May 31, 2017
- “Amnistias y Libertades para Farc se Definiran a la Par Con el Desarme” (El Tiempo (Colombia), May 31, 2017).
EL TIEMPO explica en esta y en la siguiente página los elementos claves de los decretos con fuerza de ley que expidió el Presidente para cumplir los acuerdos de paz, y el nuevo cronograma del desarme
- Jim Wyss, “Colombia’s Messy Peace Tries the Patience of War-Weary Nation” (The Miami Herald, May 31, 2017).
If war was waged with military precision, everything from rain to poor roads seems to be derailing carefully laid plans for peace
- Marcos Ommati, “Guatemalan Armed Forces Get Involved in National Security” (Revista Dialogo (U.S. Southern Command), May 31, 2017).
When will the Armed Forces stop supporting the National Civil Police?
- Joshua Partlow, “Violence Is Soaring in the Mexican Towns That Feed America’s Heroin Habit” (The Washington Post, May 31, 2017).
A kilogram of opium gum can earn the impoverished farmers about $800 from the drug traffickers who purchase it. After the gum is processed, a kilogram can sell for about $50,000 on the streets of Chicago
- John Burnett, “Illegal Border Crossings Are Down, and So Is Business for Smugglers” (National Public Radio, May 31, 2017).
The complex business of crossing the U.S.-Mexico border without papers is changing profoundly. Here are the stories of human smugglers in Mexico and would-be immigrants looking to illegally cross
- Patrick Timmons, “Life Imitating News: The Murder of Mexican Journalist Javier Valdez” (NACLA, May 31, 2017).
“Yes, I do have information from the grassroots about the bosses, but my work has been more about people who have had to suffer the narco”
- David Smilde, Miguel Tinker Salas, Jennifer Mccoy, Mark Weisbrot, Steve Ellner, “Is the Oas Playing a Constructive Role on Venezuela? What Should It Be Doing Differently?” (Venezuela Dialogue, May 31, 2017).
In my view it is entirely legitimate for Almagro to have invoked the Democratic Charter with respect to Venezuela. However, I felt he did it about a year too soon