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Colombian court rejects Uribe third term

Could it be "the beginning of the end of the horrible night of Uribism"?

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People, profits and the uses of Colombia

With military cooperation treaties dating back to 1952, Colombia now serves as a prime tool for U.S. regional control.

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In South America, left-wing presidents face military aggression

Two leftist South American presidents are under the gun.

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World Notes: Kenya, Thailand, Egypt, France, Colombia, Cuba

Kenya: The Dandora waste disposal site serves Nairobi's four million people.

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Urgent need to change U.S. Colombia policy

President Alvaro Uribe leads a government strong on military repression serving big bankers, mega landowners, multi-national corporations, and elite families.

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Communist editor speaks of struggle and socialism

An interview with Carlos Lozano a top official of the Communist Party of Colombia is no small matter.

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Colombian women workers strike for survival

Accompanied by her children and 25 fellow workers, strike leader Aidé Silva escorted our small U.S. labor delegation through an industrialized floriculture operation near Madrid, Colombia.

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Unions to Colombia: Stop murdering labor activists

Colombian trade unionists get murdered daily with impunity. Meet a young woman who is trying to stop it.

US role in Colombia and Honduras sparks Latin American criticism

Storm signs are up over Latin America as new tensions play out against historical memories. The great liberator, Simon Bolivar, said in 1929 that the United States is "destined by Providence to plague America with misery in the name of liberty". Over nearly 200 years of U.S. military and economic intervention in Latin American affairs have taught the leaders, governments and peoples of the hemisphere to be on their guard.

US/Colombia agreement targets Venezuela

A U.S.-Colombian agreement divulged last month is emblematic of what Le Monde Diplomatique correspondent Omar Roberto Rodriguez characterized as a “brutal counteroffensive” against “progressive and democratic governments.” Colombia will allow the United States for 10 years to deploy planes and troops at three air bases and naval vessels at two ports.

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