Toronto local news and culture, best of lists, restaurant reviews and events.
Canada: A People's History - Based on the award-winning CBC TV series that tells Canada's story through the eyes of the people who lived it.
Canada's Digital Collections (CDC) - CDC was operated by Industry Canada between 1996 and 2004 to provide young Canadians with skills and experience in preparing digital Canadian content of local, regional and international interest. The various collections that were produced during this time period have now been archived by Library and Archives Canada.
Canadian Dimension - A magazine, published 6 times per year, which shows there is an alternative to the corporate agenda. It provides a forum for debate, where red meets green, feminists take on socialists, socialists take on social democrats, whites hear from aboriginals, activists report from all corners of Canada, trade unionists report from the front lines, campaigns make connections, and the latest books, films, websites, CDs, and videos are radically reviewed.
Canadian Historical Review (CHR) - The CHR was launched in 1920 as a continuation of the Review of Historical Publications Relating to Canada, whose first volume appeared in 1897 and covered books published in 1896 and 1895. One of the earliest essays in the Review is a scathing reading of William Kingsford's The History of Canada, Volume VIII, documenting the fact that careless scholarship existed even in those days. Early CHR articles are equally interesting, with titles such as The Growth of Canadian National Feeling (W.S. Wallace) and A Plea for a Canadian National Library (Lawrence J. Burpee).
Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) - Investigates threats which may, on reasonable grounds, be suspected of posing a threat to the security of Canada. CSIS also has the authority to take measures to reduce these threats if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they pose a threat to national security.
Conference Board of Canada, The - Foremost, independent, not-for-profit applied research organization in Canada. Experts in running conferences but also at conducting, publishing, and disseminating research; helping people network; developing individual leadership skills; and building organizational capacity.
Council of Canadians - Canadian citizens' watchdog organization comprised of over 100,000 members and 50 chapters across the country. The Council lobbies Members of Parliament, conducts research, and runs national campaigns aimed at safeguarding Canada's social programs, promoting economic justice, renewing democracy, asserting Canadian sovereignty, advancing alternatives to corporate-style free trade, and preserving the Canadian environment.
Democracy Watch - Canada's leading citizen group advocating democratic reform, government accountability and corporate responsibility.
Fair Vote Canada - Promoting the introduction of an element of proportional representation into elections for all levels of government and throughout civil society in Canada.
General Overview of the Canadian Extradition Process - A foreign country or entity is allowed to make a request for extradition of a person who is wanted to stand trial or to serve a sentence if that state or entity is an extradition partner under Canada's Extradition Act. The foreign country may seek the extradition of a person in two ways: by providing Canada with a formal extradition request and supporting documentation or by requesting the provisional arrest of a fugitive, which must then be followed by a formal extradition request.
Georgia Straight - Vancouver city magazine: news, arts, music, movies, fashion, travel, technology, food, and restaurants.
Global Affairs Canada - Manages Canada's diplomatic and consular relations, promotes the country's international trade and leads Canada’s international development and humanitarian assistance.
HillNotes - Provides research analysis and a collection of authoritative documents on events of interest to Canada's Parliament.
Historical Atlas of Canada - The Historical Atlas of Canada project published three volumes which explored major themes and episodes in the history of Canada using maps, text and graphics. Now, the Online Learning Project makes many of the maps and much of the research data created for the Atlas available online.
Historical Statistics of Canada - Jointly produced by the Social Science Federation of Canada and Statistics Canada in 1983. This volume contains about 1,088 statistical tables on the social, economic and institutional conditions of Canada from the start of Confederation in 1867 to the mid-1970s. The tables are arranged in sections with an introduction explaining the content of each section, the principal sources of data for each table, and general explanatory notes regarding the statistics. In most cases, there is sufficient description of the individual series to enable the reader to use them without consulting the numerous basic sources referenced in the publication.
Life on the Left - News articles, commentaries, reviews, translations on subjects of potential interest to progressive minded individuals and organizations, with a special emphasis on the Quebec national question, indigenous peoples, Latin American solidarity, and the socialist movement and its history.
