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Housing Prices: Up Or Down? Recovery … Or Artificial Housing Bubble Which Is About to Pop? By Washington's Blog, June 05 2013

CBS News noted in February:

Many of those real estate buyers aren’t your everyday bargain-hunters. They’re Wall Street and international investors. While the fast money is boosting the housing market, it also poses risks in a key sector of the

Global Economic Crisis Drives China’s Pro-market Reforms By John Chan, June 05 2013
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) led by President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang have announced a third wave of pro-market reforms, aiming to open up state-run sectors of the economy to global capital.Li sent out the clearest message before
Is the International Criminal Court Guilty of “International Racial Profiling”? By Mark P. Fancher, June 05 2013

The ICC has managed to indict only Africans for crimes against humanity, “while ignoring numerous civilian deaths caused by U.S. air strikes in Afghanistan and other crimes committed by non-Africans.”

The U.S. military has been blamed for training Congolese soldiers

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA): US Health Reform to Slash Medicare, Leaving Millions Uninsured By Kate Randall, June 05 2013

With the full implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) less than seven months away, mounting evidence demonstrates that the health care reform signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2010 will result in deep cutbacks …

Bradley Manning Is Guilty of “Aiding the Enemy” — If the Enemy Is Democracy By Norman Solomon, June 05 2013

Of all the charges against Bradley Manning, the most pernicious — and revealing — is “aiding the enemy.”

A blogger at The New Yorker, Amy Davidson, raised a pair of big questions that now loom over the courtroom at Fort

Revolt in Turkey: Erdogan’s Grip on Power Is Rapidly Weakening By Der Spiegel, June 05 2013

By Özlem Gezer, Maximilian Popp and Oliver Trenkamp

For a decade, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has had a tight grip on power. But it suddenly looks to be weakening. Thousands have taken to the streets across the country and

Africa Land Grabs: Farmers in several African countries stand up against Bolloré By Global Research News, June 05 2013

Farmers in four African countries, the residents of plantations under the control of the Bolloré group, are organising coordinated actions this Wednesday, June 5th, as the group holds its general shareholders’ meeting. In Paris, citizens of the countries concerned will

Syria has the Right to Peace and to Self-defense, Despite Western Claims By John Robles, June 05 2013

There can be little doubt that the lifting of the arms embargo to the armed insurgents and terrorist groups operating in Syria is one of the most egregiously callous, self-serving, reckless and irresponsible moves made by the international community since

What Our Presidents Tell our Young People By William Blum, June 05 2013

In this season of college graduations, let us pause to remember the stirring words of America’s beloved scholar, George W. Bush, speaking in Florida in 2007 at the commencement exercises of Miami Dade College: “In Havana and other Cuban cities, …

The “Trans-Pacific Partnership”: Obama’s Secret Trade Agreement Will Push the Deindustrialization of America into Overdrive By Michael Snyder, June 05 2013

Did you know that Barack Obama has been secretly negotiating the most important trade agreement since the formation of the World Trade Organization?

Did you know that this agreement will impose very strict Internet copyright rules, ban all “Buy American”

Bradley Manning: Prisoner of Conscience By Francis A. Boyle, June 05 2013

Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the peoples of the world have witnessed successive governments in the United States that have demonstrated little if any respect for fundamental considerations of international law, human rights, and the United States …

John Kerry Supports Al Qaeda in Syria, in Violation of US Anti-terrorism Laws By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, June 05 2013

“The United States and its allies are not seeking a peaceful solution to the Syrian crisis.

If they were seeking a solution they would disengage in terms of their support to al-Nusra, which is a terrorist organization. Their actions are

The Unfolding Monsanto Saga: Europe Rejects GMO Crops; America Seeks Labeling By Jon Rappoport, June 05 2013

It’s a scandal.

Monsanto has just announced it’s giving up on most of Europe: people there don’t want GMO food. In America, the struggle is for labeling GMOs.

This is some kind of “fairness doctrine.” Let the US consumer decide …

The Disastrous State of Haiti’s Finances: Senate Reports Reveal Widespread Corruption By Yves Pierre-Louis, June 04 2013

Image: Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe

In November 2012, Finance Minister Marie Carmelle Jean-Marie, who has since resigned, sounded the alarm about the state of public finances. She asked government officials to limit their spending, especially in non-essential travel.

