2019-06-13: Social Media Postees

Second Ebola patient dies in Uganda, Kenya on high alert
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-13
World Health Organization (WHO) officials talk to Ugandan medical staff as they inspect ebola preparedness facilities at the Bwera general hospital near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo in Bwera, Uganda, June 12, 2019. REUTERS/Samuel Mambo | A second patient affected with the deadly Ebola virus in Uganda has died in the current outbreak, a health ministry official said on Thursday. | "A grandmother also died last night," Emanuel Ainebyona, Uganda health ministry spokesman told Reuters. | The first fatality, a five-year-old boy who had crossed into Uganda from Democratic Republic of Congo, died lat…
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Thursday's Daily Brief: Albinism, displacement in Central America, family-friendly nations, updates on the Gulf and Darfur
United Nations | un.org | 2019-06-13
This Thursday, top stories includes: International Albinism Awareness Day; the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, appealing for regional talks on Central America forced displacement; updates on the latest attack on oil tankers in the Gulf and on recent clashes in Darfur; and a new report by UNICEF on the best and worst "family-friendly" nations.
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Comienza el juicio para Scott Warren, que se enfrenta a 20 años por ayudar a los migrantes que cruzan el desierto
Amy Liu | liberationnews.org | 2019-06-13
°Exigimos que se retiren todos los cargos de inmediato!
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Bipartisan Group Issues Statement On Passage Of Green Light NY Bill By NYS Assembly
Special To The Black Star News | blackstarnews.com | 2019-06-13
New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie supported the Green Light NY bill… | FWD.us New York State Immigration Manager Eddie A. Taveras issued the following statement yesterday in response to the State Assembly's passage of the Driver's License Access and Privacy Act, or "Green Light NY" bill, which would allow an estimated 265,000 undocumented New Yorkers to apply for a driver's license. | "Creating a process for hardworking New Yorkers to earn a driver's license is a critical step forward in protecting New York's immigrant communities," said Taveras. "We thank Assemblyman Marcos Crespo for sponsoring this leg…
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Germany Passes Deportation Legislation
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-06-13
Germany's parliament adopted the first part of a new legislation packet to restrict the rights of asylum-seekers and refugees in Germany, denying them the right to work, sending them to prison once room in the deportation centers runs out, and even allowing apartment raids in search of "illegal" immigrants…
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Mistrial in case against "No More Deaths" volunteer charged with aiding immigrants
wsws.org | 2019-06-13
Scott Warren was arrested for providing food, water and shelter to two undocumented immigrants.
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US to jail 1,400 immigrant children at WWII Japanese internment site
wsws.org | 2019-06-13
The government is reviving the worst crimes in US history as official state policy.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/13/immi…

French prime minister announces further social cuts and attacks on immigrants
wsws.org | 2019-06-13
Édouard Philippe's announcement of the Macron government's "Act II" shows that its response to the European elections is a further shift to the right.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/13/phil…

Mistrial Declared After Jury Refuses to Convict Scott Warren for Aiding Migrants
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-06-13
In Tucson, Arizona, a jury has refused to convict humanitarian activist Scott Warren, who faced up to 20 years in prison for providing water, food, clean clothes and beds to two undocumented migrants crossing the Sonoran Desert in southern Arizona. Warren's trial ended Tuesday in a mistrial after a deadlocked jury was unable to deliver a verdict. Eight jurors thought Warren was not guilty; four thought he was guilty. A status hearing is scheduled for July 2. Prosecutors have declined to comment on whether they would seek a retrial against Warren. We speak with Ryan Devereaux, a staff reporter at The Intercept…
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Trump asserts new privilege claim as House committee passes contempt resolution
wsws.org | 2019-06-13
The twin actions Wednesday concern the Trump administration's efforts to rig the 2020 census so as to undercount areas with large immigrant populations.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/13/priv…

No More Deaths: Mistrial Declared After Jury Refuses to Convict Scott Warren for Aiding Migrants
MAIL | democracynow.org | 2019-06-13
In Tucson, Arizona, a jury has refused to convict humanitarian activist Scott Warren, who faced up to 20 years in prison for providing water, food, clean clothes and beds to two undocumented migrants crossing the Sonoran Desert in southern Arizona. Warren's trial ended Tuesday in a mistrial after a deadlocked jury was unable to deliver a verdict. Eight jurors thought Warren was not guilty; four thought he was guilty. A status hearing is scheduled for July 2. Prosecutors have declined to comment on whether they would seek a retrial against Warren. We speak with Ryan Devereaux, a staff reporter at The Intercept who…
www.democracynow.org/2019/6/13/no_more_d…

