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Berta Caceres: The struggle for justice continues

A month after indigenous rights and environmental activist Berta Caceres was murdered, the crime is no nearer being solved; but the movement that was sparked by her death is growing.

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Peace finally possible in Colombia, justice less certain

An agreement to end five decades of armed conflict between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia and the government of that country now seems inevitable.

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Heirs to notorious gangster seek to be compensated by Cuba

A close examination of the books of many former U.S. enterprises in Cuba would show a whole lot of questionable activity.

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Today in Indigenous history: Louis Riel, rebel Canadian Métis leader, hanged

Louis Riel, a leader of the Métis people in their resistance against the Canadian government in the Canadian Northwest, remains the most controversial figure in Canadian history.

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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.

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Today in history: Nazi war crimes indictments read at Nuremberg

The trials formally opened in Nuremberg, Germany, on November 20, half a year after Germany surrendered.

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René González in Mexico gives thanks, welcomes advice

He and the other Cuban 5 are traveling to many countries to personally thank the millions who took part in defeating the attempt to keep them in prison.

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Shielded for decades, Pinochet thugs now face justice

Those involved in and responsible for the military takeover of Chile in 1973 are finally facing justice.

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Today in history: 800th birthday of the Magna Carta

On this date in 1215, humanity took one of its greatest steps in the long march toward democracy.

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Why is U.S. media silent on Colombia's child rape report?

U.S. military soldiers and contractors sexually abused at least 54 children in Colombia between 2003 and 2007 and the rapists were never punished.

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