Maclean's - Canada's only national weekly current affairs magazine.
McGill Research Group Investigating Canadian Mining in Latin America (MICLA) - MICLA is a research collective based at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. It aims to resource public research and debate on Canadian Mining in Latin America. Composed of students and faculty, MICLA is part of the University's on-going effort to link teaching with research and to connect these to the public interest.
Media Co-op, The - A coast-to-coast network of local media co-operatives dedicated to providing grassroots, democratic coverage of their communities and of Canada.
National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) - For over 150 years, residential schools operated in Canada. Over 150,000 children attended these schools. Many never returned. Often underfunded and overcrowded, these schools were used as a tool of assimilation by the Canadian state and churches. Thousands of students suffered physical and sexual abuse. All suffered from loneliness and a longing to be home with their families. The damages inflicted by these schools continue to this day. In 2009, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada began a multi-year process to listen to Survivors, communities and others affected by the Residential School system. The resulting collection of statements, documents and other materials now forms the heart of the NCTR.
Rabble.ca - News and political coverage of Canada by journalists, writers, artists and activists across the country.
Richochet - Public interest journalism that works to illuminate the cultural and political diversity within Canada.
Rideau Institute (Canada) - Primary activities are independent research, advocacy and consulting. It aids decision makers, opinion leaders, and the public through research, analysis and commentary on public policy.
Solidarity Halifax - Organizing in the Halifax Regional Municipality and across Nova Scotia to create space for dialogue, debate, activism and education on alternatives to capitalism.
Statistics Canada - Official source for Canadian social and economic statistics and products.
This Magazine - One of Canada's longest-publishing alternative journals. Founded by a gang of school activists in 1966, and originally called This Magazine is About Schools, the modern-day This Magazine focuses on Canadian politics, pop culture and the arts, but in keeping with its radical roots never pulls punches. Subversive, edgy and smart.
Center for Democracy in the Americas - Devoted to changing U.S. policy toward the countries of the Americas by basing our relations on respect and dignity, recognizing positive models of governance in the region, and fostering dialogue particularly with those governments and movements with which U.S. policy is at odds.
Santiago Times, The - English-language Chilean news site that aggregates and translates local Spanish news and also provides independent original reporting of news stories.
Secrets of State: The Declassified History of the Chilean Dictatorship - "An exhibition that offers visitors an immersive experience of Washington’s intervention in Chile and its 17-year relationship with the military dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet. A dimly lit underground gallery guides visitors through a maze of documents — presidential briefings, intelligence reports, cables and memos — that describe secret operations and intelligence gathering carried out in Chile by the United States from the Nixon years through the Reagan presidency. On view are documents revealing secret exchanges about how to prevent Chile’s Congress from ratifying the Allende victory in 1970, plans for covert operations to destabilize his government and reports about a Chilean military officer informing the United States government of the coming coup and requesting assistance. There is a cable from the Central Intelligence Agency to its officers in Santiago after a failed operation in October 1970 to prevent Allende from assuming office, which he did that November. The C.I.A. provided weapons for the plan, which resulted in the killing of the commander in chief of the army, Gen. René Schneider, and the agency later sent money to help some of the plotters flee the country. “The station has done an excellent job of guiding Chileans to a point today where a military solution is at least an option for them,” the cable says, commending the officers, even though their plot was foiled." -- from Pascale Bonnefoy's article Documenting U.S. Role in Democracy’s Fall and Dictator’s Rise in Chile (NYT, 14 Oct 2017).
CIP Americas Program - With more than 30 years of experience in Latin American news and analysis, the Americas Program of the Center for International Policy is a leading source of information for activists, academics and citizens concerned about US foreign policy toward Latin America and movements for social justice within the hemisphere.
Colombia Support Network - A grassroots organization created to give solidarity to the Colombian people through sister city projects, delegations and petitions to educate members of the U.S. government.
