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Mark Weisbrot – Hillary Clinton and a Venezuelan Murder Mystery: Who Killed Luis Manuel Díaz?

On November 30, Hillary Clinton stated that she was “outraged at the cold blooded assassination of Luis Manuel Díaz on stage at a rally last week.” She was referring to the killing of a local opposition leader in Venezuela on November 25. It was clear from her remarks that she was blaming the government for the murder. Her statement appeared …

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Leid Stories – 09.22.15

Behind the Headlines: Pope Francis, President Xi Jinping Visit the U.S.; Chaos in Europe; A Military Coup in Burkina Faso; and the 2016 Presidential Race

Dr. Gerald Horne, the John J. and Rebecca Moores chair of history and African American studies at the University of Houston and frequent analyst of world affairs on Leid Stories, provides unique insights on several major news issues and developments.

Topics include the Pope’s visit to Cuba and the United States; President Xi Jinping’s six-day trip to the U.S.; the rapidly escalating refugee crisis in Europe; the military coup in Burkina Faso; and the 2016 presidential race.

Horne has written more than 30 books, and more than 100 scholarly papers and reviews, on struggles against imperialism, colonialism, fascism, racism and war.