Meet the American Empire's Favorite NGO: Human Rights Watch

This article was originally published by the North American Congress on Latin America.

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Alliances Shift Over Contentious Bolivian Road Plan

In the run-up to the May-June consulta that will decide the fate of the proposed highway through the Isiboro-Sécure Indigenous Territory and National Park (TIPNIS), the Bolivian government is signing agreements with lowland indigenous groups and seeking to cancel its contract with Brazilian company OAS to build the TIPNIS road, causing a shift in political alliances around the TIPNIS conflict.  

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El Salvador Poised to Become Next Latin American Country to Shift Leftward

After 17 years since the end of El Salvador’s civil war, the leftist Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN) is poised to accomplish what its guerrilla predecessors never did: Takeover the national government. Reliable polls unanimously project that FMLN candidate Mauricio Funes will win the March 15 presidential elections. What all this means for El Salvador – and Latin America – is the subject of the new, in-depth report, "The 2009 El Salvador Elections: Between Crisis and Change."

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