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INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS DEMAND TRANSPARENCY AND RESPECT FOR THE VOTE IN HONDURAS

by Laura Carlsen

Dec-01-2017 | Press Release

As organizations in defense of human rights and democracy, we urgently call on the Honduran government to respect the vote and provide full transparency, credibility and legitimacy in all aspects of the vote count and elections results... Read More »

These Women Nobelists Are Fighting for Grassroots Activists in Central America

by Laura Carlsen

The Nation, Nov-17-2017 | Article

They’re bringing limelight to women-led movements resisting land grabs and destruction from mining companies, hydroelectric plants, and monoculture plantations... Read More »

Sanders Outlines Vision of a Progressive U.S. Foreign Policy

by William D. Hartung

Americas Program, Sep-29-2017 |

During the 2016 presidential campaign, progressives who work on U.S. foreign policy issues had high hopes that Bernie Sanders would provide a sharp counterpoint to the hawkish views of Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump... Read More »

What’s Behind Trump’s Obsession with Bashing Mexico?

by Laura Carlsen

Americas Program, Aug-04-2017 |

Donald Trump deflected part of the global spotlight on the G20 to engage in one of his favorite sports– publicly bashing Mexico... Read More »

Political Analyst Laura Carlsen on plight of mothers of the missing

by Laura Carlsen

CGTN America, Jul-16-2017 | Interview

Political analyst Laura Carlsen, who works with an organization that advises citizen search groups in Mexico, joined Elaine Reyes to discuss the plight of mothers on a quest to find their missing children... Read More »

Latin America's Women-led Movements and the New Feminism

by Laura Carlsen

Counter Punch, Mar-21-2017 |

Less than a week before International Women's day a year ago, Honduran military men trained by the Pentagon burst into her home and assassinated Berta Caceres. Feminist, environmentalist, and anti-imperialist, a charismatic organizer and a staunch opponent of the megaprojects that stole the land and poisoned the earth of indigenous peoples, Berta was the epitome of everything the henchmen of capitalism loathed and feared... Read More »

Sojourner Truth Radio: February 3, 2017 – Weekly Roundtable

by Laura Carlsen

Sojourner Truth Radio, Feb-03-2017 | Video

On our weekly roundtable: the ban, the wall, the threats towards Iran, the Supreme Court pick, white nationalism in the White House, and "alternative facts." Two chaotic weeks into Trump's presidency, we break down the congressional, national and global reaction to the president's recent actions. Our panelists are Jackie Goldberg, Dr. Gerald Horne and Laura Carlsen. Barbara Arnwine, Civil Rights Movement veteran and human rights leader, also joins us to break down the judicial record of Neil Gorsuch and his potential impact on communities of color... Read More »

Borderline Personality: Trump’s Threats Against Mexico

by Laura Carlsen

Counter Punch, Feb-03-2017 |

Last week Donald Trump torpedoed the U.S.-Mexico relationship, forcing President Enrique Peña Nieto to cancel their meeting. Speculation buzzed as to the reasons behind his acts to sabotage cooperation with one of the U.S.’s closest allies and third-largest trade partner... Read More »

Interview with Charlotte Bunch on Women's March

by Laura Carlsen

Rompeviento TV, Feb-01-2017 | Video, Interview

In this broadcast, Laura Carlsen, host of Hecho en América, interviews Charlotte Bunch, founding director of the Center for Women’s Global Leadership at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey; professor in the Department of Women’s and Gender at Rutgers, and one of the main organizers of the Global Campaign for Women’s Human Rights that gained UN recognition that women’s rights are Human Rights in 1992... Read More »

Trump Doesn’t Really Care If Mexico Pays for the Wall

by Laura Carlsen

Fortune, Jan-31-2017 |

“The Wall”—a mythically impenetrable structure to seal off the southern border with Mexico—was the rallying cry of President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Chants of “build the wall,” followed by the rhetorical question, “And who’s going to pay for it?” prompted an immediate response from Trump crowds all over the country: “Mexico!”... Read More »

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