VENEZUELA Chavez would win recall

CARACAS – Opponents of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez would be unable to recall him if a referendum is convened by the National Electoral Council, a new poll has revealed.

No weapons in space, peace leaders say

PORTLAND, Maine – The human race and the earth itself remain in “intensive care,” Nobel Prize winner Helen Caldicott told The Global Network against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space 12th annual conference here April 23-25.

Bhopal women win green award

Two Indian women have won a prestigious environmental prize for their battle on behalf of the survivors of the “world’s worst industrial disaster” – the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster.

S. Korean voters deal rebuff to rightists

In what many consider to be a backlash against the recent “coup d’etat” sponsored by the far-right-wing Grand National Party, in which President Roh Moo Hyun was impeached for minor electioneering violations, South Korean voters handed a stunning victory to Roh’s Uri Party...

Sharon-Bush plan inflames Mideast conflict

President Bush’s endorsement of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s “disengagement” plan, coupled with the Sharon government’s assassination of two leaders of the Hamas movement in Gaza, has inflamed tensions in the Middle East and jeopardized prospects for a just settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, peace activists say.

Soldiers mom reveals Iraq nightmare

Mother’s Day has a bitter twist for Pat Gunn. Her son, Army Specialist Jason Gunn, was sent to Iraq on Mother’s Day 2003. He sustained horrifying injuries in an explosion there last November, and a military psychiatrist recommended that he be kept out of combat. click here for Spanish text

S. Koreans vote amidst turmoil, anger

South Korean voters were set to head to the polls on April 15 for general elections to their National Assembly against a backdrop of anger, confusion, and daily protests against the impeachment of President Roh Moo-Hyun.

Afghanistan: U.S. legacy of chaos lives on

The power struggle that erupted last week in northern Afghanistan illustrates the chaos ravaging the country two and a half years after U.S. troops invaded, ostensibly chasing Osama Bin Laden.

Soldiers kin tell Bush: Bring our kids home

WASHINGTON – Family members of troops deployed in Iraq walked to the gates of the White House, April 14, holding bouquets of carnations in memory of the 660 American soldiers and thousands of Iraqis who have died in the Iraq war. click here for Spanish text

The Heritage Foundations delusions

Opinion A few weeks before leaving the post of head of the United States diplomatic mission in Brazil, with which she concludes her career, Donna Hrinak decided to give President Lula’s administration some “advice” that, though wrapped in elegant diplomatic language, revealed an interventionist, arrogant and threatening tone.

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