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International Round Up: First coronavirus cases detected in Gaza strip

International Round Up: First coronavirus cases detected in Gaza strip The first two cases of coronavirus were detected in the Gaza Strip on Sunday of last week. Two people have been put in quarantine.

More revolts in Latin American countries

More revolts in Latin American countries Strikes in Peru and Colombia have marked the spread of revolt

Racist propaganda falls short in Hungary’s anti-refugee referendum

Racist propaganda falls short in Hungary’s anti-refugee referendum Also: Narrow vote rejects Farc peace deal in Colombia

Referendum in Colombia could end armed struggle

Referendum in Colombia could end armed struggle After decades of war, could left wing guerrillas Farc make peace with the state?

International round-up

French railways at a standstill | Santos re-elected in Colombia | South African miners to settle?

International round-up

British planes add to Ukraine sabre rattling | Shoe strike hits China’s bosses | Peasants blockade Colombian roads | May Day general strike in Greece

A year of elections tests South American governments

02 July 2013
Around 100,000 student protesters disrupted the polls at Chile’s primary elections last week. 

Medal for Tony Blair is another low for George Bush

06 January 2009
George Bush is to award Tony Blair – along with former Australian prime minister John Howard and Colombian president Alvaro Uribe – with the laughingly titled Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Colombia: an inspiring battle for indigenous rights

04 November 2008
Colombia’s president Alvaro Uribe bluntly admitted, "Yes, the police fired on the indigenous protesters." This followed several days of attacks by police and the military on the communities of the Cauca region.

Colombian paramilitaries kill march organisers

18 March 2008
Four trade union leaders were assassinated in the week following the 6 March day of protests against paramilitaries and state crime. These protests took place across Colombia and in many parts of the world.

Colombia: vicious friend of the West

18 March 2008
Colombia’s government is not just a vicious regime that targets trade unionists and civil activists. It is also George Bush’s key ally in Latin America and on the front line of his intervention in that region.

Kim Howells’ dirty friends

18 March 2008
The Welsh TUC last week called on Gordon Brown’s government to halt military aid to Colombia. It joined a chorus of condemnation of Kim Howells MP, the foreign office minister and Pontypridd MP, who was pictured sharing a joke with General Mario Montoya, head of the Colombian army.

Oppression and curse of Coke in Colombia

18 March 2008
On 12 February a brown envelope was left outside the home of Coca-Cola worker José Domingo Flórez. The note inside was from the Black Eagles, a right wing paramilitary death squad.

Venezuela-Colombia conflict sheds light on US imperialism

06 March 2008
George Bush waded into the growing inter-governmental crisis in Latin America earlier this week by expressing the US’s unqualified support for the Colombian president Alvaro Uribe.

Colombian protests hide state violence

12 February 2008
"From above, they looked like a white river flowing through the streets of Colombia’s capital. They wore white T-shirts that read, ‘Yo soy Colombia (I am Colombia). Stop the kidnappings, the lies, the murders. No more Farc’."

Coca-Cola activists face death threats in Colombia

17 December 2007
Three workers at Coca-cola in Bucaramanga, Colombia, face death threats for their trade union activities.

Colombia: Agrifuels and death squads

03 July 2007
In Colombia biofuel projects are expanding in different parts of the country – though now we tend to use the term "agrifuels" rather than "biofuels", since the processes used to make them are no more biological than many other energy sources.

US multinational Chiquita funded Colombian death squads

07 April 2007
The US multinational Chiquita Brands International has admitted funding death squads which unleashed a reign of terror in Colombia.

Protesting for Colombian trade unionists

24 March 2007

US sprays death from the air in Colombia

05 November 2005
I became interested in this issue after speaking to people in Colombia. One woman told me she was working in the fields with her family when aeroplanes came down and started spraying.

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