US to jail 1,400 immigrant children at WWII Japanese internment site
wsws.org | 2019-06-13
The government is reviving the worst crimes in US history as official state policy.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/13/immi…

US Gov't Plans to Detain Migrant Children at WW2 Japanese Internment Camp
Jake Johnson | theantimedia.com | 2019-06-13
(CD) — Lending even greater significance to the parallels commentators and historians have drawn between U.S. migrant detention centers and concentration camps of the past, the Trump administration is reportedly planning to hold more than a thousand immigrant children at an Oklahoma army base that was used as an internment camp for Japanese Americans during World War II. …

US Gov't Plans to Detain Migrant Children at WW2 Japanese Internment Camp

Overcrowding, rotten food & nooses: DHS watchdog confirms horrific conditions at immigrant jails
Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez | nationofchange.org | 2019-06-13
Now Homeland Security's own inspector general has revealed how detained immigrants are subjected to rotten food, severe overcrowding, inadequate medical care, and broken and overflowing toilets.
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US to Jail 1,400 Immigrant Children at WWII Japanese Internment Site
Eric London | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-13
The Pentagon announced yesterday that the Trump administration will detain 1,400 immigrant children at the site of a World War II-era Japanese internment camp, Fort Sill Army Base in Lawton, Oklahoma. | The decision, announced Tuesday as Trump denounced immigrants and …
globalresearch.ca/us-jail-1400-immigrant…

Why Hondurans set fire to the US embassy
Alexander Rubinstein | thegrayzone.com | 2019-06-12
Ten years after a US-backed coup handed Honduras over to big business, the country is rising up. A leader of…
thegrayzone.com/2019/06/12/why-hondurans…

Felony Trial of No More Deaths Volunteer Scott Warren Ends in Mistrial
Ryan Devereaux | theintercept.com | 2019-06-12
Twelve jurors walked into the federal courthouse in Tucson Tuesday afternoon with a problem. Two weeks after the U.S. government began to argue its case in the prosecution of Scott Warren, a border-based humanitarian aid volunteer accused of two counts of felony harboring and one count of conspiracy, the jurors could not come to a unanimous decision as to whether he was innocent or guilty. | The previous afternoon, the jurors had sent a letter to district judge Raner Collins, informing him that they were deadlocked. Collins ordered them to go back and try again. By Tuesday, they were still stuck. Eight jurors bel…
theintercept.com/2019/06/12/felony-trial…

Felony Trial of No More Deaths Volunteer Scott Warren Ends in Mistrial
Ryan Devereaux | theintercept.com | 2019-06-12
Twelve jurors walked into the federal courthouse in Tucson, Arizona, Tuesday afternoon with a problem. Two weeks after the U.S. government began to argue its case in the prosecution of Scott Warren, a border-based humanitarian aid volunteer accused of two counts of felony harboring and one count of conspiracy, the jurors could not come to a unanimous decision as to whether he was innocent or guilty. | The previous afternoon, the jurors had sent a letter to District Judge Raner Collins, informing him that they were deadlocked. Collins ordered them to go back and try again. By Tuesday, they were still stuck. Eight…
theintercept.com/2019/06/12/felony-trial…

CodePink Wants to Bring Giant 'Baby Trump' Blimp to DC for July 4th Protests
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-12
"We will bring together people opposed to the pain and suffering caused by this administration, from family separation at the border to supplying weapons used by Saudi Arabia to kill Yemeni children." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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DHS Watchdog Confirms Horrific Conditions at Immigrant Jails
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-06-12
We look at horrific conditions for some 52,000 immigrants held in for-profit jails around the country. At least 24 immigrants have died in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement under Trump, and at least four more died shortly after being released. Now Homeland Security's own inspector general has revealed how detained immigrants are subjected to rotten food, severe overcrowding, inadequate medical care, and broken and overflowing toilets. This comes as a separate report recently documented "dangerous overcrowding" at a Border Patrol processing facility in El Paso, Texas. Meanwhile, the Trump admin…
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Overcrowding, Rotten Food & Nooses: DHS Watchdog Confirms Horrific Conditions at Immigrant Jails
MAIL | democracynow.org | 2019-06-12
We look at horrific conditions for some 52,000 immigrants held in for-profit jails around the country. At least 24 immigrants have died in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement under Trump, and at least four more died shortly after being released. Now Homeland Security's own inspector general has revealed how detained immigrants are subjected to rotten food, severe overcrowding, inadequate medical care, and broken and overflowing toilets. This comes as a separate report recently documented "dangerous overcrowding" at a Border Patrol processing facility in El Paso, Texas. Meanwhile, the Trump administ…
www.democracynow.org/2019/6/12/overcrowd…

