DOSSIER. For many, the Ossetian nation became known during the summer of 2008, when the 'de facto' independent republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia sparked off war between Russia and Georgia. Above all, Ossetians have a distinct language and culture stretching across the Caucasus Mountains, an identity that differs from the traditional view based on a mere appendix of the Russian Federation within Georgia
Peruvian president Alan García has suspended two decrees that sparked off protests · Death toll in Bagua killing exceeds 50 · Nicaragua grants political asylum to spokesman of the main Peruvian indigenous organization.
The organization Acte de Sobirania (Act of Sovereignty), made up of several pro-independence groups, has rallied today in front of the house of the Catalan Government · The demonstration seeks holding Catalan political leaders responsible for the Statute and the financing system crises, as well as pushing them towards the path of self-determination.
NEWS IN BRIEF. Up to 7 parties to hold seats in the regional assembly.
The High Court of the Basque Country suspends decrees establishing Basque language as the teaching language in primary and high school education · The Court accepted for consideration the complaints filed by Plataforma por la Libertad de Elección Lingüística.
NEWS IN BRIEF. A Turkish general replies that Ankara is "determined to eradicate" the Kurdish rebels