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Illegal Autonomy Referendum Deepens Division in Bolivia PDF Print E-mail
Written by the Andean Information Network   
Friday, 25 April 2008 04:59
ImageSanta Cruz and the other lowland departments of Bolivia plan to go ahead with a referendum to  approve autonomy statutes,  setting a new system of government for the department on May 4th, in spite of the National Electoral Court ruling forbidding the referendum and the disapproval of the international community.
Is the US Giving Colombian "Drug Lords" A Free Pass on Worse Crimes? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ali Gharib   
Tuesday, 10 March 2009 07:37
Éver Veloza García
Yet another of Colombia's top paramilitary leaders was extradited to the U.S. Thursday to be brought up on drug trafficking charges despite the objections of some rights groups and questions raised by Colombian politicians visiting Washington. Éver Veloza García was put on a plane for New York by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, making him the 15th high-ranking paramilitary leader to be extradited.

Honduras: Zelaya's Safety Ensured by Ban on Pen Deliveries to Brazilian Embassy in Tegucigalpa PDF Print E-mail
Written by Belen Fernandez   
Tuesday, 05 January 2010 08:18
ImageAll items entering the Brazilian embassy undergo police inspection, although the final say as to what gets through and what does not is generally left up to a military colonel; the fact that the delivery process is filmed by unidentified policemen in ski masks meanwhile hints at the existence of video footage of the confiscation of ballpoint pens by the self-appointed protectors of the embassy.
Video Accusing Guatemalan President of Murder Unleashes Political Crisis, Deepens Social Divisions PDF Print E-mail
Written by James Rodríguez   
Thursday, 14 May 2009 16:15
ImageThe release of a posthumous video by recently murdered lawyer Rodrigo Rosenberg has unleashed the worst political crisis in the current administration. Rosenberg states in the video: "If you are watching this, it is because I was murdered by President Alvaro Colom."
Security Conference Vows to Push Drug War into Central America PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dawn Paley   
Thursday, 23 June 2011 20:41
This past week was a busy one for the masters of war in Central America. Presidents and bankers gathered at a high profile meeting on the drug war in Antigua Guatemala from June 21-23, producing a familiar sounding series of commitments to fight organized crime in Central America.
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