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January 20, 2000
AUGUSTO Pinochet is history. Ricardo Lagos is the future. The past is important, but less so than the next chapter. Chile, like South Africa, is torn between the needs of justice and reconciliation. Chileans must work out the trade-offs. President-elect Lagos is an old socialist who supported the leftist President Salvador Allende, whom General Pinochet deposed in 1973. He helped initiate the agitation to hold the former president and army commander responsible for some 3,000 deaths and disappearances of political enemies.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | May 17, 2013
The multifaceted issue of race continues to cling to this country. Every sign of progress in relations seems to come with an opposite move, so that it often seems as if little has ever really, fundamentally changed since the age of Jim Crow, or even Reconstruction. There is much in this black-and-white vortex for playwrights to mine. I'm not sure if anyone will ever demonstrate that more movingly than Lorraine Hansberry did in 1957 with her incisive drama “A Raisin in the Sun,” but it sure is interesting to see what happens when others try. Two writers have taken “Raisin” as a starting point.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | December 12, 1999
CHILLAN, Chile -- No matter what happens in today's presidential election, Chile will make history.If Ricardo Lagos wins, he will become the first Socialist president since Salvador Allende was overthrown in a U.S-backed military coup in 1973 and died as planes bombed the presidential palace.If Joaquin Lavin wins, he will become the first rightist president since Gen. Augusto Pinochet obeyed the wishes of the voters after a referendum in 1988 and relinquished power after more than 16 years of dictatorship.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2012
He pioneered one the most influential, far-reaching musical genres of the past 50 years. He became a galvanizing force, too, in the cause of human rights. When he died, more than a million people turned out to witness his funeral cortege. Among those mourning his loss were the 27 women who had once been his wives. The extraordinary story of Nigerian musician and activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti inspired the 2009 musical "Fela!" which garnered three Tony Awards. Judging by the ecstatic reviews, the international touring production that comes to Baltimore this week has only increased the show's reputation.
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By Robert Reno | January 23, 2000
THE process of saving Chile from socialism turned out to be a squalid affair that lasted 17 years, during which Chilean democracy was extinguished by a particularly unattractive military dictatorship. What made it so offensive was that it often mimicked -- in extra-constitutional violence, sheer thuggery and naked oppression -- the very process by which various communist revolutionaries "saved" their nations from capitalism. And now Chile has another duly elected socialist president, Ricardo Lagos, cheered by crowds in Santiago this past week as he acknowledged the presence of the widow of the last duly elected socialist president, Salvador Allende.
NEWS
By GILBERT A. LEWTHWAITE and GILBERT A. LEWTHWAITE,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | March 8, 1999
ABUJA, Nigeria -- Quickly, what is the capital of Nigeria?Lagos?Wrong.It is this unlikely place, an oasis of calm in a chaotic nation, a center of development amid economic collapse, an area of urban space in Africa's most populous country, a self-proclaimed "city of unity" for a fragmented society.Abuja is custom-built, the ultimate politically correct capital, slap-bang in the middle of the nation where all 108 million Nigerians can get to it with equal difficulty.This is the Brasilia of Africa, an architectural playground on the eve of the 21st century, where the skyline is dotted with almost as many construction cranes as occupied buildings.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | December 6, 1998
LAGOS, Nigeria -- Five months after the death of Nigeria's longtime military dictator raised the prospect of greater political openness here, Nigerians cast ballots yesterday for local government officers across the country.The voting, viewed as an early test of the new government's seriousness about reform, appears to have been generally peaceful and the turnout high, according to government officials and Western diplomats.In Lagos, with 8 million people the country's biggest city, the normally traffic-choked streets were eerily deserted.
NEWS
May 14, 2006
On May 7, 2006, Our beloved mother ROSE STENNETT. Survived by three children, Carolyn, Raphael and Karl; loving sister-in-law Frances Hatch; dear grandchildren Quandra Lagos, Zina, Carl and Kolbi; great-grandchildren, Lamont Cole and Serita Lagos; one great-great-grandchild Latavea Cole. Also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, family members and friends. Preceded in death by her husband Lester J. Stennett and two grandchildren. Friends may call at the Estep Brothers Funeral Home, 1300 Eutaw Place on Monday, 10 AM to 7:45 PM. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, 10:30 AM to 11 AM at the Estep Brothers Funeral Home.
NEWS
June 9, 2003
On June 6, 2003, ELENI L. FOUDOS (nee Lagos); beloved wife of John Nick Foudos; devoted mother of Nick Foudos and Anastasia O'Donnell; dear sister of Fotini Paxenos, Marika Angelus and the late Socrates Lagos; grandmother of Sean and Devin Foudos and Deanna O'Donnell. A Trisaghion Service will be held at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 York Road (beltway exit 26A), on Monday at 7 P.M. Mrs. Foudos will lie in state at the St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, on Tuesday from 10:30 to 11 A.M. the funeral hour.
