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Open Veins, Healing Wounds, in Latin America

yesterdayNews : Truthdig

For the first time in more than half a century, the presidents of the United States and Cuba have had a formal meeting.

Florida reopens trial in slaying of Chilean folk singer who opposed U.S.-backed dictatorship

yesterdayNews : BlogPost

One of Latin America's darkest Cold War-era crimes is being reopened in Florida, where a U.S. judge has allowed a lawsuit to go forward against a former Chilean officer accused of torturing and murdering folk singer Victor Jara in 1973.Read full article >>

Michael Jackson Tear Jerkers: Flashbacks In Spanish, Hollywood, And Detroit

If you think that Michael Jackson is the most interesting person in the world, you will love these new pieces of Michael Jackson history that have been recently revealed. In Hollywood, Latin America and Detroit, everyone seems to beShow More Summary

Obama Is Using Cuba To Counter Russia, Iran, And China's Growing Influence In Latin America

At the Summit of the Americas held in Panama City last week, President Obama historically positioned the US closer to Cuba, opening a door to counter Russian, Iranian, and Chinese influence in the region.

Critics of Obama's Cuba moves have a lot of brass given past U.S. policies in Latin America

President George H.W. Bush shakes hands in 1990 with a product of U.S. Latin American policy, Augusto Pinochet, the one-time fascist dictator of Chile who continued to wield massive influence even as the nation moved toward democracy. President...Show More Summary

Greek Orthodox Church In Latin America Is Not Very Greek

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Thousands of Orthodox Christians attended Holy Week services in Greek Orthodox churches in Central and South America this year -- but most were not of Greek descent. It was the last thing that church leader, Metropolitan Athenagoras, was expecting. Show More Summary

France’s BlaBlaCar acquires Germany’s to clinch European dominance

Now that BlaBlaCar has cemented its spot as Europe's top intercity car-sharing service, it can turn its attention to Latin America.

Reviewing The Life of Eduardo Galeano Who Passed Away At 74

Eduardo Galeano, a Uruguayan journalist and author, passed away on April 13 at the age of 74 due to lung cancer. He is most well-known for writing “Open Veins of Latin America,” a best-selling book detailing the history of the Europe’s exploitation of Latin America since the days of Columbus, along with other classics. Galeano [...]

White House Wants to Take Cuba Off the Terrorism List. It’s About Time.

In 1982, the U.S. State Department labeled Cuba a state sponsor of terrorism due to its support of Communist guerilla movements in Latin America and Africa. More than two decades after the end of the Cold War, it remained on the list...Show More Summary

The American Tradition of Self-Damaging Economic Warfare

Paul R. Pillar Iran Cuba, Middle East Latin America The roots and manifestations of American exceptionalist thinking go way back. One of those manifestations is the use of economic measures as a weapon intended to coerce or deny. The...Show More Summary

Cuba Deal Doesn’t Lead to Better Human Rights Conditions in Latin America

So did the Obama administration make another hasty deal, thinking it would help improve the human rights situation in Latin America when it didn’t do much at all? Looks like it, as Brazil continues to refuse to change its ways and will not condemn abuses in the region.

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May Eduardo Galeano rest in peace. He’s an inspiration whose work Open Veins of Latin America really influenced me as a journalist, Marxist and person, especially on the topic of Latin America in general. Like D’Alessio says, there are things changing in Latin America. Dave Zirin writes a fitting tribute here. International Politics Overall - Saudi Arabia may be extending its [...]

Spanish After-Market Ticket Exchange Ticketbis Raises Further €3 Million

Ticketbis, the Spanish startup that operates an exchange for buying and selling after-market tickets to events in Europe, Latin America, and most recently Asia, has topped up its funding for a sixth time. Read More

Eduardo Galeano, influential Uruguayan author, dies at 74

Eduardo Galeano, a Uruguayan author whose anti-capitalist polemic “The Open Veins of Latin America” served for decades as a lodestar for leftist dissenters worldwide and who last year startled his admirers when he impugned the book’s writing and scholarly value, died April 13 in Montevideo, the capital. He was 74.Read full article >>

Eduardo Galeano, Who Inspired Latin American Leftists Through His Writing, Has Died At 74

“His best known book, ‘The Open Veins of Latin America,; published in 1971, described the historical legacy of the Spanish colonial era and capitalist plunder that followed it. He spurned conventional narrative in favor of anecdotes highlighting, among others, enslaved indigenous Bolivian miners, devastated Brazilian rain forests and polluted Venezuelan oil fields.”

What Eduardo Galeano had to say about the United States

5 days agoNews : BlogPost

Eduardo Galeano, the celebrated Uruguayan author and journalist, died of cancer on Monday at age 74. A giant of the Latin American left, Galeano was most well known internationally for his 1971 book, "The Open Veins of Latin America," a lengthy chronicle of the continent's plunder during centuries of European imperialism. That history, he made clear, stretched into […]

We’re seeing 'little alerts' of Iran’s growing presence in Latin America

Last October, a 28-year-old Lebanese man named Muhamed Amadar was arrested in Lima, Peru. He was alone and hadn't left his apartment for weeks. A search of his apartment found TNT and other chemicals used for making explosives. The Peruvian...Show More Summary

Eduardo Galeano Has Died; Here Are Excerpts From His Classic Soccer Book

5 days agoSports : Deadspin

Eduardo Galeano, one of the most beloved writers to ever come from Uruguay and Latin America as a whole, has passed away today at the age of 74 after succumbing to cancer. Galeano was famous for writing about politics and history and war and economics. He also brought the same passion and knowledge that he brought to those subjects to soccer. Read more...

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