As a historian, what if you took the entire premise of your research and turned it upside down? What if what you found was not a story of rehabilitation, but a story of torture, murder, and massive cover-up?
Ten years of work by Caroline Elkins, a professor of history at Harvard University, exposed a massive cover-up by the British Empire in colonial Kenya.
Here is some news that the conservative critics of Venezuela’s leftist government will not publicize. The Chavistas announced that a new labour law, part of which will grant recognition to non-salaried work traditionally done by women, will come into effect this week. Full-time mothers will now be able to collect a pension.
“I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I’m a human being, first and foremost, and as such I’m for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.”
The power of the media
“The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses.”
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HAVANA, May, 18 - A training program for deaf and blind children opened in central Villa Clara province in an effort to teach the kids first-aid actions, so that they help rescue victims of accidents and natural disasters.
The President of the Republic, Nicolas Maduro proposed Tuesday the creation of a Central Workers Union for the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), in order to re-articulate the labor movement in Latin America.
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Latin America is the region leading the struggle for eliminating hunger, Jose Graziano da Silva, director general of the United Nations Organization for Food and Agriculture (FAO), said.
During the presentation of an agreement between FAO and the international organization Slow Food, Da Silva stressed that Latin America is currently the region with more progress towards the eradication of this scourge.
At the same time, he said that Europe was backward in this area as a result of the economic crisis, since rising jobless people go to food banks to stock.