Short news from Colombia.
In a popular referendum, locals in the Colombian areas of Arbeláez and Pijao voted against oil exploration and mining in their province. Of those who voted, 99 percent were opposed to test drilling by the Chinese-Indian petroleum company, Mansarovar Energy. Earlier tests had caused landslides and polluted ground water.
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After months of protest, most Chileans want a new constitution. In an interview, activist Fabien Bourlon explains why. more
I’m actually studying in Taiwan. But for several months and along with many other activists, I’ve been standing by the side of demonstrators in Hong Kong. The i... more
How I survived Tiananmen Square and became one of China’s most wanted dissidents. more