FARC-EP - Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, guerilla organization formed 1964 as an opposition to imperialist rule in Colombia (including U.S. influence), that pursue Marxist-Leninist ideology and the rule of the marginalized. Also see:
Council on Foreign Relations: Americas - Portal to the Americas issues and resources, including articles, reports, book reviews, and conferences; links to institutes and universitites, organizations, associations and foundations; country information.
Council on Hemispheric Affairs - A nonprofit, tax-exempt independent research and information organization, was established to promote the common interests of the Western hemisphere, raise the visibility of regional affairs and increase the importance of the inter-American relationship, as well as encourage the formulation of rational and constructive U.S. policies towards Latin America.
CSIS Americas Program - Research and published analysis on U.S. policy toward Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada.
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Cuba Money Project - A leading source of information, analysis and opinion about U.S. government-financed Cuba programs. The project's concern is transparency and accountability in the U.S. government.
Cuba Solidarity/Project InfoMed - Allows direct access by physicians, medical students, researchers and remote family doctors to major medical databases in Cuba and around the world.
Cuba Study Group - A non-profit, non-partisan organization, comprised of Cuban business and community leaders who share a common interest and vision of a free and democratic Cuba. The Group's goal is to formulate effective, multilateral policy recommendations through thoughtful discussion and critical analysis of ideas that promote and facilitate a peaceful regime change in Cuba and lead to democracy, a free and open society, a market-based economic system, respect for human rights and the rule of law and the reunification of the Cuban nation.
Cubaweb - National website for the Republic of Cuba.
Granma - Official newspaper of the Central Committee of the Cuban Communist Party.
Engage Cuba Coalition - Coalition of private companies and organizations working to end the travel and trade embargo on Cuba.
FBI Cuba 109 Files - The Assassination Archives and Research Center (AARC) is making available FBI files which shed light on anti-Castro activities and other matters pertaining to Cuba and the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The main file is officially designated 109-HQ-12-210, a "foreign political matters" file on Cuba. It covers a 15-year period in which the FBI reported on activities in Cuba. The AARC has obtained tens of thousands of pages of these files from the FBI. The Cuba 109 files provide information about anti-Castro Cuban activities; the composition, actions, and propaganda of Cuban exile organizations, the actions of the Castro government; and the role of American corporations and government officials in the events taking place in Cuba.
Havana Times - A Cuban independent blog edited from Nicaragua, and hosted in Germany.
Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) - A cooperative digital library for resources from and about the Caribbean and circum-Caribbean. dLOC provides access to digitized versions of Caribbean cultural, historical and research materials currently held in archives, libraries, and private collections.
EFE Agency - Spanish language news agency and the fourth largest news agency in the world, with publishing houses in Madrid, Miami, El Cairo and Rio de Janeiro.
Expats - A site for English-speaking expatriates in Brazil, offering news and information on entertainment, culture, schools, shopping, legal matters and other relevant topics.
Get Local - Yahoo regional directory of information on individual states and cities in the U.S.
Giraldilla - Trade and policy intelligence about Cuba and U.S.-Cuba commercial and political relations.
CICIG [ International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala] - International body charged with investigating and prosecuting serious crime in Guatemala. Carries out independent investigations into the activities of illegal security groups and clandestine security structures which are defined as groups that: commit illegal acts that affect the Guatemalan people's enjoyment and exercise of their fundamental human rights, and have direct or indirect links to state agents or the ability to block judicial actions related to their illegal activities.
Aristide Foundation for Democracy - Dedicated to opening up avenues of democratic participation for those who traditionally have had no voices in national affairs. Education remains its primary mission.
Canada Haiti Action Network - An information and action network with member committees in cities across Canada. The network was formed in 2004 out of concern over the violent overthrow of elected government in Haiti on February 29, 2004 and the forced exile of the elected president, Jean Bertrand Aristide.
Coalition for Democracy in Haiti - News, analysis and information for those who walk in solidarity with the the people of Haiti, the Caribbean and the Americas.
Haiti Action Commitee - A San Francisco Bay Area-based network of activists in the USA who have supported the Haitian struggle for democracy since 1991.
