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José López Mazz

antecedent for understanding violence in this region was the foreign policy of the United States in Latin America, which considered the region to be its ‘backyard’. During the twentieth century the United States developed a geopolitical approach based on an interest in the strategic value of certain places (Panama) and, above all, of a wide range of natural resources. During the Cold War and following the Cuban Revolution this process was accompanied by a military presence on the ground, and often the training of army officers and local police forces. Larger numbers of

in Human remains and identification
The forensic and political lives of secondary mass graves in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Admir Jugo
Sari Wastell

(1992). I. Mandate, structure and methods of work, 28 December 1994, (accessed 28 October 2012). UN Doc S/1994/674/Add.2 (vol. V), Final Report. Judgment, Prosecutor v. Radislav Krstic (IT-98-33-T) ‘Srebrenica-Drina Corps’, Trial Chamber, 2 August 2001, §§ 66–70. M. Dobbs, ‘Memo to the CIA: share your secrets’, Foreign Policy Blog: Mladic in The Hague  – Michael Dobbs Explores the Origins of Evil, 2012, share_your_secrets (accessed 28 October 2012). N. Kempster, ‘Photos

in Human remains and identification
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Deaths at sea and unidentified bodies in Lesbos
Iosif Kovras
Simon Robins

informed guess on the part of the authorities. A local priest argued that since there is no credible way to identify the body in the absence of documentation, ‘individuals become a number in the cemetery of Mytilene’. As Sant Cassia (2005) shows for Cyprus, the issue of missing persons and the scale of the phenomenon can often become a powerful political symbol. In fact, a long-standing central tenet of Greek foreign policy on Cyprus has been to put pressure on Turkey to identify the remains of the bodies of the missing, framed as a fundamental right of the relatives

in Migrating borders and moving times
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Displaced borders in Skopje and the Colorful Revolution
Rozita Dimova

, while looking ahead to “fair and democratic elections.” On the very same day Zoran Zaev denounced the move as “a coup” by “the man put in place by Nikola Gruevski” and marched with hundreds of people through the Macedonian capital Skopje to Ivanov's office, which some protesters pelted with eggs. Maja Kocijančič, the spokeswoman for EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, stressed that there were “serious concerns” over the pardon and that this decision risked producing a climate of impunity and undermined the rule of law, as well as

in Border porosities
Beauty, entertainment, and gambling in the EU periphery
Rozita Dimova

Greek Civil War who were “Greek by race” were finally given permission to return to Greece (thus ethnic Macedonians from Greece were excluded and were unable to claim their land and property unless they gave up or hid their Macedonian origin and claimed to be “pure” Greeks). The National Health System was created, wages were boosted, an independent and multidimensional foreign policy was pursued, and many reforms in family law aimed to strengthen the rights of women (Clogg 2002 ). This situation also affected the rise of the lower middle class in Greece. The 1980s

in Border porosities