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Brazil, Latin America & Palestine
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Brazil, Latin America & Palestine

For some time now Brazil has been the major Latin American diplomatic force, no one disputes it, not even Mexico which has had that position snatched away from it and is now too occupied with the devastating “war on drugs” instigated by the President Felipe Calderón. Pablo Sapag M. What […]

Cuba, to the rhythm of… Sugar!
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Cuba, to the rhythm of… Sugar!

Brought to the island by Christopher Columbus, sugarcane has played an integral role in the creation of the various values which unite Cuba. Its economic importance is as central as ever. Roberto Salomón No sugar, no country… Such was the motto of the Cuban plantations in the 18th and 19th […]

The economy-crippling Christmas spirit
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The economy-crippling Christmas spirit

The season rolls around once more, and Britons all over the country are spending in their billions to welcome in the festive weeks. Presents, treats, decorations and tons of sterling are changing hands, for ‘tis the season. Britons are spending a lot – but what are they costing the country? […]

The exile of ghosts
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The exile of ghosts

– Remembering Fernando Garavito – “If the verse could imprison grey ghosts when you pass” . José Asunción Silva “Would you like a Whisky”  Maria asks me with her usual speed, throwing her feet outwards and slipping into her office while making me this proposal, unusual for her at any […]