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Leaning toward dictatorship, IBP says of Aquino’s plans

President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

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 »

Aquino: Edsa more than a triumph over dictatorship

President Benigno Aquino III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Edsa People Power is no longer just about Edsa, President Benigno Aquino III said Tuesday. “Narito po ako ngayon dahil higit pa sa pagbaklas ng diktadurya ang diwa ng petsang ito. Lagpas pa sa pagtitipon sa isang kalsada ang Edsa,” Aquino said during his televised speech in Tanauan, Leyte.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Ex-Guatemala president extradited to US

Guatemala's former dictator Jose Efrain Rios Montt wears headphones as he listens to the verdict in his genocide trial in Guatemala City, Friday, May 10, 2013. AP photo

Ex-Guatemalan President Alfonso Portillo was extradited on Friday to the United States to face charges of laundering $70 million in Guatemalan funds through U.S. bank accounts.

Posted: May 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »