the Context


Demonstrators demand that Guatemalan President Álvaro Colom resign for allegedly killing Rodrigo Rosenberg.

Magnitude 7.0

A 4.7-magnitude earthquake strikes Inglewood and Lennox, California, United States.


The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam agree to a ceasefire in Sri Lanka's civil war.


Peru's Armed Forces are authorized to aid the National Police for 30 days in a dispute with indigenous peoples.

Petroleum industry

Four oil companies announce a plan to supply Europe with natural gas from Kurdistan, Iraq, via the Nabucco pipeline.


Al-Shabaab captures Jowhar, Somalia, from the Transitional Federal Government.