Release of Dutch journalists by ELN confirmed by Colombia’s Ombudsmand

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nsnbc : Colombia’s leftist National Liberation Army (ELN) has released two Dutch journalists who have been held captive for some days after they were detained in northeastern Colombia. On Friday the ELN assured that the 62-year-old TV journalist Derk Johannes Bolt and the 58-year-old TV cameraman Eugenio Ernest Marie Follender are in good spirit More...

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ELN guerrilla (archives)
By nsnbc On Friday, June 23rd, 2017
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Colombia’s ELN to release two detained Dutch journalists

nsnbc : Colombia’s leftist National Liberation Army (ELN), stated on Thursday that it would release two Dutch journalists it had detained earlier this week in northeastern Colombia. ELN guerrilla (archives) The More...

PSUV legislator Pedro Carreno filed the charges against Ortega last Friday. (AVN)
By Christof Lehmann On Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
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Venezuela’s Supreme Court and PSUV get back at “dissident” Attorney General

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Venezuela’s Supreme Court accepted a legal request filed by “Chavista” legislator Pedro Carreno, who asked the court to assess the possibility of bringing impeachment More...

Javier Duarte, former governor of the Mexican state Veracruz, after his arrest. EPA/Esteban Biba
By nsnbc On Monday, June 19th, 2017
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Mexico’s corruption problems are still among the world’s deepest

Constantino Grasso (TC) : Mexico has struggled with corruption for a long, long time, but recent events indicate that the situation is now at a truly intolerable pitch. Javier Duarte, former governor of the Mexican More...

We, the Supreme Court Justices, hereby rule that we are innocent and did not violate any Banana Republic standards.
By Christof Lehmann On Friday, June 16th, 2017
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Venezuela’s Supreme Court dismissed Attorney General’s demand to remove and indict Justices

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Judges at Venezuela’s Supreme Court, politically appointed by the PSUV administration of President Nicolas Maduro in December 2915, apparently ruled that they were innocent when More...

Attorney General Ortega - Being outspoken now criminal?
By Christof Lehmann On Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
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Venezuela’s Attorney General demands removal and indictment of Supreme Court Judges

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Venezuela’s Attorney General Luisa Ortega Diaz called for the removal of 33 Supreme Court justices for irregularities and for stripping eight of their immunity and for putting them More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, June 12th, 2017
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Colombia’s riot police cracks down on teachers

nsnbc : As the teachers’ strike in Colombia completes one month, riot police in the capital Bogota used water cannons and tear gas against the protesting teachers. Riot police (ESMA) in the capital Bogota More...

President Maduro obsessing about the presence of  denounces the presence of “traitors” everywhere. It's not a coup, when we do it it's called a revolution? (Prensa Presidencial)
By Christof Lehmann On Friday, June 9th, 2017
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Date set for election of Venezuela’s constituent assembly: Constitutinal coup under left cover?

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : After the Supreme Court dismissed a challenge to the drafting of a new constitution, a date was set for the elections to the National Constituent Assembly. he opposition MUD, holding a More...

The flags of MERCOSUR’s five member-states: Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and the now suspended Venezuela. (Archive)
By nsnbc On Tuesday, June 6th, 2017
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Germany is seeking trade agreement with MERCOSUR

nsnbc : Germany is seeking a trade agreement with the South American trade block MERCOSUR. The European Union (EU) has been holding trade negotiations with Mercosur since 1999, but has yet to come to an agreement, More...

Attorney General Luisa Ortega Diaz has questioned whether Venezuela's participatory democracy is in decline. (AFP)
By nsnbc On Monday, June 5th, 2017
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Venezuela’s Attorney General Challenges Court Ruling on Constituent Assembly

Ryan Mallett-Outtrim (VA) : Venezuela’s attorney general took on the country’s highest court Thursday, challenging a ruling that could pave the way for a rewriting of the constitution. Attorney General Luisa More...