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Tribute to Salvador Allende in a “Different Chile”

Salvador Allende

This year, Sept. 11 is going to be different, because Chile is different, according to the organizers of a march on Sunday to pay tribute to former President Salvador Allende and victims of the Pinochet dictatorship.

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British brains, brawn and bombs bolster Libyan rebels

espias

Britain’s MI6 officers have been engaged in drilling Libyan rebels, helping them to establish a proper military plan for an assault on the capitol Tripoli. On Tuesday, British newspapers revealed that the UK not only detached spies and former SAS gurus to train militants, but was also providing them with ammunition for the operation, including night-vision goggles, advanced communication equipment and no less than 1,000 sets of body armor.

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When the Hunger Strike is in the US

California’s Pelican Bay state prison

On the 1st of July, several dozen inmates at California’s Pelican Bay state prison began a hunger strike against the inhuman conditions at the Security Housing Unit [SHU, pronounced "shoe"] where one-third of the 3100 prisoners are locked up. In this maximum security facility, near the Oregon state border, convicts are locked in for more than 22 hours a day in windowless isolation cells, and can have little or no contact with other prisoners for years and sometimes decades.

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Raul Castro, Hugo Chavez Meet

Hugo Chávez y Raúl Castro en la Habana, Cuba

Cuban President Raul Castro received Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Wednesday. Chavez, who is concluding a tour that took him to Ecuador and Brazil, arrived in this capital early today. During his stay here, the visitor will review the development of the extensive existing bilateral links between Havana and Caracas, Granma newspaper reported. Raul Castro

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Cuba Denounces U.S./European Misinformation Campaign

Bandera Cubana

Cuba denounced the misinformation campaigns orchestrated by the United States with the complicity of its European allies and the interests that control the corporate media, in an editorial published Monday in Granma newspaper. The most recent campaign is the distortion of the death of the counterrevolutionary Wilfredo Soto Garcia, the editorial said.

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Luis Posada Carriles Acquitted in Texas

Posada Carriles

Luis Posada Carriles, a former CIA employee, veteran of the failed invasion of Cuba, support operative for the Nicaraguan contras, and the accused mastermind behind the worst terrorist attacks in Latin America and the Caribbean, was acquitted last Friday in a federal court in El Paso, Texas—but only on charges related with lying to immigration authorities, and not for his long history of violence for which justice authorities in Venezuela and other countries are still seeking his extradition.

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Interview with former U.S. President, Jimmy Carter, by Arleen Rodríguez Derivet, Cuban Television journalist (+ Photos)

James Carter in Havana. Photo: Alex Castro

Translation: Machetera Translation: Machetera Arleen Rodríguez: Hello!  A greeting to all of those who are watching Cuban Television right now.   I welcome all of you, along with the former President of the United States, James Carter, who just moments before leaving to return to his country has graciously agreed to give us an interview, and

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My Shoes are too Tight

My Shoes are too Tight

While the damaged reactors spew radioactive smoke over Japan and monstrous-looking planes and nuclear submarines launch deadly charges tele-directed onto Libya, a North African Third World country with barely six million inhabitants, Barack Obama was spinning a tale for the Chileans that sounded like one I used to hear when I was 4 years old: “My shoes are too tight, my socks are too warm; and I carry in my heart the little kiss you gave me”.