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  • Benicio del Toro awarded Tomas Gutierrez Alea Prize

    Benicio del Toro awarded Tomas Gutierrez Alea Prize

    August 21, 2009

    On July 30, President of the Cuban Union of Artists and Writers Miguel Barnet presented to Puerto Rican actor Benicio del Toro the Tomás Gutiérrez Alea International Film Prize, an award sponsored by the Cuban Union...

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  • WORLDNOTES: Spain, Japan, Pakistan, Venezuela, Niger, Cuba

    WORLDNOTES: Spain, Japan, Pakistan, Venezuela, Niger, Cuba

    August 19, 2009

    Spain: ‘The future in flames’:Such was the title of a recently-released Greenpeace report attributing “a new generation of fires with unknown social and economic consequences” to climate change (greenpeace.org espana). High temperatures and strong winds spread...

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  • Letters

    Letters

    August 14, 2009

    Thanks from an autoworker I want to thank John Rummel for his article about the letter sent to President Obama by 50 autoworkers, retirees and supporters calling for the rapid “green” conversion of shuttered auto plants...

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  • WORLD NOTES Nepal, Turkey, Cuba, Russia, Haiti, Madagascar

    WORLD NOTES Nepal, Turkey, Cuba, Russia, Haiti, Madagascar

    August 11, 2009 By W. T. Whitney Jr.

    Madagascar: Pact paves way for elections Haiti: Minimum wage law for a few Russia: Auto workers urge nationalization Nepal: Maoists said to threaten peace process Turkey: Gov’t reaches out to Kurdish party Cuba: Educating physicians for...

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  • POEM Hiroshima

    POEM Hiroshima

    August 6, 2009 By Teresinka Pereira

    On August 6, 1945 the United States dropped the first atomic bomb ever on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. On Aug. 9, three days later, a second atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Nagasaki....

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