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Lori Berenson, free after 15 years in Peruvian prison

March 2, 2011
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Lori Berenson, free after 15 years in Peruvian prison

This week's New York Times Magazine features an 8.300-word piece by Jennifer Egan on Lori Berenson, the US woman who served 15 years in a Peruvian prison for abetting a left-wing terrorist plot in Perú:

In 1980, when Lori was 11, three American nuns were murdered in El Salvador. “That stayed...
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BBC Radio: “The Last of the International Brigaders”

March 2, 2011
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BBC Radio: “The Last of the International Brigaders”

An hour-long BBC radio program broadcast this past Sunday--with several new and many archival interviews, and the participation of Richard Baxell and Paul Preston-- can now be listened to online, here.
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From memory to memorial: the IB on the campus

March 2, 2011
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Next week, March 8-10, the Universidad Complutense in Madrid will feature a three-day event (program here in pdf) on the International Brigades, organized by the AABI (Asociación de Amigos de las Brigadas Internacionales) and the Facultad de Bellas Artes, with the goal of exploring the idea of an IB memorial on the university...
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Baby Theft Trial begins in Argentina

March 2, 2011
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Baby Theft Trial begins in Argentina

Jorge Videla and Reynaldo Bignone, former military leaders of Argentina, are being accused of overseeing the systematic theft of babies from political prisoners. Their trial has opened, the BBC reports:

More than 100 children are known to have been given for adoption to military or police couples. The long-awaited trial,...
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Benicassim remembers IB hospital

March 2, 2011
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Benicassim remembers the IB Hospital, Friday, March 4. Guillermo Casañ, who has carried out extensive research on the IB Hospital in Benicassim, will lead a guided tour of IB related sites in the coastal town. Program: II JORNADES MEMÒRIA HISTÒRICA BENICÀSSIM Viernes 4 de marzo, 2011 17:00 Antiguo apeadero del tren de Las Villas...
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Bob Dylan and the Spanish Civil War

February 28, 2011
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Bob Dylan and the Spanish Civil War

Suze Rotolo, 1943 – 2011 The press is reporting the sad news of the death of Suze Rotolo, the American artist, teacher and political activist who was Bob Dylan’s companion and muse in the early 1960s.  Rotolo is frequently credited with Dylan’s awakening to politics.  According to one obituary she took the “then fairly...
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Hank Rubin’s obituary (1916-2011)

February 28, 2011
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Marci Rubin, daughter of the late Lincoln veteran Hank Rubin, suggests that donations in Hank's memory be made to ALBA.
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The Resynchronization of a Regime (1940-1950)

February 28, 2011
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The Resynchronization of a Regime (1940-1950)

In 1940, Francisco Franco, using the pseudonym Jaime de Andrade, authored a treatment for a screenplay, titled “Raza :  Story lines for a film script.”  The following year, the script was made into a feature-length film, produced by the government. The original text and the 1941 film are invaluable documents, as they offer us...
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Garzón: “I hope my career is not over.”

February 28, 2011
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Garzón: “I hope my career is not over.”

The Spanish government will be financing Judge Garzón's work as part of a working group put together by the Organization of American States (OAS) to assist in Colombia's peace process, ABC reports. In an interview last week on Spanish national radio, Garzón expressed the hope that he would still be able to return...
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WSJ reviews Mexican Suitcase

February 26, 2011
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WSJ reviews Mexican Suitcase

The Wall Street Journal's Richard Woodward writes a belated review of the "Mexican Suitcase" SCW photography exhibit:

What assistant curator Cynthia Young and her team have done with this material in less than three years is valiant. Along with reprinting a select group of photographs from the negatives for an...
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