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U.S. Replaces Japan in Role of Villain on Whales
BUENOS AIRES - The United States has taken over the pro-whaling stance traditionally championed by Japan, but instead of supporting the capture of whales for scientific research purposes, it is doing so under the guise of aboriginal subsistence quotas. This is one of the conclusions reached by...
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Samuel Hart, a Former U.S. Ambassador, Plans to Participate in Gaza Flotilla
Samuel Hart grew up in Mississippi in the 1930s and '40s, when racial segregation was the law of the land. By the time the civil rights movement began making significant strides, Hart had left Mississippi, first to serve as an Army officer, then to join the diplomatic corps in 1958. Which is one of...
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With Ollanta Humala's Win, Peru Joins Latin America's Left Turn
Add Peru to the list of Latin American countries that have turned left. On Sunday, Peruvians voted in a second-round run-off ballot and elected Ollanta Humala, a 48-year old former army officer, president. This is Humala’s second try for the office. In 2006, he came close to winning, but Wikileaks...
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Why Washington Is Worried About Peru
If its preferred candidate Keiko Fujimori loses to Ollanta Humala, the US will be isolated against South America's left governments
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Three Myths of Israel's Insecurity
And Why They Must Be Debunked
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Obama in Latin America: Another Missed Opportunity
U.S. President Barack Obama’s most audacious phrase during his trip to Latin America that ended this week was "We are all Americans. Todos somos Americanos ." The phrase seemed designed to provoke rants from the right wing in the United States. But in fact, the right wing and the mainstream media...
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Trading Places: A Tale of Two Countries
Regressives love markets as a tool for organizing our social sphere. Love ‘em! That’s fine, up to a point. Marketplace of ideas? Great notion. Political choice? Could we have a lot more, please? Competition in commercial relations? I wish the folks on the right were one-tenth as serious about that...
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Tunisia's Spark & Egypt's Flame: The Middle East Is Rising
Is this how empires end, with people flooding the streets, demanding the resignation of their leaders and forcing local dictators out? Maybe not entirely, but the breadth and depth of the spreading protests, the helplessness of the U.S.-backed governments to stop them, and the rapidly diminishing...
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'Domino Effect'? More Countries Recognize Independent Palestine
Norway to be first EU nation to recognize Palestine?
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Has The New York Times Gone Crazy?
New York Times writer Matt Bai’s article on the shooting of Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others (“ A Turning Point in the Discourse ,” January 9, 2011) starts out as a sane and sober commentary on the relationship between the shootings and the recent political rhetoric...
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