Archive for October, 2011

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Chile’s Student Demonstrators Put President Piñera To The Test

October 5, 2011

A June protest in Santiago, Chile (credit - Dave_B_/flickr)

At some point over the past several months, President Sebastián Piñera, a billionaire businessman who until recently had also enjoyed a winning record in politics, lost his Midas touch. Now it seems he may be losing control. Read the rest of this entry ?

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El Salvador Returns Its Attention To 1989 Jesuit Massacre

October 5, 2011

A San Francisco, CA mural depicting scenes from El Salvador's bloody civil war (credit - pagedesign/flickr)

For the past 18 years, an amnesty law has kept a tight legal lid on the numerous massacres and other human rights violations committed during El Salvador’s dozen-year civil war (1980-1992). Thanks to the legal maneuverings of a judge in Spain, however, one of those cases – the infamous Jesuit massacre of 1989 – is now putting the country’s ‘hear no evil, see no evil’ policy to the test. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Nicaragua’s Ortega Heavily Favored To Win Third Term

October 5, 2011

(Credit - jorgemejia/flickr)

With just a week to go before the Aug. 20 start date of Nicaragua’s official pre-election campaign period, the country’s divided opposition is stumbling to the starting blocks, drained of momentum even before the final push toward the Nov. 6 contest begins. Read the rest of this entry ?