Ides of March means the middle of March, and here we are.
— Prof. Steve Hanke (@steve_hanke) March 9, 2016
In 2012, eight retired police and military officers were finally indicted with his abduction, a breakthrough after years of cover-ups and diplomatic intrigue.
But now the mystery of what happened to Mr. Weisfeiler will probably remain unsolved — because a judge has closed the case.
The judge, Jorge Zepeda, has put an end to the 16-year investigation into Mr. Weisfeiler’s death by applying a statute of limitations on the case, clearing all those charged, denying the family any compensation and failing to establish what had ultimately happened to Mr. Weisfeiler.
The Colombian government’s imminent peace accord with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, will help to put an end to an insurgency that stretches back to the 1960s, but it also complicates the situation in Colombia, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said today.
Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. told reporters traveling with him that Colombia is at an inflection point, and the challenges facing the government and the Colombian military don’t end with the pact.
— James Craig (@jbcraig) March 12, 2016
Jamaica’s New Parliament
Wiretaps Paint Unflattering Picture of Former Panama President Ricardo Martinelli
Peru’s electoral council on Wednesday blocked the candidacy of Julio Guzman, saying the technical mechanism by which his party chose him violated the party’s own internal rules.
- Carlos Omar Peralta Lopez had changed his name to Abdullah Omar
- He ran up behind his victim David Fremd, 55, and stabbed him to death
- Mr Fremd was head of the Jewish Community of Paysandu, Uruguay
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— Fausta (@Fausta) March 9, 2016