BIF News Briefing, April 2012

1. Health workers escalate protests, strikes called by the COB 2. May Day nationalisation of electricity network 3. Indigenous march to La Paz begins 4. Summit of the Americas ends without agreement 1. Health workers escalate protests, strikes called by the COB Strikes and mobilisations by health workers, doctors and medical students have been growing [...]

FARC terrorists kill Colombian soldiers, threaten US police advisors

A Colombian army captain and ten soldiers were killed in an ambush by narco-terrorists from Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) on Saturday, according to a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration intelligence analyst specializing on Latin America. FARC also threatened American law enforcement advisors assisting the Colombian forces. The terrorist ambush occurred near the Colombian-Venezuelan border [...]

Drug Policy Debate: Pay attention to the clamor to legalize drugs, Drug Policy Allliance head, Ethan Nadelmann suggests to presidential candidates

An in-depth interview by the Mexican newspaper, La Jornada, with Ethan Nadelmann, director of the Drug Policy Alliance. He was a speaker at the international forum, Drugs: An Assessment of a Century of Prohibition, held in Mexico City this week.  La Jornada: “For Mexico to move towards a model of decriminalization of drugs and be [...]

Australian energy firm struck gas reserve in Bangladesh offshore

An Australian energy corporation has struck huge gas reserves in off shore Bay of Bengal, which is commercially viable. The president of Santos Bangladesh John Chambers briefed journos on Wednesday that they are confident to start supplying gas from the reserve from the first week of April. John Chambers, said that the Aussie company will [...]

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