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Thursday, May 29, 2008
FINALLY, RECKLESS CABLE TV'S ANTI-IMMIGRATION ANCHORS ON THE SPOT
My May 29 column says "Bravo!" to a study by Media Matters Action Network, which blasts cable television anchors Lou Dobbs and Glenn Beck, of CNN, and Bill O'Reilly, of Fox News, for practicing reckless journalism. Here is the link to the sstudy: http://mediamattersaction.org/reports/fearandloathing/online_version. What do you think of the study? And of Barack Obama's comment about it in the column?
DEBERIA EL SECRETARIO GENERAL DE LA OEA, J.M. INSULZA, ORDENAR UNA INVESTIGACION SOBRE LAS COMPUTADORAS DE LAS FARC?
El senador estadounidense Richard Lugar, del Comite de Relaciones Exteriores, envio una energica carta al Secretario General de la OEA, Jose Miguel Insulza, pidiendole que ordene una investigacion sobre las computadoras de la guerrilla colombiana de las FARC. Insulza dice que no lo hara hasta que Colombia se lo pida (ver mi columna del 22 de mayo). Aqui esta la carta de Lugar: http://lugar.senate.gov/sfrc/pdf/FARC.pdf. Que creen ustedes deberia hacerse?
SHOULD OAS SECRETARY GENERAL INSULZA CALL FOR HEARINGS ON FARC FILES?
Sen. Richard Lugar of the Foreign Relations Committee is calling for OAS Secretary Jose Miguel Insulza to call hearings on the Colombian FARC guerrillas' computer files, which refer to Venezuela and Ecuador's active support for the colombian rebels. Here is a copy of Lugar's letter to Insulza: http://lugar.senate.gov/sfrc/pdf/FARC.pdf. What do you think? What should be done?
Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald columnist Andres Oppenheimer, author of five best-sellers on Latin American affairs and whose syndicated column appears in 55 major U.S. and Latin American newspapers, comments on the latest events in Latin America and U.S.- Latin American affairs. He is a member of The Miami Herald team that won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize. He also won the 1999 Maria Moors Cabot Award, the 2001 King of Spain prize, and the 2005 Emmy Suncoast award. He is the author of Castro's Final Hour; Bordering on Chaos, on Mexico's crisis; Cronicas de heroes y bandidos and Ojos vendados, and most recently of "Cuentos Chinos" (Plaza & Janes, Mexico.) A new Oppenheimer Report appears every Sunday and Thursday.