On Friday May 12, at 8:00 o’clock in the evening, Freddy Menare, a prominent Piaroa leader, was assassinated in Puerto Ayacucho, the capital city of Venezuela’s Amazonas state. The as-yet unidentified gunmen shot the 48-year old man in the back while he walked along Orinoco Avenue, a busy commercial street near the indigenous market in […]

“You’re under arrest in the name of the crown,” boomed Sergeant Preston of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police each week when he nabbed the bad guys on a popular radio show 50-some years ago. Fascination with the Mounties has a long history. They were romanticized by the Broadway musical and Hollywood film Rose Marie in […]