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    Honduran Elections Come at Critical Point in Political Standoff

    Nov 23, 2009 04:30 PM EDT

    ... peaceful elections we've all dreamed about," said interim Deputy Foreign Minister Martha Lorena Alvarado, in a phone interview from the capital Tegucigalpa. "We would like Mr. Zelaya to stop asking for an insurrection, a lack of participation, because these will cloud the process." Micheletti has said he will step ...

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    Should We Have Dealt With 'Too Big to Fail' in the 1980s?

    Aug 05, 2009 02:53 PM EDT

    ... Fed, that helped the banks through the then-called “Third World debt crisis” — via government guarantees of LDC (“lesser-developed country”) debts: those of Mexico, Argentina et al. And the action took place in the late ’80s, not ’82, under Secretary Nick Brady, hence the name “Brady bonds.” The crisis ...

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    On MoMA's Menu: 'Tangled Alphabets' Soup

    Apr 22, 2009 05:01 PM EDT

    In the middle of the last century, while philosophers and theorists like Noam Chomsky and Jacques Derrida were deconstructing language, rethinking the idea of communication, two visual artists (several thousand miles away from those other centers of intellectual ferment) were scrambling alphabets, both real and invented, to demonstrate in a ...

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    Global Recession, Drug Violence Top Summit of the Americas Agenda

    Apr 17, 2009 11:30 AM EDT

    ... is why leaders from Santiago to Brasilia to Mexico City are focused on a renewed partnership of the Americas that makes progress on fundamental issues like economic recovery, energy, and security." As for addressing the current economic troubles, Mr. Obama wrote that the United States has pledged nearly $500 million ...

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    IAEA Members Hit Stalemate on New Leadership

    Mar 27, 2009 04:10 PM EDT

    ... Feroukhi said both Amano and Minty had strong credentials, but told Reuters: "A consensus candidate (is needed), someone who doesn't mark out clear differences like this ... between the developed and developing countries. Someone for both." The IAEA has a politically tricky mission -- to catch secret nuclear bomb programs and ...

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    U.S.-South American Relations Explored

    Apr 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT

    ... against free market reform and that's why Lopez Obrador might be president next year in Mexico, and, yes, that's a reason why people like Lula in Brazil and Tabare Vazquez in Uruguay and Kirchner in Argentina have been elected.However, I would say that the interesting thing is ...

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    Donald Rumsfeld Under Fire

    May 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT

    ... wears a lot of responsibility. In order to get out of this, for the good of the country, he ought to step forward. It's like Lord Carrington had told Margaret Thatcher when she was prime minister that it made no sense for the Argentineans to invade the Malvinas - well ...

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