Colombia: six killed at site of notorious 1990s massacre as violence returns

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Colombia Latest atrocity at Mapiripán may be linked to drug trafficking Former guerrillas and paramilitaries operate in area A man places a flower on a Colombian flag during a march along the streets of Cali in 2016, in support of peace talks. Despite a Läs mer…

The fallen metropolis: the collapse of Caracas, the jewel of Latin America

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Cities Once a thriving, glamorous city, Venezuela’s capital is buckling under hyperinflation, crime and poverty Slum dwellers are fleeing the country because of the lack of food, medicine and work. Photograph: Ariana Cubillos/AP A portrait of Hugo Chávez and a Bolivarian battle cry greet Läs mer…

Fleeing home alone: the migrant children blocked at Mexican border

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Migration Most come from some of the most dangerous countries in the hemisphere but the journey north exposes them to new risks Guatemalan children caught in Mexico while trying to migrate into the US, queue before climbing into a minibus at Aurora international airport Läs mer…

Indigenous leader urges EU to impose sanctions on Brazil

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Brazil Europe told if it does not act it will be ‘turning blind eye to genocide’ under Bolsonaro Sônia Guajajara, the leader of Articulação dos Povos Indígenas do Brasil. Photograph: Arthur Neslen Brazil’s foremost indigenous leader has called on the EU to impose trade Läs mer…

Venezuelan president says invaders 'would not make it out alive'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Nicolás Maduro Nicolás Maduro declared himself a ‘warrior of peace’ amid rising tensions with regional neighbours Nicolás Maduro speaks in Caracas, Venezuela on 12 December. Photograph: Marco Bello/Reuters Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro has warned his regime’s “imperialist” foes in the United States, Colombia and Läs mer…

El Salvador court frees woman on trial after bearing rapist's baby

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Global development Imelda Cortez, 20, faced an attempted murder charge under draconian abortion laws after being raped by her stepfather Imelda Cortez, centre, is accompanied by relatives after she was acquitted and released, outside the judicial centre for sentencing in Usulután, El Salvador. Photograph: Läs mer…

Cecilia Haddad murder: ex-boyfriend tells court trip to Brazil planned in advance

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Rio de Janeiro Mario Marcelo Ferreira dos Santos Santoro flew to Rio on weekend body found in Sydney Cecilia Haddad, whose body was found in a Sydney river. Her former boyfriend has appeared in court in Brazil charged with her murder The man accused Läs mer…

US concerns about abortion and refugees leave country isolated at UN

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; United Nations Only Hungary backed the United States and voted against an annual resolution on the work of the UN refugee agency The US voted against a resolution on the work of the UN refugee agency over concerns about the promotion of abortion and Läs mer…

Justin Trudeau says Canada is looking to pull out of Saudi arms deal

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Canada Contracted sale of armoured vehicles is worth C$14.8bn Pressure to cancel over Khashoggi killing and Yemen war Justin Trudeau: ‘We are engaged with the export permits to try and see if there is a way of no longer exporting these vehicles to Saudi Läs mer…

Why did a little Guatemalan girl die after crossing the US border?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; US immigration The circumstances of Jakelin Caal Maquin’s sorrowful death are being seized upon as evidence both for and against the Trump administration’s hardline approach to immigration Central American migrants hold a demonstration after the death Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal, seven, who died in Läs mer…

The populist social media playbook: the battle for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The new populism World news The populist social media playbook: the battle for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Matteo Salvini’s caustic rhetoric carried him to power, but is Narendra Modi’s gentler approach just as effective? India’s Narendra Modi and Italy’s Matteo Salvini have used social Läs mer…

Ortega condemned for raids on NGOs and media in Nicaragua

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Nicaragua Human Rights Watch accuses president of ruling by ‘terror and intimidation’ after protests Riot police dislodge journalists from the main entrance to police headquarters in Managua on Saturday. Photograph: Oswaldo Rivas/Reuters Activists and prominent members of Latin America’s left have condemned Nicaragua’s increasingly Läs mer…

'Liberate' Venezuela from Maduro, urges Bolsonaro ally

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Brazil Brazil’s incoming foreign minister says leftist leader is not invited to inauguration Jair Bolsonaro (left) and Ernesto Araújo. Bolsonaro has previously pledged to ‘do whatever is possible to see [Maduro’s] government deposed’. Photograph: Sergio Lima/AFP/Getty Images The incoming foreign minister under Brazil’s far-right Läs mer…

What was agreed at COP24 in Poland and why did it take so long?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Climate change Fractious UN climate change talks ended with a deal on putting the Paris agreement into practice – but much else left unresolved ‘We can move forward now’: climate talks take significant step Iran’s Majid Shafiepour Motlagh, China’s Xie Zhenhua and the COP24 Läs mer…

Head in the clouds: the woman scaling fresh climate change heights

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Nalini Nadkarni is sitting with her notebook and tape measure near the top of a strangler fig in Costa Rica’s Monteverde forest, on a branch 35 metres above the ground that is almost broad enough to walk along. Attached to the rope she has Läs mer…