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Reuters* Edmee Betancourt would be second female bank head * Former commerce minister is staunch socialist * Congress needs to ratify president's nomination By Marianna Parraga CARACAS, April 23 (Reuters) - The nominee to lead Venezuela's central bank, Edmee...
The stage lights rise, and Michelle Bachelet — former political prisoner, torture victim and socialist president of Chile from 2006 to 2010 — braces herself to deliver a dramatic farewell speech. "Pardon me if I offend the fascists," she tells...
Tags: Skype, Fine Artists, Artists, Celebrities, Chile
"It's a difficult business," writes David Graeber, "creating a new, alternative civilization." Just open a window or turn on the TV — the same old civilization is rotting all around us. Budget cuts, police shootings, endless and ever-broadening...
ReutersApril 19 (Reuters) - Nicolas Maduro will be sworn in as Venezuela's president on Friday after a decision to widen an electronic audit of the vote took some of the heat out of a dispute over his election victory. The 50-year-old Maduro was also a union...
Reuters(Repeats without change story issued on April 17) * Spain's royals were hugely admired * Scandals take their toll * Growing number of Spaniards want king to abdicate By Elisabeth O'Leary MADRID, April 17 (Reuters) - Spain's King Juan Carlos stood...
Two years ago, the "Arab Spring" that deposed dictators and demagogues was an inspiration to hundreds of millions of repressed souls across the Middle East who yearned for a say in how they were governed. Today, with the Egyptian economy in ruins,...
Tags: Iran, Egypt, Religious Conflicts, Hosni Mubarak, Libya
The communist regime in Cuba was just about to come tumbling down, ending decades of dictatorship and opening the way for freedom and democracy. But before that could happen, Jay-Z and Beyonce took a trip to the island. So Cuba's despotism can expect to...
Tags: Jay-Z, Economic Sanctions, Travel, Tourism and Leisure, Cuba
Anila Rubiku grew up in a country that no longer exists, at least not the isolated, repressed and paranoid state that was Albania before Eastern Europe’s anti-Communist revolutions. The Balkan country that broke away from its iron-fisted mentors...
From his stove, Nelson Algren saw a dark shape stumble out of the bar across Wabansia Avenue. It teetered once, then slumped under the Nectar Beer sign, sizzling neon in the bitter February cold. Eight degrees, an army fatigue jacket, and too many shots...
BEIJING — In Washington, it is said, the definition of a gaffe is accidentally saying what you really think. That may be doubly true in Beijing, as Deng Yuwen can attest. Deng, an editor at the weekly newspaper run by the Central Party School,...
Washington Post Writers GroupWASHINGTON -- She had the eyes of Caligula and the lips of Marilyn Monroe. So said Francois Mitterrand, the last serious socialist to lead a major European nation, speaking of Margaret Thatcher, who helped bury socialism as a doctrine of governance....
The Hartford CourantIn the past few years, there has been a disturbing push in a number of states toward limiting the right to vote and raising barriers to participation in democracy. Not in Connecticut. When it comes to ensuring an inclusive and fair democracy that...
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