Brazil President slights indigenous rights

  During his speech at the World Economic Forum on Tuesday, Brazil’s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro was adamant that throughout his tenure, the country would be open to global investors. In a weak attempt at creating a semblance of balance between economic growth and environmental protection, Bolsonaro¬†stated, ‘It is now our mission to make progress…

Declassified documents reveal US role in Argentina’s “Dirty War”

Stories of the torture, murder and disappearance of political opponents in US-backed South American dictatorships resurfaced again recently, with the declassification of documents revealing, among other issues, US knowledge of the multinational campaign of state terror known as Operation Condor. Dr Carolina Villella, a lawyer from the organisation¬†Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo, Grandmothers of the…