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  • Gabriel García Márquez takes his place in the pantheon

    The first time I met Gabriel García Márquez, then an unknown writer in Mexico, was on July 6, 1962, in the office of the producer of Luis Buñuel's movie "Viridiana." I remember the date well because after noticing the headline, Gabo asked to borrow the...
  • A Pyrrhic victory?

    A Pyrrhic victory?
    Algerian forces claimed a decisive victory this weekend over al-Qaida-affiliated Islamist militants who took over a giant natural gas plant near the country's border with Mali last week and threatened to kill hostages and blow up the facility. But the...
  • In post-coup Honduras, rising poverty and inequality, report says

    In post-coup Honduras, rising poverty and inequality, report says
    MEXICO CITY – Violence and political upheaval in Honduras in the four years since a military coup ousted the elected president have eroded the economy and expanded the gap between rich and poor, a new report concludes. The report, due to be...
  • Egypt crisis: U.S. envoy meets with jailed Muslim Brotherhood leader

    CAIRO -- International efforts to resolve Egypt’s political crisis have intensified, including a prison meeting early Monday between U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns and a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood who faces murder charges...
  • The GOP isolationist myth

    They're back! The isolationist poltergeists that forever haunt the Republican Party. Or so we're told. In July, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) had a set-to over American foreign policy. Christie clumsily denounced "this strain...
  • Brazil exhumes remains of leftist president deposed in 1964 coup

    RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil's government exhumed the remains of former President João Goulart on Thursday to investigate whether he may have been murdered by the military dictatorship that deposed him in 1964. Goulart died in exile in Argentina in 1976,...
  • Spanish princess cleared of suspicion in corruption probe

    MADRID -- A Spanish court Tuesday dropped a subpoena of King Juan Carlos' youngest daughter, citing insufficient evidence to tie her to alleged corruption by her husband. The 47-year-old princess, Infanta Cristina, last month became the first direct...
  • Judge clears way for fresh investigation of Spanish princess

    Judge clears way for fresh investigation of Spanish princess
    MADRID -- In another blow to Spain's scandal-plagued royal family, a judge Thursday cleared the way for a new investigation into King Juan Carlos' youngest daughter, rejecting her appeal to have her tax returns shielded from further scrutiny. The...
  • Iran denounces Egypt's military coup

    TEHRAN — Iran on Monday denounced the military coup that toppled Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, signaling a shift after days of guarded and cryptic commentary on the crisis. “The interference of military forces in the political scene is...
  • Egypt names new prime minister after coup: Who is Hazem Beblawi?

    CAIRO – Hazem Beblawi, a leading liberal economist, was named Egypt’s caretaker prime minister on Tuesday, ending days of speculation after the first choice for the position was abruptly withdrawn due to opposition from Islamists. The...
  • Egypt names interim prime minister, sets timetable for elections

    Egypt names interim prime minister, sets timetable for elections
    CAIRO — Seeking to reassure the outside world after a turbulent week of street protests, Egypt's military-backed interim leaders on Tuesday appointed a caretaker prime minister and urged citizens to support a six-month timetable for revising the...