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This week’s big story:
Last Saturday Colombia fired top Clinton aide Mark Penn’s firm over apology (emphasis added):
The Colombian government said Saturday it has fired Mark Penn’s public relations firm after the chief campaign strategist for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton apologized for meeting with Colombian officials pushing a trade deal with the U.S.
“Sources said that the Clintons were angry to learn about Penn’s work, especially because they had been told that Penn had recused himself from controversial clients and would restrict his private work.”
Ironically, “Penn also was regarded by many in the campaign as too self-serving.”
Julio Cortázar: the Poetics of Exile
Evo Morales no descarta aplicar el Estado de Sitio contra las autonomías departamentales (bilingual post)
Portrait of Hugo while visiting Brazil.
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