All Articles on Colombia

News
Activists Decry Probe Revealed by Found FBI Papers
MINNEAPOLIS — When Meredith Aby met with members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia in 2006, she asked what it would take to get them to stop fighting. Jess Sundin did the same during her trip to Colombia 11 years ago. They returned and openly wrote and spoke about their experiences,...
Read more
News
Blackwater Founder Builds Foreign Force in UAE
WASHINGTON -- The crown prince of Abu Dhabi has hired the founder of private security firm Blackwater Worldwide to set up an 800-member battalion of foreign troops for the United Arab Emirates, The New York Times reported on Sunday. The Times said it obtained documents that showed the unit being...
Read more
News
World in the Throes of a Human Rights Revolution, Says Amnesty
UNITED NATIONS - The growing demands for democratic reforms spreading across the Middle East and North Africa - along with the dramatic rise of social media networks - have triggered "a human rights revolution on the threshold of a historic change", says Amnesty International (AI). "People are...
Read more
News
Armed Conflicts Claim Unprecedented Number of Civilians
UNITED NATIONS - Afghanistan, once described as the graveyard of empires, is ranked number one as the country with the most "significant rise" in civilian deaths last year, turning it into a veritable killing field, according to a new report by the London-based Minority Rights Group International (...
Read more
News
Liberals Pitted Against White House on Trade
The White House’s free trade negotiations with South Korea, Colombia and Panama are about to look like a piece of cake, compared to the work ahead to get House Democrats to agree on the details. Already Republicans are on board, another show of President Barack Obama’s ability to work with the GOP...
Read more
News
Obama Defies Unions, Human Rights Advocates with Colombia Deal
President Obama broke with union supporters Wednesday over a controversial trade agreement with Colombia that is vociferously opposed by organized labor. The administration announced it would move forward with the deal after agreeing to an “action plan” with Colombia in which that country promises...
Read more
News
Sharp Drop in American Enthusiasm for Free Market, Poll Shows
American public support for the free market economy has dropped sharply in the past year, and is now lower than in China, according to a GlobeScan poll released today. The findings, drawn from 12,884 interviews across 25 countries, show that there has been a sharp fall in the number of Americans...
Read more
News
Relatives Sue Banana Firm Over Killings in Colombia
Families of victims in Colombia’s civil war are suing the biggest banana importer in the United States for its role in funding illegal armed groups in the country’s conflict. Relatives of 931 people killed by left-wing guerrillas and right-wing paramilitaries want compensation after Chiquita Brands...
Read more
News
Watchdog Slams UN, EU's Human Rights 'Cowardice'
BRUSSELS - The UN and EU were accused of "cowardice" for claiming to tackle human rights abuses in places like China or Uzbekistan through quiet dialogue and cooperation, Human Rights Watch said in its annual report Monday. Highlighting its claim, the HRW report on global human rights violations...
Read more
News
US Withdraws Venezuela Envoy's Visa
Decision to revoke visa for Venezuela's ambassador to Washington follows rejection of US choice for Caracas.
Read more

Pages