Forty-five family members of an Afro-Colombian man who was shot in Medellin have been displaced from their homes following threats from illegal armed groups.
The Washington Post runs an in-depth report exposing CIA oversight of the Colombian government's campaign of targeted assassinations of guerilla leaders.
The campaign of violence against organized labor in Colombia intensified in 2013, with 26 unionists assassinated—a 15% jump over the figure for 2012.
Campesinos across Colombia continue to press demands for return of lands usurped by paramilitaries—despite conitnued death threats and legal persecution.
The Guaraní community of Ñandeva in Brazil's Mato Grosso do Sul state are pledging to resist a court-ordered eviction, and to defend their land to the death.
Local farmers and loggers attacked the Tenharim indigenous reserve in Brazil's Amazonas state, setting several houses afire and leaving families displaced.
Bolivia is mobilizing police to the route of the upcoming Dakar Rally Raid cross-country motor-race following a pledge by Aymara protesters to blockade it with their bodies.
A Syrian refugee child in the camp at Qab Elias, Lebanon. Ever since the Syrian regime gassed its own citizens in the Damascus suburbs in a chemical attack on August 21, the issue has rarely been out of the Western news media…. Read moreSyria: genocide by international consensus
by Amr Salahi, Middle East Monitor
Ever since the Syrian regime gassed its own citizens in the Damascus suburbs in a chemical attack on August 21, the issue has rarely been out of the Western news media. However, the debate has been very simplistic. Any observer would be forgiven for thinking that the only crime committed in Syria was this chemical attack, and that the Syrian people had not been subjected to a genocidal war at the hands of a ruthless sectarian dictatorship for two and a half years.Continue ReadingSYRIA: GENOCIDE BY INTERNATIONAL CONSENSUS
Peru announced the capture of a top Sendero commander—and called upon neighboring Bolivia to stop stigmatizing it as a source of "narco-terrorism."
Authorities in Cameroon have beefed up border controls in the Far North region to guard against infiltration by Boko Haram as civilians flee the growing war in Nigeria.
The anti-Assad insurgents of Liberated Kafranbel hold aloft their latest banner—calling the world to account for allowing the Syrian repression to continue. Bloodshed is escalating in the closing days of 2013, exploited or overlooked for propaganda reasons by all sides. Assad's partisans… Read moreSyria: massacres and hypocrisy