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Disidencia Herejía

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

There is a Spanish word for dissent, disidencia, but Wheelock did not recognize it. In 1979, neither did Ortega, and the word seems entirely missing from the Nicaraguan vocabulary.

General Rios Montt of Guatemala: 'A Bum Rap?'

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 07.11.2013 | World
Joseph A. Palermo

Now that a Guatemalan court has convicted General Erfrain Rios Montt of "genocide" maybe we can better come to terms with the history of the early 1980s when the Reagan Administration was determined to vanquish communism in Central America.

Democracy's Drawback

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

America is a strong supporter of democracy worldwide. Except, of course, when we aren't. That piece of doublethink is the heart of the conundrum in which we now find ourselves in Egypt.