Meikles Limited (MEIK.zw) 2009 Annual Report

first_imgMeikles Limited (MEIK.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2009 annual report.For more information about Meikles Limited (MEIK.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Meikles Limited (MEIK.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Meikles Limited (MEIK.zw) 2009 annual report.Company ProfileMeikles Limited is an established 100-year old company in Zimbabwe primarily invested in the agriculture, hotels and retail sector. The company operates six business segments; hospitality, retail stores which include department stores, supermarkets and wholesalers, and agricultural, financial services and security. Its well-known brands include the Meikles Hotel, Victoria Falls Hotel, TM Supermarkets, Meikles Stores and Tanganda Tea which produces, packs and distributes Zimbabwe’s famous tea brand aswell as Tinga Mira, a bottled spring water brand. Tanganda Tea Company also owns estates that produce avocados and macadamia nuts. Meikles Limited has department stores in three major cities in Zimbabwe which includes Barbours department store in Harare; and has a national footprint with 50 retail stores in towns and cities throughout Zimbabwe. Meikles Limited recently expanded into the mining and guarding sector and owns Meikles Centar Mining and Meikles Guard Services (Private) Limited in Zimbabwe. Meikles Financial Services offers mobile financial solutions and bill payment services to the retail and commercial sector in Zimbabwe; under the brand name My Cash. Meikles Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited (SBU.ug) 2016 Abridged Report

first_imgStanbic Bank Uganda Limited (SBU.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited (SBU.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited (SBU.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited (SBU.ug) 2016 abridged results.Company ProfileStanbic Bank Uganda Limited is a leading financial institution in Uganda offering banking products and services to the retail, commercial and corporate segments. Its product offering ranges from savings, fixed deposits and call accounts to term loans, mortgage lending products and vehicle and equipment finance. The commercial division offers investment banking services ranging from corporate finance, debt primary market, securitisation and equity capital to exchange control advisory, credit trading, equity derivatives and interest rate trading and lending. Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited targets the oil and gas, power and infrastructure, public, consumer and financial institution sectors in Uganda. The company has an extensive network of branches, ATMs and customer service centres. Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited is a subsidiary of Stanbic Africa Holdings Limited. Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Brian O’Driscoll: The Test – book review

first_imgPrepare for a shock! It is possible to write an entertaining, insightful and interesting autobiography without sticking the knife into all and sundry, as Brian O’Driscoll has proved with his new book The Test allows the reader to get to know O’Driscoll the person, the husband, the father and the friend. It is honest, charming and revealing – a thoroughly good read. TAGS: Leinster In The Test, Brian O’Driscoll takes the reader behind the scenes of his life from his childhood to his retirement from playing this year, dealing honestly with the most traumatic of times, including the suicide of one of his best friends. The Ireland legend also shares the details of personal milestones such as his proposal to wife Amy and the moment she told him she was pregnant.On the rugby side, trying to pack his long and glittering career into just under 400 pages means some seasons are skated over and some of the accounts of games are a little samey, but O’Driscoll lifts the lid on his relationships with the likes of Paul O’Connell, Ronan O’Gara and Johnny Sexton while telling the tale of Ireland’s successes. He charts Leinster’s rise from also-rans to top dogs in Ireland and Europe, telling how he threatened to leave if things didn’t improve quickly.Fond farewell: O’Driscoll celebrates Leinster’s Pro12 win with team-mates Madigan & HealyThere is very little mud-slinging – although referee Steve Walsh needs to take cover – and O’Driscoll comes across as a modest, self-critical and at times insecure soul.Tales which will raise eyebrows include his arrest in New York for assault, and there are lots and lots of laughs as he recounts some of the alcohol-fuelled high jinks from his early career and explains how he and some friends partied with actor Colin Farrell in LA – almost!center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The Test is published by Penguin and costs £20.We’ve got six copies of The Test, autographed by O’Driscoll himself, to give away. Go to rugbyworld.com/competitions for your chance to win one. Good luck!last_img read more

