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The Platt amendment: an old nightmare
Latin America

The Platt amendment: an old nightmare

Current US policy toward Cuba is a historic anachronism that stems from failed attempts to turn the clock back by a century to the interventionist era in which this agreement was signed. Marta Denis Valle Political and military interference by the White House in other countries, which is now escalating […]

Hamburg: A difficult start for Angela Merkel
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Hamburg: A difficult start for Angela Merkel

The outcome of the regional elections in her country could not have been worse for the German Chancellor: her party only obtained 21.9% of the votes, one of the poorest results in this port town. Harald Neuber On Sunday, at the end of the electoral period, the leaders of the […]

Talking to Werner Herzog
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Talking to Werner Herzog

“A visionary film director”, “disturbing works” and “epic” are just some of the epithets that surround the figure and the film works of the German cinematic director Werner Herzog, screenwriter of films such as “Aguirre, the Wrath of God” or “Fitzcarraldo”, amongst many others, whose career also includes a number […]

Venezuela: solving housing problems
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Venezuela: solving housing problems

President Hugo Chávez announced the construction of two million houses by 2017, a goal propped up by actions for identifying needs and suitable sites. Chávez ratified the commitment to solve the structural problems inherited from previous governments, an endeavor in which the support from national groups and countries like Belarus, […]

Asylum Seekers: awareness week
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Asylum Seekers: awareness week

Many of them face social exclusion and marginalisation due to the legal limbo in which they find themselves, without the ability to exercise their most fundamental rights. The agency for UN refugees, Acnur, indicates that every year around 30,000 people seek asylum in the UK, of whom approximately 15% are […]