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The plastic rebellion

By Mark A. Bonta / September 4, 2018 / Comments Off on The plastic rebellion

An indigenous rebellion against plastic cups has taken hold in the Tzu’tujil Maya town of San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala.  The only town in the country so far to ban plastic hasn’t done so solely to protect the environment from discarded tortilla bags and other refuse. The ban on disposable plastics, enacted in 2016, is […]

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“Positive changes”: An interview with The Daylighter’s News Editor Mark A. Bonta

By Josh Wilson / September 1, 2018 / Comments Off on “Positive changes”: An interview with The Daylighter’s News Editor Mark A. Bonta

You cover a wide range of topics, but you have particular expertise in Latin America. Tell us a bit about that.  I had the opportunity to live for four months in Peru with my parents in the mid-1980s, where we experienced first hand the ravages of the Maoist Sendero Luminoso terrorists. I went to college […]

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Mexico City officials knew collapsed sweatshop was unsafe

By Josh Wilson / January 4, 2018 / Comments Off on Mexico City officials knew collapsed sweatshop was unsafe

At a memorial last fall for seamstresses who died in in a building collapse during the 7.1-magnitude earthquake that struck Mexico September 19, an inscription on a makeshift pink cross claims solidarity with the victims: “Your name is my name — we want life.” Protestors at the memorial were furious about the persistence of sweatshop […]

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