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Argentina: Children march against hunger, poverty Japan: Peace constitution in jeopardy Iran: CIA destabilization plans come to light Kenya: Global warming causing sea damage Great Britain: Child poverty on the rise

In Colombia, scandals mount and people mobilize

Colombian President Alvaro Uribe has been adamant that 56 prisoners held by the country’s principal guerilla army, the left-leaning Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), would be freed by military rescue operations, not through a humanitarian exchange.

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Honoring the Rosenbergs, celebrating resistance

In the 1950s, during the height of the anti-communist hysteria led by Wisconsin Republican Sen. Joseph McCarthy, thousands of people, from shop workers to Hollywood figures, became victims during the Cold War’s initial years.

Bush faces dilemma on anti-Cuba terrorist

High-level worries about cooperation with terrorists do not extend to terrorist Luis Posada Carriles, now in U.S. custody. Posada has all but admitted bombing a Cuban airliner in 1976, killing all 73 aboard, and trying to assassinate Fidel Castro in Panama in 2000, but the only U.S. charge against him is for illegal entry.

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Nacho Libre provides glimpse of Mexican popular culture

MEXICO CITY — Hollywood funny man Jack Black’s new movie, “Nacho Libre,” which portrays the wild world of Mexican wrestling, was shot on location in Mexico’s Pacific coastal state of Oaxaca (pronounced “Wah-HA-Ca”). As audiences enjoy the comedic adventures of Nacho, the main character, they will also learn about Mexican popular culture and take in the breathtaking views of Oaxaca.

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The truth hurts and helps, a review of 'White Metropolis'

Honest Texas history, when you can find it, tends to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. So it is with Michael Phillips’ new history of Dallas, which pours salty truth into long-ignored wounds.

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Heinrich Heine, poet and communist?

Was he the greatest German poet, the greatest poet of his century? I won’t argue, but I love him the most! Heinrich Heine died 150 years ago — February 17, 1856 — and is still as up-to-date, relevant and wonderful as ever!

An American worker goes to Venezuela

Like you, I am very concerned about the direction the Bush administration is leading our country and the impact of its policies on world developments. I was fortunate to be a participant at the 6th World Social Forum in Caracas, Venezuela, this January.

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EDITORIAL: Another step backward for civil liberties

In a move that deepens concerns about its future direction, the Supreme Court last week said evidence found when police with a search warrant enter a home without knocking can be used at trial. In its decision, announced June 15, the nation’s highest court rejected a long-standing legal principle that evidence obtained when the “knock and announce” rule is violated cannot be used in a criminal case.

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