Belle Mare Holding Ltd (BMHL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Belle Mare Holding Ltd (BMHL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Belle Mare Holding Ltd (BMHL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Belle Mare Holding Ltd (BMHL.mu) 2017 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileBelle Mare Holding Limited is a Mauritian investment company that engages in the commercial and property sectors. The company invests in ventures such as hotels and leisure, banks and insurance firms, as well as agriculture and exports. Belle Mare Holding Limited is headquartered in Port Louis, Mauritius. Belle Mare Holding Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Olympia Capital Corporation Limited (OLYMPI.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Olympia Capital Corporation Limited (OLYMPI.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Olympia Capital Corporation Limited (OLYMPI.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Olympia Capital Corporation Limited (OLYMPI.bw) 2016 annual report.Company ProfileOlympia Capital Corporation is an investment holding company operating in the construction industry in Botswana. Through its subsidiaries, the company manufactures and markets a range of building materials that includes vinyl floor tiles, and aluminium and PVC windows and door frames. The company also has interests in manufacturing and supplying industrial adhesives and glue, cleaning chemicals, fire equipment, water pumps. Olympia Capital Corporation manages a portfolio of real estate investments which includes Avon Centre and Heri Heights Limited. The company has identified opportunities to expand its footprint in southern and eastern Africa. Olympia Capital Corporation Limited is a subsidiary of Olympia Capital Holdings Limited.
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Tom Rodgers | Friday, 28th February, 2020 | More on: EZJ Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” The dramatic FTSE 100 plunge under 7,000 has suddenly brought the easyJet (LSE:EZJ) share price back into contention. The budget airline is now 26% cheaper than it was last week.easyJet has also become one of the most traded shares on the FTSE 100 since concerns over the coronavirus outbreak hit markets hard. The shares now come with a price tag of 13 times the previous year’s earnings. This is well within the definition of cheap, especially if we believe in the future earnings power of the airline.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…But I’ll tell you why in my opinion it’s definitely not time to jump on board.Heathrow third runway illegaleasyJet has been saying since 2015 that, if the plans to expand Europe’s busiest airport went ahead, it would add dozens of planes out of Heathrow and passengers would see fares cut by 33% on some routes.But UK climate change campaigners scored a major legislative win on Thursday. The Court of Appeal ruled that building a third runway at Heathrow would be illegal. That brings to an end a legal battle that has consumed the government since the £14bn project was first proposed in 2006. Most budget airlines do not currently fly out of Heathrow. That would all have changed if a third runway was approved.That means a serious dent in these expansion plans. So the market has likely priced-in a lack of growth, a drop in future earnings and a lower easyJet share price valuation all round.Coronavirus hits airlines hardestAny other reasons? With fears over the long-term impact of coronavirus growing stronger, travel and tourism businesses have been hardest hit. Countries are locking down borders and holidaymakers are putting off travel plans indefinitely.The International Air Transport Association wrote an initial impact assessment of the coronavirus spread. The 20 February briefing paper said airlines would lose $30bn in 2020 passenger revenue alone. Those carriers with greatest exposure to China, South Korea, Japan and south east Asia were expected to fall the most.Not a problem for easyJet. But… with the outbreak near Milan in northern Italy and new cases confirmed in popular holiday destinations like Greece, France and Tenerife, some of easyJet’s most heavily-subscribed flights will see passenger numbers and revenues drop.Similarly, despite reporting rising revenue in its last set of results, profits and passenger numbers, the stock of FTSE 250 budget airline Wizz Air has also been hammered in the past week. More than 20% has been sliced from its value. Its routes are also predominantly to Europe.Hurts both waysThere are other reasons to be extra cautious around travel and tourism stocks like International Consolidated Airlines or TUI. Experts in influenza-type viruses suggest that when the current wave of new coronavirus cases comes to an end, the spread could be halted and go dormant before returning in even greater numbers in the winter. That would cause even more market panic.The recent stock market sell-off is one of the harshest slides in a decade. A bear market could last a single week before rallying, or continue on for several months.Money is the limiting factor for most private investors. Choice is not. There are other, better and even cheaper opportunities out there on the FTSE 100, FTSE 250 and AIM markets. See all posts by Tom Rodgers
LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Ex-England prop Alex Corbisiero tells Jacob Whitehead of his plan to shake-up England’s talent pathway Action from the 2020 Premiership U18 Finals Day (Getty Images) “Instead, you’d have top-quality university rugby, with these guys being showcased as well in England age-groups. You’d have players coming out at 21, having just finished an U20 World Cup, who the RFU can develop into the best rugby players possible, rather than developing according to the needs of their parent clubs.“It would mean they have more of a balanced life, with time to travel, to do things, to grow and mature, and then come into the draft system and hit professional rugby at 21 and be in a position to really thrive. They’re in the England set-up and the U20s, which will become the production line of a well-oiled machine.“If you look at how France have done it, their U20 success is the bedrock of their national team success. I think actually it fixes a lot of the club country divide between England and the Premiership.France celebrate their U20 World Championship title in 2019 (Getty Images)“All this has potential for a commercial model that down the line funds itself and is potentially profitable. The reason why the clubs would be incentivised is that it off-sets a massive amount of cost and resources. It’s not a level playing field at the moment. You’re letting them off-set that cost, and now they get the pick of the bunch through the draft system.”These drafts are special, as the dreams of players are realised, coaches are put under the spotlight and fans are filled with hope. For one weekend a year, every fanbase is optimistic. As rugby fights for Generation Z, it might just be a way for rugby to set itself apart amidst the UK’s crowded sporting landscape.Related: Who would be first pick in a Gallagher Premiership Draft?“It would be a huge point of difference,” says Corbisiero. “As long as you have structure and it makes sense, it would be exciting, it’s must-see TV.“Especially if you’re a keen fan, you’re going to track these stars, you’ll want to know who your team might pick. You might see a young fly-half in his first year as a fresher develop over three years at university, in the final year he looks sensational, and you think ‘I can see him playing for my team’. It would be brilliant.“There would be huge hurdles and disruption to achieve this idea, but there is lots of potential long term upside for the sustainability of the game.”Let us know what you think of Alex Corbisiero’s proposal by emailing [email protected] How a Premiership Draft could change English rugby“If you want my opinion, I think that the academy system in the UK is majorly flawed, particularly for players who don’t make it.”That’s the view of Alex Corbisiero and, as the 2021 NFL Draft gets underway in Cleveland, the ex-England and Lions prop tells Rugby World about a radical plan to revolutionise the English rugby pipeline.Currently the scrum coach of MLR side the LA Gilitnis, unbeaten so far in their inaugural season, there are few better minds to dissect what the RFU could learn from the American collegiate model. Thinking about how a draft system might work in England, he believes it might be an opportunity to reimagine Gallagher Premiership academies.Glenn Bryce leads the LA Giltinis attack (Getty Images)“The academy system is flawed mainly because it’s a hybrid of club and country. It’s partially funded by the RFU, but run by the club itself, who are inclined to develop players for their own team, rather than for the benefit of the players themselves or the national side,” says Corbisiero.“Professional rugby wasn’t pre-planned, it just happened overnight and the system evolved organically from there. The model we have now is based off football, which still pays lucratively as a teenager, where it’s physically easier to play at the top level.“There’s a brutal reality that not everyone makes it, and there’s not a system that supports that properly yet. In rugby a lot of players are spat out at 21 or 22, and have no degree, no qualifications, and they’re left stuck. Academy wages are very similar if not the same in some cases as when I went through it in 2006-08, but player wages have increased considerably. I believe there’s a massive need to get kids in the academy educated.“What I would suggest to redraw the landscape is to have the RFU truly taking ownership of the academy process. I would have maybe eight to ten academies, sort of RFU centres of excellence, run by emerging coaches, which are built into the universities.“You’d create a league for the university season where these teams play in some sort of tournament, which you could commercialise, like they’ve done in the US, which fans would want to follow, and then that spills into a draft idea incredibly well.