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Amplifying Haiti’s Lost Years

June 11, 2008 Stuart Neatby 0

Source: The Dominion  A review of Peter Hallward’s Damming the Flood: Haiti, Aristide, and the Politics of Containment. The story of the international community’s role in Haiti over the last four years has been told […]

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Interview: Speaking with Hugo! author Bart Jones

June 11, 2008 Daniel Denvir 0

Bart Jones is the author of Hugo! The Hugo Chavez Story from Mud Hut to Perpetual Revolution (Steerforth, New Hampshire 2007). Jones lived in Venezuela from 1992 to 2000, working initially as a Maryknoll lay missioner and then as a foreign correspondent for The Associated Press. He now lives in Long Island, New York with his wife and two children. The book has also just been released in the UK and will soon be published in Brazil in Portuguese.   […]

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Nationwide Teachers Strike Keeps Chile Students Protesting

June 11, 2008 Thomás Rothe 0

A sea of umbrellas flooded Santiago’s central Plaza de Armas around midday last Wednesday as teachers, high schoolers, university students, and parents took over the rainy Santiago streets in a national protests called by the Teacher’s Association. The protest was against the General Education Law (LGE), an education reform package being put forward to replace the existing Organic Constitutional Education Law (LOCE).


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Thousands Protest US Asylum for Sanchez Berzaín as Resentment Continues Over “Black October”

Shortly after 10 a.m. on June 9, several thousand protestors from El Alto marched into La Paz and surrounded the US Embassy.  The mainly indigenous protestors were demanding the return of ex-President Sánchez de Lozada and ex-Minister of Defense Sánchez Berzaín to Bolivia.  Both men are facing a civil suit in the US and charges in Bolivia for the death of almost 70 civilians during the 2003 "Guerra del Gas."   […]

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