Haiti Chery - Edited by Haitian-born journalist, playwright, essayist, and poet Dady Chery.
Haiti Community Support - Works to to assist the community of Au Centre/Beaumont in Haiti and its surrounding region through programs that improve education, health and quality of life of its people.
Haiti Democracy Project - The Haiti Democracy Project, an independent organization, is a continuation of the Center for International Policy's ten-year Haiti project, which originally worked to restore President Aristide to power but in more recent years joined with the major human-rights organizations in deploring the unfolding political violence and destruction of democratic institutions.
Haiti GeoPortal at CIESIN - Provides access to spatial and environmental data and mapping resources in support of scientific research, regional planning, and community mapping exercises relating to some of Haiti's most pressing challenges: post-earthquake reconstruction, economic and social development, and environment and disaster risk management. Hosted and managed by the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), the portal is part of the broader Haiti Research and Policy Program at the Earth Institute at Columbia University
Haiti Reborn - A project of the Quixote Center, works in the United States on behalf of the Haitian people to build an active grassroots solidarity movement and to advocate for a more just U.S. foreign policy.
Haiti: Relief and Reconstruction Watch - From the Center for Economic and Policy Research, a blog that tracks multinational aid efforts in Haiti with an eye towards ensuring they are oriented towards the needs of the Haitian people, and that aid is not used to undermine Haitians' right to self-determination.
Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network - A Haitian-led capacity building organization that brings together a network of lawyers, artists, students, Haitian activists, cultural experts, workers and human rights organizations, advocates, government officials and progressive radio, press and media outlets to support and work cooperatively with Haitian freedom fighters and grassroots organizations promoting the civil, human and cultural rights of Haitians living at home and abroad.
Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) - IJDH is working with the people of Haiti in their non-violent struggle for the return and consolidation of constitutional democracy, justice and human rights, by distributing objective and accurate information on human rights conditions in Haiti and cooperating with human rights and solidarity groups in Haiti and abroad.
Let Haiti Live - Links a growing network of Haitian groups to an international advocacy movement and acts as both microphone and speaker, amplifying the voices of Haitians within and outside of Haiti and making information accessible to traditionally marginalized sectors of Haitian society.
Margueritelaurent / Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network (HLLN) - Ezili Dantò (colonially named Marguerite Laurent) is an award winning playwright, a performance poet, political and social commentator, author and human rights attorney. HLLN is a Haitian-led capacity building organization that brings together a network of lawyers, artists, students, Haitian activists, cultural experts, workers and human rights organizations, advocates, government officials and progressive radio, press and media outlets to support and work cooperatively with Haitian freedom fighters and grassroots organizations promoting the civil, human and cultural rights of Haitians living at home and abroad.
National Coalition for Haitian Rights (NCHR) - Internationally recognized for its in-depth knowledge of the human rights situation in Haiti and has been a primary source of information and testimony for inquiries of the United Nations Commission for Human Rights, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States, the U.S. Congress and other influential bodies.
Republic of Haiti - Official site. Information about Haiti, its government, business opportunities, visas and tourism.
SOIL - Working to transform conditions in Haiti with short-term projects that address critical needs and a long-term strategy to expand sanitation access through social business models.
United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) - A United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti that has been in operation since 2004. The mission's military component is led by the Brazilian Army and the force commander is Brazilian. MINUSTAH's mandate was most recently extended by United Nations Security Council Resolution 1944 past its October 15, 2010 deadline amid fears of instability. The mission's current mandate runs through October 15th, 2011 with the intention of further renewal. The force is composed of 8,940 military personnel and 3,711 police, supported by an international civilian personnel, a local civilian staff and United Nations volunteers. Critics of MINUSTAH's goal of providing security say that the provision of increased police presence is coming with the unfortunate consequence of neglecting the vast socioeconomic problems in the area, the lack of effort in addressing infrastructure improvement, the joblessness and the pervasive poverty. See Wikipedia.
