Ecuador: People Involved in Coup Attempt Still Unpunished

1 Quito, Jun 28. -None of the 1,199 policemen and soldiers involved in the coup and assassination attempt of September 30 has been sanctioned by the Ecuadorian courts, a journalistic investigation revealed. A court ruled in only two of five trials initiated by the prosecution on these facts, when eight people were killed and 270 were wounded, acquitting all the

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Over a Million Gang Members in USA

1 Washington, June 25. -More than one million people, mostly youth, are involved in gangs in the USA, according to the Department of Justice. The members of these groups increased from 800,000 in 2005 to over one million in 2008, federal reports show. Conservative estimates show that some 900,000 are active and more than 145,000 are imprisoned for their activities.

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Plot by Venezuela Business Leadership Denounced

1 Caracas, May 12. -Venezuelan unions and lawmakers have warned business leaders are involved in conspiracy activities, accusing them of trying to redo the actions that led to the 2002 coup. According to the denunciations, a business sector headed by the Federation of Trade and Production Chambers (FEDECAMARAS) has instigated stockpiling of basic products to speculate with prices. The vice

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