Argentina’s Cristina Fernández de Kirchner survives an assassination attempt

The attack, which shook the country, was widely condemned by numerous political leaders and social activists from around the world

Tanya Wadhwa

People’s Dispatch | September 02, 2022

Argentine Vice President, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, thanking supporters who have gathered outside her home since last week in her support in the face of ongoing judicial and political persecution against her. (Photo:Cristina Fernández de Kirchner/Twitter)

On Thursday, September 1, Argentina’s Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner narrowly escaped an assassination attempt after a man aimed a handgun at point-blank range at her, but the gun did not fire.

The incident took place outside Fernández de Kirchner’s home in Buenos Aires’ Recoleta neighborhood, where hundreds of protesters have been gathered since last week to express their support for the former president in the face of the judicial and political persecution against her.

Fernández de Kirchner was greeting supporters outside her home, after returning from the senate, when a man emerged from the crowd, raised a handgun to her face, and attempted to shoot, but the gun seemed to misfire. The incident was captured by television cameras that were at the scene.

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Colombia: Ex-FARC Member and Peace Deal Signatory Assassinated

teleSUR | January 26, 2020

John Freddy Vargas was shot multiple times while traveling with his girlfriend on a motorcycle.
John Freddy Vargas was shot multiple times while traveling with his girlfriend on a motorcycle. | Photo: Prensa Latina

So far, including Vargas, another four ex-FARC members and peace agreement signatories have been murdered in 2020.

Former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) member and peace agreement signatory John Freddy Vargas was murdered Saturday after attending a meeting in a church in Huila.

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Colombia: stories of pain and resistance

by Zoe PC

Peoples Dispatch | January 18, 2020

The sign read “Not one more killed”. Photo: Semana

The Colombian tragedy continues without an end in sight. The last two weeks have seen a worrying surge in assassinations of social leaders, human rights defenders and ex-combatants. 19 such leaders have been assassinated since the turn of the decade. The demand by organizations and movements for protection and justice for the leaders – 800 of whom have been assassinated since 2016 – are being ignored. Meanwhile, in the first week of January, the news magazine Semana released an extensive exposé revealing that the Colombian army was illegally listening to and indulging in surveillance of journalists, politicians and judges, including a Supreme Court judge. Law and order, protection and guarantee of the most basic rights remain elusive in Colombia.Read More »

Assassination Attempt on President Maduro No Longer ‘Alleged’ for CNN

teleSUR | March 15, 2019

President Nicolas Maduro attends a gathering in support of his government in Caracas, Venezuela, Feb. 7, 2019.

President Nicolas Maduro attends a gathering in support of his government in Caracas, Venezuela, Feb. 7, 2019. | Photo: Reuters

The assassination attempt crew trained its drone flying maneuvres at a farm in Colombia.

Six months after the failed assassination attempt against Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro, CNN revealed Thursday unpublished images of how such attack was prepared on a Colombian farm, information which was provided by one of whom were involved in the attempted attack, a report that agrees with the government’s assertaions about the attack.

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ARCHIVES: In honorable remembrance of Patrice Lumumba

The Last Letter of Patrice Lumumba
FIRST PUBLISHED ON 28 APR 2011 • REPUBLISHED 27 MAY 2018

NOTE: Patrice Émery Lumumba (2 July 1925 – 17 January 1961) was a Congolese independence leader and the first legally elected Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo after he helped win its independence from Belgium in June 1960. Only ten weeks later, Lumumba’s government was deposed in a coup during the Congo Crisis.[1] He was subsequently imprisoned and murdered in circumstances suggesting the support and complicity of the governments of Belgium and the United States. Lumumba was barely 35 years old. [2][3] Source: WIKIFILE 

NOW THAT MILLIONS OF CLUELESS DEMOCRATS ARE HAPPILY COLLABORATING WITH THE CIA —OF ALL ENTITIES—TO FULFILL THEIR OBSESSION TO GET RID OF TRUMP,  IT’S WORTH RECALLING WHAT THE CIA DOES IN THIS WORLD.

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Assassination, Repression, Impunity Continue in Honduras US is Satisfied and Certifies Human Rights Requirements for More Aid

Honduras Solidarity Network | 19 October, 2016

The Honduras Solidarity Network in North America denounces the October 18 assassination of Jose Angel Flores, President of the Movement of Unified Campesinos in the Aguan (MUCA) and Silmer Dionosio George, another MUCA leader. The campesino activists were killed by gunmen as they left a meeting of MUCA members. While we are still waiting for more information about the murders, we wish to emphasize that both men were recognized to be at risk by the Inter-American Human Rights Commission and were recipients of that organization’s precautionary measures making the Honduran government responsible for their safety.  Read More »

Indigenous Yukpa Leader Assassinated in Venezuela

by RACHAEL BOOTHROYD ROJAS

venezuelanalysis.com | 21 July, 2016

Caracas, July 20th 2016 (venezuelanalysis.com) – An indigenous leader has been assassinated in Venezuela’s western Sierra de Perijá mountain range.

Cristóbal Romero, 60, a Yukpa chief of the Rio Piche community was shot several times by armed assailants on Saturday night as he celebrated a religious festival in La Villa del Rosario de Perijá.

According to Venezuelan news reports, two subjects opened fire on Romero as he left a bar at 8.30pm. The indigenous leader received three shots to the chest and four in the face before his killers fled the scene on motorbike.Read More »

Assassin of Victor Jara convicted, denying repressive forces impunity

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Granma | 8 July, 2016

Víctor Jara was murdered at 41 years of age, following the military coup which overthrew President Salvador Allende in 1973. Photo: Archives

The U.S. verdict convicting former Chilean army officer, Pedro Barrientos, accused of the murder of singer-songwriter Víctor Jara, has opened the way to continue investigations into the events which occurred during the country’s 1973 military coup.

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