Latest posts by Betsy Galbreath from November, 2012
Costa Rica: Protest in Defense of Social Security Ends in Riots
Several groups throughout Costa Rica participated in a demonstration in San José last November 8, 2012, in defense of the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS). The demonstration ended in riots and violence between police and protesters. The police crackdown has sparked outrage among netizens.
Peruvian Ambassador to Argentina Resigns Over Meeting with Movadef
Movadef, or the Movement for Amnesty and Fundamental Rights, which has been accused of being a sort of screen for the terrorist group Shining Path, continues to make a name for itself and not just in Perú, but also abroad. This time it caused the "resignation" of the Peruvian ambassador to Argentina, Nicolás Lynch.
Ecuador Battles Violence in Sports
Ecuador begins the fight against sports violence after the death of George Murillo León, a 20 year old who was killed in a clash between supporters of football teams Barcelona and Emelec. "No Sports Violence in Guayaquil" is the first campaign to be undertaken by the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Sports, Ecuadorian Football Federation (FEF), the National Assembly, and the Emelec and Barcelona teams.