Apopka Burglary Report

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 8/11/2018 4:57 pmRESIDENTIAL1000 BLOCK OF GENEVA WAY The Anatomy of Fear 8/7/2018 12:03 pmVEHICLE1200 BLOCK OF LAKE BLUE CIR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate 8/7/2018 1:28 pmVEHICLE1700 BLOCK OF S ORANGE BLOSSOM TRL 8/7/2018 6:38 pmVEHICLE1100 BLOCK OF PIN OAK DR 8/6/2018 10:48 pmVEHICLE1300 BLOCK OF TINDARO DR TAGSApopka Burglary ReportApopka Police DepartmentBusiness Burglary ReportResidential Burglary ReportVehicle Burglary Report Previous articleMissing Person Alert: Elderly South Apopka man missingNext articleMissing Person Alert: Missing South Apopka man found Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 8/10/2018 8:34 amVEHICLE1000 BLOCK OF E SEMORAN BLVD Apopka Burglary Report: Week Ending – 8/11/2018The Apopka Burglary Report for the week ending August 11th shows 10 burglaries reported in the City of Apopka.Chief Michael McKinley of the Apopka Police Department tells us that many vehicle burglaries could have been prevented if everyone remembers to do just two things:Remove all valuables from your vehicleLock your car doorsThe breakdown of the burglaries reported to the Apopka Police Department last week:0 – Business2 – Residential8 – VehicleHere is a list of the burglaries, along with their date, time, type, and location: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replycenter_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here 8/10/2018 10:06 pmVEHICLE800 BLOCK OF E SEMORAN BLVD DATE/TIMETYPELOCATION 8/11/2018 8:27 pmVEHICLE1700 BLOCK OF E SEMORAN BLVD Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here 8/8/2018 6:02 pmRESIDENTIAL100 BLOCK OF S LAKE AVE 8/9/2018 2:11 pmVEHICLE1900 BLOCK OF TOURNAMENT DR last_img read more

Sub-$2 gasoline likely in Florida; crude oil plummets overnight

first_imgJust two weeks ago, the price of crude traded for more than $53 per barrel. Sunday night, it was around $33/b. Crude prices have been reeling during the past two weeks, as coronavirus concerns have led to lower global demand for jet fuel and gasoline.OPEC and its allies met on Friday in hopes of cutting oil production to offset the dipping demand. Not only did they not make a deal, it now appears that all parties will not extend their existing production cut agreement. What this means is even more oil hitting the market at a time that demand is falling. By the end of Friday, crude had lost more than 20 percent in value, declining a total of $12 per barrel in two weeks.Late Sunday night, fuel markets were dealt another heavy blow. Crude oil (WTI) plummeted an additional 20 percent on the expectation that Saudi Arabia plans to boost production and begin a price war with Russia. As of this writing Sunday night, WTI crude was trading for around $33 a barrel, after briefly hitting $29.50. Gasoline futures also lost significant value on the stock market, dropping more than 20 cents per gallon (as of press time).“At the rate fuel prices are falling on the stock market, Florida drivers could easily begin seeing sub-$2 gasoline this week,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “The only potential upward pressure on pump prices is spring maintenance season. If the state average eventually drops below $2 per gallon, it would be the first time in four years. How long this holds or how low prices go will rely on where stock market prices go from here.”Sunday’s state average of $2.28 per gallon is 7 cents per gallon less than a week ago, and the lowest daily average price since February 2019. The state average has fallen 11 cents in the past 11 days. Drivers are currently paying 19 cents per gallon less than this time last year.Regional PricesMost expensive metro markets – West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($2.44), Gainesville ($2.40), Panama City ($2.37)Least expensive metro markets – Orlando ($2.18), Jacksonville ($2.19), The Villages ($2.20)Find Florida Gas PricesDaily gas price averages can be found at Gasprices.aaa.comState and metro averages can be found here From AAAFlorida gas prices should go even lower this week, potentially sinking below $2 per gallon in some markets. Crude and gasoline futures prices were sent into a tail-spin overnight, hitting lows that haven’t been seen since 2016. Click here to view current gasoline price averages AAA GAS PRICE AVERAGES(Price per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline) Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Florida $2.284$2.292$2.354$2.401$2.468$2.80 (4/12/2019)$4.08 (7/17/2008) Gas Price Survey MethodologyAAA updates fuel price averages daily at www.GasPrices.AAA.com. Every day up to 130,000 stations are surveyed based on credit card swipes and direct feeds in cooperation with the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) and Wright Express for unmatched statistical reliability. All average retail prices in this report are for a gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSAAAGas Prices Previous articleBeing respected vs. being liked: Let’s Talk About It with Rod Love and Greg JacksonNext articleOrange County tobacco point of sale task force led by UCF students Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! Georgia $2.210$2.218$2.267$2.270$2.360$2.74 (4/29/2019)$4.16 (9/15/2008) SundaySaturdayWeek AgoMonth AgoOne Year Ago2019 HighRecord High National $2.388$2.396$2.441$2.440$2.460$2.90 (5/4/2019)$4.11 (7/17/2008) The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Barbecue House in Panguipulli / Sebastián Browne

