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American-backed Putsch in Paraguay

“Legal but illegitimate,” Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa summarized the parliamentarian putsch that last Friday, June 22, 2012, resulted in the impeachment of Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo in a process that took just one day. The event has been condemned practically by all Latin American countries, most of them having declared that they will not recognize […]

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Conspiracies: Fact or Fiction?

If enough isolated individuals pursue the same goal, the effect is indistinguishable from a conspiracy. Many people delight in hearing about conspiracies. My favourite story about conspiracy theories came during a summer break from college.. Working as a waiter, I noticed that one of the other waiters had more customers coming to see him. He […]

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Israeli strike killing 6-yr-old boy in Gaza

Relatives are mourning a six-year-old Palestinian boy who was killed by an Israeli strike on the Gaza Strip. Israel confirmed the strikes, which also wounded 20 other people, but denies any involvement in the child’s death. On Saturday Israel launched air raids on Palestinian territory following rocket fire from Gaza that wounded an Israeli man. […]

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