By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
WASHINGTON — Republicans on Capitol Hill took President Obama to task Sunday for what they characterized as dangerous inaction in Syria, while Democrats urged the White House to step up its humanitarian response to the two-year-old civil war that has killed 70,000 people and displaced hundreds of thousands more.
The lawmakers’ comments came after revelations last week that...
The joint owners of the Cerrejón opencast mine will be accused at its annual meeting of jeopardising the health of 13,000 people
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Communities from Colombia, Mongolia, South Africa and the US will demonstrate in London this week against some of the world's largest
By Elizabeth Flock
A research institute at George Washington University wants records that show Chiquita doing business with terrorists, and it has the produce giant going bananas.
Chiquita filed a lawsuit in a U.S. District Court last week to prevent the documents from being handed over to the National Security Archive, an investigative journalism center and archive of declassified government documents housed at GWU. The center believes...
April 3, 2013
On this International Mine Awareness Day, the Organization of American States wishes to highlight the successful humanitarian demining efforts throughout the Americas. National authorities in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru are to be commended for increasing awareness of the dangers posed by landmines, for reducing the number of landmine victims, and for assuming responsibility for their national programs.
Awareness has brought safety to numerous affected communities. From the...
Obama Presses Cambodia PM on Human Rights. Voice of America
U.S. President Barack Obama has voiced concerns about Cambodia's human rights record in what U.S. officials described as a "tense" meeting with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen.
Obama, who arrived in the capital, Phnom Penh, Monday, raised the issue of free and fair elections and the detention of political prisoners.
U.S. Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said Obama...
El ataque a los derechos humanos. ABC
Mientras muchos estábamos fijando nuestra atención en las elecciones de México, Venezuela y Estados Unidos en los últimos meses, algo muy peligroso ha estado pasando casi desapercibido: el ataque contra el sistema de derechos humanos de la región.
A principios de esta semana, los países latinoamericanos eligieron a Venezuela como nuevo miembro del Consejo de Derechos Humanos de las Naciones Unidas. Sí, leyeron bien, Venezuela,...
Russia warns US of retaliation over 'unfriendly' human rights bill. NBC
Russia increased pressure on U.S. Congress on Friday not to pass legislation that would punish Russian officials for human rights violations, warning Washington that it had prepared tough retaliatory measures.
Congress was due to vote on a bill named after Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky later Friday, the third anniversary of his death in detention. The bill is designed to deny visas...
Russia trade, human rights bill advances in U.S. Congress. News Daily
A bill that would upgrade U.S. trade relations with Russia while also punishing Russian officials for human rights violations cleared a legislative hurdle on Tuesday on its way to expected approval in the House of Representatives later this week.
The House Rules Committee approved a plan to combine legislation to establish "permanent normal trade relations" (PNTR) with Russia with a separate...
Los Derechos Humanos en la era Obama. E'a
Bajo la administración Obama Estados Unidos ha cometido asesinatos extrajudiciales, ha bombardeado territorios extranjeros y matado a civiles, ha vendido armas a dictaduras y gobiernos ilegítimos que las han empleado para reprimir a la población, ha mantenido abierta la cárcel de Guantánamo, ha renovado ayudas económicas...
Chavez's Venezuela Now on Same U.N. Human Rights Council as U.S. The Weekly Standard
The United States and Venezuela will now serve together on the United Nations Human Rights Council, after both countries won elections today to serve together. Venezuela received 154 votes and is in the Latin American group, while the U.S. received 131 and is in the Western group.
The U.S. ambassador to the U.N., Susan Rice, praised the Human Rights Council in...
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