News headlines in June 2010, page 6

  1. LATIN AMERICA: Torturers Lurking Behind Uniforms

    Friday, June 25, 2010

    'My daughter was brutally tortured, intimate parts of her body were beaten, her head was put in gas-filled bags and electric shocks were applied all over her body,' Vidalina Vera, the mother of Wilmary Brizuela, told the Venezuelan Attorney General's Office.

  2. BOLIVIA: 69-Year-Old Native Leader Heads 1,500-Km March

    Friday, June 25, 2010

    Indigenous elder Ernesto Noé, 69, is once again leading his people on a long march from Bolivia's Amazon jungle, to protest environmental damages caused by the oil industry and demand respect for native land rights.

  3. URUGUAY: Río de la Plata Under Land-Based Attack

    Friday, June 25, 2010

    Unregulated population growth along Uruguay's southern coast has hurt the Río de la Plata (River Plate) along an extensive stretch where the freshwater mixes with the Atlantic's salty seas, warn scientists.

  4. U.N. Chief Warns Big Business to Play by Ethical Rules

    Friday, June 25, 2010

    The United Nations is sending a strong message to the world's corporate executives: abide by the rules of social and ethical conduct or risk having your firm named and shamed.

  5. Time to Give Wall Street the Axe, Say Progressive Groups

    Friday, June 25, 2010

    As heads of state from the Group of 20 (G20) most developed and economically powerful emerging nations meet in Toronto, Canada this weekend, some activists at the U.S. Social Forum in Detroit are urging a more realistic look at the roots of the global economic crisis - and an end to the free-wheeling capitalist model embodied by Wall Street.

  6. MEXICO: More Soldiers in the Streets, More Violence

    Friday, June 25, 2010

    The Mexican army's participation in the counternarcotics war led by the government of conservative President Felipe Calderón has triggered a jump in violence in the areas where the troops are on the ground, according to an analysis by a U.S. statistics expert.

  7. Connecting the Dots from Detroit to Dakar

    Friday, June 25, 2010

    Africa's continued struggle for political and economic independence in many ways mirrors the very own struggles of communities in the U.S. that are now being tabled at the 2010 U.S. Social Forum in Detroit.

  8. LITERATURE-CUBA: 'Forbidden Stories' by Sonia Rivera-Valdés

    Friday, June 25, 2010

    Lázara wakes up every morning in her home in New York, has a cup of coffee and, with the same passion with which she takes a stand for or against every cause, she turns on the radio, hoping to hear the news that she has been waiting for most of her life: the demise of former Cuban president Fidel Castro.

  9. A Reform Movement by and for Undocumented People

    Friday, June 25, 2010

    Hundreds of grassroots organisations came together at the U.S. Social Forum here to discuss strategies in the fight for immigration policy changes that would put an end to criminalisation and the militarisation of the border with Mexico.

  10. This Light Is Always Red

    Friday, June 25, 2010

    A traffic light, yet no traffic at all. In fact, a traffic light...for pedestrians only. And even they move little. There are restrictions on walking out of this village (pop. 3,000).