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  • In Venezuela, a presidential decree brings Christmas early

    The Christmas season has officially started in Venezuela, thanks to President Nicolas Maduro, who recently declared it so. Maduro made the announcement at a Socialist Christmas fair in the city of Caracas. According to National Public Radio, the...
  • Woman and mannequin, both plastic

     
    By Jessica Reynolds The New York Times has a fascinating front page story today about the intersection of industries that thrive off of women hating their bodies. The piece explains how large-busted, small-waisted and long-legged mannequins have become...
  • Obama's diplomatic comeback

    Barack Obama came to office in 2009 promising a new era of diplomacy and engagement after the confrontational "axis of evil" approach of the George W. Bush administration. During his campaign, Obama said he would be willing to meet with the leaders of...
  • Venezuela seizes another asset: Toilet paper factory

    Venezuela seizes another asset: Toilet paper factory
    CARACAS, Venezuela -- The government may be holding a clearance sale of sorts this weekend after adding a new asset to its portfolio of confiscated farms and factories: the nation’s largest manufacturer of toilet paper. The seizure of the plant...
  • Jefferson and Ho

    When it comes to Vietnam, I'm all for moving on, putting the past behind us, looking forward, letting bygones be bygones, but doing so requires honesty about the past, lest history be forgotten and the memory and honor tarnished of the 60,000 Americans...
  • Rachel Marsden: The deal that America and Russia must make following Chavez's death

    PARIS -- A chess piece has fallen in Latin America. The road to prosperity and peace for the citizens of many countries -- probably even yours -- runs through the recent death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and a counterintuitive deal between two...
  • San Sebastian Film Review: 'Bad Hair'

    A young boy looking to express himself clashes with his single mother's need to control her rapidly disintegrating world in Mariana Rondon's impressively multilayered "Bad Hair." Set in a working-class housing project in Caracas, the pic has a narrative...
  • Sic semper tyrannis

    What? Do even Latin American caudillos die? Apparently, according to the latest and last medical bulletin on the health (or lack thereof) of Hugo Chavez, perpetually re-electable president of Venezuela. No doubt many Venezuelans are grieving at the...
  • President Hugo Chavez dies at 58; hero to Venezuela's poor

    President Hugo Chavez dies at 58; hero to Venezuela's poor
    CARACAS, Venezuela —Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, the charismatic socialist whose Bolivarian Revolution reduced poverty and galvanized anti-American sentiment across Latin America but left his nation deeply polarized and ever more dependent on...
  • 'Westonzuela' offers expatriates a safe home away from home

    'Westonzuela' offers expatriates a safe home away from home
    Welcome to "Westonzuela," where the arepas are fresh and plentiful, flags of yellow, red and blue fly high, and Spanish-language periodicals like "El Venezolano" can be found at the corner gas station. In this western suburb on the edge of the...
  • Snapshot of Venezuela after Hugo Chavez

    Venezuela’s interim president, Nicolas Maduro, squares off Sunday with Miranda state Gov. Henrique Capriles in an election that will decide who will complete the term of Hugo Chavez, who died March 5 after designating Maduro as his political heir....