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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.

Foreign Aid, Arms Shipped By Same Firms: Report

Inter Press Service | Thalif Deen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS, May 12 (IPS) - The military conflicts raging across Africa, Asia and Latin America have been significantly influenced by the heavy ...

No Evidence Found that Colombia Suddenly FTA-Worthy

Fred Redmond | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Fred Redmond

"Free trade should be premised on fundamental respect for human rights, especially the rights of the workers producing the goods to be traded. In Colombia, workers cannot exercise their right without fear of being threatened or killed."

Colombia Recognizing Rape As Weapon Of War

Christian Science Monitor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Amelia had spent years counseling a woman who was raped by a right-wing warlord and suffered an unwanted pregnancy. So when the woman called her for a...

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.

Hostage Carolina Zuluaga Rescued

Colombia Reports | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A Colombian-American citizen, kidnapped February 6, was rescued by Colombian authorities Tuesday in the rural zone of Yumbo, in the south western depa...

Colombian Drug Lord Eugenio Montoya Sentenced To 30 Years In US Prison

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MIAMI — A Colombian who was one of the top financial managers and supervised money-laundering for a cocaine cartel accused of smuggling $10 bill...

Colombia may play host to relocated U.S. military hub | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa decided not to renew an agreement allowing the U.S. to use an air base in Manta. After Ecuadorian Preside...

Pass the Employee Free Choice Act

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Passage of the Employee Free Choice Act is easy to justify on the basis of guaranteeing the basic human rights of working Americans.

President Obama and the Americas: Beyond the Trinidad Summit

Abraham Lowenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abraham Lowenthal

Navigating the next stages in the U.S.-Cuba relationship will be complex, for both sides have to overcome years of distrust, mutual hostility and propaganda.

President Obama and the Summit of the Americas

Abraham Lowenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abraham Lowenthal

Obama would do well to remember Ronald Reagan's comment on returning from his first trip to South America as President: "These Latin American countries are all very different from each other."

Don Mario: Colombia's Most Wanted Drug Lord Captured

AP | CESAR GARCIA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BOGOTA — Colombia's most wanted drug lord was cowering like a dog under a palm tree when he was captured Wednesday in a jungle raid involving hu...

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...

Bulletproof Underwear From Colombian Entrepreneur In High Demand

GlobalPost | Nadja Drost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BOGOTA -- Miguel Caballero slides open a box of 9mm bullets. "Choose one," he says to his employee Lizeth Castaneda. He points his revolver at Cast...

Advice to Obama at G-20 Summit: A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

I don't know precisely when progressives in this country gave up on free trade. Because when they did, without perhaps even realizing it, they turned their backs on the developing world.

Colombia Guerillas Fail In Bid To Kill Defense Minister Due To Spelling Mistake

Telegraph | Jeremy McDermott in Medellin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A special forces unit of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) had planned to celebrate the movement's 45th anniversary by killing Juan Ma...

The Budget's Foreign Policy Handcuffs

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Zunes

As Americans are losing their jobs due to a lack of public funding, the Democrats' appropriation bill pours billions of dollars into sophisticated weapons for both Israel and neighboring Arab states.

Obama's Panama Opportunity

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

President Barack Obama will soon be making his first trip to Latin America to attend the Summit of the Americas. This visit is an important opportunit...

Starbucks Puts Sticker Shock on Coffee in Brazil

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric Ehrmann

Rio -- Brazil's president Luiz Inacio "Lula" da Silva got free coffee from President Obama at the White House Saturday. But back home he'll pay $20 f...

Colombian Extradition Rulings Worry The U.S.

Miami Herald | Steven Dudley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Recent decisions by the Colombian Supreme Court on extraditions of guerrilla ringleaders in the kidnapping of three Americans have sparked concern tha...

Can We "Reset" Relations with Colombia?

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Our failed Colombia policy deserves special attention: it's literally a matter of life and death.

Paleontologists Discover Mammoth Snake Species In Colombia

Washington Post | Juan Forero | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Last month, an international group of scientists revealed in the journal Nature that Jaramillo's team had made a startling discovery -- a species of s...

Monzer al-Kassar Sentenced To 30 Years For Masterminding Arms Deals

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A Syrian-born arms dealer has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for conspiring to sell millions of dollars of weapons to Colombian rebels. ...

NO CAR DAY: Colombia Held Its Annual "Dia Sin Coches" (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

What a great holiday! Dia Sin Coches! A day without cars! It requires people to try alternative transportation -- you see bikes, skateboards, feet and...

Colombian Rebels' New Strategy: Release Hostages | 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 relea...