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Is the mainstream media telling the truth about Nicaragua? This journalist says no

Editor’s note: The following is a partial transcript of an interview with journalist Max Blumenthal on the podcast “Unauthorized Disclosure,” hosted by Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola. Blumenthal is the author of books and articles about the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians in which he sides strongly with the Palestinians. He is also a […]

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Lenin Moreno struggles to escape the long shadow of Rafael Correa

By Evan Ellis From July 24 to 28, I had the opportunity to travel to Quito, Ecuador to present a paper at the International Studies Association-FLACSO regional conference and to speak with Ecuadorian businessmen, academics and others regarding the political dynamics and the security challenges in the country. At a superficial level, Ecuador is a […]

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Lenin Moreno struggles to escape the long shadow of Rafael Correa (part 2)

(Evan Ellis, continued from part 1) A reset for Ecuador? Even beyond President Moreno’s actions with respect to key cabinet posts, much of the President’s focus, and his most significant choices since taking office have been driven less by the desire to change Ecuador’s ideology, than a courageous and necessary effort to confront the significant […]

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Is manipulation really immoral?

By Robert Noggle Calling someone manipulative is a criticism of that person’s character. Saying that you have been manipulated is a complaint about having been treated badly. Manipulation is dodgy at best, and downright immoral at worst. But why is this? What’s wrong with manipulation? Human beings influence each other all the time, and in […]

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The thin veil of illusion between the heartland and bi-coastal America

By Venkatesh Rao Every time you set foot in a Whole Foods store, you are stepping into one of the most carefully designed consumer experiences on the planet. Produce is stacked into black bins in order to accentuate its color and freshness. Sale items peek out from custom-made crates, distressed to look as though they’ve […]

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Are you seeking happiness and contentment? Get over your fixation on a goal

By Zat Rana In Herman Hesse’s novel Siddhartha, the title character and his friend leave home, disowning all possessions, to seek spiritual enlightenment. They decide to live on the road, homeless, journeying away from the known towards the unknown. It’s not a life of ease, but it is one they embrace. When they are hungry, […]

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Ecuador signals that it’s open for business

By Stratfor Worldview staff Ecuador is open for business. Since coming to power in May 2017, President Lenin Moreno has set about addressing the country’s financial problems with economic and political reforms to better promote trade and investment. At the same time, he has tried to reduce the influence of his predecessor in Ecuadorian politics […]

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Studying meditation: Does it really work?

By Ute Kreplin Among the promised psychological and physical benefits of meditation are the elimination or reduction of stress, anxiety and depression, as well as bipolar disorder, eating disorders, diabetes, substance abuse, chronic pain, blood pressure, cancer, autism and schizophrenia. It is a panacea for the individual. There are also apparent interpersonal and collective effects. […]

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Is reversing global warming too ambitious?

By John Porterfield Reverse Global Warming? Ambitious, no? Let’s pick the idea apart. Reading the weekly science newsletter in grade school piqued my interest. Preparation for the International Geophysical Year was “front page!” Scientists from around the world, the U.S. and the Soviet Union, and Ecuador, collaborated to better understand our planet. Oceanographer Roger Revelle, whose 1957 study […]

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