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Water protector slain in Baja California
10/03/2020
Water protector slain in Baja California

Water protector slain in Baja California

Oscar Eyraud Adams, a community activist in the Mexican border town of Tecate, Baja California, was assassinated in an attack on his home by what local accounts described as an "armed commando." The following day, his brother-in-law was gunned down in a convenience store along the Tecate-Ensenada hi

Bolivia: street confrontations in prelude to elections
10/02/2020
Bolivia: street confrontations in prelude to elections

Bolivia: street confrontations in prelude to elections

Tensions are escalating in Bolivia ahead of the first post-coup elections, which after numerous postponements are now slated for this month. In one incident, a youth meeting of the Movement to Socialism (MAS) in the Manufacturing Complex of the working-class city of El Alto was attacked with tear-ga

Human rights violations seen in NYPD repression
10/01/2020
Human rights violations seen in NYPD repression

Human rights violations seen in NYPD repression

The NYPD's violent mass arrest of peaceful protesters in the South Bronx violated international human rights law and will likely cost New York City taxpayers millions of dollars in lawsuits, according to a new investigation by Human Rights Watch. The in-depth report examines the June incident in the

Mexico City: militant protest for reproductive rights
09/30/2020
Mexico City: militant protest for reproductive rights

Mexico City: militant protest for reproductive rights

A march for abortion rights turned violent in Mexico City as a group of women wearing ski-masks and armed with hammers clashed with police. Members of the Bloque Negro feminist collective joined the protest after departing from the headquarters of the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH), which t

Nicaragua: sweeps target opposition activists
09/29/2020
Nicaragua: sweeps target opposition activists

Nicaragua: sweeps target opposition activists

Over 30 opposition figures were detained by the National Police in nationwide sweeps across Nicaragua. Most were released after questioning, but some are still being held. The majority of the detained were members of a newly formed opposition body, the National Coalition, which brings together three

Report: forced labor and relocation in Tibet
09/28/2020
Report: forced labor and relocation in Tibet

Report: forced labor and relocation in Tibet

A new report by the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China and the Jamestown Foundation, a DC-based policy think-tank, has found evidence of a system of forced displacement and labor in Tibet, mirroring that put in place over the past two years in Xiinjiang. The report, entitled "Xinjiang's Militariz

Monumental controversy hits Colombia
09/27/2020
Monumental controversy hits Colombia

Monumental controversy hits Colombia

Local indigenous people toppled the statue of conquistador Sebastián de Belalcázar in Popayán, capital of Colombia's southwestern Cauca department. The statue came down 84 years after local authorities had erected it atop Morro de Tulcán, a hill that had been a sacred site for the Misak indigeno...

Cop spied on NYC Tibetans for China: feds
09/26/2020
Cop spied on NYC Tibetans for China: feds

Cop spied on NYC Tibetans for China: feds

An NYPD officer and Army reservist was arrested by federal authorities on charges that he has been acting as an agent of China's government and surveilling Tibetans living in the New York City area. Baimadajie Angwang of Nassau County worked as a community liaison officer at the 111th Precinct in Qu

Jordan forcibly deports Syrian refugees
09/25/2020
Jordan forcibly deports Syrian refugees

Jordan forcibly deports Syrian refugees

Over the past months, dozens of Syrian refugees have been deported by the Jordanian government to Rukban, a desolate camp across the Syria-Jordan border. Authorities say those targeted for deportation have "security" issues, but returnees to the camp deny having had any problems with law enforcement

Solidarity with striking Sudan sugar workers
09/24/2020
Solidarity with striking Sudan sugar workers

Solidarity with striking Sudan sugar workers

Over a thousand workers at Kenana Sugar Company in Sudan are starting their second month on strike to demand basic trade union rights, increased wages to offset the spiralling cost of living, the removal of figures associated with the old regime from company management, and reinstatement of 34 worke

Ethiopia: Oromo leaders charged with 'terrorism'
09/23/2020
Ethiopia: Oromo leaders charged with 'terrorism'

Ethiopia: Oromo leaders charged with 'terrorism'

Ethiopia's attorney general filed charges against 24 activists for alleged terrorism and incitement to violence. Jawar Mohammed and Bekele Gerba, two leading opposition politicians of the Oromo Federalist Congress, were among those charged. The charges arise from events that occurred after the death

Yazidis call Middle East indigenous alliance
09/22/2020
Yazidis call Middle East indigenous alliance

Yazidis call Middle East indigenous alliance

In a meeting hosted by the Yazidi autonomous territory of Ezidikhan in northern Iraq, representatives of tribal peoples and ethnic minorities from across the Middle East and North Africa agreed on a framework for a region-wide alliance of stateless nations struggling for self-determination and auton

Israel settler gets life for killing Palestinian family
09/21/2020
Israel settler gets life for killing Palestinian family

Israel settler gets life for killing Palestinian family

An Israeli court sentenced a Jewish settler to life in prison plus 20 years for murdering a Palestinian family in a 2015 firebomb attack on their home in the occupied West Bank. The district court determined that Amiram Ben-Uliel led a racially-motivated attack on the Dawabsheh home in Duma village,

Forced sterilizations in ICE custody: reports
09/20/2020
Forced sterilizations in ICE custody: reports

Forced sterilizations in ICE custody: reports

More than 170 members of the House of Representatives are demanding that the Department of Homeland Security carry out an immediate investigation into claims of "mass hysterectomies" at an Immigration & Customs Enforcement facility in Georgia. The allegations stem from a whistleblower complaint

UN report: 'crimes against humanity' in Venezuela
09/19/2020
UN report: 'crimes against humanity' in Venezuela

UN report: 'crimes against humanity' in Venezuela

A UN report accused Venezuelan state authorities, including the president, of being complicit in human rights violations and abuses "amounting to crimes against humanity." An Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela found cases of extrajudicial execution

Podcast: What will it take to stop Trump? III
09/18/2020
Podcast: What will it take to stop Trump? III

Podcast: What will it take to stop Trump? III

In Episode 57 of the CounterVortex podcast, Bill Weinberg makes the odious but essential case for a tactical vote to defeat Trumpism, a political phenomenon that represents an updated variant of fascism. This alone will not be sufficient, as Trump will almost certainly not leave office willingly, bu

Rights groups warn: Uighurs face 'genocide'
09/18/2020
Rights groups warn: Uighurs face 'genocide'

Rights groups warn: Uighurs face 'genocide'

Several human rights organizations signed an open letter declaring that China's treatment of Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang province "strongly suggests that crimes against humanity and genocide are taking place." The letter cited a recent UN report that raised concerns over "increasing practices of arbi

Armed struggle re-emerges in regime-controlled Syria
09/16/2020
Armed struggle re-emerges in regime-controlled Syria

Armed struggle re-emerges in regime-controlled Syria

Bashar Assad's Russian-backed reconquest of most of Syria over the past two years is beginning to look like a Pyrrhic victory, as protest and even armed resistance re-emerge in regime-controlled territory. Insurgency is especially mounting in southern Daraa province—where the revolution first bega...

Rights group sees 'political persecution' in Bolivia
09/15/2020
Rights group sees 'political persecution' in Bolivia

Rights group sees 'political persecution' in Bolivia

Human Rights Watch released a report asserting that Bolivia's interim government, led by President Jeanine Añez, uses the judiciary to attack former President Evo Morales, his supporters, and former members of his administration. The report claims Añez's government "has publicly pressured prosecut...

UN experts: refer Yemen war crimes to ICC
09/14/2020
UN experts: refer Yemen war crimes to ICC

UN experts: refer Yemen war crimes to ICC

A UN group of experts has called on the Security Council to refer human rights violations and war crimes committed in the ongoing Yemen conflict to the International Criminal Court. The Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen concluded in a new report that the governments of Yemen, Saudi Arabia, the Unite

Colombia: anti-police protests rock Bogotá
09/13/2020
Colombia: anti-police protests rock Bogotá

Colombia: anti-police protests rock Bogotá

Colombia's capital Bogotá has seen nightly protests since the slaying of a law student at the hands of police. Video footage showed Javier Ordoñez, an attorney and father of two, being repeatedly shocked with a stun-gun before being taken to a police station, after he was stopped for public drinki...

Iraq and Afghanistan: US troops out, Chevron in?
09/13/2020
Iraq and Afghanistan: US troops out, Chevron in?

Iraq and Afghanistan: US troops out, Chevron in?

Playing to anti-war sentiment just in time for the election, the Trump administration announces a draw-down of thousands of troops from Iraq and Afghanistan. This comes as Chevron has quietly signed an agreement with Iraq for the development of the massive Nassiriya oil-field. Chevron has also annou

Tigray region defies Ethiopia election postponement
09/11/2020
Tigray region defies Ethiopia election postponement

Tigray region defies Ethiopia election postponement

Elections to fill the 190 seats in the regional parliament were held in Ethiopia's restive northern region of Tigray—in defiance of a federal government order suspending all polls. Elections in Ethiopia's nine regions had been scheduled for August, but indefinitely postponed in March due to the CO...

