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Paramilitaries alive and well in Colombia

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

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Carter in Cuba to meet with Raúl Castro

Former President Jimmy Carter began a three-day visit to Cuba yesterday and was scheduled to meet President Raul Castro today.

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Honduran teachers’ protests trigger repression, fight-back

A strike by teachers in Honduras, which has led to a confrontation with the right-wing government, could have riipple effects.

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Argentina: Prosecution for child-thefts during dictatorship begins

Two former Argentinian dictators and some of their henchmen are on trial for charges charges of concocting a scheme to kidnap the babies of political opponents they murdered.

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Trial of Posada Carriles starts in Texas

On Monday January 10, the trial of Luis Posada Carriles began in the federal courthouse in El Paso, Texas. Posada is seen in most of Latin America as a terrorist, responsible for many deaths.  Yet he is only being tried on two counts of perjury, one of obstruction of justice, one of naturalization fraud and seven of lying to immigration authorities.

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Honduras ex-prez Zelaya voices anger re Wikileaks revelations

Former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya angrily blasted the U.S. State Department comments revealed in a secret diplomatic cable.

Colombian repression swells ranks of political prisoners

The growing mass of Colombian political prisoners has gained less international attention than the murdered and "disappeared," than millions displaced from their land, than epidemic spying and fear-mongering.

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Recalling Colombia’s Patriotic Union tragedy

Survivors of government persecution paid homage to Colombia's Patriotic Union, memorializing  victims of slaughter of UP activists, which, after nearly a quarter century, is still ongoing.

Communist youth leader murdered in Ecuador

Edwing Perez, secretary general of the Ecuadorian Communist Youth organization, died Nov. 10 from complications resulting from a vicious right-wing assault.

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Former guerrilla becomes Brazil's first woman president

Dilma Rousseff, a former fighter against Brazil's U.S. supported military dictatorship, won a runoff election on Sunday October 31 and will become the first woman president in the huge South American nation's history.

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