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The Good Guy Who Likes to Go After the Bad Guys: Spanish Judge, Baltasar Garzon

May 21, 2010

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Garzon is a maverick  judge and now he is paying for it.  In 1998, he issued an arrest warrant for Augusto Pinochet.  A few months after the June 28 coup in Honduras, he travelled there to investigate human rights abuses committed by the coup government.  He concluded that there was ample cause for concern. But when he begain to […]

Millionaires, Coups and Human Rights (La Alborada)

March 25, 2010

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Millionaires, Coups, and Human Rights La Alborada – March 24 The new president of Chile, Sebastian Piñera, who made his fortune of a billion-and-a-half dollars through his interests in the airline LAN Chile, a TV station, and a soccer team, faces the difficult task of rebuilding his country after the earthquake. He has taken the […]

President of UN General Assembly, Miguel D’Escoto, Schools US on Its Misguided Foreign Policy

March 22, 2009

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You know, there is nothing better than a former priest who shifts to a career in politics, especially if he is a liberation theologist. Father D’Escoto was the foreign minister under the Sandinista government in Nicaragua in the 1970’s.  His present position, President of the UN General Assembly, affords him the opportunity to travel extensively.  […]