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13.11.2016

Colombia, rebels agree on revised peace deal

Colombia, rebels agree on revised peace deal

Colombia’s government and the main rebel group in the country have agreed on a revised peace deal six weeks after people narrowly rejected an original agreement in a referendum. Bogota and the rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) said on Saturday that they had incorporated proposals from… »

09.11.2016

The Chicago Boys

The Chicago Boys

By Anne Kass I can’t help but think of our trip to Chile last year where we learned that Milton Friedman and his Chicago Boys helped Pinochet sack the Chilean Social Security System which was similar to ours–employer and employee contributions with defined benefit payout. »

02.11.2016

Bogotá starts moving towards the 16th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

Bogotá starts moving towards the 16th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

The Bogotá Chamber of Commerce (CCB) and the Permanent Secretariat of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates launched today the official preparations towards the 16th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, an event to be held in the Colombian capital city between February 2nd and 5th, 2017, and for… »

31.10.2016

Venezuela, the place where death is not a Halloween costume…

Venezuela, the place where death is not a Halloween costume…

…but something that can be found everywhere – in an unnatural way – all year around. By Irene Halford In the usual narrative of a horror movie: you are not safe anywhere as sooner or later Death will find you, or those closest to you, regardless of how much you… »

30.10.2016

Venezuela: dialogue of the Government with the Opposition begins

Venezuela: dialogue of the Government with the Opposition begins

Caracas, Oct 30 (Prensa Latina) The public dialogue between the government and the opposition for peace in Venezuela begins here today, but the envoy of the Catholic Church, Emil Paul, announced that it would be carried out in the Margarita Island, in the state Nueva Esparta. The venue of the… »

20.10.2016

Argentinian Women Called to Strike, Protest After Brutal Attack on Teenage Girl

Argentinian Women Called to Strike, Protest After Brutal Attack on Teenage Girl

“We’re calling it Black Wednesday because we’re in mourning for all of the dead women, all of the women killed simply for being women” by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer for Common Dreams Hundreds of thousands of Argentinian women were expected to take part in a national work stoppage… »

14.10.2016

Oct 12th 1942-2016. Nothing much to celebrate

Oct 12th 1942-2016. Nothing much to celebrate

 By Irene Halford Guaicaipuro Cuatemoc charges the debt to Europe By Luis Britto García,  El Nacional newspaper, Caracas,  18 October 1990 “Guaicaipuro Cuautemoc, who has come to discover those who are celebrating the discovery. Here am I, a descendant of those who colonised America 40,000 years ago, who… »

11.10.2016

Peru and Ecuador destroyed over 10,000 landmines along border

Peru and Ecuador destroyed over 10,000 landmines along border

A report published in the Andina Newspaper confirms that “Peru and Ecuador have destroyed over 10,500 anti-personnel landmines placed during the countries’ military conflict as part of humanitarian demining works, Ecuador President Rafael Correa affirmed during the opening of the 10th Peru-Ecuador Binational Cabinet on Friday. “The Ecuadorian Head… »

09.10.2016

Mixed responses to the Nobel Peace Prize given to Colombian President

Mixed responses to the Nobel Peace Prize given to Colombian President

Many are outraged that this year’s Nobel Peace Price went to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. Others thought it is a good idea that will support the continuation of the Peace process in spite of the NO vote. Here are some of the arguments for and against. Nobel Committee Gets… »

08.10.2016

Colombian President Wins Nobel Prize for Peace Accord, Days After Deal Loses National Referendum

Colombian President Wins Nobel Prize for Peace Accord, Days After Deal Loses National Referendum

We go to Bogotá to get reaction to the selection of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos as this year’s Nobel Peace Prize winner for his role in pursuing a peace deal to end the nation’s 52-year-old civil war. The move comes after Colombians rejected the peace deal just this past… »

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