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Free Colombian political prisoner David Ravelo!

September 14 was the end of David Ravelo Crispo's first year in jail and a time of renewed solidarity for this human rights activist imprisoned in Colombia.


Impunity reigns in Colombia, Piedad Cordoba leaves

In Colombia, wholesale murder and impunity go hand in hand.

A plea for Liliany Obando, Colombian political prisoner

Class conflict, rural - urban divisions, and impunity for criminals created circumstances putting Obando and other political activists at high risk.


GOP-dominated House votes to defund Organization of American States

In another fit of lunacy, the Republican House Committee on Foreign Relations voted to cancel the payment of dues to the Organization of American States.

Chilean Communist freed as Colombia drops charges

Accused of rounding up money for the FARC, Manuel Olate was detained for three months as a first step to extradition.


Court says Colombian victims may sue Chiquita

It was, lawyer Paul Wolf observed, "One of the most detailed judicial opinions ever written in any U.S. human rights case."

Colombian court blocks witch-hunts

The top court issued a writ of prohibition in the case of former Congressman Wilson Borja, ending investigation into allegations he had connections with the FARC.


Chavez's jailing of Colombian political refugee causes outrage

An arrest near Caracas triggered questions about Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, a socialist and protagonist of continent-wide emancipation knuckling under to Colombia.


Paramilitaries alive and well in Colombia

Paramilitary forces have displaced over four million rural people from 16 million acres of land.

World Notes: Cuba, Afghanistan, India – and more

International news about Cuba, Afghanistan, India, Ireland and Colombia.

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