According …

Disinformation on Natural Gas: Pro-Fracking Spin on Public Radio, Brought to You by Qatar By FAIR, June 04 2013

The April edition of the monthly public radio program America Abroad, “Global Energy and Innovations,” sounded like an infomercial for the natural gas “fracking” industry. Which, in essence, is what it was.

The show, which is distributed by Public

Zimbabwe: The Revolution Continues By Eric Draitser, June 04 2013

The coming elections in Zimbabwe are no mere referendum on the leadership of the coalition government.  Instead, the decision before Zimbabweans is a clear one: continue on the revolutionary path of Mugabe and ZANU-PF or follow Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s

Karl Marx, Radical Environmentalist: An Ecological Critique of Capitalism By Phil Gasper, June 04 2013

Image: Karl Marx, radical environmentalist (Eric Ruder)

International Socialist Review columnist Phil Gasper challenges the myth that Marxism has nothing useful to say about the environment–with help from the old man himself.

At the demonstration in Washington, D.C., in February

Shadow Banking and Financial Fraud: Massive Asset Inflation, Who Really Benefits? By Matthias Chang, June 04 2013

Have you ever wondered why when over 40 million Americans are on food stamps, millions of homes foreclosed and millions more unemployed, there is hardly any social unrest in the United States?

In the European Union, the economic situation is …

The Big Banks and Commodities Future Trading Commission Conspired to Hide Speculation from Congress By Washington's Blog, June 04 2013

Big Banks and Government Agency Have Been Cooperating In Market Manipulation for Decades

One of our favorite topics is the many ways that big banks manipulate prices.

Last night, Rolling Stone financial writer Matt Taibbi gave some very interesting …

US Supreme Court allows Police to take DNA Samples of Arrestees By Joseph Kishore, June 04 2013

The 5-4 decision has vast implications not just for

Poverty, Unemployment, Enriching the Few: The 2008 Economic Crisis and the Restructuring of Class Relations in America By Andre Damon, June 04 2013

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis released a report Friday showing that, after adjusting for inflation, the average US household has recovered only 45 percent of the wealth it lost during the 2008 crash. This undermines claims that the …

The Monsanto Engame: Genetically Engineered Wheat in Oregon, Concerns of Contamination across North America By Global Research News, June 04 2013

by National Farmers Union (Canada)

Unapproved GE Wheat Found on Oregon Farm Raises Contamination Concerns

May 30, 2013

(Saskatoon) –  Genetically engineered (GE) winter wheat was found in the USA this spring when an Oregon farmer noticed volunteer wheat that

“The Monsanto Protection Plan”: Monsanto’s Deception Game on GMO in Europe By F. William Engdahl, June 04 2013
The “plant protection chemicals” Monsanto refers to are primarily its own Roundup herbicide, which by license agreement with farmers must be sold paired with all Monsanto GMO seeds,
Libyan Rebels and International Criminal Court (ICC) Battle Over Seif al-Islam, Gaddafi’s Son By Abayomi Azikiwe, June 04 2013

A disagreement between the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the current Libyan government has highlighted the crises that have worsened during the post-Gaddafi era in the North African state of Libya. Seif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of the martyred leader …

Bradley Manning’s Legal Duty to Expose War Crimes By Prof. Marjorie Cohn, June 04 2013

Although whistleblower Bradley Manning pled guilty to 10 offenses that will garner him 20 years in custody, military prosecutors are pursuing further charges – aiding the enemy and violation of the Espionage Act – that carry life in prison.

