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Leonardo Gleser, an Israeli-Argentinian who previously worked for Mossad, the Israeli intelligence, will be in charge of security for the World Cup 2014 and the Olympic Games 2016, both to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Gleser’s resume goes beyond his work for Mossad. He officially leads the International Security and Defense System (ISDS), […]
The official website of CEOSI (Spanish Campaign against the Occupation for the Sovereignty of Iraq) has been denouncing for some years the campaign of selective murders against the academicians of Iraq. By August 2011 there had already been recorded the assassination of 317 academics. For example, on March 26, 2011, Zaid Abdulmonem Ali, from the […]
Media manipulation regarding the loss of lives in Iraq is nothign new, but according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, a total amount of 73,846 U.S. soldiers have died in Iraq since the beginning of the occupation. Although the US military today has much faster and safer services for evacuating injured soldiers than it […]
Approximately 105 children from a Libyan government home for orphans and abused children located in Misrata have been missing since February 2011. Groups like Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International reported that rebel forces entering Misrata abducted the children. However the events remain a mystery. The Gaddafi government claimed that the children were taken hostage […]
In effort to gain a Congressional passage of the Colombian FTA (Free Trade Agreement) the Colombian Government, the AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations) and the support of the U.S. military have all contributed to the rationalizing of substantial anti-union killings in Colombia. In 2010, Colombia alone accounted for over 40% […]