EU-INTERPOL program includes three main components: “reinforcement of the Libyan INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) and its network, reinforcement of the criminal analysis capacity of the Criminal Investigation Department within the Ministry of the Interior, a strategic study of the transnational organised crime and terrorist threats in Libya”.
Carlos Andrés Pérez descendió al atardecer del avión que lo llevó de Davos, Suiza, y se sorprendió de ver en la plataforma al general Fernando Ochoa Antich, su ministro de Defensa. "¿Qué pasa?", le preguntó intrigado. El ministro lo tranquilizó, con razones tan confiables, que el Presidente no fue al Palacio de Miraflores sino a la residencia presidencial de La Casona. Empezaba a dormirse cuando el mismo ministro de Defensa lo despertó por teléfono para informarle de un levantamientio militar en Maracay. Había entrado apenas en Miraflores cuando estallaron las primeras cargas de artillería.
Now that would be some movie; the story of a man of the people who rises against all odds to become the political Elvis of Latin America. Bigger than Elvis, actually; a president who won 13 out of 14 national democratic elections. No chance you will ever see such a movie winning an Oscar - much less produced in Hollywood. Unless, of course, Oliver Stone convinces HBO about a cable/DVD special
Illegal immigration – a concern but “under control” Libya Herald Towards the end of the Libyan revolution, and since, there has been a massive surge of illegal African immigrants into Libya in the absence of secure border controls.
Combat between groups of former rebel fighters in Libya brought a halt to the country’s natural gas exports to Italy, as security concerns forced energy giant ENI to temporarily shut down the key Greenstream pipeline connecting Libya and Sicily.
It took three decades for the United States government-spanning and working assiduously over five different presidential administrations (Reagan, Bush I, Clinton, Bush II, and Obama)-to overthrow and reverse the 1969 Qaddafi Revolution in order to resubjugate Libya, seize control over its oil fields, and dismantle its Jamahiriya system. This book tells the story of what happened, why it happened, and what was both wrong and illegal with what happened from the perspective of an international law professor and lawyer who tried for over three decades to stop it.
On her way back from her job as a lecturer at a university near Tripoli, Libyan poet Aicha Almagrabi was stopped by a group of bearded militiamen. They kicked her car, beat up her driver and threatened to do the same to her.
Hugo Rafael Chávez Frias, President of Venezuela, who died on March 5, 2013 at the age of 58, was a defining figure in Latin American politics for 15 years, becoming almost synonymous with the popular tide that has elected and re-elected left and centre-left governments across the continent in that time.
A gifted orator who could hold an audience for hours, Mr. Chávez combined political courage with immense conviction and an extraordinary sense of destiny. Born to schoolteacher parents in Sabaneta in 1954, he qualified in military arts and sciences at the National Military Academy, became an officer in a paratrooper unit, and started his political career in the early 1980s by founding a secret organisation, the Revolutionary Bolivarian Movement, which took its name from the Latin American independence leader Simón Bolivar. His first big move was an attempted military coup against the government of Carlos Andres Perez in 1992, for which he was imprisoned for two years before being pardoned.
According to the reports from the ground in Libya on the social media clashes had occurred in the town of Mizdah, both on its western and eastern sides.
Mizdah is close to western mountains and is inhabited by the rival Guntrar and Mashashiya tribes and has a presence of Zintanis. The same Zintanis which are holding Saif al-Islam more then a year since the capture of Saif al-Islam last year.
Last time the two sides clashed was in June 2012, around 150 people had died. The majority of these clashes which are occurring in Libya including in the town of Mizdah are widely ignored by the major mainstream news outlets as none news.
The West’s hypocrisy and oil-greed are coming home to roost with a vengeance in Libya as the Arab spring in that country turns into a nightmarish winter characterized by armed gangs, economic collapse, a decline in services by an incompetent government and increasing political domination by radical Islamists.
Whether or not the Libyan people think this is better than living under the autocratic and bizarre Muammar Gaddafi is obviously for them to decide. But the notion that getting rid of Gaddafi was somehow going to bring liberal democracy to this oil-rich country was never believed by the Western powers, including Canada, who brought about his downfall. We will never know if a civil war in that country without the West’s intervention on one side would have seen Gaddafi ousted. It seems unlikely. Gaddafi would also still be alive without US intelligence provided to the rebels on his attempted escape.
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Africa’s classic depiction in the mainstream media, as a giant basketcase full of endless war, famine and helpless children creates an illusion of a continent utterly dependent on Western handouts. In fact, the precise opposite is true – it is the West that is reliant on African handouts. These handouts come in many and varied forms. They include illicit flows of resources, the profits of which invariably find their way into the West’s banking sector via strings of tax havens (as thoroughly documented in Nicholas Shaxson’s Poisoned Wells). Another is the mechanism of debt-extortion whereby banks lend money to military rulers (often helped to power by Western governments, such as the Congo’s former President Mobutu), who then keep the money for themselves (often in a private account with the lending bank), leaving the country paying exorbitant interest on an exponentially growing debt. Recent research by Leonce Ndikumana and James K Boyce found that up to 80 cents in every borrowed dollar fled the borrower nation in ‘capital flight’ within a year, never having been invested in the country at all; whilst meanwhile $20billion per year is drained from Africa in ‘debt servicing’ on these, essentially fraudulent, ‘loans’.