“You’d have players on solid money straight out of university, armed with a degree as well. That’s why the university system makes sense.”Alex Corbisiero in action for London Irish as a 20-year-old in 2008 (Getty Images)The American draft system sees teams choose players for their roster according to a reversed league table from the previous season, intended to increase the competitiveness of the weaker teams. With college football such a major commercial product, many of the top picks are already household names before they enter the professional ranks. The implications of such a league for teenage talent excites Corbisiero.“You have to completely redraw the way the academy system is done,” he says. “I don’t fully believe that 18- and 19-year-olds should be playing in the Premiership or for England, especially with the latest scientific research into head trauma. You should wait until you’re physically developed, your brain is developed, and you’re not dragging yourself out through this long professional season. Can’t get to the shops? 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About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Celebrate someone special at Christmas with Sue Ryder Care’s Lights of Love NEWS RELEASE CELEBRATE SOMEONE SPECIAL AT CHRISTMASWITH SUE RYDER CARE’S LIGHTS OF LOVENational healthcare charity Sue Ryder Care is offering the opportunity to celebrate the life of a loved one in a very special way – by dedicating a unique message to their memory at Christmas.The charity will host Lights of Love themed events across the country to give people the opportunity to celebrate their most cherished memories. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 19 October 2009 | News Sue Ryder Care’s Lights of Love is an annual event giving people the chance to make a dedication in honour of a person who is special to them. In addition to attending events, anyone interested in taking part can dedicate a Light of Love to someone they care about online at www.suerydercare.org/lightsoflove and see their loved one’s name appear in an online Book of Remembrance. Or they can request a Lights of Love pack by contacting 0845 0501953. People keen to dedicate a Light of Love will be encouraged to give a donation of their choice to Sue Ryder Care. Everyone making a dedication and a donation will receive a Lights of Love Christmas star on which they can write a personal message before hanging it on their tree at home.All money raised through the Lights of Love appeal will help Sue Ryder Care continue to deliver expert and compassionate care to people living with conditions including Cancer, Stroke, Brain Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Dementia, Huntington’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease and Motor Neurone Disease.Pam Rhodes, best known for presenting BBC1 ‘Songs of Praise’, is a keen supporter of the charity. “I am delighted to support Sue Ryder Care and Lights of Love. It’s a wonderful way to remember and celebrate the life and most treasured memories of a loved one.I like the idea of being able to dedicate a special thought to the memory of my mum, who unfortunately passed away last year. She always supported me, was a great listener and had a great sense of humour. Hanging a star on the Christmas tree with a special dedication on the back is a lovely way to remind me of how dearly I love her and miss her.By taking part in Lights of Love people can help raise vital funds to support Sue Ryder Care to deliver the best level of quality care to people that need it most”.By supporting appeals such as Lights of Love people can help Sue Ryder Care develop and expand its services to help the thousands of people it cares for every year to access services where they need them most, in their own homes, communities or care centres.For further information about Sue Ryder Care’s Lights of Love appeal please visit www.suerydercare.org/lightsoflove or call 0845 0501953.ENDSAbout Sue Ryder Care:• Sue Ryder Care has 14 care centres across the UK• Sue Ryder Care provides 4 million hours of care per year• Sue Ryder Care provides 1.4 million home visits per year to people in need• Sue Ryder Care is one of the largest providers of specialist palliative and end of life care in the UK• Sue Ryder Care provides over 100,000 days of long-term residential neurological care each year• There are currently 6,000 volunteers supporting our work 37 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
