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  • Is Vladimir Putin insane? Hardly

    Vladimir Putin has enjoyed a stunning variety of incarnations in the American imagination in his nearly 15 years as Russia's leader. He started out as an economic reformer and a budding democrat, held those misapplied titles for years — aided by...
  • Democrats, Republicans compete to show solidarity with Venezuelan people

    The continuing civil unrest in Venezuela has prompted a massive U.S. mobilization — of Florida politicians. Democrats and Republicans are taking plenty of shots at each other as they try to make themselves look good and sway the state's critical...
  • Mayo: All Aboard, Florida? Not really; train gets more foes

    Another day, another opposition group to the All Aboard Florida rail project? I've been writing about some of the organized groups that have formed to thwart the Miami-to-Orlando train service planned for the FEC rail tracks that runs along the dense...
  • Mayo: All Aboard tries to set me on right track

    Here's the column I wrote for today's Palm Beach edition, about my recent sitdown with All Aboard Florida officials who are fighting growing organized opposition, along with what they say are unfounded fears and misconceptions: The folks from All Aboard...
  • Murrieta protests return immigration issue to forefront of state politics

    Murrieta protests return immigration issue to forefront of state politics
    When rancorous protests over illegal immigration erupted in Murrieta this week, forcing the retreat of buses carrying women and children who had entered the nation illegally, they pushed to the forefront a onetime potent political issue in California that...
  • U.N. rights chief deplores torture in war-plagued Syria

    The United Nations human rights chief condemned widespread torture by all sides in the Syrian conflict, citing examples such as that of a detained 26-year-old woman who was raped, had her teeth pulled out and was beaten with electrical cables. The...
  • Myanmar anti-junta crusader and journalist Win Tin dies

    Myanmar anti-junta crusader and journalist Win Tin dies
    YANGON, Myanmar -- Win Tin, one of Myanmar’s most respected opposition leaders who was jailed for nearly two decades by his country's military rulers, died early Monday at age 84. His death, attributed to organ failure, came as Myanmar marked...
  • Win Tin dies at 84; respected Myanmar opposition leader

    Win Tin dies at 84; respected Myanmar opposition leader
    YANGON, Myanmar — Win Tin, one of Myanmar's most respected opposition leaders who was jailed for nearly two decades by his country's military rulers, died early Monday. He was 84. His death, attributed to organ failure, came as Myanmar marked...
  • Dutch priest who lived in Syria for decades is slain at home

    BEIRUT -- A Dutch priest who lived in Syria for almost five decades and refused to evacuate this year from the rebel-held Old City area of Homs was shot and killed at his residence early Monday, according to official accounts. Father Frans Van der...
  • Venezuelan officials and opposition to meet after weeks of protests

    CARACAS, Venezuela -- The first face-to-face meeting between Venezuela's government and the political opposition since violent protests erupted in February are scheduled to start late Thursday, with the proceedings mediated by three Latin American foreign...
  • Pussy Riot activists raise voices and issue call to action

    Barely three months after their release from Russian prison, Masha Alekhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova sit outside a Santa Monica hotel, smoking cigarettes, insisting that their group Pussy Riot is not a band. "People sometimes think we are a musical group...