April 20, 2017
- “Editorial: ¿una Verdad Que No Incomode a Nadie?” (El Espectador (Colombia), April 20, 2017).
Estuvimos en un conflicto y, para salir de él, la memoria debe ser lo más sincera y transparente posible. Esperamos que, como ha dicho el Ministerio de Defensa, su presencia en la CNMH no nos lleve a incumplir
- “¿Habra Justicia Si los ‘Falsos Positivos’ Van a la Jep?” (Verdad Abierta (Colombia), April 20, 2017).
Mientras las víctimas reclaman que sea la justicia ordinaria la que siga juzgando a los militares implicados, entre los jueces hay versiones encontradas
- Spencer S. Hsu, “Were Peasant Farmers Poisoned by the U.S. War on Drugs? A Jury Has the Case.” (The Washington Post, April 20, 2017).
Huvelle wrote that in allowing the trial, “there is ample evidence” to suggest that DynCorp and pilots that it briefed and managed “simply ignored (and sometimes mocked) the fact that plaintiffs from specific areas of Ecuador were complaining about the company’s sloppy spraying flights”
- Bryan Avelar, “El Salvador Vice President Engaged in ‘Money Laundering Methods’: Prosecutors” (Factum, InsightCrime, April 20, 2017).
The vice president personally carried out activities that the Attorney General’s Office itself describes as “money laundering methods.”
- Hector Silva Avalos, “7 Things the Trump Administration Gets Wrong About ms13” (InsightCrime, April 20, 2017).
Trump blames former President Obama, but he may have been more correct if he had pointed the finger at Ronald Reagan
- Elisabeth Malkin, “Corruption at a Level of Audacity ‘Never Seen in Mexico’” (The New York Times, April 20, 2017).
Governors, who like presidents serve one six-year term, control state legislatures, state auditors and state prosecutors — a dominance that gives them the power of a modern potentate
- Josh Dawsey, Jake Sherman, “White House Eyes Harder Line on Shutdown Talks” (Politico, April 20, 2017).
Mick Mulvaney, the budget director, and Marc Short, the White House legislative affairs director, are pushing congressional appropriators to include “billions” for their agenda in private conversations
- Frank Bajak, “Ap Investigation Shows Peru Backsliding on Illegal Logging” (Associated Press **, April 20, 2017).
The United States has little to show for more than $90 million in forest-protection aid and other assistance to Peru
- “Iachr Urges Venezuela to Guarantee the Right to Protest and to Demilitarize Streets” (Inter-American Human Rights Commission, Organization of American States, April 20, 2017).
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) expresses its alarm at the militarization and call to arm 500,000 civilian militias
- Joshua Goodman, Fabiola Sanchez , “2 Killed Amid Massive Anti-Government Marches in Venezuela” (Associated Press **, April 20, 2017).
Tens of thousands of protesters made an unsuccessful attempt to march to downtown Caracas as security forces fired tear gas and rubber bullets into the crowd
- Virginia Lopez, Jonathan Watts, “Deaths and Injuries Reported Amid ‘Mother of All Marches’ in Venezuela” (The Guardian (Uk), April 20, 2017).
17-year-old boy fatally shot along with woman and National Guardsman as the opposition calls for another mass protest on Thursday
- “Militar Muere y Suben a Tres los Fallecidos en Protestas Venezolanas” (El Tiempo (Colombia), April 20, 2017).
Esta es la quinta convocatoria a la calle hecha por la oposición en los últimos 15 días, en los que ha sido víctima de una escalada represiva por parte de los cuerpos de seguridad del Estado
- Anatoly Kurmanaev, Kejal Vyas, “Many Poor Venezuelans Are Too Hungry to Join Antigovernment Protests” (The Wall Street Journal, April 20, 2017).
“We wear our protest on the inside for the fear of losing our bag of food”
- “Cash-Strapped Venezuela a Major Funder of Trump Inauguration” (Associated Press **, April 20, 2017).
Citgo Petroleum, a U.S. affiliate of Venezuela’s state oil company PDVSA, was one of the biggest corporate donors to events surrounding the swearing-in ceremony