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Colombian Military Incursion Into Ecuador Sparks Regional Crisis

March 4, 2008 Daniel Denvir 0

Correa, Chavez, Uribe

The move against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) was immediately denounced by leaders across Latin America as an attack on Ecuador’s territorial sovereignty. These two central facts—that Colombia initiated the crisis and that the attack was widely condemned—would be hard to glean from the pages of The New York Times and other major U.S. media. […]

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The Cost of Power: Coal Mining and Human Rights in Colombia

First of all, I would thank the organizations that allowed me, Orlando Acosta, a representative of the workers in the mining and energy sector in Colombia, to discuss the impact of North American, Swiss, and [South] African multinationals on these countries that are full of wealth, and go there with the objective of taking away resources, with no regard for communities and the people of Colombia. […]

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Colombia Assassinates Raul Reyes of FARC

March 3, 2008 Justin Podur 0

Uribe and Bush

The second-in-command of FARC, "Raul Reyes" was killed by the Colombian military in bombings in Ecuador on Saturday, March 1st.  The Venezuelan government’s official communication noted that the assassination was "a very hard blow against the humanitarian accord and the possibility of negotiations…" […]

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