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Last night. I watch the Argentine director Pablo Trapero’s 2012 film White Elephant, about a pair of priests working in the largest slum in Buenos Aires, trying to shield the poor there from the many troubles they face, from police violence to drugs to indifference by the state and the church hierarchy to the poor. […]

Abuelas

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On August 8, 2014

The story is still incredibly tragic, but it is amazing that the leader of the Argentina abuelas, leading the resistance to the dictatorship by demanding to know what happened to her and others grandc

Vultures

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On August 4, 2014
At the same time that U.S. courts are limiting the ability of foreign citizens to sue American corporations for their malfeasance abroad, they are facilitating U.S. banking companies to collect debts from poor developing world nations, as Saskia Sassen explores. Elliott Associates essentially goes after poor nations and their debt, taking a no holds barred […]

Ambassadors

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On February 7, 2014

I know that ambassadorships to comfortable nations of low to middling strategic importance have been used to reward friends of presidents for a long time, but it would be nice if the appointees had ma

Worst Person in the World

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On March 13, 2013
Erick Erickson for this lovely tweet: That lefties are accusing the new pope of handing over lefties to the right wing junta for execution makes me adore the new pope. Says just about all you need to know about the hate driving much of the modern conservative movement. ….Colin on the history of the new […]
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