Latin America and the Caribbean
On 4 and 5 April 2011, Tom Blickman participated in the International
Seminar "La lucha contra el crimen organizado: hacia una estrategia integral” in Mexico City.
With the citizen-backed blockage of a proposed aluminum smelter, is Trinidad and Tobago changing course toward a rooted future?
TNI's Water Justice programme is marking this year's UN World Water Day in Cape Town at the GWOPA (Global Water Operator partnerships Alliance) Congress, in the continuing struggle to reclaim public water.
Citizen struggles for public water in Peru and Uruguay share many similarities and a common vision, with "public-community partnerships" bringing trade unions and water utility managers together on a shared platform.
Creating a special fund of solidarity with the Cuban Revolution would be an act of strict justice.
Exploring the current neoliberal conjuncture in Latin America and the Caribbean in light of its historica legacies and contemporary trends, the conference will look at neoliberal sectoral reforms, public policy and state restructuring, responses and resistance to neoliberalism, and artistic, cultural and ideological transformation.
We have to talk to, learn from and support the indigenous movements which have inserted ecosocialist and degrowth like concepts into the formal constitutions, as in the states of Bolivia and Ecuadorian.
The neoliberal FTAs pursued by the EU with Colombia and Peru threaten to exacerbate human rights abuses - which include killings of trade unionists, forced expropriations of indigenous people from land, and environmental destruction - for the sake of corporate profit.
The coup in Ecuador failed because of an effective social mobilization, an overwhelming international solidarity and the courage demonstrated by President Correa.