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By Carl Schoettler and Carl Schoettler,Berlin Bureau | August 4, 1992
BERLIN -- Margot Honecker has become the wicked witch of the East for many Germans.She's the wife of Erich Honecker, the jailed Communist boss of the defunct German Democratic Republic. She was his helpmate in running the Marxist East German state that collapsed with the Berlin Wall in 1989. She was education minister for 27 years, nine years longer than Mr. Honecker was leader of the GDR.Now she's been dubbed once again Honecker's Hexe, Honecker's Witch, a moniker hung on her surreptitiously in the bad old GDR days.
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By Daniel Mandel | February 11, 2007
On Jan. 31, the Venezuelan Congress gave recently re-elected President Hugo Chavez sweeping powers to rule by decree, allowing him to continue his march to a one-party state. In Bolivia, Evo Morales lags somewhat behind his Venezuelan mentor, having still to contend with a recalcitrant judiciary and legislature. And only weeks ago, former Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega returned to power in Nicaragua. Clearly, Latin America's anti-American left is enjoying a second wind. How are they doing it?
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By Richard Reeves | February 26, 1996
SANTIAGO, Chile -- How are things in Chile? Depends on whom you ask. Just like back home.The answers I hear traveling through this beautiful and energetic country sound like an eerie echo of the current political debate in the United States.Big people who care about big numbers, like gross national product and government reserves, say things are in very good shape, the best in South America. But little people (and now their wives and children) are running in place, just trying to keep up or keep what they have.
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By Judith M. Redding and Judith M. Redding,Special to the Sun | November 26, 2006
Ines of My Soul Isabel Allende (Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden) HarperCollins / 322 pages / $25.95. "Behind every great man is a great woman" is an oft-repeated American axiom, and yet our founding mothers are remembered best for being wives of the founding fathers. Martha Washington inherited her husband's "Household and Kitchen Furniture, of every sort and kind, with the Liquors and Groceries which may be on hand at the time of my decease" - and is virtually unknown to Americans.
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By Judith M. Redding and Judith M. Redding,Special to the Sun | November 26, 2006
Ines of My Soul Isabel Allende (Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden) HarperCollins / 322 pages / $25.95. "Behind every great man is a great woman" is an oft-repeated American axiom, and yet our founding mothers are remembered best for being wives of the founding fathers. Martha Washington inherited her husband's "Household and Kitchen Furniture, of every sort and kind, with the Liquors and Groceries which may be on hand at the time of my decease" - and is virtually unknown to Americans.
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By Daniel Mandel | February 11, 2007
On Jan. 31, the Venezuelan Congress gave recently re-elected President Hugo Chavez sweeping powers to rule by decree, allowing him to continue his march to a one-party state. In Bolivia, Evo Morales lags somewhat behind his Venezuelan mentor, having still to contend with a recalcitrant judiciary and legislature. And only weeks ago, former Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega returned to power in Nicaragua. Clearly, Latin America's anti-American left is enjoying a second wind. How are they doing it?
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November 18, 2007
Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power By Robert Dallek Tapping into a wealth of recently declassified archives, Robert Dallek uncovers fascinating details about Richard M. Nixon's and Henry A. Kissinger's tumultuous personal relationship and brilliantly analyzes their shared roles in monumental historical events - including the nightmare of Vietnam, the unprecedented opening to China, detente with the Soviet Union, the Yom Kippur War in the Middle East,...
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November 3, 1999
Today in history: Nov. 3 In 1868, Republican Ulysses S. Grant won the presidential election over Democrat Horatio Seymour. In 1896, Republican William McKinley defeated Democrat William Jennings Bryan for the presidency. In 1908, Republican William Howard Taft was elected president, outpolling William Jennings Bryan. In 1936, President Roosevelt won a landslide election over Republican challenger Alfred M. "Alf" Landon. In 1964, President Johnson soundly defeated Republican challenger Barry Goldwater.
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By Carl Schoettler and Carl Schoettler,Berlin Bureau | January 13, 1993
BERLIN -- The trial of former East German Communist leader Erich Honecker ended last night with neither a bang nor a whimper but only a sad, grave sigh of mercy for the dying former dictator.Mr. Honecker was accused in the deaths of 13 people killed at the Berlin Wall as they tried to escape his regime.The Berlin Supreme Court declared yesterday that the trial of Mr. Honecker, who is 80 years old and ailing, violated constitutional protections of his "human dignity." They then told the criminal court to reconsider its imprisonment order.
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September 1, 1996
Ret. Adm. Jose Toribio Merino, 80, a key figure in the 1973 military coup in Chile led by Gen. Augusto Pinochet, died Friday in Santiago, Chile, of lymphatic cancer. Admiral Merino was one of four commanders who toppled elected Marxist President Salvador Allende in 1973 and installed the military junta that ruled Chile for 16 1/2 years under Pinochet.Dr. Richard S. Westfall, 72, an authority on the scientific revolution of the 17th century and the author of the standard work on the life of physicist, mathematician and astronomer Sir Isaac Newton, died Aug. 21 of a heart attack at Bloomington (Ind.
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By Richard Reeves | February 26, 1996
SANTIAGO, Chile -- How are things in Chile? Depends on whom you ask. Just like back home.The answers I hear traveling through this beautiful and energetic country sound like an eerie echo of the current political debate in the United States.Big people who care about big numbers, like gross national product and government reserves, say things are in very good shape, the best in South America. But little people (and now their wives and children) are running in place, just trying to keep up or keep what they have.
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By Carl Schoettler and Carl Schoettler,Berlin Bureau | August 4, 1992
BERLIN -- Margot Honecker has become the wicked witch of the East for many Germans.She's the wife of Erich Honecker, the jailed Communist boss of the defunct German Democratic Republic. She was his helpmate in running the Marxist East German state that collapsed with the Berlin Wall in 1989. She was education minister for 27 years, nine years longer than Mr. Honecker was leader of the GDR.Now she's been dubbed once again Honecker's Hexe, Honecker's Witch, a moniker hung on her surreptitiously in the bad old GDR days.
NEWS
September 30, 1999
Gustavo Leigh Guzman,79, a Chilean air force general who was a key figure in the 1973 coup led by Gen. Augusto Pinochet, died yesterday in Santiago. The cause of death was not immediately known, but he had been hospitalized two days earlier with heart problems.He was commander of the air force on Sept. 11, 1973, the day of the Pinochet-led coup that toppled Marxist President Salvador Allende. General Pinochet remains under house arrest in Britain, fighting extradition to Spain, where a judge wants to try him for alleged human rights abuses.
NEWS
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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