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Mexico


The Drug War And Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Mexico’s Hidden Epidemic – Analysis

By Michael Lohmuller In recent years, the Mexican drug war has consistently made headlines for its appalling levels of violence and ever-increasing death count; with a figure approaching 70,000 people killed since 2006. Previously, violence in Mexico had largely been associated with drug trafficking and was concentrated in a handful of regions along key smuggling […]

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South Africa Opens Space For Traditional Rulers To Claim Land – Analysis

By Kristy Siegfried The pace of land reform in South Africa has long been criticized as too slow, but experts and black South Africans still awaiting restitution, fear that the recent reopening of the land claims process may not only delay outstanding claims further but could actually reverse the limited progress that has been made […]

Subcomandante Marcos (center, wearing brown cap) in Chiapas. Photo by Cesar Bojorquez, Wikipedia Commons.
Subcomandante Marcos (center, wearing brown cap) in Chiapas. Photo by Cesar Bojorquez, Wikipedia Commons.


Mexico: The EZLN 20 Years On

By Orsetta Bellani “There will be no house-museum or metal plaques where I was born and raised. Nor will there be anyone who lives off of having been Subcomandante Marcos. Nor will his name or rank be inherited. There will be no all-expenses-paid trips to speak abroad. There will be no transfer to nor (medical) […]

A video shows the August 19 extrajudicial killing of a young Egyptian in Derna. A Libyan extremist group linked to al-Qaeda staged the public execution on a football pitch.
A video shows the August 19 extrajudicial killing of a young Egyptian in Derna. A Libyan extremist group linked to al-Qaeda staged the public execution on a football pitch.


Libya: Public Execution Stuns Derna

By Aya Elbrqawi A Derna extremist group linked to al-Qaeda imposed their own version of Sharia on Tuesday (August 19th) by shooting a man dead at a local football stadium. The Shura Council of Islamic Youth had accused the Egyptian victim of killing another young man during an armed robbery last Friday in Shail al-Sharqi. […]