Gustavo Petro is Colombia’s New President

The preliminary results on the electoral pre-count of the National Registry of Colombia reveal that presidential candidate Gustavo Petro, of the Historical Pact, is ahead of his opponent Rodolfo Hernández, of the League of Governors against Corruption. With 99.67% of the votes counted, the center-left politician, with 50.48%, obtained the advantage over Hernández, who partially accumulated 47.26%.

Gustavo Petro is Colombia’s New President

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Elon Musk Is Not a Renegade Outsider – He’s a Massive Pentagon Contractor

Elon Musk’s proposed takeover of Twitter has ruffled many feathers among professional commentators. “Musk is the wrong leader for Twitter’s vital mission,” read one Bloomberg headline. The network also insisted, “Nothing in the Tesla CEO’s track record suggests he will be a careful steward of an important media property.” “Elon Musk is the last person who should take over Twitter,” wrote Max Boot in The Washington Post, explaining that “[h]e seems to believe that on social media anything goes. For democracy to survive, we need more content moderation, not less.” The irony of outlets owned by Michael Bloomberg and Jeff Bezos warning of the dangers of permitting a billionaire oligarch to control our media was barely commented upon.

Elon Musk Is Not a Renegade Outsider – He’s a Massive Pentagon Contractor

Report confirms human rights violations committed after 2019 coup d’état in Bolivia

The report established that during the last quarter of 2019 under the coup-installed regime, mass human rights violations occurred including the violation of the right to life, personal integrity, freedom, personal security, judicial guarantees and due process, freedom of expression, freedom of association, among others

Report confirms human rights violations committed after 2019 coup d’état in Bolivia

Counterpunch: The Rule of Law Must Finally Evolve Into the Rule of Justice

Photo credit: James Burke

BY ALFRED DE ZAYAS JANUARY 14, 2022

Many politicians, academics, media pundits are wont of invoking the “rule of law”, a “rules-based international order”, “values diplomacy” etc. But what do all these benevolent-sounding slogans actually mean in practice? Who makes the rules, who interprets them, who enforces them? What transparency and accountability accompany these noble pledges?

Counterpunch: The Rule of Law Must Finally Evolve Into the Rule of Justice