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When death cheats justice
Of all the dictatorships visited on the people of Latin America during the Cold War, the one led by Augusto Pinochet in Chile was easily the most hideous. On September 11, 1973, General Pinochet, who was head of the Chilean armed forces at the ...

Little tolerance, no reason
Representations of major historical figures — above all, social rebels — have been sites of fierce contestation in 21st century India. The desecration of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar's statue in Kanpur on November 29 triggered a major round of ...

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Reservation or affirmative action?
By Rekha Pappu, M. Madhava Prasad, K. Satyanarayana & Susie Tharu

Reservation was a constitutive necessity for the Indian Republic. Affirmative action was an altogether different political gesture.

News Analysis
Singur and political posturing
By Marcus Dam

The implications of the issue go beyond the debate over acquisition of farmland for the proposed car manufacturing project.

Ascent of the Left in Latin America
By R. Viswanathan

The Left that has come to power is essentially a broad spectrum blend of socialists, social democrat workers, and liberal parties.

Vietnam's gender equality
"IN MANY areas, Vietnam leads the Asia-Pacific region on gender equality indicators. On average, Vietnam performs well in delivering education and health services to girls and boys, women and men," a UNICEF official was quoted in a press release ...

Corrections and Clarifications
The report "Doors wide open for talks, says Colombo" ("International" page, December 9, 2006) stated that the "Heroes Day" speech of LTTE chief Vellupillai Prabhakaran was on September 27. It was an error and should have been November 27 (The ...

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