happy birthday FARC

On Tuesday, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) turns 50. Formed by Pedro Antonio Marin Marin aka Marulanda on 27 May 1964, they have been embroiled in one of South America’s deadliest battles for control of the land, the… Read More ›

piracy in somalia

There is a great piece in today’s Telegraph magazine on the rise of piracy and kidnapping off the coast of Somalia.  It states that: Piracy and kidnapping have risen: International Maritime Bureau statistics show that in 2006 there were 10… Read More ›