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World Leaders

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  • November 5, 2005

    Chávez and Maradona Lead Massive Rebuke of Bush

    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.

    Jordana Timerman

  • October 26, 2005

    Corruption of Hope in Brazil

    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.

    Hilary Wainwright

  • October 24, 2005

    Deadline for Saddam

    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.

    Calvin Trillin

  • September 22, 2005

    Sturm und Drang

    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.

    Norman Birnbaum

  • September 22, 2005

    Pinochet’s Week In Court

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

    Peter Kornbluh

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  • August 18, 2005

    Disengagement From Peace?

    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.

    Marwan Bishara

  • May 12, 2005

  • April 4, 2005

    An Exiled Son of Santiago

    Two generations of Leteliers.

    Tom Hayden

  • March 24, 2005

    Hugo Chávez and Petro Populism

    What Venezuela's revolution is made of.

    Christian Parenti

  • January 20, 2005

    Babushkas vs. Putin

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

    Katrina vanden Heuvel