Comment & Analysis: Chilean Refugees Give Thanks for Scottish Welcome in 1973 (Brian Donnelly/Herald Scotland)

[They huddled together anxiously on their 7000-mile journey from Chile to Scotland in the hope of escaping the violence and terror of the Pinochet regime.]

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The Spirit of '70: Celebrating the Life & Legacy of Salvador Allende (Wednesday 26 June/London, UK)

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Alborada & Chile 40 Years On present

The Spirit of '70: Celebrating the Life & Legacy of Salvador Allende

On Wednesday 26 June 2013, Chile's former president Salvador Allende would have turned 105 years old. Join us for an evening celebrating his life and legacy.

The event will be hosted by Pablo Navarrete (www.alborada.net) and will include:

- The launch of the London section of the 'Chile 40 Years On' network. Maria Vasquez-Aguilar, chair of the London section, will talk about its planned activities (more info about the network here: http://chile40yearson.org/).

- A talk by Victor Figueroa-Clark, author of a forthcoming political biography about Allende for Pluto Press (more info about the book here: http://bit.ly/10XEdgp).

- A Q&A with Victor about Allende and his legacy, chaired by Simon Dubbins, Head of International Affairs for Unite, the largest trade union in Europe.

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Comment & Analysis: Bolivia: Nationalisation Puts Wealth in Hands of the People (Federico Fuentes/Bolivia Rising)

[Bolivia is demonstrating to the world why nationalising natural resources is a crucial first step for any government seeking to put people and the environment before profits.]

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Music: Mercedes Sosa - Canción Con Todos

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News: Hunt For Chilean Poet Pablo Neruda's Alleged Killer, 'Price,' Ordered By Chilean Judge (AP)

[Forty years after the death of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, a judge has issued an order for police to make a portrait of and find the man who prosecutors allege may have poisoned him.]

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News: Belfast Peace Skills Aid talks Between FARC and Colombian Government (Seumas Milne/The Guardian)

[Northern Ireland MPs and legislators become first international delegation to meet leaders of the Colombian guerrilla group the FARC since peace talks between them and the Coombian government began in November last year.]

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News: Agreement Reached on Land Reform in Colombian Peace Talks (Justice for Colombia)

[Peace talks between the FARC and the Colombian government have taken a significant step with agreement being reached on the first of six points on the negotiating agenda: land and rural development.]

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Comment & Analysis: Will US Labor Stand Up? Colombia’s Peasants and Workers Under Fire (James Jordan/Counterpunch)

[The rising repression against rural populations in Colombia seems to be motivated by two primary factors: 1) the desire of the Colombian oligarchy and transnational corporate interests to augment and consolidate the appropriation of peasant land in the event of a successful peace process and land reform; and, 2) an attempt to prevent the emergence of a strong Left political bloc.]

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Comment & Analysis Video: Ecuador's President Attacks US Over Press Freedom Critique (Oscar Leon/The Real News Network)

[Critics say Correa is creating a pro-government media system; Correa says there is a fundamental contradiction with corporate for-profit media involved in distributing public information.]

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Comment & Analysis: The New York Times on Venezuela and Honduras: A Case of Journalistic Misconduct (Keane Bhatt/NACLA)

[As a careful examination of the language and coverage of nearly four years of New York Times articles reveals, concern for freedom and democracy in Latin America has not been an honest concern for the liberal media institution. The paper’s unwavering conformity to the posture of the U.S. State Department—consistently vilifying an official U.S. enemy while systematically downplaying the crimes of a U.S. ally—shows that its foremost priority is to subordinate itself to the priorities of Washington.]

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