BUSINESS
By Stacey Hirsh and Stacey Hirsh,SUN STAFF | September 13, 2005
Undocumented workers who are injured on the job are eligible for workers' compensation benefits, the Maryland Court of Appeals ruled yesterday. The court found that Diego E. Lagos, who injured his hand while working as a carpenter for Design Kitchen and Baths of Montgomery County in 2001, could receive workers' compensation benefits despite his status as an undocumented worker. Not covering undocumented workers under the law "would retard the goals of workers' compensation laws and leave these individuals with only two options, receive no relief for work-related injuries or sue in tort," according to the opinion authored by Chief Judge Robert M. Bell.
NEWS
May 14, 2006
On May 7, 2006, Our beloved mother ROSE STENNETT. Survived by three children, Carolyn, Raphael and Karl; loving sister-in-law Frances Hatch; dear grandchildren Quandra Lagos, Zina, Carl and Kolbi; great-grandchildren, Lamont Cole and Serita Lagos; one great-great-grandchild Latavea Cole. Also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, family members and friends. Preceded in death by her husband Lester J. Stennett and two grandchildren. Friends may call at the Estep Brothers Funeral Home, 1300 Eutaw Place on Monday, 10 AM to 7:45 PM. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, 10:30 AM to 11 AM at the Estep Brothers Funeral Home.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | March 12, 2006
SANTIAGO, Chile -- Michelle Bachelet, a lifelong socialist, former political exile and ex-prisoner of the military dictatorship, was sworn in yesterday as Chile's first woman president with the luminaries of South America's new leftist leadership and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in the audience. "Our strength will be the women," Bachelet, 54, told an animated, largely female crowd of thousands downtown as she made her initial address as chief of state from the ornate presidential palace, La Moneda.
BUSINESS
By Stacey Hirsh and Stacey Hirsh,SUN STAFF | September 13, 2005
Undocumented workers who are injured on the job are eligible for workers' compensation benefits, the Maryland Court of Appeals ruled yesterday. The court found that Diego E. Lagos, who injured his hand while working as a carpenter for Design Kitchen and Baths of Montgomery County in 2001, could receive workers' compensation benefits despite his status as an undocumented worker. Not covering undocumented workers under the law "would retard the goals of workers' compensation laws and leave these individuals with only two options, receive no relief for work-related injuries or sue in tort," according to the opinion authored by Chief Judge Robert M. Bell.
NEWS
December 6, 2004
SOMETHING UNUSUAL happened in Chile last week. The government acknowledged, in gruesome detail, the country's history of political torture, admitted torture was once official state policy and promised to compensate the victims. It was a striking reversal after years of denials by past governments and military leaders that any abuse ever took place. Chilean President Ricardo Lagos spoke on national television of "the magnitude of the suffering, the insanity of the intense cruelty, the immensity of the pain" detailed in a report issued by a commission he appointed last year.
NEWS
October 19, 2004
On October 16, 2004 ALDO LAGO, beloved husband of Patricia Ann (Theodore) Lago, devoted father of Louis "Rick" Lago, Gail Ann Parker and Janice Plotkin. Also survived by 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening 4 to 8 P.M. at the Slack Funeral Home, P.A., 3871 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City. A Christian Mass will be said Thursday 11 A.M. at The Church of The Resurrection Chapel. Those who desire may direct memorials in Mr. Lago's name to Howard County General Hospital Foundation, 5755 Cedar Lane, Columbia, MD., 21044 or Seasons Hospice, 7008 Security Blvd.
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By Jonathan Bor and Jonathan Bor,SUN STAFF | September 17, 2003
With a number of risky surgical separations capturing public attention recently, doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital said yesterday that the separation last week of 2-month-old Nigerian sisters Faithful and Favour could not have been simpler. Sitting alongside colleagues and the twins' parents at a news conference yesterday, pediatric surgeon Dr. Paul Colombani said the girls were fortunate not to share any vital organs except their liver, the only organ that regenerates when divided. "They are basically healthy children right now," Colombani said, adding that the natural growth of tissue across the 4-inch patch where they were attached should erase any appearance of an abnormality.
NEWS
August 16, 1991
Taslim Elias, former president of the International Court of Justice and the first Nigerian to become his country's attorney general, died Wednesday at a Lagos hospital. He was 76. He became Nigeria's attorney general and justice minister at its independence from Britain in 1960. After six years as law professor at the University of Lagos, he was appointed to the International Court of Justice -- the judicial arm of the United Nations now called the World Court -- in 1972. He was elected the court's vice president in 1979 and its president in 1982.
NEWS
June 9, 2003
On June 6, 2003, ELENI L. FOUDOS (nee Lagos); beloved wife of John Nick Foudos; devoted mother of Nick Foudos and Anastasia O'Donnell; dear sister of Fotini Paxenos, Marika Angelus and the late Socrates Lagos; grandmother of Sean and Devin Foudos and Deanna O'Donnell. A Trisaghion Service will be held at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 York Road (beltway exit 26A), on Monday at 7 P.M. Mrs. Foudos will lie in state at the St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, on Tuesday from 10:30 to 11 A.M. the funeral hour.
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