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The Saudis are using American-made bombs to destroy Yemen

By Mark A. Bonta / October 6, 2019 / Comments Off on The Saudis are using American-made bombs to destroy Yemen

The coalition of Arab nations led by Saudi Arabia, and armed by Western nations, has for four years bombed civilians in Yemen indiscriminately, creating a humanitarian crisis almost unmatched at present in its scale and bloodletting. Optimistically dubbed Operation Decisive Storm in 2015 by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman al Saud, who was then the […]

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Tremors shake Colombia’s fragile peace

By Mark A. Bonta / September 11, 2019 / Comments Off on Tremors shake Colombia’s fragile peace

Like 10,000 of his peers, Ferley Vargas, a former FARC guerrilla, rejoined Colombian civilian society in 2016, when Latin America’s longest-running war finally ended in a peace deal and amnesty. He was one of around 3,700 children who joined the rebels in the last 17 years of their half-century struggle — in his case, after […]

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U.S. owes damages for Panama invasion, advocates claim

By Mark A. Bonta / November 21, 2018 / Comments Off on U.S. owes damages for Panama invasion, advocates claim

Twenty-nine years after the American invasion of Panama, 272 plaintiffs have finally found justice for destruction caused by the push to oust Manuel Noriega. The human-rights bureau of the Organization of American States — both the United States and Panama are members — found on October 5 that American attacks on Panamanian civilians and settlements […]

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