first_img Area: 187 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Photographs: Nico SaiehSave this picture!© Nico SaiehRecommended ProductsWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorCeramicsApavisaTiles – JewelsText description provided by the architects. Located in the Rivers Region, the project is located within the lakeshore on a natural plain, limited by the native forest and the slope towards Lake Panguipulli, this north facing spot is where the best views are obtained. In the distance you can even see the magnificent Villarica Volcano, and the noeth shore of the lake known under the same name.Save this picture!© Nico SaiehThe commission consisted on a sheltered barbecue place to be used sporadically and informally as the center of family gatherings. The second challenge in the genesis of the project, to reuse materials coming from the demolition of the client’s old home in Santiago. This old structure was mainly composed by columns, beams, paneling window frames, and doors, all on larch or oak wood. Save this picture!© Nico SaiehThe project is proposed as a unitary and resounding volume, which covered by an inverted conical shape, it converses with the volcanic environment of the area. Under this roof the program is divided into two: the housing and barbecue area, that occupies a third of the floor area. The southern facade, facing the forest, remains opaque while the rest of the facades are open to the landscape through perimeter windows.Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Nico SaiehSave this picture!SectionIn the interior, an open ceiling that takes advantage on the structure height presenting all spatiality by the geometry of the roof, which culminates in an overhead 27 feet opening. The height from the ground level to the barbecue area and the roof opening act as an exhausting pipe that allows for the smoke to exit and illuminates the interior at the same time.Save this picture!© Nico SaiehSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Nico SaiehThe public area, living and dinning room, are strategically located in the center of the first floor, while the spatiality and height of the shell allows to allocates a mezzanine where the a king size bed and bath room are located. To the south end of the building, we can find the service areas, and 4 beds in a row aligned to the back façade, that can be used as sitting area as well. This layout clears the front side as allows for the massive views to be fully appreciated from the interior. Save this picture!© Nico SaiehSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Nico SaiehAll the furniture has been designed especially for this project, built on site and labored by local carpenters. The materiality is metalwork and wooden the structure, the shell is covered by larch tiles and the interior is mainly vested in pine and other wood variety.Project gallerySee allShow lessHow to Convince Your Firm to Pay for TrainingArticles20 Creative Business Cards for ArchitectsArticles Share ArchDaily Save this picture!© Nico Saieh+ 30 Share Barbecue House in Panguipulli / Sebastián BrowneSave this projectSaveBarbecue House in Panguipulli / Sebastián Browne Architects: Sebastián Browne Area Area of this architecture project Projects “COPY” Barbecue House in Panguipulli / Sebastián Browne Chile Houses CopyHouses•Los Lagos, Chile 2016 Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/785724/barbecue-house-in-panguipulli-abestudio Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/785724/barbecue-house-in-panguipulli-abestudio Clipboard CopyAbout this officeSebastián BrowneOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLos LagosChilePublished on April 20, 2016Cite: “Barbecue House in Panguipulli / Sebastián Browne” 20 Apr 2016. 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Revolutionary youth gather for national congress dedicated to fighting racism and imperialism

