UN: Brazil’s jailed ex-president Lula can't be disqualified from election

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Human rights panel says leftist leader cannot be barred as a candidate until his legal appeals have been completed The committee said Lula cannot be barred as a candidate ‘until his appeals before the courts have been completed’. Photograph: Läs mer…

Karl Buckley obituary

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Other lives Migration Karl Buckley lost his first job in the UK because his hands were too cold to hold his carpentry tools. My father, Karl Buckley, who has died aged 87, was one of the Windrush generation. He arrived in Britain in autumn Läs mer…

Honduras post-election killings: families wait in vain for justice

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Honduras UN confirms at least 16 people were killed by security forces, but six months on not a single indictment has been filed Soldiers and police launch teargas at demonstrators in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, in January. Photograph: Eduardo Verdugo/AP More than six months after security Läs mer…

Trinidad judge loses bid to halt legal inquiry into his private life

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Judicial committee of the privy council Chief justice Ivor Archie had tried to stop law association’s investigation which could lead to his removal from office Trinidad and Tobago’s chief justice, Ivor Archie, who has been facing mounting public criticism over his ‘close friendship’ with Läs mer…

British Columbia declares state of emergency as over 500 wildfires burn

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Canada About 566 wildfires are currently burning across the province, prompting the evacuation of 3,000 people Stellat’en First Nation is shrouded in an orange haze, as smoke continues to drift over from the wildfires into Fraser Lake, British Columbia, Canada, on 14 August. Photograph: Läs mer…

Brazil: murder of indigenous leader highlights threat to way of life

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The defenders Environment Jorginho Guajajara’s killing is believed by members of his tribe to be the result of conflict with loggers in their Amazon territory Sônia Guajajara: ‘This was not an isolated case, but part of an ongoing genocide.’ Photograph: Jonathan Watts for the Läs mer…

Bolivian president’s new residence is as imposing as it is divisive

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Evo Morales Bolivian president’s new residence is as imposing as it is divisive Some see Evo Morales’ $34m high-rise looming over La Paz as overpriced vanity project The Casa Grande del Pueblo in La Paz reportedly features a sauna and massage room. Photograph: Juan Läs mer…

'Dr BumBum' charged over death of patient after operation

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Brazil Denis Furtado, his mother, girlfriend, secretary and domestic employee charged with homicide of Lilian Calixto Denis Furtado is escorted by police after his arrest in Rio de Janeiro in July Photograph: Leo Correa/AP Prosecutors in Rio de Janeiro have charged a celebrity plastic Läs mer…

Mexico: bounty raised over $1m on drug cartel kingpin 'El Mencho'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Mexico Mexico and US DEA team up against cartels after failed attempts to capture one of the most powerful figures still on the loose The Drug Enforcement Administration regional director Matthew Donahue: ‘The new game plan is … pick up the speed and arrest Läs mer…

Brazil's Lula launches presidential bid from jail as thousands march in support

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Brazil Lula plans to run again but judges say corruption conviction makes him ineligible – opening door to far-right Jair Bolsonaro Lula leads in the polls but is serving a 12-year sentence for corruption and money laundering. Lula said his trial was engineered by Läs mer…

The Guardian view on Brazil’s murder rate: what not to do | Editorial

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Opinion Americas The Guardian view on Brazil’s murder rate: what not to do Editorial Homicide rates in Mexico and Brazil are climbing even further. Yet Britain could learn from listening to debates in Latin America A mother and child walk past military police on Läs mer…

Cuban 'acoustic attack' report on US diplomats flawed, say neurologists

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Cuba Tests stating staff suffered brain damage were ‘misinterpreted’ and ruled out other explanations such as mass psychogenic illness The US embassy in Havana, Cuba. Washington withdrew more than half its Havana diplomats in 2017 and is advising Americans to reconsider visiting Cuba after Läs mer…

Farming ideas to make a fortune: inside Brazil's food security festival

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Food security Agriculture startups from around the world gathered at a vibrant conference sponsored by pesticide manufacturer Delegates at the Thought for Food festival in Rio de Janeiro last month. Photograph: Thought for Food As confetti showers a theatre inside Rio de Janeiro’s normally Läs mer…

Venezuela crisis: Maduro to raise fuel prices to combat smuggling

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Venezuela President vows to curb fuel subsidies to prevent reselling in neighbouring countries A worker pumps fuel into a vehicle at a gas station in Caracas, Venezuela. Photograph: Marco Bello/Reuters Venezuela’s heavily subsidised domestic fuel prices should rise to international levels to avoid billions Läs mer…