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FARC Leader “Timochenko” Expresses Frustration with Santos’s Negotiating Strategy
by Nazih Richani
The peace process between the Armed Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the government of Juan Manuel Santos is in crisis. The FARC’s general commander Timoleón Jiménez, "Timochenko," said on Wednesday September 25, that he is instructing the FARC negotiators to reveal where the negotiations are taking place, and what agreements had been reached.
Cuba’s Other Internationalism: Angola 25 Years Later
by Kevin Edmonds
Cuba is rightly known worldwide for its many acts of humanitarian internationalism, exemplified by its numerous medical missions across the world. However, one of Cuba’s greatest accomplishments has often been neglected in most corners of the mainstream press and academia due to a combination of the ongoing efforts to undermine and marginalize revolutionary Cuba and the ongoing legacy of the Cold War imperialist intervention that has largely influenced our collective understanding of history.
Chile: 40 Film Series
Tuesday, October 1, 6pm
New York University: King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center Auditorium
53 Washington Square South, New York, NY / www.clacs.as.nyu.edu
NEWEN MAPUCHE: THE FORCE OF THE PEOPLE OF THE LAND
(Elena Varela López, Chile, 120 min. In Spanish and Mapuche with English subtitles)
The documentary recounts the story of the Mapuche people, an indigenous community of the south of Chile; a story of their struggle to reclaim their land and the consequences of the policies of repression applied by the Chilean State. With this setting of conflict, and the murder of Alex Lemun, a young Mapuche, the filmmaker Elena Varela embarks on an investigational journey with one purpose: to tell the story of the last 10 years of struggle of the Mapuche community. The police detain Elena and they confiscate her film material. The filmmaker, now living the political persecution in her own skin, narrates the story from her experience. Introduced by Mapuche journalist Pedro Cayuqueo and indigenous film scholar Amalia Cordova.