FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2015 file photo, Colombia's former President Alvaro Uribe listens to a question during an interview in Bogota, Colombia. Colombian authorities have detained President Uribe's younger brother Santiago, on Monday Feb. 29, 2016. He is being charged with the creation of a paramilitary groups during the 1990's. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File)
Return to Uribismo?

On Brink of a Stable Peace, Colombia Faces Familiar US-Backed Right-Wing Elements Seeking to Subvert It

Colombia’s peace agreement with the FARC has been threatened by continued violence against social leaders and now, with elections approaching, a potential far-right resurgence fueled by fear could trigger a return to militarism.


Somalis remove the body of a man killed in Saturday's blast, in Mogadishu, Somalia Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. The death toll from the huge truck bomb blast in Somalia's capital rose to over 50 Sunday, with more than 60 others injured, as hospitals struggled to cope with the high number of casualties, security and medical sources said. (AP/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
War on Terror

Imperialism, Intervention, “War On Terror” Detonate In Mogadishu

The recent devastating car bombing in Mogadishu has been blamed by Somali officials on the terrorist group al-Shabab. But the violence (and famine) that have beset Somalia have deeper roots — decades of imperialism and intervention, and use of Somalia as a staging grounds for the “war on terror.”