Colombian Activists Deliver Letter About Killings of Social Leaders to the ICC

Colombian Activists Deliver Letter About Killings of Social Leaders to the ICC By Laura Vidal On April 5, a group of around 20 Colombian activist collectives delivered a formal request to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for it open a criminal investigation about the mass killings of social leaders in their country. The collectives and their supporters delivered the letter in person at The Hague after marching for over a week from Paris, while stopping in different cities in France and Belgium along the way where they’ve staged rallies and performances.…

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Venezuelans Shudder at News of Biometric ID Deal with Chinese Tech Giant

Venezuelans Shudder at News of Biometric ID Deal with Chinese Tech Giant By Laura Vidal, Translated by Alexis Faber When Reuters revealed in November 2018 that the Venezuelan government had contracted with the Chinese company ZTE to develop a national biometric identification system, public reactions were mixed. The report stirred outrage both in Venezuela and internationally. But for those who have closely followed the Venezuelan government as it has tightened its grip on people’s data and communications, the report represented another chapter in what has become a very long story. The report…

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