UNICEF: Haiti at a Glance - UNICEF and its partners are conducting intensive relief operations in Haiti, in the aftermath of the 12 January 2010 earthquake that devastated Port-au-Prince and other densely populated areas. For the latest information, please see the Haiti newsline.
WikiHaiti - The WikiLeaks organization has made U.S. diplomatic cables on Haiti available to weeklies Haiti Liberte and The Nation. The two publications are collaborating here to present extensive stories on what the cables reveal about the policies and practices of the U.S. government and its allies in Haiti.
Handbook of Latin America Studies (HLAS) Online - The Handbook is a bibliography on Latin America consisting of works selected and annotated by scholars. Edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress, the multidisciplinary Handbook alternates annually between the social sciences and the humanities. Each year, more than 130 academics from around the world choose over 5,000 works for inclusion in the Handbook. Continuously published since 1936, the Handbook offers Latin Americanists an essential guide to available resources.
InSight Crime - Research, analysis and investigation on organized crime in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Inter-American Dialogue - A leading U.S. center for policy analysis, exchange, and communication on issues in Western Hemisphere affairs. The Dialogue's select membership of 100 distinguished citizens from throughout the Americas includes political, business, academic, media, and other nongovernmental leaders. Twelve Dialogue members served as presidents of their countries and more than two dozen have served at the cabinet level. Members are united by their commitment to democratic principles, social equity, regional economic cooperation, and free and vigorous discussion. Dialogue activities are directed to generating new policy ideas and practical proposals for action, and getting these ideas and proposals to government and private decision makers.
Latin America and the Caribbean - Country information provided by World Bank: news and events, trade and investment, culutre, education, aid and development.
Latin America Bureau - An independent charitable organisation based in London providing news, analysis and information on Latin America, its people, politics and society.
Latin Correspondent - Combine original features from writers and bloggers across Latin America with some of the world's best reporting from the Associated Press wires. Latin Correspondent's coverage offers insight into politics, media and education from Tijuana to Tierra del Fuego and covers stories that rarely make it into English media.
Latin America Data Base (LADB) - Internet-based news service in English about Latin America, publishing in-depth coverage of Latin American affairs since 1986.
Latin America Herald Tribune - News for the English-reading public about Latin America, including information about politics, economics, business, sports, literature, the community and other topics of interest.
Latin America Working Group - A coalition of over sixty religious, human rights, policy, grassroots and development organizations striving for U.S. policies that promote peace, justice and sustainable development in the region.
Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC) - Comprehensive site facilitates access to Internet-based information to, from, or on Latin America. LANIC includes vast holdings of easily accessible digital resources for Latin American research, including more than 100,000 full-text content pages and 500,000 database records. The LANIC research guides include 42 country and 84 subject pages with links to more than 10,000 external sites, all individually selected, evaluated, and catalogued by LANIC staff. LANIC users have a choice of an English, Spanish, or Portuguese interface to these directory services.
Latinamerican Press - A on-profit, non-governmental organization based in Lima, Peru, specializing in the production of information and analysis about events across Latin America and the Caribbean with a focus on human rights.
LatinFocus - Information on Latin American economies, providing the latest available data from government sources, economic forecasts, market analysis covering economic performance, political risk assessments and financial market developments.
LatinNews - Political and economic intelligence on Latin America.
Living in Peru - Peru's official news portal, directory and classifieds for foreigners or expats living in Peru, business travelers and local individuals.
Machetera - Provides excellent translations from Spanish language news sites.
MercoPress - An independent news agency started in 1993 which focuses on delivering news related to the Mercosur trade and political bloc, and member countries, covering an area of influence which includes South America, the South Atlantic and insular territories. Based in Montevideo, Uruguay.
El Enemigo Común - An international watchdog against state sponsored repression on indigenous peoples, women, and youth, in both urban and rural communities primarily in Oaxaca, but it also publishes on other struggles against neoliberalism throughout Mexico.
