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Benicio del Toro awarded Tomas Gutierrez Alea Prize

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 of Artists and Writers (UNEAC). The award ceremony took place at UNEAC’s Martínez Villena hall.

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

Spain: ‘The future in flames’: Japan: Opposition leader scores U.S.-led globalization: Pakistan: Opinion survey gives U.S. low grades Venezuela: Trade ties build with Argentina Niger: Tandja presidency continues, corruption charged Cuba: Food imports from U.S. drop


Thanks from an autoworker Red-baiting in the media Hiroshima Print vs. online

Socialist feminist revival

I just returned from a workshop on gender-based violence organised by the Ministry of Women's Affairs in Venezuela and the UNDP. Speakers at the workshop included Maria Leon, Minister of Women's Affairs and Nora Casteneda President of Banmujer or Bank for the Development of Women. The two women explained the gains made by women as a result of Bolivarian socialist revolution in Venezuela. A record which was truly amazing in the attempts made in empowering women towards achieving gender equality, reported candidly by both women, who also outlined the challenges women in that country have as yet to overcome.

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

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 the U.S.

POEM Hiroshima

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. More than 200,000 people were killed or injured in the immediate wake of the bombings.

Obama announces electric car grant

Elkhart, Indiana, residents cheered President Obama Aug. 5 as he announced $2.4 billion in federal grants -- $39 million of it for economically devastated Elkhart -- to develop electric cars and trucks “right here in the U.S. of A.”

LONESOME HOBO If Blue Dogs run free

I am trying to get more info on the Blue Dogs-White House-Senate health care negotiations. Are we headed to a supportable bill, or not?

Lou Dobbs' journalism problem

Using the debunked conspiracy about the authenticity of President Obama's birth certificate, CNN's Lou Dobbs and executives at that network have managed to redefine the professional standards of journalism.

LETTERS Change comes to PWW, Sudoku not necessary, Good question

Re: change comes to PWW Sudoku not necessary Good question

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