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Aretha Franklin, Soulful Symbol of Civil Rights and Feminism, Has Died

Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” is widely regarded as an anthem of the civil rights movement, in which the iconic soul singer, who has died aged 76, was herself an important figure. (more…)

Ivan Duque Assumes the Presidency of Colombia Under the Shadow of Uribe

By Valentina Jofré on August 6, 2018

Iván Duque, with his partner Marta Lucía Ramírez and Álvaro Uribe, photo: EFE

Colombia will now have a new president. After being elected in the second round of the presidential elections on June 17, with nearly 10 million votes, Iván Duque (more…)

Milagro Sala Begins a Hunger Strike after Sudden and Arbitrary Prison Transfer

August 8, 2018

Photo: Télam

Renowned leader of the Túpac Amaru Community Organization in Jujuy, Milagro Salas, who was convicted on made up embezzlement charges has suddenly been transferred (more…)

“It is the Restitution of 42 Years of Absent Love”

August 3, 2018

Photo: Bill Hackwell

The Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo have announced the restitution of a new identity: his name is Marcos, who was kidnapped in Tucumán together with his mother, Rosario del Carmen Ramos.  His brothers have expressed “infinite gratitude” to the human rights organization responsible for finding him. (more…)

Campesinos Meet with Maduro to Present Proposals for Agrarian Reform

By Paul Dobson on Aug 2, 2018

Photo: Francisco Batista

Venezuela’s campesino marchers achieved their immediate objective Thursday, holding a public meeting with President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, where they presented proposals for far-reaching reforms to state agrarian policies and institutions. (more…)

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