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Our Recommendations For Families Heading To South Carolina

The Huffington Post | Sidney Logan Echevarria | Posted 11.19.2011 | Travel

Family vacations in South Carolina can be rewarding experiences or absolute disasters -- it all depends on pre-trip homework. To make planning easier,...

Iverem's Top Ten Movies for 2010

Esther Iverem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Esther Iverem

"Fair Game" "...For me, this film is easily a contender for picture of the year. In the world we live in, filled with political spin and outright l...

Haiti Election Fiasco: Chickens Come Home to Roost

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

The flawed election, ignoring warnings about the electoral council, and the lack of honesty about and accountability for the cholera outbreak, suggest it is high time to turn a new page in US relations with Haiti.

WikiLeaks Honduras: State Dept. Busted on Support of Coup

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Despite the fact that the U.S. government was crystal clear on what had transpired, the U.S. did not immediately cut off all aid to Honduras except "democracy assistance," as required by U.S. law.

Will "Free Trade" Save Obama in 2012?

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Despite the tireless efforts of the nation's editorialists, the American people don't believe in free trade agreements, and their failure to take instruction on this point is greater among Republican voters and independents.

Remembering Nestor Kirchner, South American Hero Who Defied the IMF

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Nestor Kirchner, the recently-deceased former president of Argentina, defied Washington and the International Monetary Fund during his time in office, putting the need to revive Argentina's domestic economy ahead of the demands of foreign creditors.

DVD Review: South of the Border

Dan Lybarger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Lybarger

Because of his fondness of conspiracies and selective presentations of fact in his narrative movies (sorry Doors fans, they weren't going to play Wood...

Fun, Loss, Death, Love: A Life Along I-95

Lea Lane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lea Lane

I realized the other day that the river of my life has been I-95, the highway that starts in Canada and ends thousands of miles later and a couple of...

Weekly Diaspora: Will $600 Million Border Security Bill Target Innocents?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Anti-immigrant forces have adeptly shaped the ongoing immigration debate into an issue of crime and...

Oliver Stone on the Evolution of Wall Street: From 'Greed Is Good' to 'Greed Is Legal'

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Nathan Gardels

Last week, Stone sat down to talk with me about his recent documentary, South of the Border and his upcoming release Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps -- and the links between the two.

Venezuela: Real Trouble South of the Border

Hilary Kramer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Hilary Kramer

How could Oliver Stone be so fond of Hugo Chavez, the President of Venezuela, and hawk his new documentary about a man that many of us think may become the next Fidel Castro?

An Invitation to Oliver Stone: Come Live With Us in Venezuela

Leopoldo López | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leopoldo López

Oliver Stone does not know Venezuela very well. He has spent a few days here, always in the company of President Chavez. He admits he has not spoken with any opposition leaders, nor has he seen first hand the real Venezuela.

Responding to Leopoldo López

Oliver Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Oliver Stone

Mr. López offers a "Tea Party" view of Venezuela, in which everything that is wrong with the country is the fault of the left government, and Chávez -- like Obama for the Tea Partiers - is a "dictator."

Why Oliver Stone Is Wrong About Venezuela

Leopoldo López | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leopoldo López

Unfortunately, for the vast majority of Venezuelans, many of Oliver Stone's statements about the rule of Hugo Chavez could not be further from the truth.

Why Oliver Stone's Film About Chavez Flopped In Venezuela

Christian Science Monitor | José Orozco | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Perhaps the biggest surprise about Oliver Stone's new documentary about Hugo Chávez and the rise of leftist South American leaders isn't that it's on...

Oliver Stone's New Film: South of the Mark

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Nikolas Kozloff

While mainstream coverage of Oliver Stone's South of the Border has fallen flat, the issue of Stone's own political ties to Latin leaders is a valid one worth exploring.

NYT's Larry Rohter Responds on His South of the Border Slam

Peter Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter Hart

NYT's reporter Larry Rohter turned in a factually challenged fact-check of Oliver Stone's new film South of the Border. So Stone and the film's co-writers wrote a devastating rebuttal.

Misstatements and Factual Errors: New York Times Gets it Wrong in Piece on My Film

Oliver Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Oliver Stone

A closer examination of Larry Rohter's review of South of the Border reveals that the mistakes, misstatements, and missing details he mentions are actually his own, and that the film is factually accurate.

Washington Elite Still Don't Get Latin America - Will They Ever?

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

In the film "Guantanamera," the last by renowned Cuban director Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, the Yoruba creation myth is presented as a metaphor for the ...

NYT Attacks Border With False Rant of Pro-Coup Reporter

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert Naiman

No doubt, many supporters of U.S. policy in South America and opponents of the region's progressive governments will now cite Rohter's piece in the Times as "evidence" that the film is "inaccurate," in an attempt to discredit the film.

South of the Border: New York Times Does Oliver Stone

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Nikolas Kozloff

On Friday, the New York Times published not one but two critical articles about the director's latest documentary, South of the Border.

Maria Conchita Alonso on South of the Border (VIDEO)

Tom Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tom Gregory

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Oliver Stone: The US Has Intervened Fifty-Five Times in Latin America

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Robert Greenwald

Oliver Stone's latest documentary, South of the Border, offers a unique perspective on Latin America, where democratically-elected presidents have braved the strong arm of the US and its policies.

Mexican Drug Cartels Threaten Police In Arizona

ABC News | Ray Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A Mexican drug cartel has threatened police officers in Arizona who confiscated a marijuana shipment, prompting the small town department to warn its ...

Weekly Diaspora: White House Likely to Sue Over Arizona's Racial Profiling Law

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Hope for a comprehensive immigration reform bill this year has fallen by the wayside, but the Obama administration is rallying for one last hurrah before mid-term elections in November.