Five-year-old boy dies of Ebola in Uganda
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-12
A five-year-old boy has died of Ebola in Uganda, a health official said on Wednesday, in the first case of the disease crossing the border from the current outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. | The boy died overnight, the official told Reuters, after entering Uganda from Congo with his family. His mother had returned to Congo to nurse her father, who died of the disease, the health minister said on Tuesday. | Uganda's health ministry and the WHO sent a team to the western town of Kasese to trace likely cases and vaccinate those who might have come into contact with the family, the statement continued…
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Uganda: Two new Ebola cases rise fears of further spread
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-12
Mwamini Kahindo, an Ebola survivor working as a caregiver to babies who are confirmed Ebola cases, holds an infant outside the red zone at the Ebola treatment centre in Butembo, Democratic Republic of Congo, March 25, 2019.REUTERS/Baz Ratner /File Photo | Uganda announced two more cases of Ebola on Wednesday, confirming the first spread of a deadly outbreak beyond the borders of the Democratic Republic of Congo. | This comes following the death late Tuesday of a 5-year-old boy who had contracted Ebola. | The two new confirmed cases include the 50-year-old grandmother and 3-year-old brother of the deceased, accord…
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U.S. drags Mexican gov't into war on migrants
Martha Grevatt | workers.org | 2019-06-12
President Donald Trump announced May 30 the imposition of tariffs on all Mexican imports, effective June 10, if Mexico did not agree to take strong measures against refugees seeking asylum in the U.S. Then on June 7, he suspended the tariffs, but only after Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador . . . | Continue reading U.S. drags Mexican gov't into war on migrants at Workers.org
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US: Police Remove 'Haunting' Artwork of Caged Migrant Children
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-12
New York police are disassembling a collection of 24 pop-up art installations meant to bring awareness to the treatment of migrants in United States0 immigration detainment centers. | RELATED: | US State Sues Trump for Violating 'Safe Release' Migrant Policy | Wire cages containing life-size models of children wrapped in silver blankets dotted New York city streets Wednesday as recordings of sound of wailing echoed from the cage. Measuring 5 feet by 3 feet, the mannequin childre…
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German parliament passes draconian deportation law
wsws.org | 2019-06-12
The new law against refugees and immigrants is an integral part of an attack on the democratic rights of the entire working class.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/12/ger2…

Trump Administration Plans to Detain Children at Former Japanese Internment Camp
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-06-12
Lending even greater significance to the parallels commentators and historians have drawn between U.S. migrant detention centers and concentration camps of the past, the Trump administration is reportedly planning to hold more than a thousand immigrant children at an Oklahoma army base that was used as an internment camp for Japanese Americans during World War II. | According to Time, Fort Sill "
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'This Is Sick': Horror as Trump Administration Plans to Detain Migrant Children at Former Japanese Internment Camp
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-12
"It feels as though history can't yell any louder than this." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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German parliament passes draconian deportation law
wsws.org | 2019-06-12
The new law against refugees and immigrants is an integral part of an attack on the democratic rights of the entire working class.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/12/ger2…

427 people have died in 2019 trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea into Europe — UNHCR
Jerry Omondi | cgtn.com | 2019-06-12
The United Nations refugee agency says that the number of people that have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea while trying to reach Europe has hit 427 so far since the turn of the year. | UNHCR released the figures on Wednesday following the latest sea incident that saw seven people drown on Tuesday following a shipwreck off the Greek island of Lesvos. | According to the UN migration agency, IOM, 41 people have died so far trying cross to the so-called Eastern Mediterranean route linking Africa and the Middle East to Europe, which is one of the busiest routes for migrants. | Tuesday incident saw 57 people rescue…
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ACLU Asks US Court To Delay Census Citizenship Question Ruling
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-12
Human rights groups challenging the Trump administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. census Wednesday asked the Supreme Court to consider delaying a ruling on the issue in light of new evidence. | RELATED: | Trump: Dictators' Kids Will Benefit From Birthright Citizenship | In a court filing, immigrant advocacy groups repre…
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New York Teachers Fight for Divestment From Prison Industry
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-06-12
Teachers in Rochester, New York, recently discovered, to their horror, that their pensions are invested in the private prison and immigrant detention industry. After learning this from Basma Eid, an organizer with the group Freedom to Thrive, one teacher, Michelle Sapere, spearheaded the formation of a rank-and-file organization in her union called Teachers Against Student Exploitation ( TASE)…
truthout.org/articles/new-york-teachers-…

