Correo de noticias 24/5/07

As Law Is Renegotiated, Immigrant
Families Are on Edge

Nikpouri was struck by love at a family gathering on the first trip he had made
in many years to his home country,

Study Finds Hurricanes Frequent in
Some Cooler Periods

Over the
last 5,000 years, the eastern
Caribbean has experienced several periods, lasting centuries, in
which strong hurricanes occurred frequently even though ocean temperatures were
cooler than those measured today, according to a new study.,,2086643,00.html

‘We were all close to going crazy’

Traditional music was one of the
casualties of the Bosnian war. But it saved Amira, who emerged from the rubble
to become ‘
Bosnia‘s Billie Holiday’, writes Garth

May 24, 2007

The Guardian

‘I was on the other side of the
street when the mortars hit there," says Amira Medunjanin, pointing at a
busy fruit and vegetable market in downtown
Sarajevo. "The detonation knocked me
into the fish shop. There was no glass in any of the shop windows by 1994, so I
wasn’t hurt. But the carnage was so awful: blood, pieces of bodies, packing
people into car boots to rush them to hospital. Sixty-seven killed. I don’t go
to this market any more. The memories are too awful.",,2086640,00.html

You don’t have to be mad to be a
great actor … but it helps

As Antony Sher gets ready to play a
tortured genius, he looks back on the disordered lives of our top thespians

May 24, 2007

The Guardian



As an actor I find it odd to play
another actor, but that’s what I’m doing at the moment – playing Edmund Kean in
Jean-Paul Sartre’s play Kean – and the experience is made even odder by the
fact that he’s legendary. If I were to quickly jot down the pedigree line of
great British actors (in the traditional sense of stage rather than screen
acting), it would go: Richard Burbage, David Garrick, Kean, Henry Irving, John
Gielgud/Laurence Olivier. It’s harder with actresses, but the list probably
starts with Sarah Siddons, then may need to include two non-Brits, Eleonora
Duse and Sarah Bernhardt, then continues with Ellen Terry, Sybil
Thorndike/Edith Evans, and Peggy Ashcroft. Let’s stop there – let’s not include
anyone living. But think of all the ones left out. Just among the men, there’s
John Kemble, William Macready, Herbert Beerbohm Tree, Donald Wolfit, Ralph
Richardson, Michael Redgrave, Alec Guinness. Is that fair? Is history fair?
What fearsome demands are imposed by that little word "great"?,,2086621,00.html

The Zen Buddhist text on Paris
Hilton’s reading list

Oliver Burkeman

May 24, 2007

The Guardian

All is emptiness, according to
practitioners of Zen Buddhism, and you don’t need to read many news stories
about the hotel heiress and inexplicable celebrity Paris Hilton before
conceding that they’ve probably got a point. Now, though, as Hilton prepares
for a 45-day jail sentence, she has been photographed holding (along with a
Bible) a copy of the bestselling book The Power of Now, by Eckhart Tolle, which
is a New Age-ified reworking of Zen. This raises the possibility that she will,
behind bars, achieve a state of perfect wisdom and enlightenment. Well,
stranger things have happened, although admittedly none could be identified at
time of going to press.,,2086626,00.html

Hard wind

The row over wind power rages more
fiercely than ever. In
Norfolk, the death of one would-be wind
farmer is being linked to a battle over a big new development. Throughout the
country, opponents complain of unbearable noise and uninhabitable houses. But
are things really that bad? Stephen Moss investigates

May 24, 2007

The Guardian

En su
informe anual critica el uso de las fuerzas armadas en el combate al crimen

decepcionante la actuación del gobierno en derechos humanos: AI

voluntad a la administración calderonista

también incumplió y dejó importantes pendientes


Margo Glantz

Recordando a Borges


1 ”Se
ha dicho que todos los hombres nacen aristótelicos o platónicos, dice Zur
Linden, el personaje de Deutsches Réquiem. Ello equivale a declarar que no hay
debate de carácter abstracto que no sea un momento de la polémica de
Aristóteles y Platón; a través de los siglos y latitudes cambian (…) las
caras, pero no los eternos antagonistas. Hitler creyó luchar por un país, pero
luchó por todos, aun por aquellos que agredió y detestó, no importa que su yo
lo ignorara; lo sabían su sangre, su voluntad. El mundo se moría de judaísmo y
de esa enfermedad de judaísmo, que es la fe de Jesús. Esa espada nos mata y
somos comparables al hechicero que teje un laberinto y que se ve forzado a
errar en él hasta el final de sus días o a David que juzga a un desconocido y
lo condena a muerte y oye después la revelación: Tú eres aquel hombre".

Venezuela Accuses U.S. DEA of Being a “Drug Cartel”

May 08, 2007

By: Chris Carlson –

Mérida, May 8, 2007 (— The
Venezuelan government responded yesterday to United States Drug Czar John
Walters’ criticisms that
Venezuela is not cooperating with the United States in the fight against drugs by
saying that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency is a "drug cartel." The
Venezuelan government rejected Walters’ statements, saying that the
U.S. has the intention of damaging Venezuela‘s reputation and intervening in its


Victory is sweet for vegetarians

Leo Benedictus

May 22, 2007

The Guardian

Mars has added humble pie to its
range of snacks. After announcing at the beginning of the month that it would
start putting animal rennet into its chocolate, the company received a small
mountain of "feedback" from more than 6,000 angry vegetarians, and so
yesterday it announced that it would be taking the rennet out again.

Pulp Fiction The Facts Original
Documentary Part 1,,2083858,00.html

Your honour, it’s about those
Facebook photos of you at 20 …

The man behind Big Brother argues
that all the flirting and fighting online shows teenagers are media savvy, but
not media wise

Peter Bazalgette

May 20, 2007


DE 2007

minutos negros, de Martín Solares

por Hugo


Battle of Berlin (The Lost Evidence) (Part 1 of 5)


The Wind That Shakes the Barley



– Memoria Del Saqueo – Fernando


gift(subtitulos en español) (1)

Vea el fantástico
documental "BALSEROS". Cortesía de Alexis Molina-Director de la
página web "Somos Cubanos".

La extrema
derecha hará lo posible por apoderarse de la UNAM, advierte

La defensa del
Estado laico y la educación pública, estrategia relevante: Flores Olea

Llamada de
atención a universitarios para preservar autonomía, laicismo y secularización


political volcano 

By Daniel Schweimler

BBC News, Ecuador 

is facing a political crisis. The president’s plans for social and political
reform have been met by violent protests from those opposing them. But now with
the country on its eighth president in 10 years, failure could see the
situation deteriorate further.

Before Democracy: Memories of
Mexican Elections

by Kate Doyle


Research Assistance: Isaac Campos

Additional Research: Tamara
Feinstein and Emilene Martínez Morales

Posted – July 7, 2003

Print this page

La red de los narcos mexicanos

josé dalton

Salvador (apro).- El 13 de abril de 2007 no fue un día de suerte para un grupo
de cinco mexicanos que se habían establecido en Nicaragua. Viajaban en un
vehículo de lujo por la carretera Panamericana. En el kilómetro 23, a la altura
de Tipitapa, al norte de Managua, un policía de tránsito les pidió detenerse.

Immanuel Wallerstein

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jump to:
navigation, search

Immanuel Maurice Wallerstein (born 28 September 1930, New
York City) is a U.S.
sociologist by credentials, but a historical social scientist, or world-systems
analyst by trade.



This entry was posted in News and politics. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s