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Chavez to raise spending on education, health care, housing and pensions to 40 percent of all government expenditure

Venezuela’s Chavez Runs Up Debt Shunting Oil Wealth to the Poor 16 June 2005 | Bloomberg Venezuelan housewife Sabrina Munoz saves as much as a third on the price of flour, meat and beans by shopping at Mercal, a government-owned

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Stolen Childhoods: Nightline might actually be worth watching tonight

June 15, 2005 | Nightline Tonight’s broadcast will change the way you think about the coffee you drink and the vegetables you eat. Why? Because the production of such goods may have involved the labor of one of the estimated

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New Memos Detail Early Plans for Invading Iraq: British officials believed the U.S. favored military force a year before the war, documents show.

[ Many Bush supporters seem not to grasp the significance of these and other recent revelations. They seem instead to prefer to grasp the nettle of absurdity (ignoring the reports, rejecting all unfriendly facts as “liberal lies”). Grasping this nettle

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More Babies, Young Kids Going Hungry in US

June 12, 2005 | Agence France Presse Increasing numbers of young American children are showing signs of serious malnourishment, fueled by a greater prevalence of hunger in the United States, while, paradoxically, two-thirds of the US population is either overweight

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China, Venezuela and the U.S.A — trouble brewing

[ Thanks to Popi and Tom Natsoulas for passing this insightful piece along. –BL ] 26 May – June 01 | Progresso Weekly by Saul Landau “So what did you think of China’s recent economic foray into Latin America,” I

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