A squad of the National Army opened fire against a vehicle of the Regional Indigenous Council in Cauca (CRIC) and killed José Edwin Legarda, husband of Aida Quilcué, renowned indigenous representative · The Andean Indigenous Coordinating Organization calls for President Álvaro Uribe to be trialed, while Amnesty International condemns the killing
The report issued by the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers recommends an improvement in the protection of Catalan and Aragonese in Aragon and Asturian language in Asturias - It also asks Madrid to clarify the status and adopt measures to protect Galician in Castile and León, Portuguese in the town of Olivenza, Tamazight in the Autonomous City of Melilla and Arabic in the Autonomous City of Ceuta – The immersion teaching system, recommended for all communities with non-state languages.
DOSSIER. As all eyes are in Greenland and its quest for sovereignty, the Faroe Islands, another small European nation also under Danish administration, has been moving towards full self-rule since long ago, so much so that it has drawn up a draft of a Constitution. The islands are in the Norwegian Sea, about halfway between Iceland, Denmark and Norway.
Even though the court has not yet pronounced sentence, eight out of eleven members voted for the continuity of Raposa Serra do Sol as an integral self-ruled territory - If the decision is confirmed, farmers, rice growers and other productive sectors will have to leave and land will be given to the indigenous peoples.
NEWS IN BRIEF. The Catalan republican party also considers to run only with other Catalan parties
SPECIAL REPORT. Main Cornish nationalist party confident it will do well in next local elections · Over half Cornwall’s population support self-government based on the Welsh and Scottish model · One group intends to take the United Kingdom to the European courts for failing to recognize the Cornish as a people.
DOSSIER. With regard to collective rights, Wales is witnessing major progress in two main fields: the demand of greater autonomy and the strengthening of its own language. A recent outstanding success has been the arrangement allowing the use of the Welsh language in the EU Council of Ministers after a campaign led by the pro-independence party Plaid Cymru, which currently governs the country in coalition with the Labour Party.