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  • Social media wrap: Seeing things the Russian way on Twitter

     
    Russian premier Dmitry Medvedev could learn a little Twitter technique from Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sarah Palin....
  • Unrest grips Ecuador, threatening President Rafael Correa

     
    In a violent day of chaos, Ecuadoran security forces protesting cuts in their benefits took to the streets and are threatening the government of President Rafael Correa. The government declared a state of emergency after Correa was confronted by angry...
  • Mario Vargas Llosa: Nobel prize-winner punched Gabriel Garcia Marquez to make a political point

     
    The writer Mario Vargas Llosa, a leading figure of the so-called "Boom" in Latin American literature in the 1960s and '70s and an outsize political figure in his native Peru, has won the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature. The Swedish Academy, announcing...
  • Mario Vargas Llosa: Reaction in Latin America turns on Nobel winner's political views

     
    Now that Mario Vargas Llosa has won the 2010 Nobel Prize in literature, an award seen as a victory for Spanish-language and Latin American letters, comes the backlash over the Peruvian author's politics. Vargas Llosa, 74, known for his novels such as "The...
  • Thousands mourn death of former Argentine President Nestor Kirchner

     
    Thousands of people filled the Plaza de Mayo as they lined up to pay their respects to former Argentine President Nestor Kirchner, whose body lay in state at the presidential palace Thursday, one day after his death from an apparent heart attack. Some...
  • New cables reveal frank U.S. views on Latin America, from Argentina to Venezuela

     
    The global fall-out over the leaked U.S. diplomatic cables continues to trickle into Latin America, where leaders are responding to a variety of disclosures that reveal frank opinions on governments with whom the United States has sometimes had tense...
  • Messy Mexican election reemerges in leaked cables

     
    The controversial 2006 presidential election that brought Felipe Calderon to power in Mexico reemerged in the secret U.S. diplomatic cables released this week, sparking a fresh controversy on Friday involving -- of all other world leaders -- Venezuelan...
  • 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...
  • Colombia's Alvaro Uribe reached out to rebels, rebels to the U.S., cables show

     
    Colombia's right-wing former president, Alvaro Uribe, sought contact in the final months of his term with the FARC guerrilla army in an effort to set "road maps" for new peace talks during the government of his successor, Juan Manuel Santos, leaked U.S....
  • Chile sought U.S. help over 'radicalized' Mapuche Indians

     
    The "increasingly radicalized" Mapuche Indians in Chile became a growing domestic concern for the government of former President Michelle Bachelet, new leaked U.S. diplomatic cables show, prompting Chile at one point to seek help from the United States in...
  • 2010 Year End -- Classical music

     
    It’s time again for that favorite year-end topic: the imminent demise of classical music as we know it and love it. You are deluded if you think otherwise. So what to do with the hundreds of millions of kids in......