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WarIsBoring Security, Mispronouncing a single word may have cost thousands their lives. In 1937, social and economic tensions within the Dominican Republic were redirected at its neighbor to the west, Haiti. Events quickly escalated into a genocidal rampage. Under the direct order of Dominican dictator Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina, soldiers and civilian conscripts targeted those suspected of being illegal Haitian immigrants throughout the Dominican Republic. It’s impossible to distinguish people from different nations based on physical appearance alone. Haitians often have a darker complexion than Dominicans, but of course that is not always the case. If there was any doubt as to whether someone was Dominican or Haitian, soldiers supposedly put their potential victims to a test. A soldier would pull a sprig of parsley from a pocket and ask what it was. Those who answered correctly in Spanish were presumed to be Dominican and were released. Those who mispronounced it were summarily executed or tortured and then executed. Haiti and the Dominican Republic, the two nations that comprise the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, shared a bloody past prior to the massacre of 1937. The entire island was a former slave colony, first under Spanish rule and then divided more or less in half between French rule on the western side of the island — then known as Saint-Domingue — and Spanish rule on the eastern side, then known as Santo Domingo. Fighting and border disputes between the two European rivals continued on the island for hundreds of years, with France controlling all of Hispaniola from 1795–1804. In 1804, rebel forces led by former slaves declared Saint-Domingue’s independence from France and renamed the territory Haiti, marking the first successful slave revolt in the Western Hemisphere. France later abandoned Santo Domingo, leaving it to Spain once again. Santo Domingo then seceded from Spain in 1821, and named itself Spanish Haiti. Only months later, Haitian president Jean-Pierre Boyer invaded the new nation in an attempt to unify the island, consolidate power against the threat of European attack and abolish slavery once and for all in Hispaniola. Read full article
Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos, visits a rebel disarmament zone and sets in motion a nationwide infrastructure project to connect the areas worst hit by the 52-year conflict. Rough cut (no reporter narration) Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For over 160 years, Reuters has maintained its reputation for speed, accuracy, and impact while providing exclusives, incisive commentary and forward-looking analysis. http://reuters.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Reuters https://plus.google.com/u/0/s/reuters https://twitter.com/Reuters
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's Marxist FARC rebels can begin surrendering their weapons to the United Nations now that almost 7,000 of them have reached designated demobilization zones around the country, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Monday.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is celebrating the arrival of the last contingent of leftist rebels at United Nations-supervised transition areas where they are preparing to disarm.
Barcelona forward Neymar and his club will stand trial on corruption charges over his transfer from Brazilian club Santos.
President Donald J. Trump spoke with President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia over the weekend to underscore the importance of continuing the long history of cooperation with Colombia, one of our strongest allies in the Western Hemisphere. President Trump reiterated the value the United States places on the relationship, and both Presidents discussed U.S. support for Colombia's effort to create a just and lasting peace in its 52-year conflict with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). President Trump expressed concern about the situation in Venezuela, and the leaders discussed the importance of promoting respect for democratic institutions and norms throughout the Western Hemisphere. The two leaders look forward to meeting each other in the future.
Children returned to school and most public transport began operating again Monday in Espirito Santo state, which had been paralyzed by a protest that prevented military police from patrolling.
More than 1,000 officers return to work in Espirito Santo state after 144 people are killed during eight-day strike.
Hundreds of police officers have returned to duty in the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo. But roughly 10,000 more remain on strike after rejecting a deal over a pay increase. More than 140 people have died in street violence since the strike began. Al Jazeera's Alessandro Rampietti reports from Vitoria. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
More than 1,000 military police returned to patrols in Espirito Santo on Sunday as the southeastern Brazilian state inched toward normalcy after a protest left a security vacuum that fueled a crime wave.
In the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo, some police officers have begun returning to work a week after a strike paralysed several cities and led to a spike in violence that left more than 130 dead. But their relatives, who are blockading police stations, are promising to continue fighting. Al Jazeera's Alessandro Rampietti reports from Vitoria. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Wives and relatives of police in the state of Espirito Santo have been blockading police stations.
VITORIA, Brazil (Reuters) - Police in the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo did not return to work on Saturday, although the government announced hours earlier that a deal had been struck to end a week-long strike that has led to a sharp increase in murders.
Several hundred military police returned to duty in Espirito Santo on Saturday, but authorities said a weeklong strike that has paralyzed the southeastern Brazilian state and led to a wave of homicides was not over.
LUANDA (Reuters) - Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has ordered an investigation into the cause of a stampede at a football match in which at least 17 people were killed.
Police in the state of Espirito Santo reach a deal with the state government after a week on strike.
Vice President Mike Pence spoke by telephone today with President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia. The two leaders discussed the important bilateral relationship between the United States and Colombia that has existed for many years, and they pledged to maintain and deepen their cooperation on security issues. The Vice President congratulated President Santos for the initial steps in implementing the Colombian peace accord. The two leaders vowed to remain in close communication on bilateral and regional priorities.