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Capturing Cavallo

Last month’s surprise decision of the Mexican Supreme Court to allow the extradition of Argentine torturer Ricardo Cavallo to Spain on terrorism and genocide charges sets a precedent that goes far beyond those war criminals who actively participated in Latin … Read More

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Eye-Yai-Yai!

Palestine is always synonymous with pain and so it seems almost poetic that I was in plenty of it as I embarked in late June upon an odyssey that was to take me to the Occupied Territories for a few … Read More

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Party Animals

Mexico’s July 6 mid-term elections represent a crucial referendum on three years of rule by Vicente Fox, the first president to be elected from the ranks of the opposition in nearly a century, and his right-wing National Action Party (PAN). … Read More

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Big Brother's Crossover Schemes

Since the terror attacks on New York and Washington 20 months ago, the U.S. government, in its zeal to globalize snooping on its own people, has bought and bribed access to the personal records of more than 300 million Latin … Read More

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Back From Babylon

On the day that the Blix report was broadcast to an expectant universe, my Turkish comrade, ex-Greenpeace Mediterranean campaigner and Elvis Presley lookalike Tolga Temuge, and I were perched upon the rickety roof of the engine house at the Daura … Read More

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Our Man in Babylon

BAGHDAD– The afternoon sky over Baghdad browned ominously as the sandstorm swirled in from the surrounding desert. Suddenly, the dirt was flying everywhere, filling the mouth with grit, a choking blast of hot, stifling air that would not abate until … Read More

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They Don't Call It StarBUCKS for Nada

The exploits of the Colombian cartels, the Tijuana Boys, and other notorious Latin narco lords are the stuff of legend, but, in terms of sheer numbers, the world’s most successful drug dealer may be none other than the infamous Starbucks … Read More

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Saving Tenochtitl?n?For Whom?

The veins of the Centro Histórico, a United Nations World Heritage site and once the Gran Tenochtitlán, the island capital that was the throne of the Aztec empire, have been torn open–and it is not a pretty site. The narrow, … Read More

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