first_imgBy Ramiro Fúnez and Sara BenjaminDetroitFIST National Congress participants gather for group photo, May 16.WW photo: Kris HamelYoung revolutionary activists from across the United States met in Detroit May 15-16 for the Fight Imperialism, Stand Together (FIST) 2015 National Congress. Attendees addressed the issues of racism and imperialism inherent in today’s global capitalist system.Along with establishing an organizational structure well-suited for tackling these issues, FIST members also initiated plans to participate in several upcoming actions. These include the People’s Tribunal on Police Terror and Structural Racism, to be held June 6 in Baltimore, working alongside the People’s Power Assemblies and the Black Lives Matter movement; contingents in the Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer Pride marches around the country scheduled for June; and a March Against Capitalism in New York City later this summer to confront the financial institutions that relentlessly fund the prison-industrial and military-industrial complexes.Members also discussed an upcoming FIST delegation to revolutionary Cuba to learn more about women’s liberation, community organizing and socialism.In addition to the Detroit FIST activists who helped organize the Congress, FIST members from Rockford, Ill.; Chicago; Janesville, Wis.; and Milwaukee represented the Midwest. Representatives also attended from Durham, N.C.; Lexington, Ky.; Morgantown, W.Va.; Baltimore; Philadelphia; and New York City.Congress organizers selected Detroit for the event because of its financial and political situation, marked by rising poverty, inequality and racism. Water shutoffs, home foreclosures, gentrification and the dictatorship of banking institutions over public services characterize the city’s crises.Sara Benjamin, a FIST organizer based in Baltimore, drew parallels between the issues affecting Detroit and her home city. “Detroit looks a lot like Baltimore, divided among the haves and the have nots, the gentrified and the abandoned,” she said.In any urban city plagued with capitalism and structural racism, where jobs are scarce, education is inadequate, and people feel hopeless, you will also find anger and rebellion. The April 19 murder of Freddie Carlos Grey Jr. by racist police, for example, ignited a firestorm of rebellion led by youth in Baltimore. They expressed how sick and tired they are of the endless police killings of Black women and men. The uprisings in Baltimore were similar to those led by youth in Ferguson, Mo., who took to the streets for weeks after Michael Brown, an unarmed Black 18-year-old, was shot and killed by police.In these situations, courageous young people faced arrests, tear gas and police harassment. They also faced similar forms of class warfare like water shutoffs, lack of health care and homelessness. These struggles have inspired many to join the fight against oppression.FIST organizers, recognizing the urgent need for a mass youth movement to fight all forms of oppression, invite all revolutionary and socialist youth to consider membership.For more information, visit fightimperialism.org.Scott Williams contributed to this article.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

First came the wars

first_imgTwo items appeared in the news on the same day this month, March 22.One was that, finally, months after having denied responsibility, the commander in charge of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, U.S. Gen. John W. Nicholson Jr., went to Kunduz, Afghanistan, to apologize for the U.S. bombing of a hospital there run by Doctors Without Borders. That bombing last October killed 42 people, including doctors, nurses and patients.Also on March 22 came reports that suicide bombers had set off explosions in Brussels, at the airport and in the subway system, that killed at least 34 people and wounded many more. The Islamic State group is reported to have claimed responsibility.The report about Nicholson’s apology was not on the front pages or top of the news.The Brussels attack was the lead story in every media outlet, and undoubtedly will continue to be prime news in the U.S. and Europe, especially as the victims’ stories become known.This dual standard on the value of human life is normal fare for the imperialist media. It is an attitude that fits the needs of a ruling class that for generations has treated peoples and whole countries as nothing but raw materials for its far-flung profit machine.But wait a minute, apologists for imperialism might say. Didn’t the general apologize, and wasn’t that bombing just a mistake? No, it wasn’t a mistake. It flowed from the fact that U.S. planes, piloted and drones, are attacking people in Afghanistan all the time, and most of it never even gets reported.The U.S. and NATO have been waging war all over the Middle East and North Africa ever since the first Bush administration unleashed its assault on Iraq in 1990-91. Regime change is the lofty phrase they give their goal, but what it means is trying to impose the will of conquerors through hellish, bloody, military assault. The number of people killed, injured, driven mad, displaced from their homes and/or reduced to a life of starvation on the streets, from Libya to Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Yemen, has climbed into the many millions.These conditions breed a kind of desperation virtually unknown here. How else can one explain the mass exodus of refugees, whole families risking their lives, trying to reach Europe?And while the answer pushed by every imperialist politician, especially those on the far right, is to strengthen the repressive power of the state to both keep out immigrants and also prevent bombings like those in Brussels, the truth is that once there is a movement of oppressed people who feel they have no other recourse except to give up their own lives for a cause they believe in, such acts will continue. We don’t have to agree with their ideology to understand their extreme suffering and acknowledge their sacrifice.There can be no peace without justice. It’s a familiar slogan: “No justice, no peace!” For the peoples of the Middle East, justice starts with an end to the wars and occupations ravaging their countries. For the sake of innocent victims on both sides caught in the crossfire, we must fight like hell to eradicate the predatory system of monopoly capitalism that views war as a necessary and even desirable strategy in its insatiable quest for superprofits.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Bolivians eject coup regime, and Evo Morales returns

