Daily Archives: November 1, 2019

Five Connected To Timber Industry Charged In The Deaths Of Peruvian Indigenous Activists

In Peru, five men connected to the timber industry were charged with murder in the 2014 deaths of four indigenous environmental activists. The four indigenous activists found dead on Sept. 1, 2014 included the leader, Edwin Chota, along with Jorge Ríos Pérez, Leoncio Quinticima and Francisco Pinedo. The five charged, […]

First Woman Elected Mayor Of Colombia’s Capital

On October 27, Claudia López, a member of the Green Alliance party, became the first woman to be elected mayor of Colombia’s capital, Bogotá. These were the first local elections since the signing of a peace agreement between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in 2016, […]

Hong Kong Citizens Encounter Tear Gas At Halloween Protests

Hong Kong protestors gathered Thursday night in a city-wide Halloween masquerade despite a recent ban on masks made by city leader Carrie Lam’s government. Protestors on Halloween night donned disfigured masks of unpopular politicians, including Carrie Lam as The Joker and Xi Jinping as Winnie the Pooh – an image […]

Tensions In Catalonia Boil Over

Tensions in Catalonia have reached a peak over the past two weeks, following the jailing of nine pro-Catalan independence leaders. Spain’s Supreme Court handed down the decision on Monday, October 14, 2019, sentencing the leaders to prison time ranging from nine to 13 years. Spain had the leaders arrested for […]