Asylum-Seeking Children from Central America Suffer Multi-Dimensional, Recurrent, Sustained Trauma
Physicians for Human Rights | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-11
Since 2014, the number of children arriving at the U.S. border has risen dramatically, as unaccompanied children, adolescents, and young families have fled gang and other forms of violence in the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. …
globalresearch.ca/asylum-seeking-childre…

Strikes Spread Across Honduras as Taxi Drivers Join Protesters
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-11
The Honduran Association of Taxis (Ataxis) is the latest group to join the protests that have been spreading throughout Honduras, announcing plans continue their strike Thursday to demand that subsidies from the federal government match those of other urban public transport drivers. | RELATED: | Honduras Gov't Backtracks on Neoliberal Laws Amid Large Strike | Association members are contesting the Land Transport Law reform which will increase the cost of fuel and permit renewals…
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Marine Life at Risk If Mexican Gulf 'Dead Zone' Might Expand
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-11
A near record-sized "dead zone" of oxygen-starved water could form and expand in the Gulf of Mexico this summer, threatening its huge stocks of marine life, researchers warned on Monday. | RELATED: | Mexican Defender of Howler Monkey Sanctuary KIlled | The area could spread to about 20,577 square kilometers, scientists at Louisiana State University said, or about 2,900 football fields, and larger than the five-year average of 14,944 square km. | "A major…
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Kenya closes part of its border with Somalia
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-11
The Kenyan government says it closed part of its border with Somalia. | Kenya says the decision was reached as security operations against Al Shabaab militants in the area intensified. The country is also trying to crack down on human trafficking as well as the trafficking of contraband goods and drugs. | The closing affects the area of the border in Lamu county. Residents living in border villages have been prohibited from any cross-border trade. | This comes barely a week after fishing activities off the coast near the Somalia border were outlawed. | The county officer says they are taking action by deployin…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/11/kenya-closes-…

Facial Recognition Data Collected by US Customs Agency Hacked
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-06-11
One of the key fears that critics of mass surveillance and the proliferation of facial recognition technology have warned about has been realized with new reporting Monday that a "malicious cyber attack" has resulted in photos of airport passengers and other personal data harvested by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol being stolen by unknown a…
truthout.org/articles/facial-recognition…

Private Border Wall Expands Onto Federal Land, Blocking Access to Historic Site
Debbie Nathan | theintercept.com | 2019-06-11
We Build the Wall has expanded its private border wall to land owned by the U.S. International Boundary and Water Commission, a federal agency.
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Private Border Wall Expands Onto Federal Land, Blocking Access to Historic Site
Debbie Nathan | theintercept.com | 2019-06-11
We Build the Wall has expanded its private border wall to land owned by the U.S. International Boundary and Water Commission, a federal agency.
theintercept.com/2019/06/11/private-bord…

US State Sues Trump for Violating 'Safe Release' Migrant Policy
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-11
New Mexico is suing the administration of United States President Donald Trump for violating the its 'safe release' policy for migrants, state officials said in a statement Monday. | RELATED: | US: 24 Migrants Have Died in ICE Custody Under Trump | The first of its kind, the southwestern state is calling for the U.S. to take more responsibility for migrants admitted into the country, rather than abandoning them in the border cities and states after processing paperwork. | Originally, mi…
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While Trump Fumes and Fails, Democrats Outline a Sound and Sensible Border Plan
Special To The Black Star News | blackstarnews.com | 2019-06-11
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer dispels Trump's lie that Democrats have no immigration border or refugee plan… | While Trump continues to propose more cruel and nonsensical policies destined to fail, Democrats are embracing a sensible, humane and effective way forward. | Witness Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's floor speech yesterday, during which he refuted Trump's bogus suggestion that Democrats don't have a plan for the refugee crisis at the border. As Senator Schumer notes, Senate Democrats introduced a formidable plan weeks ago — progress echoed by the passage of the Dream and Promise…
www.blackstarnews.com/us-politics/policy…

