Military Rejects Lula’s Truth Commission

By Tracey Begley Hours after President Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva of Brazil announced plans in December 2009 to set up a truth commission that would investigate crimes committed during the military dictatorships, Brazil’s top military officials threatened their resignations…

Haitian NGOs Call for Inclusion on Reconstruction Plans

Haitian NGOs and community organizations would like to be granted greater access to the earthquake reconstruction planning process. Since the January 12, 2010 earthquake struck Haiti, the United States, the United Nations, and some 10,000 international NGOs (INGOs) with branches…

Still Castro’s Cuba?

By Evan Wilson It has been nearly three and a half years since Fidel Castro first delegated his powers to his brother, First Secretary of the Cuban Communist Party Raúl Castro. Though initially temporary, the transfer of power became permanent…