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The Indy’s Weekly Review – 21st November 2014

The Indy’s Weekly Review – 21st November 2014

This week: a tense week in Colombia after the suspension of peace talks, talk to Marcos Filardi about changes to the seed law, and we question why some lives seem to matter more than others to the media.

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Colombia: FARC Agrees to Release General After Guarantors Intervene

The FARC-EP have agreed to release a kidnapped Colombian army general, clearing the path for the resumption of peace talks with the government.

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Senate Approves Reforms to Criminal Procedure Code

The bill to modify the Criminal Procedure Code was passed by the Senate last night, by 39 votes to 24. It is yet to be approved by the Lower House.

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Police Raid Football Clubs Over Corruption Claims

Twenty-five first and second division teams were raided by the Federal Police in Buenos Aires, Santa Fé, Córdoba, San Juan, and Mendoza.

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Inside Argentina’s Blue Dollar Market

Inside Argentina’s Blue Dollar Market

You’ve probably heard about the blue dollar rate, but how does this illegal and opaque currency market really work? The Indy went behind the curtain to find out.

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Twenty-Five Injured After Small Fire on Mitre Train Line

At least 25 people suffered injuries – including some with compound fractures – after a small fire broke out on a train on the Mitre commuter line.

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Peru: Report Condemns Activist Killings Ahead of UN Climate Talks

A new report from Global Witness has condemned the killing of environmental activists in Peru, just two weeks before the country hosts the 2014 UN Climate Conference.

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Brazil: Rousseff Says Petrobras Investigation Will ‘End Impunity’

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff said yesterday that the investigation into alleged bribery and money laundering at state-run oil giant Petrobras could “change Brazil forever” by putting an end to impunity.

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Colombia: Government Suspends Peace Talks Over Kidnapping

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced yesterday the suspension of the peace talks with the FARC, after it became known that an Army General had been kidnapped, allegedly by members of the guerrilla.

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The Indy’s Weekly Review – 14th November 2014

The Indy’s Weekly Review – 14th November 2014

This week: we look at immigration reforms, speak to the ODHPI about ongoing land struggles in Patagonia, and analyse the international media coverage of the missing Ayotzinapa students in Mexico.

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