Hundreds of thousands of Colombians hit the streets in new rallies organized by labor unions

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nsnbc : Hundreds of thousands of state employees in Colombia stopped working and hit the streets in all major cities on Thursday. The state employees strike due to the failure of the administration of President Juan manuel Santos to implement agreements reached during previous strikes. Moreover, the labor unions CUT, CGT, and CTC also joined the strike More...

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Venezuelan Attorney General Luisa Ortega Díaz. (Archive)
By Christof Lehmann On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Venezuelan Attorney General rejects National Constituent Assembly as corporative, lacking representation

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Venezuelan Attorney General Luisa Ortega Diaz, in a leaked letter to Elias Jaua, the head of the Presidential Commission for the Constituent Assembly, warned that the proposed approach More...

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By nsnbc On Friday, May 19th, 2017

US Accused of Promoting Venezuela Intervention at UN

Ryan Mallett-Outtrim (VA) : The United States took to the United Nations Wednesday to compare Venezuela’s current political crisis to Syria. For the first time, the US brought Venezuela’s current crisis before More...

Quantum theory and parallel universes confirmed?
By Christof Lehmann On Friday, May 19th, 2017

U.S. ignores Colombia’s peace process, pushes militarist line against Venezuela instead

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos visited his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump at the White House, pleading for support for Colombia’s peace process. Trump, for his part, ignored More...

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By nsnbc On Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Hundreds of thousands in Colombia hit the streets to protest

nsnbc : Large parts of Colombia were nearly brought to a standstill on Tuesday when about 330,000 protesters in cities throughout the country hit the streets in protests led by teachers and state employees. The More...

Constitutional lawyer Hermann Escarra announced that any new Constitution would have to approved by voters. (Globovision)
By nsnbc On Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Venezuela: Constitutional Changes to Be Put to Referendum

Rachel Boothroyd-Rojas (VA) : Venezuelan constitutional lawyer Hermann Escarra has confirmed that any changes made to the country’s Magna Carta by the national constituent assembly (ANC) will have to be approved More...

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By nsnbc On Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Award-winning crime reporter Javier Valdez killed in Mexico

nsnbc : The award-winning reporter Javier Valdez who specialized in covering drug trafficking and organized crime, was killed Monday when unidentified attackers opened fire on his car in the city of Culiacan where More...

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By nsnbc On Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Chiquita Papers: How the banana giant funded Colombia’s civil war

nsnbc : In February 2017 the office of Colombia’s Prosecutor confirmed that companies who financed armed groups, including Chiquita will face charges for crimes against humanity. The Chiquita Papers reveal More...

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By nsnbc On Saturday, May 13th, 2017

Colombia & Panama clash over drug trafficking and war on drugs

nsnbc : Panama’s President Juan Carlos Varela claimed Colombia’s peace process was causing an increase in drug-related violence in his country. The remark caused indignation in Colombia where Foreign Minister More...

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By nsnbc On Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Colombia’s Congress rejects referendum on gay couples’ right to adopt

nsnbc : Colombia’s Congress has rejected a referendum that sought to repeal a controversial Constitutional Court ruling that allows gay couples to adopt children. A House of Representatives committee rejected More...