International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC) - Provides binational solutions to issues that arise during the application of United States - Mexico treaties regarding boundary demarcation, national ownership of waters, sanitation, water quality, and flood control in the border region. Established in 1889, the IBWC has responsibility for applying the boundary and water treaties between the United States and Mexico and settling differences that may arise out of these treaties. The IBWC is an international body composed of the United States Section and the Mexican Section, each headed by an Engineer-Commissioner appointed by his/her respective president. The United States Section of the IBWC is headquartered in El Paso, Texas; the Mexican section in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua.
Mexico Freedom of Information Program (The National Security Archive) - Supports the freedom of information movement in Mexico, promotes government transparency and accountability and helps publicize the country's national freedom of information law that went into effect in 2002. The Archive works closely with scholars, lawyers, and openness advocates to influence the public debate about the right to know; we bring international transparency activists to train Mexican NGOs on the effective use of FOI laws in advocacy work; and we encourage the news media to monitor government transparency programs and to use FOI laws in pursuit of breaking news stories.
Mexico Solidarity Network - A coalition of 88 organizations struggling for democracy, economic justice and human rights on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.
Mexico Voices - Speaks to the crisis of Mexicans building their democracy, the rule of law, justice and protection of human rights in the face of violence, corruption and impunity magnified by the U.S.enforced drug war.
MexicoBlog - Monitors and analyzes international press on Mexico with a focus on the US-backed "war on drugs" in Mexico and the struggle in Mexico to strengthen the rule of law, justice and protection of human rights. Maintained by the CIP Americas Program.
North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) - NACLA provides policy makers, analysts, academics, organizers, journalists and religious and community groups with information on major trends in Latin America and its relations with the U.S. Also see:
United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization Approves Text Calling upon United States Government to Expedite Self-Determination Process for Puerto Rico (20 June 2016) - Approving the text without a vote, the Special Committee called on the United States to move forward with a process to allow the Puerto Rican people to take decisions in a sovereign manner, and to address their urgent economic and social needs, including unemployment, marginalization, insolvency and poverty. Also by the text, the Special Committee urged the United States Government to complete the return of occupied land and installations on Vieques Island and in Ceiba to the Puerto Rican people, and to expedite and cover the costs of cleaning up and decontaminating areas previously used for military exercises, with a view to protecting the health of their inhabitants and the environment.
Resource Center of the Americas - Provides information and develops programs that demonstrate the connections between the people of Latin America, the Caribbean, and the U.S.. Promotes justice, democracy, and human rights in the Americas.
Revista Envío - News coverage of issues affecting Central American and other countries in the greater Caribbean region, including North-South relations, neoliberalism, globalization, the women's movement, ecology, foreign debt.
Sipaz in Chiapas - A coalition of North American, Latin American and European organizations formed in 1995 to support the peace process in Chiapas, Mexico. SIPAZ combines violence reduction and peacebuilding strategies in Chiapas with efforts to inform and mobilize the international community.
Task Force on the Americas -
Stands in solidarity with the social justice movements of Latin America and the Caribbean and in opposition to the U.S. interference.
Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) - An intergovernmental union integrating two existing customs unions: Mercosur and the Andean Community, as part of a continuing process of South American integration. It is modelled on the European Union.
Aporrea - Leftwing coverage critical of Venezuelan politics. A website for the dissemination of news and socio-political and cultural opinion, identified with the process of revolutionary and democratic transformation of Venezuela.
Hands Off Venezuela - The basic principles of the Campaign are: solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution, opposition to imperialist intervention in Venezuela, and building direct links with the revolutionary and trade union movement in Venezuela.
El Universal - Conservative and business-oriented Caracas-based newspaper. Daily news from Venezuela.
Hands Off Venezuela - Oranizing solidarity activities with Venezuela's Bolivarian revolution through public meetings, video screenings, speaking tours, moving motions in Parliaments, and sending solidarity delegations to Venezuela.
Latin American Herald Tribune - Information about politics, economics, business, sports, literature, the community and other topics of interest. Located in Caracas.
Weekly News Update on the Americas - Covers news from Latin America and the Caribbean, compiled and written from a progressive perspective. It is published by the Nicaragua Solidarity Network of Greater New York.
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