Thursday, August 02, 2007

El Salvador protests/Taliban hostages

It's important to keep up with what's happening in the international community. Here's what's been going on in El Salvador recently:


Supporters of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) march during a protest in front of the special court of San Salvador to demand for the liberation of 14 people accused of terrorism (today I heard 13) in the aftermath of a demonstration against the government's plan to decentralize the drinking water supply. (Photo: Jose Cabezas / AFP-Getty Images)

Last year, when residents in Santa Eduviges entered their second month without running water, everyone knew something had to be done. A town assembly was called. Community members expressed outrage that the water company's $7 per month bill always arrived on time, but taps barely flowed. When they did, the liquid that came out was an ugly brown.

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TV screen in Seoul showing Shim Sung-Min (31/07/07)
Shim Sung-min, 29, was the second South Korean hostage to be killed

The Taleban have agreed to face-to-face talks with South Korean officials to discuss the fate of 21 Koreans, held by the militant group for two weeks.

A location is yet to be agreed after the Taleban refused to meet at a venue under the control of Nato-led forces.

Two of the Christian workers have already been killed. Their bodies were found in Ghazni province (Afghanistan).

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