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Bolivia Will Sign Agreements with Brazil and U.S. to Monitor Coca Fields

first_img Bolivia will sign agreements with the United States and Brazil in September to monitor and destroy excess coca crops, Deputy Social Defense Minister Felipe Cáceres announced on September 7. “In order to implement a pilot project on the verification and eradication of illegal coca crops, the information was released that two bilateral conventions, between Bolivia and the United States and Bolivia and Brazil, will be signed in the month of September, within the framework of the Action Plan,” he said at a press conference. These agreements – initially in three-party form – were going to be signed in July of this year, according to the date previously foreseen by Cáceres, but they suffered repeated delays and modifications for reasons that Cáceres avoided explaining. The pilot project with both nations consists in verifying the eradication of excess crops, which also includes equipping and modernizing state institutions linked to the fight against drug trafficking. The initiative will make it possible to obtain information “in real time about the hectares of coca eradicated,” Cáceres indicated. Meanwhile, Bolivia and Brazil also have an agreement to monitor drug trafficking using Brazilian unmanned planes. By Dialogo September 09, 2011last_img read more

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FA slam ‘disgraceful’ group of England fans over Nazi salutes and chants

first_imgThe Football Association have condemned “disgraceful conduct” from England fans filmed making Nazi salutes and singing anti-Semitic chants.The group were reportedly recorded in a Volgograd bar, the city where England beat Tunisia in their opening World Cup match on Monday. 1 Footage was published by the Sun.In the video, the England fans chant “Spurs are on their way to Auschwitz, Hitler’s gonna gas them again” before making Nazi salutes while shouting “sieg heil, sieg heil.”In a statement, the FA said: “We strongly condemn the actions of the people in this video.“We are working with the relevant authorities, including the UK Police investigations team, who are making enquiries to identify the individuals involved and take appropriate action.“The disgraceful conduct of the individuals in this video does not represent the values of the majority of English football fans supporting the team in Russia.”last_img read more