No prosecution of Border agent for shooting Mexican teenager

A U.S. border patrol agent and his family were relieved on Friday when they were informed that the agent will be prosecuted for shooting and killing a Mexican teenager on the banks of the Rio Grande on June 7, 2010, according to a press statement from the U.S. Attorney General’s office. Justice Department officials said [...]

The Slippery Slope of Authoritarianism

Whoever thinks that this is a JOKE, please think again! Suriname is on the slippery slope of authoritarianism, becoming a lawless society. Last week two reporters were threatened just because they were doing there jobs, reporting about the loss of moral compass, reporting about social decay. There is little room for optimism, because too many [...]

CODELCO OUT OF PARAISO; The Constitution and The Chinese Factor

CODELCO OUT OF PARAISO; JUNIN NEXT? THE CONSTITUTION AND THE CHINESE FACTOR The latest news is that Codelco, on Thursday, met with the Paraiso community and said they were abandoning the exploration plans in the area. This is the official news. The unofficial, from a reliable source, but not official by any means, is that [...]

On Civil Courage, Civil Strength and Amnesty in Suriname

Introduction What is the role of a civil society, and why is this role so important. Civil societies are important because of their aggregative qualities, the fact that can help kindle leadership, help build and strengthen institutions and function as watchdog in the political arena, to ensure that mandate is not abused and the interests [...]

Mexican cops discover dismembered bodies near U.S. border

Mexican police officers on Monday — one day after the Summit of the Americas — discovered dismembered bodies packed into plastic garbage bags left inside an abandoned van, according to the Law Enforcement Examiner’s U.S. drug enforcement source. What appeared to be the remains of 14 male victims were found in Mexico’s northern border city [...]

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