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Colombian peace talks in serious jeopardy

After reaching partial agreements on agrarian reform and political participation, negotiators tackled drug trafficking. But after five months of discussion, they recessed without an agreement.

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Honduran Coup in 2009 was invitation to plunder

Land takeovers for industrial farming are on a fast track with harmful effects accumulating. And plans are unfolding for manufacturing and trade enclaves under privatized governance.

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Fight continues over highway through Bolivian indigenous preserve

An indigenous-led government at odds with an indigenous opposition exemplifies one contradiction surfacing during the fight.

Bolivia: the trouble over TIPNIS, a 21st century challenge

The proposal for a 191 mile segment of highway that would pass through Bolivia's TIPNIS natural reserve and indigenous property is drawing strong protests and heated debate.

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Syrian activist: Regime making political solutions impossible

A member of Syria's pro-democracy movement discusses potential reforms, the role of Islamists, foreign interference and more.