New Internationalist

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Otto Pérez Molina and the Mexican drug cartels: one year on

Guatemala’s president promised to reduce drug trafficking, but his success is questionable, says Anna Bevan.

Filed in: Drugs Guatemala Mexico

Peruvian protesters face increased police brutality

Stephanie Boyd says new laws are a reminder that, in mining zones, foreign corporations get more protection than ordinary civilians.

Filed in: Activism Human Rights Indigenous Peoples Mining Peru

Life and death in Chile’s ‘sacrificial zone’

Mischa Wilmers meets the activists fighting against industrial pollution – and for their health and environment.

Filed in: Chile Health Pollution

Indigenous organizations to sue Peru over Amazon gas project

David Hill reports on the legal move to protect isolated indigenous peoples at risk of ‘extermination’ by the country’s biggest ever hydrocarbons project.

Filed in: Conservation Human Rights Peru

Is this the end of the world?

Anna-Claire Bevan says 21 December Doomsday hype could cause tension between the Guatemalan government and Mayan community.

Filed in: Guatemala Indigenous Peoples Tourism

Peru spearheads open-source power

Long-lasting, community-led wind farms that produce energy beneficial to local people and the environment? Easy, says Jane Dennett-Thorpe.

Filed in: Energy Environment Peru

Climate adaptation: saviour or false hope?

Activists on the frontline fear that pledges of adaptation support are ‘empty promises’, says Ben Castle.

Filed in: Bolivia Climate Change

Inmates ‘treated like animals’ in Chilean prisons

Mischa Wilmers sees the horror for himself – and meets those trying to change it.

Filed in: Chile Prisons

Country Profile: Peru

Peru is said to be booming but the poor would never know it. Stephanie Boyd reports.

Filed in: Economics Peru

Why care about COP18?

You may be tired of climate change talks, but Ben Castle has met some Bolivians for whom it’s a matter of life or death.

Filed in: Bolivia Climate Change

‘Life yes, gold no!’

Peru’s gold rush threatens indigenous communities’ right to water. Roxana Olivera meets one of the faces behind the struggle, Máxima Acuña.

Filed in: Indigenous Peoples Mining Peru Water

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