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  • Boxer Edwin Valero found dead in jail cell [Updated]

     
    Boxer Edwin Valero was found dead in his jail cell Monday in Caracas, Venezuela. Police say he hanged himself using his own clothes after being arrested in connection with his wife's slaying. The 28-year-old former lightweight champion was detained...
  • Hugo Chavez joins Twitter: Socialist leader's social media volte-face

     
    it seems that someone's had a lil' change of heart where it comes to social media. Known for his radio and television speeches which can go on and on and on and on, Venezuelan el Presidente Hugo Chavez will be forced to learn a little brevity when he...
  • Green Dots empty promise

    In a matter of weeks, the Los Angeles Unified School District embarks on an unpredictable but carefully manipulated course as the charter school movement's golden boy, Steve Barr, and his handpicked, self-appointed Green Dot clique try to operate Locke...
  • Re-evaluating the drug wars

    Re-evaluating the drug wars
    MEXICO CITY — U.S. officials warn that Mexican crime rings are now conducting kidnappings and assassinations north of the border, a rising threat to the home front that may affect Obama's choices on how to manage U.S.-backed offensives in the war on...
  • Ex-bishop roiling stagnant political waters in Paraguay

    A sense of new possibilities courses through the crowd even before "the bishop of the poor" shows up in the plaza of this sugar-cane farming center. "I'm not here to hand out beer, liquor, sausages," Fernando Lugo advises, alluding to the traditional...
  • A friendly town among the hills

    A friendly town among the hills
    New Zealand was too far, the south of France too cold and Colombia too unsafe for Casey and Susan Koehler. So the former Floridians settled quite happily on this mild and isolated coffee-growing town in western Panama for their retirement home. A...
  • Purists bemoan 'Carnaval Inc.'

    This evening, millions will tune in to a world-famous spectacle involving carefully choreographed moves, intense competition and fanatical spectators. Viewers will largely put aside their complaints that it has lost its authenticity and become beholden to...
  • 'Chavez fatigue' challenges regime in Venezuela

     
    Here, an anti-Chavez blog reports that the bolivar, Venezuela's currency, recently spiked past 8 to the U.S. dollar, and that inflation rose by 5.8% over just one month. "What else do you need to be told to be convinced that the Chavez economy policies...
  • El Presidente is standing by to take your tweet [Updated]

     
    Venezuelan strongman, er, President Hugo Chávez Frías embraced social media late last month, launching his own Twitter feed. And in only two weeks, he became the most-followed person in Venezuela (so to speak), with more than 267,000 fans! At least,...
  • Natural-gas rig sinks off Venezuela

     
    The Associated Press reports that a natural-gas rig off Venezuela has sunk, but all 95 of its crew have been rescued: CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — An offshore natural-gas platform sank off Venezuela on Thursday, and 95 workers were rescued safely,......
  • Has Elvis Costello joined the 'Hate Israel' club?

     
    Being a fan these days isn't easy. What do you do when someone you respect and admire takes a political stand that you find abhorrent? I think Sean Penn is a stone-cold brilliant actor, but there is no way to......
  • Will tea party darling Rand Paul's Libertarian view of Civil Rights Act, global warming doom his candidacy?

     
    Rand Paul was the overwhelming winner in Tuesday's Kentucky election, whipping Establishment candidate Trey Grayson among Republican primary voters. In his victory speech, Paul said he came bearing a message from the tea party: "We've come to take our...