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Chile arrests former Pinochet aide in killings

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A retired colonel who served as a cabinet minister under Gen. Augusto Pinochet was arrested on Monday in connection with the forced disappearance and killing of 13 people during Chile’s 1973-1990 military dictatorship.

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Art group alarmed by pro-Marcos ‘likes,’ memes on social media


Vilified in history books, the dictator seems to be hoping for redemption online.

Posted: October 5th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Leaning toward dictatorship, IBP says of Aquino’s plans

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President Benigno Aquino III’s recent pronouncement of wanting to clip the powers of the Supreme Court and openness to a term extension is leaning towards dictatorship, Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) President Vicente Joyas said.

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Argentina rights activist finds stolen grandson after 36 years

Undated file picture showing Estela de Carlotto (left), the president of Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo (Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo) --an association that seeks to reunite babies stolen during the military regime (1976-1983) with their biological parents or relatives--with activist Adolfo Perez Esquivel (right) in Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires. Argentina rights activist Estela de Carlotto found her stolen grandson on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, after a 35-year-search.  AFP PHOTO/ARCHIVOS TELAM

An Argentine grandmother whose rights group has fought to find babies stolen during the 1976-1983 military dictatorship finally found her long-lost grandson Tuesday, 36 years after he was snatched from his mother.

Posted: August 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Thai coup repressive, likely to last — US official

People take photos of Thai special forces officers during an event called 'Return Happiness to Thai People' at Bangkok's Victory Monument in Thailand Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Since staging its bloodless coup, the military has prohibited political gatherings of more than five people and tried to enforce a ban on criticism of the coup by closing politically affiliated television stations and blocking hundreds of websites. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

Thailand’s recent military takeover is more repressive and likely to endure longer than the last military coup eight years ago, a senior U.S. official said Tuesday.

Posted: June 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »