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Ecuador: CONAIE and Correa Begin Dialogue

October 6, 2009 Jennifer Moore 0

After a week of marches and road blockades, Ecuador’s national indigenous movement and the government of President Rafael Correa have initiated talks. On Monday afternoon, a delegation of about 150 representatives from the three regional organizations of the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE) attended a meeting with the President and his cabinet in Quito. […]

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Argentine Folk Legend Mercedes Sosa Hospitalized – Watch Her Sing ‘Gracias A La Vida’

October 1, 2009 Various 0

From the Associated Press:

Famed Argentine folk singer Mercedes Sosa is hospitalized in guarded condition and breathing with the help of a respirator.

The state news agency Telam quotes officials at the Trinidad Clinic as saying that Sosa is suffering from progressive kidney failure. The 74-year-old "voice of Latin America" was hospitalized 12 days ago with liver problems. …

Sosa has recorded more than 70 albums. Her signature song is "Gracias a la vida," or "Thanks to Life."

Watch Mercedes Sosa sing "Gracias a la Vida," a song by Violetta Parra:


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