The

Syria and the Sham of “Humanitarian Intervention” By Ajamu Baraka, June 04 2013
The propagandists of the U.S. war strategy supported by the Western media have been successful in inculcating a shift in consciousness which has been conducive to the self-muting of the anti-war movement.
Bradley Manning Court-Martial: Secrecy and Injustice on Trial By Stephen Lendman, June 04 2013
America honors its worst. It persecutes its best. Manning is heroic. He risked great personal harm. He did so to reveal vital truths. Washington has no right to conceal them. People have a right to know.Secrecy, lawlessness, and contempt …
U.S. Builds $25-Million Military Base for Israel’s Anti Missile System, to Counter Iran By Richard Silverstein, June 04 2013

Last December, Walter Pincus reported in the Washington Post that the U.S. government was building a new base for the IDF.  A highly-placed Israeli source informed me that the location of the secret base was Sdot Micha (also known as

The Right to the City Movement and the Turkish Summer By Global Research News, June 04 2013

 by Jay Cassano

As I write this, Istanbul is under siege. The might of Istanbul’s entire police force—the largest city police force in Europe—is violently cracking down on peaceful occupiers in Gezi Park.

The protest, which began on 27 May, …

Kerry’s Plan: Palestinians to be cast as Fall Guys – Again By Jonathan Cook, June 04 2013

Under heavy pressure from the US, the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has paid grudging lip service over the past four years to the goal of Palestinian statehood. But his real agenda was always transparent: not statehood, but what he …

America’s Greatest Affliction: The Presstitute Media By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, June 03 2013

When Gerald Celente branded the American media “presstitutes,” he got it right. The US print and TV media (and NPR) whore for Washington and the corporations. Reporting the real news is their last concern. The presstitutes are a Ministry of …

The People of the World Demand the Liberation of Jerusalem By Global March to Jerusalem, June 03 2013

The Global March to Jerusalem (GMJ) is proud to announce our preliminary program for marches around the world on Friday, 7th June 2013, to mark the forty-sixth anniversary of the occupation of the eastern part of the holy city of …

Western Collapse: From Economic Turmoil to Cultural Chaos By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts and James Corbett, June 03 2013
The Poor People’s Campaign: Our Next Steps By Global Research News, June 03 2013

Congratulations to every single person and organization that helped to make the 2013 Poor People’s Campaign March a tremendous success!  For those who had the privilege of participating it was truly historical.  For those of you who could not be

Vermont Politics, Threats to Civil Liberties and Freedom of Information By Greg Guma, June 03 2013

This is the tenth chapter of a series excerpted from “Maverick Chronicles,” a memoir-in-progress. Previous stories can be found at VTDigger.

Before Burlington’s progressive revolution in 1981, the Vermont Vanguard Press was the Champlain Valley’s strongest voice for change to …

Israel Treats the Bedouin Like “People in a Box” By Global Research News, June 03 2013

Lucy Westcott interviews EID JAHALIN of the Jahalin Association

For thousands of years the Bedouin people have made their home in the desert of what is now Israel. But for almost the last six decades, the Bedouin have been on

What is Happenning in Istanbul? By Global Research News, June 03 2013

by İnsanlik Hali

To my friends who live outside of Turkey:

I am writing to let you know what is going on in Istanbul for the last five days. I personally have to write this because most of the media …

“Pivot to Asia”: US Military Build-up in Asia, Threatening China By Peter Symonds, June 03 2013

A speech on Saturday by US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel to the Shangri-la Dialogue in Singapore—the region’s top annual security conference—underscored the speed and extent of the US military build-up in Asia directed against China. Defence ministers, officials and top

Wealth from Economic “Recovery” has gone to the Richest Americans By Nick Barrickman, June 03 2013

A new study from the St. Louis Federal Reserve documents the vast disparity in the fortunes of American families since the financial crisis of 2007-08, with the bulk of the “recovery” in aggregate wealth going to the richest layers of

Anti-Government Protests Rock Turkey By Stephen Lendman, June 03 2013

In 2001, Recep Tayyip Erdogan established the Justice and Development Party (AKP). In November 2002, it won nearly two-thirds of parliamentary seats. It did so with 35% of the vote.

Earlier dominant parties were rebuffed. Hard times aroused public anger.

