United Nations (UN) human rights investigators have called on United States President Barack Obama to live up to his country's principles by releasing a CIA issued report on its interrogation techniques. teleSUR
Colombian farmers took fresh vegetables, meat and dairy products from the countryside to the Campesino Market in Bogotá on Saturday in an effort to promote direct trade with the final consumer. The variety of ecosystems and climates means that the country has huge agricultural potential, but crops often rot before reaching the buyers, while ten million tons of food are imported per year. The campesinos say that free trade agreements have greatly harmed Colombian agriculture and that they need support from the government. They believe this is especially important now that the peace process is underway because as long as hunger and poverty exist, there will never be peace. Natalia Margarita reports from Bogota for teleSUR.
Imprisoned Venezuelan right-wing opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez was back in court Thursday. He is battling charges of public incitement to violence, criminal association, and responsibility for material damages resulting from his role in last year's bloody anti-government protests. Today's hearing was the last in the trial, as the prosecution summarized its case last week. Lopez faces a possible 13-year sentence. teleSUR
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Indigenous and peasant organizations in Guatemala have issued an alert against recent government regulations favoring transgenic seeds and transnational biotechnology. They say these measures will have serious effects on the country's food sovereignty. teleSUR
In 2014 the largest number of migrant minors was registered migrating from Central America to the U.S. In Honduras alone, more than 15,000 children tried to illegally enter U.S. territory and were detained. Gerardo Torres brings more to us.
Early in 2014, US President Barack Obama announced a new initiative called My Brother's Keeper designed to strengthen educational opportunities for young men of color and reverse low graduation rates and high incarceration rates. In Denver, the Reverend Leon Kelly, Executive Director of Open Door Youth, seeks to reach youth from minority communities before they drop out of school and get into trouble with the law. Mary McCarthy reports from Denver. teleSUR