U.N. Official Notes Criminalization Of Indian Protests In Latin America
Speakers at a forum here organized by the the International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism sounded the alarm against the growing criminalization of Indians' social protests in Latin America, especially in Mexico.
Brawn Wants To Work With Alonso, Who He Considers The Best Driver In The World
Englishman Ross Brawn, owner for less than one month of the Brawn GP team, which won the top two positions in its debut in the Grand Prix in Australia, has had one goal since the retirement of Michael Schumacher: to work with the best driver in the world, Fernando Alonso.
Colombian Defense Minister Santos Raises Reward For Capture of FARC Leaders
Colombian Defense Minister Juan Manuel Santos increased rewards for information leading to the capture of the FARC's top two commanders, Alfonso Cano and Jorge Briceño, to 7 million pesos ($2.9 million) each.
Thousands Of Victims Of The Earthquake Of 2007 Demand Reconstruction
Nearly 3,000 victims of the earthquake that devastated several regions of southern Peru in 2007 marched to Lima to denounce the government’s laziness in reconstructing the affected area.
“The King” Roberto Carlos Celebrates Fifty Years As A Singer With A Tour
To celebrate his fifty-year-long career, Brazilian singer Roberto Carlos, nicknamed "the king" by his fans, announced that he will release a new album, go on tour, and perform a large show in one of the largest exhibition centers in Sao Paulo.
Justice Approves Huge Indigenous Reservation In Brazilian Amazon
Ten of the eleven judges of the highest court in Brazil gave the go-ahead for the creation of a huge indigenous reserve in the Amazon, covering an area equivalent to over half of Belgium, despite the protests of the white ranchers who live there and want more land.
U.S. Southern Command, FOL Manta Airmen Assist Daycare Center
Servicemembers from Forward Operating Location Manta and the military group of the U.S. Embassy in Quito donated $6,000 in materials to a daycare center in Colón, Ecuador.
Chile Will Continue to Exercise Sovereignty Over Sea Claimed By Peru
Chile will continue to maintain its sovereignty and jurisdiction in the maritime areas over which Peru has submitted a demand to the Court of The Hague, Chile’s Minister of Foreign Affairs of, Mariano Fernández, said as he read a solemn declaration.
One Arrested For “Hacker” Looting Of Colombian University Accounts
Colombian police arrested a woman suspected of being part of a gang of "hackers" who managed to withdraw approximately $670,000 in an ongoing series of bank account thefts in the University of Cartagena (North), an investigating official reported on Thursday.
Latin American Police Seek Help from Dogs to Halt Drug Trafficking
Police officers in Latin America are seeking support from Colombian dogs trained to detect drugs to curb drug traffic to Europe via the growing West African route.
Scientists Live in the World’s Highest Space Laboratory
North American, Japanese, and European scientists live and work together daily in the world’s highest space laboratory, located more than 5,060 meters above sea level in the Chilean Andes, where the ALMA complex, the most advanced radio astronomy observatory in the world, will be installed.
Ecuador’s Minister Of Defense To Go To Russia To Seek Military Assistance
Javier Ponce, Ecuador's Defense Minister, will travel to Russia to launch an agreement for military assistance, according to a statement provided Wednesday to AFP by a source from within.