Nighttime road blockades have been springing up in neighborhoods around Tegucigalpa as opposition alliance supporters continue to protest electoral fraud. Photo by Sandra Cuffe
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Voices from the Barricades: Protests Against Election Fraud Intensify in Honduras

Nighttime road blockades have been springing up in neighborhoods around the Honduran capital as opposition alliance supporters continue to protest electoral fraud. “They want to impose a president on us,” protester Angélica Medrano told Toward Freedom. “We don’t want a dictator. We want a country at peace, a free country, and to elect the president that we elected, for whom we voted, because that’s our right.”

A meeting of residents of the Sierra Norte de Puebla. Locals complained an influx of mining and other natural resource initiatives in the region had disrupted their communities and damaged the environment. Photo by Ryan Mallett-Outtrim
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Mexico’s Death Projects: Local Activists Denounce Mining and Dam Boom in Puebla

Natural resource corporations are flocking to the mountainous Sierra Norte of Mexico’s Puebla state. In recent years, this remote area has seen an explosion of investment, and today is considered the next frontier for everything from gold mining to hydraulic fracturing and hydroelectricity. Leftist and environmental activists in this region of Central Mexico say the companies are bringing drugs, crime, and ruining the ancestral lands of indigenous Mexicans.