From the vantage point of Cuban solidarity activists in the U.S., U.K. trade unionists deserve special credit because they've taken the lead in speaking out for the Cuba Five in Britain.
Guatemala is the second most violent country in the Western Hemisphere (after Colombia) and the election campaign is shaping up to be violent also. Iit is not clear to what degree poor and working class Guatemalans, or the 40 percent of the Guatemalans who are indigenous Mayas, can hope for a positive outcome.
The four charged that they had been arrested for participating in demonstrations calling for political reform, ending corruption and providing services to the people.
So far 2011 is proving to be an eventful year for Myanmar, formerly known as and still generally called Burma.
A strike by teachers in Honduras, which has led to a confrontation with the right-wing government, could have riipple effects.
Many are urging authorities to stop deportations until after the Haitian cholera epidemic has subsided.
On Feb. 24, the Mexican Senate by a vote of 86 to 0 passed a new comprehensive immigration law decriminalizing the presence of undocumented migrants in Mexico.
In the year after Porfirio Lobo became president of Honduras the disaster for the Honduran people has become clear.
Nearly 100 students, faculty and local residents turned out Feb. 8 at Howard University for a panel discussion on the Cuban Five.
Apple, famous for its Mac computers and iPhones, spends millions to create the image of a benevolent corporate giant that, while making money, does more than its part to better the world.