African Land Grabs: Defending Basic Human Rights, Promoting Sustainable Agriculture By Grain, June 03 2013

SOCFIN Agricultural Company Sierra Leone Ltd. (SAC), a subsidiary of SOCFIN, (Société Financière des Caoutchoucs), a Luxembourg-registered company controlled by the prominent French entrepreneur Vincent Bolloré and Belgian businessman Hubert Fabri, is suing a Sierra Leonean NGO, Green Scenery, for …

Report from Turkey: A Taste of Tahrir at Taksim By Sungur Savran, June 03 2013

Istanbul has become a battlefield covered by tear gas. The police, no doubt at the behest of the Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and his AKP government, have been attacking protestors in the centre of the city, near Taksim Square, for …

Social Crisis in Greece: The Plight of The Refugees By Sofiane Ait Chalalet and Chris Jones, June 03 2013

Axmed, a Somalian refugee, has been stuck

The Oslo Illusion: The Historical Accords between Palestine and Israel By Adam Hanieh, June 03 2013

This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the signing of the Oslo Accords between the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the Israeli government. Officially known as the Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements, the Oslo Accords were firmly ensconced

“Humanitarian Wars” and “Regime Change”:Tony Blair Continues to Push the Neo-Con Agenda. By Phil Greaves, June 02 2013

Tony Blair, one of the Chief architects of the wholly illegal, and barbaric act of aggression put upon the state of Iraq and its population in 2003 – resulting in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians –

The Administration’s domestic Surveillance and Torture programs: Obama appoints former Bush deputy Attorney General to lead FBI By Eric London, June 02 2013

Last week, sources within the Obama administration announced the president’s plans to appoint James Comey as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He would replace Robert Mueller, who is scheduled to step down later this year.

Comey served as

Opposition Terrorists Target Hospital: Largest Cancer Treating Hospital in Syria Closed ‘Temporarily’ By Arabi Souri, June 02 2013

Al-Biruni University Hospital near Harasta, Damascus countryside, was closed ‘temporarily’ last Wednesday 29 May 2013 due to the security situation near the location, the patients were discharged, 2 only were transferred to Public Muwassat Hospital for monitoring.

Aliqtisadi news site …

Perpetual War and Obama’s Perpetual Con Game By Glen Ford, June 02 2013

President Obama’s perpetual scam machine is in high gear – which signals another expansion of war and war-powers accumulation. The president played the reluctant warrior who doesn’t really want the limitless powers he has arrogated to himself. But, what he’s

International Children’s Day: Welcome to our Wonderful World By Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey, June 02 2013

On International Children’s Day, we spell out a clear message: welcome to our wonderful world, the world created by us, adults, a world in which despite the teachings of the holy books, we continue to use religion as a banner

Monsanto is a Ticking Time Bomb for U.S. Agriculture: Japan halts Imports of U.S. Wheat after USDA’s Finding of Genetic Pollution from GMOs By Mike Adams, June 02 2013

It has already begun: Japan has just cancelled a large contract to purchase U.S. wheat. “We will refrain from buying western white and feed wheat effective today,” Toru Hisadome, a Japanese farm ministry official in charge of wheat trading, told …

US-NATO Supplying Syria Opposition Terrorists with Chemical Weapons By Press TV, June 02 2013

The Syrian army has seized two cylinders of the nerve agent sarin during an operation in the city of Hama.

Syrian media say the operation was carried out against a militant hideout in the city’s al-Faraieh neighborhood on Saturday.

Sarin …

Genetically Engineered Wheat is Destroying US Agriculture: Oregon Wheat Found Contaminated with GE Wheat By Global Research News, June 02 2013

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that unapproved genetically engineered (GE) wheat was found growing in an Oregon wheat field. The discovery has implications for U.S. trade as Japan has already indicated it would stop purchasing U.S. wheat exports.…

America’s War and Syria’s Right to Defend itself against Foreign Aggression By Stephen Lendman, June 02 2013

Seventeenth century philosopher/political theorist/jurist Hugo Grotius perhaps helped inspire international law. In 1625, his “On The Law of War and Peace” said “Most Men assign three Just Causes of War, Defense, the Recovery of what’s our own, and Punishment.”

War …

The Chemical Weapon Accusations against Syria are Overshadowing the Insurgent Retreat By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, June 02 2013

The timing of Tel Aviv’s repeated attacks on Syria in May 2013 and the kindling of yet another round of accusations and tensions between the Turkish government and Syria that have resulted from the car bombings in the Turkish town …

Who Was Behind the Woolwich Killing? Criminality of Britain’s Ruling Elite By Chris Marsden, June 01 2013

The killing of soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich, London has lifted a corner of the carefully constructed veil of lies, intrigue and criminality surrounding British foreign policy.