On Jan. 21, the apartheid Zionist regime of Benjamin Netanyahu was authorized by the United Nations General Assembly to host the first-ever conference devoted to the rise of worldwide “anti-Semitism.”A letter endorsing the conference was signed by the governments of 40 countries, including the U.S. and every member of the European Union. While the discussion on the conference contained references to the rise of extreme right-wing parties in Europe, the press coverage emphasized attacks on Jewish targets by Muslims in general. (New York Times, Jan. 24)This is part of a campaign by the European imperialists and Israeli propagandists to fully equate the racist, scapegoating, anti-Semitic fascism of the oppressing ruling classes with anti-Zionist and anti-Jewish acts carried out by oppressed Muslims. At the same time, it is an attempt to divert attention from charges now before the International Criminal Court in the Hague for Israeli war crimes committed against the Palestinian people during the 2014 attack on Gaza.The imperialist and Zionist strategy is to identify the racist, anti-Semitic persecution of the Jewish people by European fascism with the acts of reprisal, retaliation and resistance of Muslims against Zionism and colonial oppression.Making opposites equal: a big lieThe imperialist rulers apply the same term to describe political acts that are diametrically opposite to one another. The term anti-Semitic is applied equally to, on the one hand, Greece’s pro-Nazi Golden Dawn, the undercover anti-Semites of the French National Front and Germany’s Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West (PAGIDA) and, on the other hand, to Hamas, Hezbollah and Muslim individuals or groups that attack Jews in Europe and the U.S.These latter attacks by Muslims arise out of rage against the crimes of torture, bombing, drone attacks, occupation and terror campaigns like the 2014 Israeli 50-day war against Gaza, in which over 2,000 Palestinians were killed, the vast majority of them civilians, including women and children whose homes, schools, hospitals, water supply, etc., were ruthlessly destroyed.Under such circumstances there may be many misguided but understandable acts of violence directed against Jews and other targets associated in the minds of the attackers with the suffering of their people. This association is deepened by the fact that Netanyahu and the Israeli regime repeatedly associate all Jews with Israel and Zionist ideology. The only way to put an end to such anti-Jewish acts is for the imperialists and the Zionists to cease their aggression, which is the ultimate provocation and source of all violent resistance.Rise of fascism and Islamophobia coincideIt is no accident that the rise of fascism in Europe today coincides with the rise of Islamophobia. In fact, Islamophobia is being used as a tool by the ruling class now, just as they used anti-Semitism in the 1930s. In a way, the hatred and prejudice directed at Muslim peoples are an updated version of anti-Semitism, as it is used to divide the masses and find scapegoats in a period when European capitalism is mired in mass unemployment, stagnation and recession and there is growing discontent with the capitalist governments and traditional political parties.If a world conference is to be authorized by the U.N. General Assembly — which is supposed to be a parliament of nations but is really an instrument of imperialism — the conference should be on the rise of fascism and Islamophobia among the capitalist powers.The Israeli settler regime has long branded every act of resistance by the Palestinian people over 67 years of brutal and expanding occupation as “anti-Semitic” and “terrorism.” This poisonous and confusing terminology has been adopted by the European imperialists. It has helped to stir the pot of Islamophobia and served to intensify the exploitation and oppression of the Muslim populations of Europe — and the U.S.Anti-Semitism long practiced by European ruling classesAnti-Semitism is a term aptly applied to the scapegoating and practices of expropriation of Jewish property by the European ruling classes, from before the time of the Spanish Inquisition to the Nazi holocaust, in which millions of Jews were exterminated in death camps. Nor should it be forgotten that the Nazis also targeted and killed socialists and communists, Roma people, lesbian and gay people, people with disabilities and progressive people of all types.The French ruling class was filled with anti-Semitic elements. Hitler found a sympathetic section from which to form the Vichy government of France in 1940. Under General Philippe Petain, the Vichy government deported over 700,000 Jews to the death camps. Similar internments and deportations were carried out in northern Italy under the fascist regime of Mussolini, but on a lesser scale.The British aristocracy also had a strong pro-Hitler wing, led by Sir Oswald Mosley and his British Union of Fascists. Mosley was far from an incidental figure in British aristocratic society. In 1920 his wedding was attended by hundreds of guests, included such European royalty as King George V and Queen Mary, as well as the Duke of Brabant — later to become King Leopold III of Belgium.The anti-Semitism of the British ruling classes goes back to the 12th and 13th centuries, culminating in the expulsion of all the Jews from England in 1290 by King Edward I.In fact, the Munich pact, by which the British imperialists recognized Hitler’s takeover of Czechoslovakia in 1938, was carried out by the pro-Nazi appeasement wing of the British ruling class and was calculated to give Hitler a green light to attack the USSR.More recently, the Ukrainian right-wing, pro-U.S. puppet