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Amnesty International Brings 'The Children of Darfur' Photo Tour to New Orleans, April 10-20

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Amnesty International Brings 'The Children of Darfur' Photo Tour to New Orleans, April 10-20

(New York) - Award-winning photographer Ron Haviv and Mahmoud Braima, a Darfuri displaced by the violence in his homeland, will speak at noon, Saturday, April 19 as part of an Amnesty International-sponsored photo exhibit of children from the war-torn Darfur region of Sudan. The event, co-sponsored by the organization ?Voices from Darfur? and the New Orleans' 5th Annual Human Rights Festival, will take place at the Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center in New Orleans, LA, and is free and open to the public. The photos will remain on display through Sunday, April 20 (details below). .


By Amnesty International, USA.


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The NATO Alliance at War

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The NATO Alliance at War

Ahead of a presidential trip to Europe built around the summit of the Atlantic alliance in Romania, President Bush said his chief goal was “to make sure NATO stays relevant.” The best way to do that, he said, was to “deal with the threats of Afghanistan.” Yet when Bush arrived in Bucharest for the three-day summit, he found that his allies often define relevance differently.


By CFR, USA.


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Trouble in the Andes

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Trouble in the Andes

At first blush, the Colombian incursion into Ecuador this weekend to kill a top leader of the FARC guerrilla group had nothing to do with Venezuela. Yet every regional fracas in Latin America seems to involve Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, and this one is no exception. Chavez was first to condemn the Colombian operation, and did so more heatedly (Economist) than Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa. Both countries have since severed diplomatic relations with Colombia, which has struck back with a series of allegations about Venezuela and Ecuador’s relations with the FARC (NYT).


By CFR, USA.


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Sadr’s War

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Sadr’s War

There were few losers in Muqtada al-Sadr’s decision to extend the cease-fire (NYT) of his Mahdi Army on February 22. The anti-American cleric and his large Shiite militia have emerged as a powerful force in the evolving Iraqi power structure. The vow to keep guns holstered for another six months is cause for celebration in U.S. quarters. “This extension …is an important commitment that can broadly contribute to further improvements in security for all Iraqi citizens,” the U.S. military said in a statement.


By CFR, USA.


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