Immediately after Rigby’s brutal murder, a chorus of political and media figures insisted …

More Austerity in Europe in face of Record Unemployment By Christoph Dreier, June 01 2013

Unemployment in the euro zone hit a two-year high in April. According to the latest figures of Europe’s Eurostat statistical agency published on Friday, the unemployment rate rose from 12.1 percent in March to 12.2 percent last month. Fully 24.4

John McCain: War Hero or Something Less? By Philip Giraldi, June 01 2013

Two time Medal of Honor recipient Marine Major General Smedley Butler once saidwar is a racket.” He might have added that while enriching the few it victimizes and degrades everyone else who is caught up in the …

Data Shows that Palestinians now Own just 8 per cent of Historic Palestine By Global Research News, June 01 2013

New data published by the Lands Research Centre (LRC) shows that Palestinians own only eight per cent of historic Palestine.

The LRC is affiliated to the Arabic Studies Association in Jerusalem. In a press conference held in Ramallah, it announced

Murder, Inc: Official US Policy By Stephen Lendman, June 01 2013

America does it wholesale and retail. Obama’s wars increase body counts. They mount daily. Special forces death squads in over 120 countries add their own.

So do covert CIA agents. They’re licensed to kill. They do it globally.  FBI assassins

Obama’s War on Whistle Blowers: The Trial of Bradley Manning By Dylan Murphy, June 01 2013

“If you had free reign over classified networks… and you saw incredible things, awful things… things that belonged in the public domain, and not on some server stored in a dark room in Washington DC… what would you do?”

“God …

“We Steal Secrets” The New Movie About Wikileaks Infuriates Wikileaks By Danny Schechter, June 01 2013

Every documentary filmmaker begins with deciding

A New “War on Drugs” in West Africa? Think Tank Report Says West Africa is a Drug Trafficking Hub By Timothy Alexander Guzman, June 01 2013

In a report recently conducted by the Africa Center for Strategic Studies by Senior Diplomatic Advisor David E. Brown called “The Challenge of Drug Trafficking to Democratic Governance and Human Security in West Africa” wrote that “West Africa is under

Deflation Smackdown: Bernanke’s Madcap Money Printing Fails to Boost Inflation By Mike Whitney, May 31 2013

“Under a fiat money system, a government… should always be able to generate increased nominal spending and inflation, even when the short-term nominal interest rate is at zero.” Ben S. Bernanke, “Deflation: Making Sure It Doesn’t Happen Here”, November, 2002

Post-Fukushima Japan: Deap-seated Economic and Social Crisis By James Corbett and Michael Welch, May 31 2013

They’re seeking to revise the constitutional article that actually prohibits the Japanese military from functioning as a military and that is a particularly worrying sign that a nation that has been so thoroughly pacifist for the last half century

John Kerry Proposes Investments in Palestine While Funding Israeli Apartheid, Main Obstacle to Commerce By Robert Fantina, May 31 2013

As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry attempts to put his particular spin on resolving the generations-old crisis of Israeli oppression of the Palestinians, he has travelled to the World Economic Forum. There he waved the possibility of $4 billion

Deadly Honduras Counterdrugs Operation Raises New Questions Regarding U.S. Role By Center for Economic and Policy Research, May 31 2013

A new report from the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) and Rights Action raises new questions regarding a May 11, 2012 DEA-related counternarcotics operation in which four Afro-indigenous civilians were killed and others were wounded in Honduras’ Moskitia

UK: Soldier Killing Suspect Approached by MI5 to Become Informer By Margaret Kimberley, May 31 2013

Two British-Nigerians frightened the great former colonial empire to death by nearly beheading a soldier, in London. Yet British and other western politicians have far more blood on their hands than the young Africans. “This killing was no more awful

Genetic Engineering and Corporate Agribusiness: GMOs and the Impacts of Glyphosate Herbicide By Prof Don Huber, May 31 2013

Seeds evolved for millions of years before humans invented corporate agribusiness.

