Comment & Analysis: Honduras: A New Era for Guatemala's Indigenous Peoples? (Stacey Gomez/Upside Down World)

[Indigenous representatives gathered from across Guatemala on August 9 in a local school in the municipality of Totonicapán demanding that the state honor their rights to self determination. This event, convened by the 48 Cantones of Totonicapán, was one of 25 acts of protest nationwide, including road blockades at strategic points throughout the country marking International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples.]

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Comment & Analysis: Business As Usual: Britain’s Heath Government and Chile’s 9/11 (Josh Watts/Alborada.net)

[While the warm relationship of Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative government towards Pinochet’s Chile is well known: the Heath government’s support for the coup and Pinochet’s regime is perhaps less so. The British response to the coup in September 1973 is worth recollecting as the 40th anniversary comes around, not merely because 40 years have passed, but because it so clearly unmasks both the underlying motivations that dictate British foreign policy, and the blatant disparity between public pronouncements and the documentary record.]

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Comment & Analysis: The Art of Building a New World: Freedom According to Mexico's Zapatistas (Raúl Zibechi/Americas Program)

[As the media stopped paying attention, many believe that the Zapatista rebellion no longer exists. Quietly, away from the spotlight and cameras, they have deepened their autonomous construction to the point that one can now speak of a different society, governed by rules, codes, and laws distinct from those of the mainstream world.]

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Comment & Analysis: Forty Years After the Coup, the Chilean Right Remains Powerful and Influential (Nick MacWilliam/Pluto Press)

[On the fortieth anniversary of the coup, tributes will be paid across Chile to the victims. It will be a time of reflection, not only for what happened, but for what is still happening in the country, as the balance of power remains tilted towards a wealthy minority.]

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Comment & Analysis: Bolivia: Criminal Charges Against Indigenous Leaders, Revelations of Police Infiltration Reignite TIPNIS Conflict (Emily Achtenberg/NACLA)

[Bolivia has seen renewed tensions over President Evo Morales’s proposed construction of a highway through the TIPNIS indigenous territory and national park, as indigenous leaders face serious criminal charges over a recent community altercation.]

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Comment & Analysis: 'Mexico's War on Drugs is One Big Lie': An Interview with Anabel Hernández (Ed Vulliamy/The Observer)

[Anabel Hernández, journalist and author, accuses the Mexican state of complicity with the cartels, and says the 'war on drugs' is a sham. She's had headless animals left at her door and her family have been threatened by gunmen.]

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Music: Mercedes Sosa & Calle 13 - 'Cancion Para Un Niño En La Calle'

The song is from Merdeces Sosa's album 'Cantora 2'

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Comment & Analysis: Human Rights in Colombia: How Bad do Things Have to Get? (Ellie Mae O'Hagan/The Guardian)

[The trade union leader Huber Ballesteros has been arrested on dubious grounds. Such violations are Colombia's dirty little secret.]

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Comment & Analysis Video: Salvador Allende: Revolutionary Democrat (Victor Figueroa Clark/Pluto Press)

[Dr Victor Figueroa-Clark, LSE historian and author of 'Salvador Allende: Revolutionary Democrat' (Pluto Press), a political biography of Allende, talks about the life and ideas of Salvador Allende, Chile's radical President who was overthrow in a CIA supported coup in 1973. Figueroa-Clark will be discussing his book after a free screening of Patricio Guzman's documentary 'Salvador Allende' on Wednesday 25 September in London - click here for more information.]

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Comment & Analysis: Miranda's Rights: How Europe Can Learn From Latin America's Independence (Mark Weisbrot/The Guardian)

[Brazil's action over the detention of Glenn Greenwald's partner shows South American nations no longer toe Washington's line.]

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