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Uruguay and the memory of the Charrúa tribe
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Uruguay and the memory of the Charrúa tribe

The 11th of April will mark the passage of 180 years since the genocide of the Charrúa people, carried out by the then president Fructuoso Rivera, in a place known as ‘Salsipuedes’ (literally meaning ‘get-out-if-you-can’) Wilfredo Alayón The Charrúa were a group of American Indians who lived in the area […]

The shadow CIA vs. Mexican Tourism
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The shadow CIA vs. Mexican Tourism

In a low blow to the Mexican tourism industry, a Texas-based global intelligence company, Stratfor, reported the presence of drug-trafficking related violence in important tourist destinations. Nubia Piqueras Grosso In a memorandum in early March, “Travel and Security Risks over Spring Break in Mexico,” Stratfor claims that the tourist destinations […]

“Fast and Furious”: a failed operation
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“Fast and Furious”: a failed operation

Relations between Mexico and the USA remain tense. The cause: the revelation of an undercover firearms traffic operation that ran out of control, which went by the evocative title of the film by the same name. Nubia Piqueras Grosso In the 2001 film, a mysterious gang of criminals makes a […]

The US spying on Cuba revealed
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The US spying on Cuba revealed

This Caribbean country made public evidence of United States plans to try to introduce in the island illegal communication and spying systems with sophisticated technology. Ileana Ferrer Fonte Dalexis Gonzalez Madruga, a graduate student in telecommunication engineering at the “Jose Antonio Echeverria” University, was contacted by US agents to illegal […]