Genetic selection to improve crops began only when people invented farming.

Early on, there was a vast germ pool from which to select differences in vigor, growth, quality characteristics,

Bill S-7 “Combating Terrorism Act” Now in Force in Canada By Global Research News, May 31 2013

On May 24, 2013, Bill S-7, with the short title of the Combating Terrorism Act (S.C. 2013, c.9), received Royal Assent and came into force.

This omnibus legislation both revives some of the “sunsetted” and most controversial …

US Attorney General Eric Holder Personally Approved Obama’s Secret Effort to Seize Email and Phone Records of News Reporters By Eric London, May 31 2013

US Attorney General Eric Holder personally approved the Obama administration’s secret effort to seize email records of Fox News reporter James Rosen in 2010. The Justice Department was forced to admit this fact following an NBC News report documenting Holder’s

Citizens of Wisconsin Deliver War Crimes Indictment against President Barack H. Obama By Kevin Zeese, May 31 2013

Peaceful Attempt to Deliver War Crimes Indictment to Commander Results in Arrests

Wisconsin Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars
May 29, 2013

CAMP DOUGLAS, WI – Five nonviolent activists attempted to deliver an indictment for war crimes

The FBI Murder of Ibragim Todashev: The Boston Witness “Who Knew Too Much”? By Bill Van Auken, May 31 2013

FBI and other law enforcement officials revealed Wednesday that Ibragim Todashev, the 27-year-old Chechen immigrant who was shot and killed after being interrogated for days about the Boston Marathon bombings, had been unarmed.

The killing of Todashev, and the rapid …

Monsanto’s Genetically Modified Wheat. Threatens US Exports By RT, May 31 2013

The discovery of a Monsanto-created, genetically modified strain of wheat in the US that was never approved by the United States Department of Agriculture has imperiled US exports of a staple world food commodity.

Japanese authorities have already opted to …

A Proxy War Is Raging In Syria By Washington's Blog, May 31 2013

Right now inside Syria, Hezbollah fighters – backed by the Syrian government, Iran and Lebanon – are fighting Al Qaeda, and Muslim Brotherhood terrorist fighters – backed by the U.S., Israel, the Eurozone, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

BBC reports:…

CIA Global Renditions: Abductions and Extrajudicial Transfers from one Country to Another By Stephen Lendman, May 31 2013

Extraordinary renditions include arbitrary abductions and extrajudicial transfers from one country to another. Targeted individuals are called terrorists.

Corroborating evidence isn’t needed. What Washington says goes. Rogue hegemons operate that way.

International, constitutional, and US statute laws don’t matter. They’re …

US Supported Jabhat al-Nusra Caught with Sarin Gas inside Turkey By Global Research News, May 31 2013

 

SYRIA: President Bashar Al-Assad: Full Interview and Transcript By Bashar al Assad, May 31 2013

We bring to the attention of our readers, the full interview of President  Bashar Al-Assad with the Lebanese al-Manar Tv channel. The English transcript is provided below:

Interview given by President al-Assad to Lebanese Al-Manar TV

SANA, 30 May 2013…

The US Fiat Dollar Ponzi Scheme: Digital Money Used to Purchase Toxic Assets from the “Too Big To Fail” Global Banks By Matthias Chang, May 30 2013

In the Hoisington Quarterly Review and Outlook (First Quarter 2013), Dr. Lacy Hunt wrote and we quote:

“The Federal Reserve is printing money. No statement could be less truthful. The Federal Reserve (FED) is not, and has not been, ‘printing

Man Linked to Tsarnaev Boston Suspects “Shot Six Times”, Killed during FBI Interrogation. Photos. By RT, May 30 2013

Ibragim Todashev, who was killed by the FBI during a questioning, was shot six times, once in the crown of his head, photos shown at a press conference in Moscow reveal. His father suspects it could have been a kill

Guatemalan High Court upholds overturning of Rios Montt Conviction By Bill Van Auken, May 30 2013

Guatemala’s Constitutional Court Tuesday upheld its May 20 decision to throw out the conviction of the former US-backed dictator Efrain Rios Montt on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity.

The order followed the concurrence of the country’s appeals court …