Tony Award for refugees rights musical
barry_h | greenleft.org.au | 2019-06-11
The highly topical musical Hadestown won eight awards at this year's annual Tony Awards ceremony in New York on June 9. The Tony's recognise excellence in live Broadway theatre. | The stage adaption is of the 2010 concept album by US singer Anais Mitchell. It uses the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus in the underground as a template for ripping open contemporary US life, particularly the racist treatment of Central American refugees. | The most powerful political and musical piece in the show is The Wall, which demonstrates the hypocrisy and shallowness of US demagogy about refugees. | While it is perfectly in…
greenleft.org.au/content/tony-award-refugees-rights-musical

Refugees rights musical scoops Tony Awards
barry_h | greenleft.org.au | 2019-06-11
The highly topical musical Hadestown won eight awards at this year's annual Tony Awards ceremony in New York on June 9. The Tonys recognise excellence in live Broadway theatre. | The stage adaption is of the 2010 concept album by American singer Anais Mitchell. It uses the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus in the underground as a template for ripping open contemporary US life, particularly the racist treatment of Central American refugees. | The most powerful political and musical piece in the show is The Wall, which demonstrates the hypocrisy and shallowness of US demagogy about refugees. | While it is perfectl…
greenleft.org.au/content/refugees-rights-musical-scoops-tony-awards

Refugees rights musical scoops Tony Awards
barry_h | greenleft.org.au | 2019-06-11
The highly topical musical Hadestown won eight awards at this year's annual Tony Awards ceremony in New York on June 9. The Tonys recognise excellence in live Broadway theatre. | The stage adaption is of the 2010 concept album by American singer Anais Mitchell. It uses the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus in the underground as a template for ripping open contemporary US life, particularly the racist treatment of Central American refugees. | The most powerful political and musical piece in the show is The Wall, which demonstrates the hypocrisy and shallowness of US demagogy about refugees. | While it is perfectl…
greenleft.org.au/content/refugees-rights-musical-scoops-tony-awards

Trump expands network of immigrant concentration camps
wsws.org | 2019-06-11
The Democratic Party is facilitating Trump's escalation of attacks on immigrant workers as well as his moves toward unchecked presidential power.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/11/pers…

German Boat Captain Faces 20 Yrs in Prison for Saving Refugees
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-11
German boat captain, Pia Klemp, faces a long and costly trial and possible 20 years of jail in Italy for her humanitarian efforts in aiding stranded migrants in the Mediterranean with the private rescue ships "Sea Watch III" and "Iuventa." | RELATED: | Italy Rejects Stranded Migrants, Says Vessel Must Go to Hamburg | "Sea rescue missions have been criminalized," the 35-year-old sea captain told German media outlet Basler Zeitung on June 7, adding that whether or not she ends up…
telesurenglish.net/news/German-Boat-Capt…

U.S. activist faces federal charges for providing aid to migrants
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-06-11
Scott Warren was arrested in 2018 for allegedly having "harbored" two fatally weakened undocumented migrants in a facility run by No More Deaths | Source…
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U.S. activist faces federal charges for providing aid to migrants
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-06-11
Scott Warren was arrested in 2018 for allegedly having "harbored" two fatally weakened undocumented migrants in a facility run by No More Deaths | Source…
mronline.org/2019/06/11/u-s-activist-fac…

'No Walls in the LGBTQ2S Struggle'
Workers World Boston bureau | workers.org | 2019-06-10
Workers' Solidarity Day was marked by a May 31 meeting titled "No Walls in the LGBTQ2S Struggle," sponsored by Stonewall Warriors, International Workers' Solidarity Network and Workers World Party. The meeting was dedicated to Roxanna Hernandez, a Honduran trans woman who died in detention at the border. Speaking about the . . . | Continue reading 'No Walls in the LGBTQ2S Struggle' at Workers.org
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Two Soldiers Killed in Ambush in Northeastern Colombia
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-10
A military patrol in northeastern Colombia came under attack on Sunday, resulting in the death of at least two soldiers in the Arauca region. | RELATED: | Venezuela Reopens Border After 'Humanitarian Aid' Failure | According to the Colombian military, the attack took place on one of their army patrols that was moving through the village of Zaparav in the Tame municipality. | The soldiers were reportedly killed when several explosive devices were detonated as the Colombian military co…
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