Tag Archive | History

Hong Kong. O abraço do regime

Hong Kong. O abraço do regime

[…]À medida que a economia da península perde importância quanto ao poderoso motor continental, o princípio de «um país, dois sistemas» mostra-se cada vez mais frágil.[…]

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Guatemala ex-ruler Rios Montt on trial for genocide

Guatemala ex-ruler Rios Montt on trial for genocide

The trial of the former military ruler of Guatemala, Efrain Rios Montt, for genocide and crimes against humanity has begun in Guatemala City. During Mr Rios Montt’s 17-month rule in the 1980s, more than 1,700 indigenous people are thought to have been killed. The UN says it is the first time a former head of state […]

Un homenaje a Pinochet reabre las heridas entre los chilenos

Un homenaje a Pinochet reabre las heridas entre los chilenos

El homenaje que los simpatizantes del fallecido exdictador Augusto Pinochet (1915-2006)  le realizarán el próximo domingo en el teatro Caupolicán, de Santiago, ha generado una dura polémica en el Parlamento chileno. La confirmación de este acto provocó el inmediato rechazo de la oposición legislativa, mientras el ministro portavoz de Gobierno, Andrés Chadwick, defendió a los […]

Sri Lanka: Calls mount for government action on war inquiry

Sri Lanka: Calls mount for government action on war inquiry

As the government of Sri Lanka comes under increasing international pressure to implement recommendations submitted by a presidentially appointed war commission, IRIN asked national analysts which recommendations were most easily achievable. International human rights groups and, until recently, several governments, including the UK, US and Australia, widely criticized the lack of accountability in the report by the Lessons Learnt […]