International youth file climate change lawsuits
09/10/2020
International youth file climate change lawsuits

International youth file climate change lawsuits

Six Portuguese young people have filed a legal complaint at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg, France, accusing 33 countries of violating their right to a secure future by failing to take action to mitigate the climate crisis. The youths aged 12 through 21, represented by the G

Saudi detention state under scrutiny
09/09/2020
Saudi detention state under scrutiny

Saudi detention state under scrutiny

Saudi Arabia has denied prominent detainees contact with their family members and lawyers for months, Human Rights Watch said in a letter requesting access to the country and private prison visits with detainees. The situation raises serious concerns for the detainees' safety and well-being, the rig

Trump wades into Egypt-Ethiopia fight over Nile
09/08/2020
Trump wades into Egypt-Ethiopia fight over Nile

Trump wades into Egypt-Ethiopia fight over Nile

Reportedly at the direct instigation of President Donald Trump, the US State Department ordered a suspension of aid to Ethiopia over its move to begin capturing water behind a controversial new mega-dam on the Blue Nile that is opposed by Egypt and Sudan. A State Department spokesperson said the dec

Hong Kong protesters defy ban and repression
09/07/2020
Hong Kong protesters defy ban and repression

Hong Kong protesters defy ban and repression

On the day Hong Kong's Legislative Council elections were originally scheduled before being postponed under pandemic emergency measures, hundreds of protesters defied a ban on street demonstrations to march in opposition to the postponement and the new National Security Law. Some 300 were arrested,

Moment of truth for Sudan peace process
09/05/2020
Moment of truth for Sudan peace process

Moment of truth for Sudan peace process

Sudan’s power-sharing government signed a peace deal with an alliance of rebel groups this week, sparking hopes of an end to decades of conflict in the country. The agreement will see rebels given government posts, power devolved to local regions, and displaced people offered a chance to return ho...

Mauritians take to street over oil spill
09/05/2020
Mauritians take to street over oil spill

Mauritians take to street over oil spill

Thousands of people demonstrated in Mauritius over the government's handling of a shipwreck that spilled 1,000 tons of oil into the seas around the island nation. In what appears to be a toll of the incident, several dolphins and whales have beached close to where the Japanese-owned MV Wakashio frei

US imposes sanctions on ICC chief prosecutor
09/04/2020
US imposes sanctions on ICC chief prosecutor

US imposes sanctions on ICC chief prosecutor

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced economic sanctions against the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Gambian lawyer Fatou Bensouda. Characterizing the ICC as "a thoroughly broken and corrupted institution" and noting that the United States is not a member of the court, Pompe

Israel high court: settlement must be removed
09/01/2020
Israel high court: settlement must be removed

Israel high court: settlement must be removed

The Supreme Court of Israel ruled that a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank had been built on land that was privately owned by Palestinians, and as a result, the settlement must be removed. The case involved the settlement of Mitzpe Kramim, an outpost in the Jordan Valley built 20 years ago

Peru: high court rules 'social protest' protected
08/31/2020
Peru: high court rules 'social protest' protected

Peru: high court rules 'social protest' protected

In a decision made very timely amid new mobilizations against oil and mineral operations on peasant and indigenous lands, Peru's high court last month struck down a provision of the country's penal code that rights advocates said criminalized the right to "social protest." The ruling by the Constitu

Libya: Tripoli protests met with repression
08/30/2020
Libya: Tripoli protests met with repression

Libya: Tripoli protests met with repression

At least six protesters were abducted and several others wounded when armed men fired into the crowd to disperse a demonstration in the Libyan capital. The gunmen, who used truck-mounted heavy machine-guns as well as small arms, apparently belonged to a militia under the informal command of the Inte

Mexico: Zapatista community attacked in Chiapas
08/29/2020
Mexico: Zapatista community attacked in Chiapas

Mexico: Zapatista community attacked in Chiapas

A communal coffee warehouse in one of the rebel Zapatista base communities in Mexico's southern state of Chiapas was burned down in an attack by a rival campesino group that operates a paramilitary force in the area. The New Dawn of the Rainbow Commercial Center, maintained by small coffee cultivato

Colombia: Duque denies ongoing massacres
08/28/2020
Colombia: Duque denies ongoing massacres

Colombia: Duque denies ongoing massacres

Amid the relentless and escalating wave of massacres and assassinations in Colombia, President Iván Duque is adopting openly euphemistic terminology in an attempt to downplay the crisis. This week he acknowledged that massacres at various points around the country over the past days had left more t...

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Y sus señalamientos no eran genéricos. Iban acompañados con nombres propios, fechas y lugares. Como ejemplo de esa infiltración, el ex ministro mencionó al presidente Alvaro Uribe Vélez y a su padre Alberto Uribe Sierra, según una declaración bajo juramento de la hermana de Lara obtenida por El Nuevo Herald. La declaración, rendida en julio de 1984 a raíz de la muerte de Lara Bonilla, sugiere que el ex ministro consideraba que Uribe Sierra estaría vinculado con el mundo del narcotráfico pues se había descubierto un helicóptero de su propiedad en un gigantesco allanamiento a un laboratorio de procesamiento de cocaína al sur del país, en un lugar conocido como Tranquilandia. Read more here: