Today and tomorrow there are solidarity actions with the people of Oaxaca in various U. S. locations. Check El enemigo común for details. On Monday, the 96th anniversary of the Revolution of 1910, two million people are expected to converge upon the zócalo in México, D.F., where AMLO will inaugurate his alternative government. These are big events.
In Nicaragua, outgoing President Enrique Bolaños signed into law Friday the total ban on abortion, which is also supported by the President-elect, Daniel Ortega. This was, of course, foreseen and preordained, but it still not good news. The Pentagon plans to request funding to build a new trial facility at Guantánamo Bay, and La Crónica of México, D.F., offers a revealing picture of bound and hooded prisoners there. This proposal has not yet been funded, and should be opposed. Tensions in Bolivia bear watching as well.
These are only some of the stories I would be following in far greater detail, had I time in this leisureless century to be a responsible citizen.