Air Force Bombings Endanger and Kill Civilians in Colombia

February 21, 2014 Dawn Paley 0

Some victims of the bombings fear denouncing the events, while others do step forward and lodge formal complaints against the Army or other armed groups in the area. The hopes for compensation from the state are slim, as the process by which victims receive reparations from the state can drag on for years, if it is given at all.


Venezuela: The Real Significance of the Student Protests

February 20, 2014 Dr Julia Buxton 0

Despite claims that social media ‘democratises’ the media, it is clear that in Venezuela it has had the opposite effect, exacerbating  the trend towards disinformation and misrepresentation, with overseas media groups and bloggers reproducing – without verification – opposition claims and images of student injuries allegedly caused by police brutality and attacks by government supporters.


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Towards Another Coup in Venezuela?

February 19, 2014 Belen Fernandez 0

Protests are initiated by ultra-right factions of the opposition in the hope of an eventual systemic overhaul. Source: Al Jazeera Five days after violent anti-government incitement in Venezuela led to the deaths of three people, […]

Democracy and World Cup 2014: Brazil’s State of Emergency

More than 10,000 police with military training are poised to counter any disturbance or social unrest which may occur before and during this year’s World Cup. On December 20, 2013, Brazil’s Defense Ministry published a manual entitled “How to Guarantee Law and Order.” It encourages using military action to ensure “public security.” It also lists individuals, groups, organizations, and movements considered “opposing forces.”


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