Independence came after the Dutch Antilles dissolved on October 10th · Prince William attended the ceremony of independence · "A new country provides more freedom, now we can all make decisions", said Curaçao’s primer minister Gerrit Schott · US tourism will remain the main source of income
The Government of Chile is to render null and void the accusations of terrorist crimes against the prisoners and shows its commitment to reform the Antiterrorist Act · 11 strikers do not approve of the agreement with the government and are to continue on hunger strike.
The commission has been appointed by the Sinhalese government, which opposes an international enquire · The measure has been criticised by human rights and Tamil organizations arguing the commission is nothing but an eyewash · The UN appointed a special panel to advise the Sri Lankan commission on accountability.
'Solidaritat Catalana' (Catalan Solidarity) is the name chosen for the common front, inspired by historic Catalan self-rule movement in early XX century · He calls on CiU, ERC, ICV, Reagrupament and CUP parties to join forces and encouraged the setting up of local committees backing a united list of pro-independence candidates.
Strikers criticize the implementation of the Antiterrorist Act and the military proceedings imposed by the Chilean state · They call for the government to demilitarize Mapuche territories · A senator visited the prison and called on the government to dialogue with prisoners · A group of ‘comuneros’ (activists struggling for the right on land) brought a lawsuit against the government of Chile before the UN Human Rights’ Commission.
NEWS IN BRIEF. The motion states that “Catalonia is a nation” and that Catalonia’s democratic will has been transgressed by the Constitutional Court.
Hundreds of thousands take to the streets of Barcelona and call upon Catalan political parties to make steps towards Catalonia’s full sovereignty · Pro-independence flags (estelades) and slogans in support of independence predominate in the demonstration, which was organized under the motto “We are a Nation. We decide” · Politicians and analysts point out July 10 marks a turning point in Catalan politics.