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Anti-Mining Protests in Ecuador and Peru

By Martin W. Lewis | March 22, 2012 |

In Ecuador, hundreds of indigenous protestors have been marching for two weeks from the Amazonian lowlands to the capital city of Quito, which they are scheduled to reach today. Road blockades have led to clashes with the police as well as numerous arrests.

Hindus Flee Pakistan—and Other Indo-Pak Issues

By Martin W. Lewis | March 19, 2012 | One Comment

Indian newspapers have recently been reporting that the large numbers of Hindus are fleeing Pakistan and seeking refuge in India. Such reports focus on southern Pakistan, especially Balochistan and Sindh, where most Pakistani Hindus reside.

Indigenous Protests in Panama

By Martin W. Lewis | March 7, 2012 |

Massive protests by indigenous people, occasionally accompanied by violence, have been occurring in Panama since late January. On March 1, leaders of Ngöbe-Buglé people walked out on talks with the Panamanian government after several of their young supporters were shot with rubber bullets.

The Ethiopian-Eritrean Cold War Heats Up

By Martin W. Lewis | February 26, 2012 | 3 Comments
Wikipedia Map of Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Ranking

The struggle between Ethiopia and Eritrea has recently been extending well beyond the boundaries of the two countries. Ethiopia has accused Eritrea of supporting the radical Islamist group al Shabaab in Somalia, and is now pushing for stronger U.N. sanctions against the Eritrean government.

Protests on the island of Réunion

By Rebecca Hecht | February 24, 2012 |
Wikipedia Map of France and its Overseas Possessions

French news outlets are reporting “spontaneous and unorganized” outbursts of violence on the island of Réunion, one of France’s overseas departments. Protests against the high cost of living and rising prices of fuel exploded several days ago.

No New State for the Beleaguered Garo People of India

By Martin W. Lewis | February 17, 2012 |

India’s Economic Times recently noted that the demand by the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) for the creation a new Indian state for the Garo people was not going to be met, dashing hopes that a negotiated settlement could end one of northeastern India’s numerous “tribal” insurgencies,

Hazara Exodus from Quetta

By Martin W. Lewis | February 10, 2012 | 3 Comments

A recent UN report indicates that the Hazara people of Quetta Pakistan are living in such terror that the entire community may abandon the country.

Arming Equatorial Guinea

By Martin W. Lewis | February 9, 2012 | 2 Comments

On February 2, 2012, the Russian newspaper Pravda ran a headline reading, ”Africa’s Richest Nation Ready For War.” The country in question is the small, oil-rich state of Equatorial Guinea, noted for…

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