Heidi McAllister

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Colombians vote to block new gold mine

A farming town in Colombia could bring about change in the future of the mining industry.<p>Residents in Piedras are challenging the government by voting against plans to construct a new gold mine.<p>The vote will be first of its kind in the mineral-rich country.<p>Al Jazeera's Alessandro Rampietti reports …

ESPN FC United Blog Blog - ESPN FC

2 days ago<p><i>Ian Darke doesn't hold back when it comes to reviewing the 2017-18 Premier League season.</i><p><b>1. Manchester City:</b> Total domination and brilliant …

Understanding the protests in Egypt, Turkey and Brazil—and what comes next—in 10 easy steps

A national leader rarely faces a doubly threatened ouster—both by public pressure and a military coup—but that is the situation confronting Egyptian President Mohamad Morsi. The opposition has given him a day to step down or face a civil disobedience campaign, and the military has signaled a coup …

Colombia Was Happiest Country In The World By The End Of 2012, Survey Finds

We already knew Colombians were people with a lot of flavor, delicious dishes and high-spirited, so for many it won’t come as a surprise that being happy and hopeful would also be one of their greatest characteristics.<p>According to a recently released poll by WIN/ Gallup International Association, …

Venezuela and Colombia agree to mend strained relations

<b>The presidents of Colombia and Venezuela have agreed to work to improve relations, two months after a row erupted between the two neighbours.</b><p>Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia and Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro met for talks at a border town in Venezuela.<p>They agreed to set up high level groups to discuss …

Why Goldman Sachs has no business owning a coal mine in Colombia

In 1913, Congress determined that a cabal of Wall Street bankers had captured control over the US economy. Having bought up large shares of railroads, utilities, and manufacturers, these titans of finance had acquired the power to pick whether a business thrived or failed, and could effectively …

Colombia admits rights violations during war

The Colombian government has admitted for the first time that it committed serious human rights violations during its 50-year battle with leftist rebels. <br>The admission came from President Juan Manuel Santos, who was appearing in court to defend a constitutional amendment allowing peace talks with …

Diosdado Cabello realizó visita oficial al nuevo mandatario iraní: le obsequió una pintura de Chávez - Fotos

<i>(Caracas, 05 de agosto. Noticias24)</i> – El presidente de la Asamblea Nacional (AN), Diosdado Cabello, se reunió este lunes con el nuevo presidente de …

Brazil: stuck between investors and protesters

Print this page<p>When protests broke out on São Paulo’s streets two weeks ago the city’s mayor, Fernando Haddad, and its governor, Geraldo Alckmin, …

Brazil: political reform or political soap opera?

Print this page<p>On the face of it, political reform in Brazil sounds like a great idea. And when President Dilma Rousseff proposed a plebiscite to …

Friendly rhetoric from Pope Francis in Brazil. But will it translate into action?

I've travelled on "Shepherd One", as the plane carrying the pope is known, and it's very clear when you're on board how keen the pope's PR men – and yes (sigh) they are all men – are on declaring a foreign trip a "triumph".<p>In the case of Francis' visit to Brazil, they're right. Today in Rio they're …

After post-protest flurry, Brazil's politicians resist reform | Reuters

BRASILIA (Reuters) - One month after demonstrators climbed onto the roof of Congress demanding an end to corruption and the clean-up of Brazil’s political stables, lawmakers are procrastinating.<p>Demonstrators gather to protest against the Confederation's Cup and the government of Brazil's President …

Brazil President Dilma Rousseff plays hand over protests

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/989000/989336_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524800255_346414ea71af48ce9538c09320292e4c<p><b>Having been caught out by the speed and breadth of the protests sweeping her country, President Dilma Rousseff seems to have accepted that words would</b> …

In Brazil, Mídia NINJA’s indie journalists are gaining attention and sparking controversy

Providing journalism from within Brazil’s protest movement has led the “ninjas” to find an audience that wants to be represented in media.<p><b>Editor’s note</b>: Protest movements have long sparked protest media. In Brazil, this summer’s wave of protests has built an audience for Mídia NINJA, a collective …

Cerrejón mine in Colombia: can it address its human rights risks?

La Guajira only has a handful of formal petrol stations. Instead, drivers in this remote corner of north-east Colombia fill up at temporary kerbside …

Human Rights

Peru To Provide Free Solar Power To 2 Million Of Its Poorest Residents

Peru has initiated a program that will provide more than 2 million of its poorest residents with electricity -- for free.<p>'The National Photovoltaic Household Electrification Program' began on July 8, when 1,601 solar panels were installed in the Contumaza province of the country, CleanTechnica.com …

People & Power - Venezuela: Life after Chavez

Henrique Capriles Wants Vote Recount in Venezuela Elections

Henrique Capriles, has refused to accept the results of Sunday's presidential election in Venezuela until votes are fully audited.<p>According to …

Can Colombia become a leader for the business and human rights agenda?

Just before he stepped on to the podium at the 9th International Congress of Mining and Petroleum, John Morrison, the executive director of the …

Human Rights

iShares Launches an ETF to Access Colombia, The 'New Brazil'

<b>iShares Launches an ETF to Access Colombia, The 'New Brazil'</b><p>SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- BlackRock, Inc. (NYS: BLK) announced today that its …

Snowden and Venezuela: My bizarre experience in the surveillance state

The Venezuelan government's offer of "humanitarian asylum" to Edward Snowden rang hollow to most Venezuelans, who are by now used to the government …

World Cup Central Blog

Oct 10, 2017<p>With 23 of the 32 finalists for the 2018 World Cup finals now known, and all matches played that will be used by FIFA to rank nations, …

Peru police clash with student protesters

Police in Peru have used tear gas and water cannons to repel student protesters marching to the National Congress in the capital city.<p>The demonstration on Thursday turned violent after students tried to move through the centre of Lima in protest against a proposed education law that they said would …

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