first_imgNov. 16 — Evo Morales — president of Bolivia from 2006-19 before a U.S.-backed right-wing coup forced the first Indigenous president to leave both his office and his country — returned in triumph Nov. 9, as the workers and farmers of Bolivia dealt a blow to imperialist domination of their country and the continent. At Chimoré airport in Bolivia on Nov. 9, the people welcome former President Evo Morales and Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera.On Nov. 8, the day before Morales returned, newly elected President Luis Arce and Vice President David Choquehuanca of the Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) were inaugurated. Now in office, the MAS candidates had won the long-delayed Oct. 18 election by a landslide — receiving 55% of the votes compared to 29% for the center-right Carlos Mesa and 14% for the neo-fascist Luis Fernando Camacho.In the past year, the mass movement of Indigenous peoples, workers and peasants was able to retake the government and drive out the right wing. They did this even though the rightists had a near monopoly of arms and had control of the Bolivian state — the army and police — plus their own armed paramilitaries. (See Jan. 18 editorial in Workers World — workers.org/2020/01/45843/)Hundreds of thousands of supporters greeted Morales and former Vice President Álvaro García Linera as their motorcade wound through some 700 miles over three days, starting at the Argentine border. On Nov. 11, the caravan reached Chimoré airport in the heart of the Chapare region, where Morales once organized coca growers. The Bolivian people celebrate the return of former President Evo Morales at the Chimoré airport in the Chapare region, Nov. 9.At just about the geographic center of Bolivia, the airport had been on a U.S. military base until 2006. The Morales government expelled the U.S. forces from this base.A year ago the Bolivian oligarchy and right-wing parties used armed gangs — the equivalent of fascist thugs — with the tacit and sometimes open support of the police to challenge a much closer election than Morales nevertheless won. Marching from their base in the eastern part of Bolivia, the fascists attacked MAS officials and political leaders, sometimes burning their homes or beating them.The general leading the national army, instead of defending the elected government, virtually ordered Morales to resign, which he did. Morales and García Linera left from Chimoré airport for Mexico, then went to Buenos Aires, Argentina. At the time the Organization of American States, and of course all agencies of U.S. imperialism and U.S. corporate media, backed ousting Morales. Most charged the MAS with voting fraud and mismanagement of the government, without evidence.Movement reverses coupPolice and soldiers carried out two massacres of mostly Indigenous people demonstrating in the towns of Sacaba and Senkata in the week after last year’s coup, killing 11 people in each town and wounding many more. Despite this and other repression, the popular movement continued defending itself and rebuilding its strength. By last spring and summer, the people fought the coup regime and held strikes in August to fix the election date for Oct. 18.Throughout the year, the coup government barred Morales and García Linera from returning to Bolivia. The MAS nominated Arce and Choquehuanca, who ran with Morales’ political blessing and won. Besides winning the top posts, the MAS won 21 of the 36 seats in the Senate and 75 of the 130 seats in the Chamber of Deputies. A majority of representatives in both houses are women.The de facto (coup) government led by the “interim” president, Jeanine Áñez, was not only repressive, and ferociously corrupt, but incompetent in managing the Bolivian economy amidst a pandemic. Much of its already weak popular support started vanishing soon after the coup. During the past year, the coup parties pillaged a declining economy and fought each other over the spoils.According to a report by Argentine anti-imperialist journalist Marco Teruggi, who accompanied Morales’ caravan to Chimoré airport, the Bolivian rightists remain divided in three parts: Áñez and others in the coup government who fear being charged with political or other crimes for their role and have retreated to their strongholds; Carlos Mesa and his allies, who have taken on the role of legal opposition; and Camacho, based in Santa Cruz in the East, who is plotting the next coup. (See Teruggi’s Nov. 13 article at workers.org)The Camacho forces held a demonstration in the capital on the eve of the inauguration, trying to stop it. The MAS had to defend its own ceremony. Fascist elements bombed a MAS office in the capital, La Paz, only days earlier.As Teruggi wrote, “Requests to Jeanine Añez to suspend the inauguration went unanswered; the Supreme Court of Justice refused the demand for an audit of the vote, and the military ignored the call” to stop it by force. The rightists must have looked so weak that all the international observers validated the voting and the count. This included the OAS, which a year earlier had played a key role in ousting Morales.Last year the U.S. government became one of the first to recognize the “interim” regime in November, after what was clearly an illegal grab for power. Washington’s earlier role in executing the coup was obvious.Following Bolivia’s Oct. 18 election, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Arce on Nov. 4 and congratulated him for his victory. Since as of Nov. 15, Pompeo still supported Donald Trump’s illegal attempt to remain in office for a second term, his concession in Bolivia indicates how low the U.S. considers the chances of the Bolivian rightists. People march in 2019 with the wiphala, the Indigenous flag, in Cochabamba, Bolivia, in opposition to the right-wing coup.What next?As the experience of the 2002 failed coup attempt in Venezuela against Hugo Chávez showed, when a mass movement reverses a reactionary coup, it can open a road to advance the revolution. The coup makers exposed themselves. There is widespread desire to purge or prosecute those who carried out crimes against the people.Up till now, the overwhelming electoral victory has prevented reactionaries in the Bolivian army from intervening against the workers and oppressed communities. Yet the threat remains. The police and many military officers still have their ties to the oligarchy.Under those conditions, any steps the Bolivian popular movements take to create their own defensive forces deserve support from the anti-imperialist movement inside the U.S. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Last suspect in Tim Lopes murder gets nine-year prison sentence

