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Venezuela's experiment with socialism under siege from the right

President Maduro's socialist government is under siege from business-oriented right-wingers; voting on December 6 for National Assembly delegates will be a test of strength.


Who are the political prisoners in Colombia?

An inquiry in the context of the peace negotiations between the government and the FARC-EP guerrillas by a former political prisoner.


Crisis in Colombian peace talks: who is responsible?

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced a halt to peace talks in Havana between his government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.


Assassination marks anti-socialist terror campaign against Venezuela

Venezuelan National Assembly deputy Robert Serra and companion María Herrera were murdered on October 1 in Caracas.


Defending Colombian political prisoner David Ravelo, and others

Ravelo led the fight in Barrancabermeja, his home city, against right-wing paramilitary domination.


Colombian peace talks in serious jeopardy

After reaching partial agreements on agrarian reform and political participation, negotiators tackled drug trafficking. But after five months of discussion, they recessed without an agreement.


Colombian court turns down political prisoner Liliany Obando's appeal

Obando is a sociologist and documentary filmmaker. A week before her arrest, she issued a report documenting the murders of 1500 FENSUAGRO union members. FENSUAGRO is Colombia's largest agricultural workers' union.


Coffee Brigade will harvest peace, justice and coffee in Colombia

Alliance for Global Justice, at the invitation of the Astracatol agricultural workers union of Tolima, Colombia, is organizing a Just Peace Coffee Brigade to help farming families bring in their coffee harvests.


Political jailings, killings mount in Colombia

Already assassins had killed activist rapper Gerson Martínez, community leader Giovanny Leiton, Leiton's life partner, and unionist Ever Luis Marin Rolong. 


Chiquita loses legal battle to keep documents secret

Chiquita Brands International, Inc. has lost a case in which it attempted to block the SEC from releasing documents relating to its payments to a Colombian terrorist group.

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