Chávez Got Reelected; What about the U.S. November Election?

October 8th, 2012

By Dan Miller Chávez is said to have got fifty-four percent of the vote. Assuming that he did, why and does it augur anything for our own election? Here are some thoughts from my favorite Venezuelan blogger, Daniel Duquenal (pseudonym) about yesterday’s election. A student of Venezuela, he lives and votes there. He also dislikes […]


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Secretary Clinton Speaks the, er, Truth

May 21st, 2011

By Dan Miller Clinton gives a maddening speech, full of omissions, on Latin America. Secretary Clinton delivered an address on May 11 at the 41st Washington Conference on the Americas. Here are some of its lowlights. Climate Change We Must Believe In [W]e are building flexible multilateral partnerships to help us address the strategic challenges […]


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Honduran Unions in Wisconsin? Nah – Just Their spirits

March 28th, 2011

By Dan Miller Here is an article from the Washington Examiner about the current machinations of many teachers and their union in Honduras. It notes, Honduran President Porfirio Lobo on Sunday threatened to fire teachers if they continue a three-week-old strike that has aggravated divisions caused by a 2009 coup. Teachers who fail to show […]


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Implications of the Revolution in Tunisia

January 17th, 2011

By Tom Carter We should be paying closer attention to the revolution going on right now in Tunisia.  Assuming, of course, that U.S. media can tear themselves away from the most important story of they day — the responsibility of Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh for the Arizona shooting. In what appears to be a […]


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The Tragedy of Haiti

January 18th, 2010

By Tom Carter Like most everyone else, I’m following the news out of Haiti pretty closely.  The photos and videos are appalling.  Estimates of the number of dead range from 50,000 to 200,000 or more, but no one knows the true number.  Many more thousands of people are injured.  Hundreds of thousands are homeless, living in the streets […]


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