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Colombia Homage to Jose Marti Concludes

Friday, 20 May 2005, 9:47 am | Anncol

Cubans in an official mission or residents in that Andean country and Colombians who are friends of the Caribbean island will gather at noon in the Policarpa Salavarrieta neighborhood park, in Bogota, to place a wreath at Marti´s bust. More >>

Venezuela/President Hugo Chávez Steps Up Rating

Thursday, 10 February 2005, 10:14 am | Anncol

Chávez’s popularity, according to community media, is not growing just in Venezuela. He is very popular among poor people in Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and all over Latin América. Recently, the Venezuelan leader visited Argentina and Brazil. His ... More >>

Neoliberlism and Poverty

Thursday, 3 February 2005, 9:50 am | Anncol

Three of every ten Colombian children are given no education. Some estimates claim that 65% of Colombians live beneath the poverty line. Other studies state that it is over 70%. More >>

Colombian soldiers go crazy

Friday, 28 January 2005, 11:04 am | Anncol

Over-stressed government troops increasingly go insane and kill each other or themselves. The fighting spirit and morale of Bogota’s soldiers seem at an all-time low after a series of defeats against the guerrillas. More >>

FARC Commander Kidnapped In Venezuela

Monday, 17 January 2005, 2:39 pm | Anncol

Venezuelan authorities last week confirmed allegations made by Colombia’s main guerrilla organisation FARC, that said that Venezuelan police officers, together with Colombian intelligence forces, captured a high-ranking rebel commander in downtown Caracas, ... More >>

US corporate power destroys Colombia

Monday, 10 January 2005, 12:02 am | Anncol

Colombian union organizer Ramírez Cuéllar has survived seven attempts on his life and is the co-author of a book entitled "The Profits of Extermination: How U.S. Corporate Power is Destroying Colombia." A must-read to fully understand the ... More >>

Petras vs. Saramago

Monday, 3 January 2005, 10:56 am | Anncol

There’s a growing voice of reality: Academics, unionists, journalists and the working class are presenting the facts about Colombia’s guerrilla movement FARC, writes James J. Brittain of the University of New Brunswick, Canada. More >>

James Petras Defends Colombia’s Guerrillas

Wednesday, 29 December 2004, 10:39 am | Anncol

Hard talk from US Professor James Petras, after Portuguese writer José Saramago recently stated: »In Colombia there are no guerrillas, they are simply armed gangs.« Petras responds in an open letter where he writes: »The guerrillas--the FARC and the ELN--are ... More >>

Bolivar's Integration Ideals Revived in Havana

Friday, 17 December 2004, 9:22 am | Anncol

Venezuela and Cuba also signed a declaration denouncing the US-sponsored Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) as the "most exact depiction of the Empire´s domination appetite over Latin America and the Caribbean." More >>

Teachers in the firing line

Wednesday, 1 December 2004, 9:29 am | Anncol

Colombian teachers are amongst the principal victims in the state-sponsored campaign to eliminate domestic opposition to the government of Alvaro Uribe. A member of the Colombian teachers’ union is assassinated every single week. Steve Sinnott, Deputy ... More >>

United against the State?

Tuesday, 30 November 2004, 10:11 am | Anncol

The BBC have implied that the Colombian left-wing guerrilla group FARC and the right-wing paramilitary organization AUC have and may continue to unify themselves through “non-aggression pacts”. James J. Brittain of the University of New Brunswick, Canada, examines this ... More >>

EU ought to break ties with President Uribe

Friday, 19 November 2004, 8:49 am | Anncol

In the light of the recent persecutions of members of the social movement in Colombia and the clear paramilitarisation of the country it is urgent to revise the relations between the European Union (EU) and Colombia, says member of the European Parliament ... More >>

Apology is not enough, unionists say

Tuesday, 16 November 2004, 8:36 am | Anncol

International union leaders refuse to believe the explanation offered by the Bogotá government for the deportation of foreign trade unionists from Colombia. After trade unions from around the world issued strong protests earlier this week at the expulsions, ... More >>

Colombian Army cracks down on protests

Monday, 15 November 2004, 12:38 am | Anncol

British trade union-based group »Justice for Colombia« denounces that the Colombian Government is intensifying it’s persecution of union leaders. Leader of agricultural workers is gunned down and the Army is threatening an entire rural community with ... More >>

Outrage over Colombia’s trade unionist expulsion

Thursday, 4 November 2004, 9:10 am | Anncol

Colombian President Uribe lied to union delegation: International unionists took part in a meeting with Uribe, where the President assured the delegation of his government's full commitment to trade union rights, and thanked them for their interest in the ... More >>

Continued AUC Threats To Colombian Uni Community

Friday, 8 October 2004, 10:55 am | Anncol

In a letter dated July 2004 sent to the Vice Chancellor of the National University of Pedagogy, Dr. Oscar Armando Ibarra Russi by the AUC, the paramilitary organisation threatens to disappear various student leaders and members of the JUCO if they return ... More >>

Colombian Army invades Ecuadorean territory

Friday, 1 October 2004, 10:21 am | Anncol

A group of 70 soldiers from the Colombian Army entered violently in Ecuadorean territory. “We’re going to increase the patrolling in this area and we’re not going to allow our national sovereignty to be violated”, said Lieutenant Colonel Pedro Cabezas, ... More >>

Latin America: The ABC of Opportunism

Tuesday, 28 September 2004, 9:36 am | Anncol

A retired US Special Forces master sergeant analyses the occupation of Haiti by Latin American troops: “It looks more and more, at least to this writer, like there are only three Latin American leaders left with a spine -- Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, ... More >>

Guerrilla Commander On Columbian Prisoner Exchange

Wednesday, 15 September 2004, 10:11 am | Anncol

We want to decide a procedure that ends the captivity, as much of institutional prisoners, as of the guerrilla, said the commander of the FARC, Iván Márquez to the correspondent of ANNCOL, Daniel Santamaría. The FARC is not going to say that they are not going ... More >>

Colombia Ambassador Avoids Talking About Arauca

Monday, 13 September 2004, 10:51 am | Anncol

Pleasant, diplomatic but he didn´t say anything concret, said Jens regarding the meeting with the ambassador Carlos Holmes Trujillo, brother to one of Uribe´s biggest followers, José Renán Trujillo, who is been accused of signing decrees such as “The ... More >>





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