first_imgNews Help by sharing this information 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil Organisation Receive email alerts BrazilAmericas May 13, 2021 Find out more News October 24, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Last suspect in Tim Lopes murder gets nine-year prison sentence April 15, 2021 Find out morecenter_img April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Follow the news on Brazil Reports Angelo Ferreira da Silva, the seventh and last accused to be tried for the 2002 murder of journalist Tim Lopes, was sentenced to nine years in prison on 21 October. He received a much lighter sentence than the other suspects (who got jail terms ranging from 23 to 28 years) because he cooperated in the investigation and named the others involved. He was arrested on 13 June 2002, 11 days after Lopes’ murder.Reporters Without Borders is satisfied with these convictions and sentences and hopes the Brazilian police and judicial system will be just as thorough and effective in the other cases of murdered journalists, including José Cândido Amorim Pinto of Rádio Comunitária Alternativa, who was murdered on 1 July 2005 in Carpina._____________________________________________________________5.10.05 – Sixth person convicted in Tim Lopes murderClaudino dos Santos Coelho was sentenced on 1 October to 23_ years in prison for criminal association, homicide and concealment of a body in the June 2002 murder of journalist Tim Lopes. This was the sixth conviction in the case. The last remaining suspect, Ângelo Ferreira da Silva, is due to be tried on 20 October._________________________________________________________________________22.08.05 – Three of Tim Lopes’ killers sentenced to 23 years in prisonReinaldo Amaral de Jesus, Fernando Satyro da Silva and Elizeu Felicio de Souza were sentenced on 20 August to 23 years and six months in prison for “forming a criminal gang”, “homicide” and “concealing a body” in the June 2002 murder of journalist Tim Lopes. Claudio Orlando do Nascimento previously received the same sentence on 16 June, while Elias Pereira da Silva, who was found guilty on 28 May of instigating the murder, is serving a 28-year sentence._________________________________________________________16.06.05 – Fresh conviction in Tim Lopes murder caseAfter the sentencing on 25 May, of Elias Pereira da Silva to 28 years in prison for the murder of Tim Lopes, another defendant, Claudio Orlando do Nascimento, nicknamed “Ratinho”, has been convicted of murder as part of an organised gang with aggravating circumstances, for having hidden the body. He was sentenced to 23 and a half years in prison._________________________________________________________26.05.05- Murderer of TV journalist Tim Lopes gets 28 yearsReporters Without Borders said it was satisfied with a 28-year prison sentence against Elias Pereira da Silva, found guilty of the brutal murder in June 2002 of TV Globo journalist Tim Lopes. “It was important for justice to be done in his revolting case”, the organisation said. “We hope this sentence will serve to discourage criminals from attacking journalists.”The TV Globo reporter was investigating funk music parties organised by drug-traffickers in the Vila Cruzeiro shanty town of Rio de Janeiro when a gang, led by Pereira da Silva, known as “Elias the Madman” seized, tortured and killed him.Residents of the shanty had complained that the drug-traffickers were using the parties to find new drug customers and were sexually abusing children. Pereira da Silva himself killed Lopes after he was taken to another shanty, Complexo, where he hacked him several times with a sword and then burned his body.Judge Fabio Uchoa sentenced Pereira da Silva on 25 May 2005 at the 1st Rio court after a jury trial lasting just over 16 hours to 28 years and six months for the murder of Tim Lopes, although his lawyer, Celio Maciel, had pleaded not guilty on behalf of his client. Pereira da Silva was sentenced to 19 years and six months for murder, six years for criminal conspiracy and three years for hiding a body. BrazilAmericas News RSF_en to go furtherlast_img read more