He was arrested in June 2011 and sentenced to 11 years in prison on charges widely levelled against trade unionists.
If you want to understand why our government is so worked up about Ukraine, a good place to start is with U.S. actions in Yugoslavia some 25 years ago.
Landmark Supreme Court ruling allows people to identify themselves outside the traditional gender binary
Obando is a sociologist and documentary filmmaker. A week before her arrest, she issued a report documenting the murders of 1500 FENSUAGRO union members. FENSUAGRO is Colombia's largest agricultural workers' union.
Rwanda was almost exclusively seen in terms of a grand narrative of African catastrophe.
Over 3.7 million people in this new African nation of 11 million are at severe risk of starvation, and a UN official coordinating humanitarian aid in South Sudan says "we're in a race against time."
Transport grinds to a halt and schools close as thousands march through Athens in protest.
Opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's socialist-inclined government have been in the streets and causing disturbances since earlier February.
The U.S. and its allies may rail against the referendum in the Crimea; Scots will consider a very similar one on September 18, and Catalans would like to do the same.
Peace negotiators of FARC, who've been meeting in Cuba with Colombian government representatives, called for investigating origins of conflict in Colombia.