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Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez and Argentine soccer hero Diego
Maradona led thousands in a massive rebuke of George W. Bush, his trade
policies and his neoconservative agenda at the Summit of the Americas in
Mar del Plata Argentina. Despite some sporadic violence, the protest
focused on developing indigenous alternatives to US-led trade
initiatives policies.

Luis Inacio Lula da Silva came into power in 2002 on a wave of populist
support for an era of socialist politics and participatory democracy.
But da Silva has offered the people of Brazil a corrupt leadership
instead.

Saddam Hussein went to trial on Wednesday declaring he was still the president of Iraq. A series of odes a decade ago to Hussein's dictatorial days show the tyrant was always out of touch with reality.

As political parties in Germany dance toward a coalition
following the stalemated elections, the country is in for a turbulent
month--and new elections are a serious option.

Chile's Supreme Court handed Augusto Pinochet both a victory and a blow
with its recent rulings on Operation Columbo and Operation Condor.

Israel's withdrawal from Gaza represents a withdrawal from the peace process. If that occurs, its nightmare in Gaza could become a West Bank reality.

In February 1917 bread riots, led by women, many of them elderly, broke out in the center of St. Petersburg.

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The United States needs to tread carefully to avoid escalating the confrontation with Pyongyang.

April 15, 2013

A quick spin through The Nation's archives offers a running critique of the former Prime Minister and her ideology.

April 13, 2013

Washington wades deeper into the Middle East swamp.

April 12, 2013

Margaret Thatcher’s fancy funeral will be held this coming Wednesday. Along with the deceased prime minister, can we bury her most favorite slogan, too?

April 12, 2013

The allegations of army violence during the 2011 uprising come from a committee appointed by the president, but a new constitution may yet undermine justice.

April 11, 2013

The Conservative leader sold British workers down the river while pursuing a destructive foreign policy.

April 10, 2013

The media was outraged that people celebrated the death of Margaret Thatcher. If they're curious, they should ask someone deeply affected by her policies.

April 9, 2013

Margaret Thatcher's smiling villainy sparked a generation of dissent—and neoliberal policies that live on today.

April 8, 2013

The eulogies for Margaret Thatcher are piling up. Here's a different take—from a review of The Iron Lady.

April 8, 2013

But Obama should just keep talking—until he has a chance to make a deal with a new president not named Ahmadinejad.

April 5, 2013