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Ariel Dorfman on the Chilean Miners Rescue

October 16, 2010

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Ariel Dorfman writes: The lessons of Chile’s past helped keep miners alive It was luck that initially saved those 33 miners when the mountain collapsed, but it was not luck that kept them alive Mining created Chile. The story of men who go down into the mountain and chip away at minerals in the darkness […]

Solanas: Argentina suffering from a “crisis of ethics”

September 22, 2010

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Proyecto Sur lawmaker and possible presidential candidate Fernando “Pino” Solanas ruled out any political alliance with Elisa Carrió or Hermes Binner, citing that whoever joins him must “share his views and his party’s goals.” “No negotiations are currently taking place,” he assured, adding that any arrangement will be based on his party’s goals and effectively […]

Fidel: Cuba’s economic model no longer works

September 9, 2010

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Cuba: Communist Economic Model Loses a Stalwart Defender By REUTERS Published: September 8, 2010 Fidel Castro said Cuba’s economic model no longer worked, an American journalist reported Wednesday. Jeffrey Goldberg wrote in his blog for Atlantic magazine that he asked Mr. Castro, left, last week if Cuba’s model of Soviet-style Communism was still worth exporting […]

Residents of Argentine Slum Launch TV Station

September 2, 2010

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BUENOS AIRES – Residents of the teeming Buenos Aires slum of Villa 31 have started a low-power television station that seeks to air the neighborhood’s needs and problems, the project’s promoters told Efe on Monday.

South of the Border: reviewing the reviewers

August 21, 2010

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Mark Weisbrot | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk Media coverage of the new Oliver Stone film displays just the kind of ignorance of US/Latin American relations it decries Mark Weisbrot guardian.co.uk, Friday 16 July 2010 14.02 BST

Colombian high court rejects US bases agreement

August 21, 2010

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Colombian high court rejects US bases agreement Colombian high court rejects US bases agreement By Bill Van Auken 21 August 2010 Colombia’s high court ruled Tuesday that a treaty allowing the US access to military bases in the country is unconstitutional because the former government of right-wing President Alvaro Uribe failed to submit the pact […]