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  • ISRAEL: Concern over Latin American recognition of Palestinian state

     
    First came Brazil. In a public letter addressed to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas last week, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said his country "recognizes a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders." The statement came in response...
  • MOROCCO: For cheap Saudi oil, Rabat broke ties with Iran, cracked down on Shiites, leaked cable says

     
    At Saudi Arabia's urging, Morocco broke ties with Iran and began a domestic campaign against Moroccan Shiites in exchange for economic trade-offs, an Egyptian diplomat told sources at the U.S. Embassy in Rabat, according to a leaked U.S. diplomatic cable....
  • Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega dubbed 'Chavez Mini-Me' in leaked U.S. cables

     
    The president of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, has received almost $1 billion in aid from President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela -- sometimes in "suitcases full of cash" sent from Caracas -- a relationship that prompted a U.S. diplomat to dub Ortega a "Chavez...
  • Why the WikiLeakers are not quite Rosa Parks

     
    When Julian Assange talks about transparency and our right to know about our government, he has at least a fighting chance of winning over the public. He stakes out a difficult but righteous position: that the media deserve special latitude......
  • WEST BANK: Palestinian reaction to U.S. reversal on settlement freeze

     
    Palestinian politicians and analysts said Wednesday that they were not surprised that the U.S. government had failed to get Israel to agree to a temporary settlement freeze as a precondition for resuming Palestinian-Israeli peace negotiations. To them, It...
  • Chiapas to California: preserving forests for dollars?

     
    The Mexican state of Chiapas, home to the left-wing Zapatista revolt of the mid-1990s, is now eager to join a most capitalist enterprise: California’s upcoming cap-and-trade market for carbon emissions. Chiapas Gov. Juan Antonio Sabines Guerrero and...
  • Circus clowns at Orlando Science Center, Orlando Museum of Art

     
    Circus “Ambassadors of Laughter” will present lighthearted antics at two cultural venues this weekend as they offer a sneak preview of “Fully Charged,” the all-new 141st edition of “The Greatest Show On Earth” playing...
  • McManus: A measured U.S. response in Syria

    McManus: A measured U.S. response in Syria
    When pro-democracy demonstrations erupted in Syria this spring, President Obama offered Syrian President Bashar Assad one more chance to embrace reform. "He can lead that transition [to democracy] or get out of the way," Obama said in May. Now, almost...
  • IRAN: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia squeezed between Tehran and Washington

     
    Armenia finds itself in an unfriendly neighborhood and engaged in a highly militarized 20-year territorial dispute with Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh enclave. It has long pulled off a diplomatic coup, maintaining simultaneous close relations with...
  • What Obama said about Richard Holbrooke just before learning of the diplomat's death (Updated)

     
    Democrat president praises veteran special envoy at another holiday party not knowing Holbrooke was nearing death....
  • CENTRAL ASIA: WikiLeaks dispatches reveal a Great Game for the 21st century

     
    The Americans were confounded. Maksat Idenov (pictured), the Harvard Business School-educated head of Kazakhstan’s state-owned oil company, had abruptly booted Guy Hollingsworth, a Chevron Corp. executive, from a meeting and from talks over a...