The Worst Global Crisis We Face: Nuclear – Evironmental – Financial

        Chomsky on Civil Liberties, Obama and the Future Of  Politics by STEVEN DUREL Linguistics professor Noam Chomsky has been America’s premier political dissident since the Vietnam War. As a vocal critic of US foreign policy, the self-described “libertarian socialist” has been beloved by generations of students and activists. In the wake…


Latin America Gets No Respect

Near Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, the Country Brand Index’s highest ranked Latin American country   Conducting business meetings isn’t easy when people don’t even know you exist. Just ask Eduardo Clari, an investments specialist.  Paraguay’s state export and investment promotion agency. “They confuse us with Uruguay. Or else they think we’re part of Brazil,” says…

Fidel Castro reinventing himself as Senior Statesman

Cuba’s leader Fidel Castro delivers a speech to students outside Havana’s University in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Sept. 3, 2010. Castro dusted off his military fatigues for the first time since stepping down as president four years ago, a symbolic act in a Communist country where little signals often carry enormous significance.(AP Photo/Javier Galeano)