The 40th anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua (July 19, 1979) comes at a worrying time for that country.
Colombian Jakeline Romero is in Ireland to highlight the harm wrought by a 690 sq km mine, which distributes its coal through a Dublin-based firm, writes Caroline O’Doherty.
Jakeline Romero remembers how, as a small child, she sensed the excitement of people in her community that a mining company was coming to the area.
The Irish company that imports coal from a Colombian mine accused of human rights abuses has recorded revenues of €2.3bn.
CAMPAIGNERS in Ireland are to launch a website dedicated to victims of police ‘shoot-to-kill’ policies beginning with a Brazilian who was shot dead by London detectives last month.
The Latin America Solidarity Centre is to hold a picket at Leinster House next week in protest at the visit of the Vice President of Colombia.
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