regime in Kiev was catapulted to power in a fascist-led coup by descendents of groups that collaborated with the Nazis in World War II and who still have allegiance to battalions that fought with Hitler.These are the ruling-class forces that turned to fascism and anti-Semitism in the 1930s and used the Jewish people as scapegoats. The capitalists backed the fascists when they needed scapegoats to direct mass hostility toward the Jews because capitalism was crumbling during the Great Depression. At the same time, the fascists wiped out the trade unions and all forms of working-class organization.To equate these reactionary forces and their monstrous persecution and crimes against the Jewish people and all humanity with the angry resistance and retaliation of the Muslim and other oppressed peoples who carry out anti-Jewish acts is to conceal the reality of ruling-class manipulation of ideology through the false application of terminology.The acts of retaliation against Zionism for its genocidal policies or for the oppression of Muslims by French or U.S. imperialism are carried out by people who do not have F-16s, Apache helicopters, laser-guided bombs, Abrams tanks, drones, A-10 killer planes, Cruise missiles and all the modern armaments needed to defend against U.S., British, French and Israeli aggression.‘Secularization’ a cover for anti-Islamic discriminationThe Hollande government in France, where there is currently more than 10 percent official unemployment and much higher youth unemployment, is now sponsoring a new program on “secularization.”Under the new law, which will cost 250 million euros and go into effect in September, students and parents will be required to sign a “secularism charter.” Schools will be urged to have regular ceremonies in which students salute the flag and sing the national anthem. Some 1,000 teachers will undergo training to implement the new law.The new regulation was prompted by the fact that in dozens of schools across the country, students refused to take part in a moment of silence for the victims of the Charlie Hebdo attack.The secularism charter, passed in 2013, was used to outlaw wearing headscarves in public schools. This was clearly directed at the religious practices and preferences of Muslim girl and young women students. As such it was a violation of freedom of religion.The secularism charter was supposed to be based on a 1905 law separating church and state. That law was aimed at curbing the reactionary influence of the Catholic Church hierarchy. Catholicism had been made the state religion in 1801 by Napoleon Bonaparte. After that the church was dominant in schools, hospitals, charitable institutions, etc. Divorce was illegal in France. The 1905 law came after the notorious Dreyfus case, in which the anti-Semitic officer corps of the French military framed a Jewish captain for treason and sent him to prison.So the secularism charter, which was meant to curb the power of the reactionary clerical hierarchy, is now being used to deny freedom of religious practice to Muslims in the name of “French Republican values.”The hidden relationship between the rise of fascism in Europe and the rise of Islamophobia was revealed in the recent resignation of a leader of the Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West, which has been carrying out anti-Islamic demonstrations in Dresden. Lutz Bachmann was forced to resign after a photo on his Facebook page was made public showing him made up with the hairstyle and mustache of Hitler.As part of this Islamophobic campaign, Netanyahu, Hollande, Merkel, Cameron and Obama want to draw an equal sign between the bloody fascism of the right wing and and its genocide against the Jews on one hand and the desperate resistance and profound anger of the Muslim people against the overwhelming armed might of world imperialism, which is trying to subdue the entire Middle East, western Asia and most of the world, on the other.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Previous articleLighthizer: NAFTA Costing Jobs, Failing AmericansNext articleGuessing Yield Especially Hard this Year NAFB News Service Roberts: Goal is to Finish Farm Bill This Year Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter By NAFB News Service – Aug 17, 2017 The Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee is echoing his House of Representatives counterpart, saying the goal is to get the farm bill to the finish line by the end of this year. In his home state this week, Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas told farmers and ranchers that the farm bill process is in “good shape. The current farm bill will expire at the end of September next year. The House and Senate committees on agriculture are both in the process of holding field hearings around the nation to take input on the next farm bill.House Agriculture Committee Chair Mike Conaway of Texas previously said the goal is to have the farm bill finished this year and up for a vote in the House early next year.Source: NAFB News Service SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Roberts: Goal is to Finish Farm Bill This Year SHARE
