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After 24 years, Acteal is still an open wound in Chiapas

Desire for reconciliation marks first anniversary of Acteal massacre Text of an article I wrote that was published in Catholic New Times, Jan. 31, 1999. ACTEAL, Chiapas, Mexico – The people who came to Acteal Dec. 22 made a brightly-coloured crowd. Huipiles – hand-woven, brightly-coloured blouses – were evidence of the diversity of the people of Chiapas, […]

Gabriel Boric: Hope defeated fear in Chile 

Good news is that Gabriel Boric won the election in Chile. Since the election of Salvador Allende in Chile in 1970, the left in Latin America has participated in elections and governed according to the rules of liberal democracy. They do so without sufficient regard for the roles of money, foreign interference and private media companies.

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