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Chilean Communist freed as Colombia drops charges

Accused of rounding up money for the FARC, Manuel Olate was detained for three months as a first step to extradition.

Colombian court blocks witch-hunts

The top court issued a writ of prohibition in the case of former Congressman Wilson Borja, ending investigation into allegations he had connections with the FARC.

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Chavez's jailing of Colombian political refugee causes outrage

An arrest near Caracas triggered questions about Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, a socialist and protagonist of continent-wide emancipation knuckling under to Colombia.

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Reject terrorism, extradite Posada

The time is overdue for justice-minded people to organize to secure terrorist Luis Posada's extradition to Venezuela.

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New WikiLeaks documents add to Guantanamo controversy

WikiLeaks has released yet another cache of highly secret, highly controversial documents - this time about the U.S. detention facility at its naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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Outrage over acquittal of accused terrorist Posada Carriles

Posada, a Cuban exile, was used by the CIA as a key operative in the United States' long running effort to overturn the Cuban Revolution.

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Paramilitaries alive and well in Colombia

Paramilitary forces have displaced over four million rural people from 16 million acres of land.

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Carter calls for Cuban 5 release, end to blockade

Jimmy Carter, during a three-day visit to Cuba this week, called for a release of the Cuban Five and an end to the long-standing U.S. blockade against the island nation.

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Trial of Posada Carriles starts in Texas

On Monday January 10, the trial of Luis Posada Carriles began in the federal courthouse in El Paso, Texas. Posada is seen in most of Latin America as a terrorist, responsible for many deaths.  Yet he is only being tried on two counts of perjury, one of obstruction of justice, one of naturalization fraud and seven of lying to immigration authorities.

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Send greetings to the Cuban Five

Still, there are five innocent anti-terrorist fighters sitting in U.S. prison, and it's important to keep their spirits up.

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