Receive email alerts May 13, 2021 Find out more News News RSF_en to go further October 21, 2020 Find out more RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia April 27, 2021 Find out more Threats against journalists in the eastern border city of Cúcuta have increased since the 11 January murder of Julio Palacios Sánchez, and two have had to leave. Reporter Antonio Colmenares, who writes about armed groups for the local newspaper La Opinión, told his editors in an e-mail message on 21 January that he had to flee the city four days before. He did not elaborate.Jorge Corredor, who presents a news programme, “El Pregón del Norte,” on La Voz del Norte radio, fled across the nearby border into Venezuela on 12 January after receiving a telephone death threat. The next day he said he was thinking of seeking refuge in Europe.The daily El Tiempo reported on 24 January that local police chief José Humberto Henao had announced that he was on the point of arresting Palacios’ murderers, but he gave no further information about the investigation.______________________________13.01.2005 – Call for proper investigation into murder of radio journalist in CúcutaReporters Without Borders voiced outrage today at the murder of journalist Julio Palacios Sánchez of Radio Lemas yesterday in the eastern border town of Cúcuta and urged the authorities to stage a proper investigation.”With local journalists saying he was probably killed because of his work, we call on the authorities to do everything possible to ensure that those responsible are identified and punished,” the press freedom organisation said.The authorities should also contact his family and colleagues to discuss the possibility of providing them with some form of protection, if they so desire, the organisation added.Reporters Without Borders had already voiced concern in June 2004 about the decline in press freedom in Cúcuta due to an increase in threats and physical attacks against journalists.More informationWith a total of one journalist and one media assistant killed in the country, 2004 was less deadly for the press in Colombia than previous years, the organisation noted. But the decline in fatalities does not mean anything has changed in this country, which is one of the most dangerous in Latin America for the news media.”The situation continues to be very difficult because those opposed to press freedom – corrupt politicians, drug traffickers, armed groups – maintain more and more complex relations which makes it even more dangerous to report their misdeeds,” Reporters Without Borders said.Palacios, who presented a news programme called “El Viento” on Radio Lemas, was shot three times in the chest by two men on a motorcycle as he was going to the radio station. The police said the killers had an accident just a few yards from the murders scene as they were getting away, and one of them could be injured.Despite his own injuries, Palacios managed to drive himself home. Relatives immediately rushed him to the San José hospital in Cúcuta where he died.Aged 55, Palacios also co-hosted a Radio Lemas programme called “The Friday Big Polemic” with two other journalists. He had already survived a murder attempt in 1996 and a bomb in 1998. In October, he received several anonymous calls from Venezuela threatening to kill him if he did not stop talking. Three other Cúcuta journalists received similar threats.Palacios had a very critical style and was well-known for exposing corruption. He had claimed that local politics were financed by money from drug trafficking. He was well known for supporting the Conservative Party and President Alvaro Uribe. A source who requested anonymity said he also was a PR consultant for local politicians.The official in charge of the investigation, Col. José Henao, said he did not yet have any suspects. But because Palacios’ programmes were controversial, it appears to be the assumption that he was killed because of his work. Journalists reached by Reporters Without Borders said they also feared for their lives.Reporters Without Borders issued a statement in June 2004 about threats and attacks against five journalists in Cúcuta. Jorge Elias Corredor of the radio station La Voz del Norte was the target of a murder attempt on 22 April 2004 in which his daughter-in-law was killed. There were three bomb attacks on media targets in Cúcuta in the course of a single month in late 2002. RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Two journalists have fled the eastern border city of Cúcuta because of death threats since the 11 January murder of Julio Palacios Sánchez. Local police chief José Humberto Henao has meanwhile announced that he is on the point of arresting Palacios’ murderers. ColombiaAmericas News Follow the news on Colombia ColombiaAmericas Reports Help by sharing this information 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Organisation January 25, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists forced to leave Cúcuta after receiving death threats