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Colombia's "Genocidal Democracy" May Have Claimed Over 150,000 Lives*

Dan Kovalik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Kovalik

In his book, Colombia: The Genocidal Democracy, Father Javier Giraldo, a Jesuit priest and long-time human rights activist in Colombia, estimated that...

US Risks Becoming Economic Afterthought in Latin America

James Bacchus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Bacchus

The United States risks becoming an afterthought in much that is unfolding commercially in Latin America.

U.S. and Colombia Cover Up Atrocities Through Mass Graves

Dan Kovalik | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dan Kovalik

The largest mass grave unearthed in Colombia was discovered by accident last year. The grave was discovered when children drank from a nearby stream and started to become seriously ill.

Washington and the Colombian Elections

Aldo Civico | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aldo Civico

There is an anecdote circulating in Washington. It is about a meeting between the Colombian foreign minister Bermudez and the president of the Senate ...

The Colombian Elections: Who Will Be the Next President of Macondo?

Michael Fairbanks | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Fairbanks

How many countries in the world could elect as its next president someone who dropped his pants and mooned a disrespectful audience of students?

Tactics and Strategies

Jaclyn Simon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jaclyn Simon

Presidential candidate Antanas Mockus is a potential ray of light in Colombia's political miasma of corruption.

Colombia's Elections: Under the Gun

Laura Carlsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Laura Carlsen

The results of Colombia's elections raise serious doubts about the quality of that country's democracy, especially in the light of past and present violence.

Colombia: What's on the Mind of the FARC?

Aldo Civico | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aldo Civico

What's on the mind of the FARC? What would they like to accomplish with the upcoming liberation?

Colombia's Presidential Campaign Kicks Off -- Finally

John Otis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Otis

The highpoint of Uribe's presidency was a daring hostage-rescue operation. But in the aftermath, as the president maneuvered to keep his job, his reputation took a hit.

Chavez, Uribe Trade Insults At Diplomatic Meeting

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Hugo Chavez and Alvaro Uribe left presidential decorum at the door on Monday, when the two got into a shouting match during a diplomatic meeting. The...

Human Rights in Colombia: Rep. Jim McGovern (D)

Aldo Civico | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aldo Civico

According to Jim McGovern, the promotion of a culture and practice of human rights in Colombia is essential for achieving security and laying the foundation for lasting peace.

Terrorist Or Activist? A Young Colombian, Gabriel Gonzalez, Fights For His Country, His Reputation (VIDEO)

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Tucker

Last week Tom Brokaw presented a human rights award to Gabriel Gonzalez. The thoughtful young man then flew home to Colombia, where he is charged with being a terrorist and faces seven years in prison.

What Kind of Global Player Does Brazil Want to Be?

Robert Amsterdam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Amsterdam

Brazil is impressive to international observers for its economic growth, low inflation, and firmly established democratic institutions. But the question remains: what kind role in the world does Brazil want to play?

Weekly Foreign Affairs Roundup

Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka

These Past Two Week's Top Stories in Foreign Affairs: Afghan Elections SI Analysis: Presidential elections in Afghanistan will be held on 20 August....

Drug Wars: Brazil's Amazon The New Rio Grande

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

The last thing president Lula and Brazilian democracy need is the United States on its northern border using the drug war to interfere in internal politics like it has done in the past with Mexico.

Bush Legacy: FP's 5 World Leaders Who Miss George W. Bush

Foreign Policy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Barack Obama might still be overwhelmingly popular around the world, but here are five heads of state who probably wish they could have the old guy ba...

Uribe To Meet With Obama, Human Rights To Be Discussed

Washington Post | Juan Forero | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BOGOTA, Colombia -- In a White House ceremony in January, President George W. Bush awarded Colombian President Alvaro Uribe the Presidential Medal of ...

Colombia: When Uribe Meets Obama

Aldo Civico | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aldo Civico

Domestic concerns urge Uribe to meet with Obama; blamed for neglecting relationships with democrats, he needs to demonstrate to the country's leadership that he is in good terms with the Obama administration.

Colombia FARC Rebels Strive To Reinvent Themselves

Miami Herald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Colombia's FARC is working to reinvent itself after suffering almost seven years of sustained military pressure under President Alvaro Uribe -- a peri...

Colombia Commits "Crimes Against Humanity" as Free Trade Pacts Are Debated

Dan Kovalik | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dan Kovalik

Despite the claims of the Colombian government and those in the U.S. eager to consummate "free trade" pacts, the human rights situation in that country is deteriorating fast.

May Day Fails its Promise to Workers

Bama Arethrya | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bama Arethrya

We should think about commemorating May Day this year by standing in solidarity with the workers of Colombia and the Philippines, and anywhere where organizing is life-threatening.

Colombia's Uribe Pushes To Outlaw Personal Drug Use

Miami Herald | SIBYLLA BRODZINSKY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Colombian Congress this month will begin discussing a bill introduced by the government that would prohibit possession of any drug and would punis...

Colombian Rebels' New Strategy: Release Hostages

csmonitor.com | Sibylla Brodzinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA - Colombian leftist guerrillas freed four hostages on Sunday in the first of three hand-overs planned for this week. The release is ...

Ingrid for President / Ingrid Para Presidenta

David Paul Appell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Paul Appell

Betancourt has hinted at another run for the top job. If she does, she could become not just one the world's most respected presidents but also a much-needed beacon of hope in Latin America.

Despite Controversies, Colombia's On the Upswing -- and Bogota's Cool

David Paul Appell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Paul Appell

Bogotá, the sprawling Andean capital of 7 million, is a safe, under-the-radar gem with plenty of nifty surprises up its municipal sleeve.