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Reopeniung of Inquiry on Former Peruvian President Saluted

Reopeniung of Inquiry on Former Peruvian President Saluted

Lima, Dec 31 (Prensa Latina) The former head of a parliament commission investigating the alleged corruption of the last aedministration of neoliberal Alan Garcia, Sergio Tejada, saluted the reopening of the investigation on the former President for alleged illicit acquisition of wealth.

Tejada, who as deputy headed the so called 'megacommission' that investigated cases registered under that administration (2006-2011), considered just the decision of the Public Ministry to annul the filing of the case, one of which contents is a report of the mentioned group.

At the same time, judicial sources assured the reopening of the case is of the interest of the prosecution due to the bribes for 29 million dollars admitted by Brazilian company Odebrecht in Peru.

Tejada said the case filed for alleged illicit enrichment of Garcia was irregular due to a superficial investigation, according to the public ministry -in which participated an expert member of the Aprist Party of Garcia.

On this occasion it is expected that accounts and patrimony of his family will be investigated.



Past Presidents, Alan "Two Breakfasts" Garcia, Ollanta Humala, Alejandro Toledo.

(Alan Garcia was Peru's president 1985 to 1990, then 2006 to 2011.)

Here, let me help you.

(He fancied he was the life of the party, perhaps. He also was the death
of many parties, having ordered massacres in both presidential terms.)

Last female speaker of indigenous Amazonian language murdered

Last female speaker of indigenous Amazonian language murdered

By agency reporter
JANUARY 4, 2017

The last female speaker of the Resígaro language has been murdered in Peru. Her body was found decapitated at her home in the Amazon rainforest.

Rosa Andrade, 67, lived with the Ocaina tribe. Her father was Ocaina and her mother Resígaro. The Ocaina and Resígaro tribes were victims of the rubber boom, which began at the end of the nineteenth century. Tens of thousands of Indians were enslaved by rubber barons intent on extracting rubber in the Amazon. Many indigenous people died from sheer exhaustion, or were killed by violence and diseases like flu and measles to which they had no immunity.

The Resígaro tribe was eventually wiped out, and Rosa and her brother became the last remaining speakers of the language. Rosa was also one of the last speakers of Ocaina and was regarded as a pillar of her community. She knew a wide repertoire of songs and stories in both languages and had recently been designated by the government to teach children Ocaina

Five thousand of the world’s six thousand languages are indigenous, and it is estimated that an indigenous language dies once every two weeks, says Survival International, the global movement for tribal people's rights.



Rosa Andrade, rest in peace.

Colombia military murdered more civilians under Uribe than FARC did in 30 years

Source: Colombia Reports

written by Adriaan Alsema January 5, 2017

Under former President Alvaro Uribe (2002-2010), Colombia’s US-backed security forces murdered more civilians than FARC guerrillas have in more than 30 years.

This is the most inconvenient truth Colombia’s electorate will have to accept once a Truth Commission and a Transitional Justice Court take force to seek impartial justice for the country’s 8 million victims.

The mass killing of civilians by the state is particularly inconvenient because Colombians will have to ask themselves how they got to elect and re-elect a president who, as commander-in-chief, ended up politically responsible for more than 40 times the homicides attributed to the country’s #1 terrorist, FARC leader Rodrigo Londoño, a.k.a. “Timochenko,” who is either accused of or convicted for 106 homicides.

This information has been available for years, but has been consistently ignored or distorted in both Colombian and American media.

Read more: http://colombiareports.com/colombia-military-murdered-civilians-uribe-farc-30-years/

Tone deaf decisions deepen challenges for Brazil's president

Tone deaf decisions deepen challenges for Brazil's president

Peter Prengaman and Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press Updated 4:01 pm, Wednesday, January 4, 201

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — His country mired in recession, Brazilian President Michel Temer's government ordered more than $400,000 worth of food, including 500 cartons of Haagen-Dazs ice cream and nearly 1.5 tons of chocolate cake, for his official plane trips in 2017 only to cancel the order hours later amid public outrage.

The ostentatious shopping list published Dec. 27 was the latest in a series of seemingly tone deaf decisions that have put his already wobbly government on the defensive, raising questions about whether it can survive the new year.

The food flap came a month after Temer, rather than rush to comfort grieving families, spent days debating whether even to attend the memorial for the victims of a plane crash in Colombia that killed nearly an entire Brazilian soccer team.

The missteps have pushed approval ratings for the 75-year-old career politician down to around 10 percent, weakening his hand as he fights corruption allegations that could force him from power less than a year after taking office following the impeachment and ouster of his predecessor, Dilma Rousseff.

Read more: http://www.chron.com/news/world/article/Tone-deaf-decisions-deepen-challenges-for-10834773.php

The assassins who could kill Colombia's shaky peace deal

JANUARY 4 2017 - 1:01PM
The assassins who could kill Colombia's shaky peace deal
Nick Miroff

Colombia: After a half-century of war, peace has come to Caloto, a long-troubled region of Colombia, and the change has been terrifying.

On Christmas Day, gunmen assassinated a rural activist from the leftist Marcha Patriotica party as he rode home on his motorbike. A member of the group was ambushed along the highway in early November. The mutilated body of another activist turned up two weeks later in the same area.

The killings appear to fit a pattern of attacks on left-wing activists, indigenous leaders, human rights advocates and members of Marcha Patriotica, with the pace picking up in recent months as the government finalised a controversial peace accord with Marxist FARC rebels to end Latin America's longest-running conflict.

. . .

Activists suspect soldiers and police are carrying out the killings on behalf of the powerful Colombian landowners and others who oppose the peace deal, and they say prosecutors and judges are too scared to stop them. They want Colombia's highly touted intelligence agencies to pursue criminal suspects with the same alacrity as they did the FARC.


London zoo to animal residents: Stand up and be counted

Updated 9:09 am, Tuesday, January 3, 2017

LONDON (AP) — It's counting time at the London Zoo — time to make a tally of every animal on the premises, even the Partula snails.

The process required by the zoo's license started Tuesday on a cold, clear sunny London morning.

It usually takes a week or so to complete the complicated task — it's not so easy to count ants and locusts.

There are many new creatures in the menagerie, including two Sumatran tiger cubs.

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