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Wider Drug War Threatens Colombians Indians, NYTimes

Wider Drug Wat Threatens Colombian Indians, in NYTimes
By Simon Romero
Published: April 21,2009
See more:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/22/world/americas/22colombia.html?_r=2

Minister defends Colombia free-trade deal, in Canwest News Service

Minister defends Colombia free-trade deal
By Mike Blanchfield, Canwest News Service
March 30, 2009

http://www.canada.com/news/Minister+defends+Colombia+free+trade+deal/144...

CIDH deplora asesinato en Colombia

Comunicado de Prensa No. 18/09

CIDH deplora asesinato en Colombia

Washington, D.C., 17 de abril de 2008 - La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) deplora el asesinato de la señora Ana Isabel Gómez Pérez, líder de un movimiento de víctimas que busca la recuperación de tierras usurpadas por paramilitares.

Le scandale d'espionnage des opposants, de politiciens, de militants, de journalistes et même de juges

Le Washington Post relate le scandale d'espionnage des opposants, de politiciens, de militants, de journalistes et même de juges par les proches du président Uribe à partir de mandats venant du palais présidentiel. Ce scandale, connu par les Colombiens,  s'ajoute à ceux entourant les activités criminelles de proches collaborateurs et de membres de sa famille. Rappelons qu'un référendum est prévu prochainement pour modifier la constitution et ouvrir la possibilité d'un 3e mandat. Celui-ci prétend que le palais national est infiltré et qu'il est victime d'une guerre politique...

Barrick fights public relations battle in Papua New Guinea

Daily News Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Barrick fights public relations battle in Papua New Guinea

While Barrick Gold (ABX-T, ABX-N) has decided to push ahead and build the Pascua Lama mine atop the Andean glaciers straddling Chile and Argentina,  it is dealing with headaches on the ground in the highlands of tropical Papua New Guinea.

D'autres scandales entourent URIBE, Washington Post

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D'autres scandales entourent URIBE, Washington Post

Le Washington Post relate le scandale d'espionnage des opposants, de politiciens, de militants, de journalistes et même de juges par les proches du président Uribe à partir de mandats venant du palais présidentiel. Ce scandale, connu par les Colombien,  s'ajoute à ceux entourant les activités criminelles de proches collaborateurs et de membres de sa famille. Rappelons qu'un référendum est prévu prochainement pour modifier la constitution et ouvrir la possibilité d'un 3e mandat. Celui-ci prétend que le palais national est infiltré et qu'il est victime d'une guerre politique...

Anti-mining activists stage mock claim on Montreal's Mount Royal

Anti-mining activists stage mock claim on Montreal's Mount Royal
May 11, 2009 - 18:55
Tobi Cohen, THE CANADIAN PRESS
MONTREAL - The Quebec government's decision to protect the famed Mount Royal from mining companies didn't deter a group of activists from staking their own claims to the Montreal landmark on Monday.

See more: www.macleans.ca/canada/wire/article.jsp

Investigation of Former Colombian Ambassador to Canada for parapolitics connection

Investigation of Former Colombian Ambassador to Canada for parapolitics connection

http://www.eltiempo.com/colombia/justicia/ARTICULO-WEB-PLANTILLA_NOTA_IN...

Llaman al senador Jorge Visbal Martelo a indagación preliminar por parapolítica

Swining for the right: Correa and social mouvements in Ecuador

Swinging from the right:

Correa and social movements in Ecuador

Written by Jennifer Moore Wednesday, 13 May 2009

http://upsidedownworld.org/main/content/view/1856/1/

On April 26, President Rafael Correa became the first Ecuadorian president in thirty years to win a new mandate after only one round of elections. A day later, the popular leader announced that he will accelerate his so-called Citizen's Revolution and prioritize change for the poor. However, prominent civil society organizations say that Correa's 21st Century Socialism favors powerful economic groups and bodes poorly for Ecuador's most-excluded.

More than the gouvernment claims

See this article with graphics and related items at http://www.economist.com/world/americas/displaystory.cfm?story_id=135280...

 

More than the government claims

LAST year millions of Colombians took to the streets to protest against hostage-taking by left-wing guerrillas, right-wing paramilitaries and common criminals in what has long been known as "the kidnap capital of the world". Some of the victims are politicians such as Ingrid Betancourt, held for six years by FARC guerrillas before being freed by the army last year. Most are ordinary citizens.

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