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Box wines have finally come of age and they make environmental sense too

By Tyler Colman Italy’s Agriculture Ministry announced recently that some wines that receive the government’s quality assurance label may now be sold in boxes. That’s right, Italian wine is going green, and for some connoisseurs, the sky might as well be falling. But the sky isn’t falling. Wine in a box makes sense environmentally and […]

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‘Woke’ U.S. and European elites use a double standard in attacking the world’s problems

By Victor Davis Hanson An ancient habit of Western elites is a certain selectivity in condemnation. Sometimes Westerners apply critical standards to the West that they would never apply to other nations. My colleague at the Hoover Institution, historian Niall Ferguson, has pointed out that Swedish green-teen celebrity Greta Thunberg might be more effective in […]

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Redefining U.S. history by a nation’s failures

By Peter Kirsanow As the country commemorates the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this weekend, it’s worthwhile to revisit the 1619 Project. Never content to leave unwoke history alone, last August the New York Times launched the 1619 Project. The “newspaper of record” states that this “ongoing initiative” “aims to reframe the country’s […]

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Facebook distorts the concept of free speech, allows free rein to rich, powerful interests

By Keith Spencer Only three months ago, social media megalith Facebook made the universally-reviled announcement that they would not be fact-checking, censoring, or otherwise banning political ads that deceive or mislead. “We don’t believe [that] it’s an appropriate role for us to referee political debates and prevent a politician’s speech from reaching its audience and […]

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Flood of Venezuelans makes life more difficult for Ecuador’s Colombian refugees

By Jeffrey D. Pugh, Luis F. Jiménez, and Bettina Latuff As a result of its decades-long international conflict, Colombia produced more than seven million displaced persons, a large portion of whom turned south, making Ecuador the largest recipient of refugees and asylum seekers in Latin America. During two decades of experience as a major host […]

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News media accepts OAS version of Bolivia election, refuses to acknowledge report criticism

By Joe Emersberger Organization of American States (OAS) election monitors  published a “final report” on December 4 on Bolivia’s October 20 presidential election, won by President Evo Morales — 22 days later than promised. The tardy release of the final report contrasted sharply with the way the OAS rushed to impugn the election the day […]

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Latin American protests show distrust of government and declining support for democracy

By Dinorah Azpuru  In the past few weeks, violent protests in Latin America have resulted in destroyed property, thousands of arrests and dozens of deaths. Observers, including scholars of the region, are surprised by the recent turmoil in Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia and especially in Chile. Nobody saw it coming. And yet these don’t come […]

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What’s behind the upheaval in Latin America?: The reasons go far beyond ideological labels

By Rafael Romo “What’s happening in Latin America?” That’s the question I’ve been getting in recent weeks from those who may not necessarily be familiar with the region but have noticed a spike in headlines this year about Latin America and the turmoil that countries like Ecuador, Chile, Bolivia and most recently Colombia have experienced. […]

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Evo Morales was ousted by a military coup but the mainstream media won’t report it

By Caitlin Johnstone There has been a military coup in Bolivia backed by violent right-wing  rioters and the U.S. government, but you’d hardly know this from any of the mainstream media headlines. “Bolivian President Evo Morales steps down following accusations of election fraud” proclaims CNN. “Bolivia’s Morales resigns amid scathing election report, rising protests” reports […]

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The Berlin Wall fell 30 years ago but the brutality, greed and inequality of the old regime persists

By Lev Golinkin Thirty years ago, on November 9, the world was stunned to see ordinary Germans tear down the Berlin Wall, the dreaded symbol of totalitarianism. Seemingly overnight, Communist regimes across Eastern Europe dissolved; two years later, the Soviet Union itself ceased to exist. Today, those images of men and women chiseling away the […]

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