The Ferguson Grand Jury has decided that Officer Darren Wilson will face no charges in the shooting of Michael Brown. After the announcement protesters assembled in front of the police station. A huge conflict ensued. We are expecting many of the protests to continue throughout the days to come.
Over 6 million Bolivians are going to the polls this Sunday to elect approximately 5,000 officials, including 9 governors, 339 mayors, judges, legislators and town council members. Voting stations opened at 7:30 am and will close at 5 pm local time. Preliminary results will begin to be announced at 8 pm. Last December, President Evo Morales won a second term in office in a landslide victory. teleSUR
President Rafael Correa meets with official Party Alianza Pais members, and other Ministers over the opposition protests on thursday in the cities of Quito and Guayaquil. Our correspondent Liz Scherffius with more.
On August 3, Puerto Rico defaulted on its US$72 billion debt, which represents more than 100% of the island's GDP. In today's program host Michael Fox speaks with Puerto Rican economist professor Rosario Rivera-Negron. They discuss the history, depth, and ramifications of the island's debt crisis and the outlook for social struggles against the upcoming austerity measures. Also, media coverage of repression in Colombia, brought to light with the exhumation of the world's largest urban mass grave near Medellin. teleSUR
Colombian troops killed the commander of a FARC guerrilla unit and another rebel in an operation near the Venezuelan border, said the army on Tuesday. Elias Tabaco, the head of the FARC's Front 28, and another guerrilla fighter were killed in a rural region of the eastern department of Arauca. The deaths come after recent tensions have arisen in peace talks that have been underway in Havana in 2012. teleSUR
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President Barack Obama's decision to remove Cuba from the list of countries sponsoring terrorism removes a major stumbling block for advancing bilateral relations between the two nations and will also enable Cuba to access important financial resources. While a number of world leaders have expressed support for the measure, rightwing congressmen in the United States oppose Obama's decision. Presidential candidate Marco Rubio tried to use the presence in Cuba of former Black Panther Assata Shakur as a justification for keeping Cuba on the terror list. Cuban President Raul Castro, however, hailed Obama's just decision to remove Cuba from a list it never should have been on. Castro noted that on the other hand, hundreds of acts of terrorism have been committed against Cuba, while a true terrorist, Luis Posada Carriles, lives free in the United States. teleSUR