2 February 2012

Stories from 2 February 2012

Peru: MOVADEF Abandons Party Registration Request

  2 February 2012

Juan Arellano reports [es] that the Movement for Amnesty and Fundamental Rights (MOVADEF), believed to be a façade for the terrorist movement Sendero Luminoso (SL – Shining Path), has backed down from their decision to apply to register as a political party. Furthermore, Juan blogs [es] about a meeting held by...

Brazil: Homeless squatters await eviction in São Paulo city center

  2 February 2012

In the aftermath of the Pinheirinho eviction in São Paulo state, police will be evicting a homeless squatter settlement in a disused building in downtown São Paulo this morning. According to the Frente de Luta por Moradia, a social movement (@LutaMoradia), a court ruled the city must provide for ‘basic...

Cambodia: Mass Fainting in Garment Factories

  2 February 2012

Cambodia’s first ever People’s Tribunal on Minimum Living Wage and Decent Working Conditions for garment workers will take place next week which will tackle, among other things, the poor working conditions in garment factories which caused thousands of workers to faint in their workplaces

Colombia: What is in a name?

  2 February 2012

The Born on December 31st documentary by Priscila Padilla exposes a human rights violation the Wayuu indigenous group have been under. Many of their national IDs, mass produced to get important votes in election periods, state they were all born on the same date and feature offensive made-up names; which...

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