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Thousands protest in Spain listen

06/20/11 Sean Kinane & Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Yesterday in Spain, mass demonstrations took place across the country. Spain’s youth unemployment rate hovers at about 43 percent, and 21 percent for the general population. WMNF’s Sean Kinane caught a rally in the city of Cabra, where he spoke with demonstrator Sierra Ramos about what’s causing tens of thousands to take to the streets.

"This movement began the 15th of May in Madrid. It's a strike* against all the kind of abuse that the politics nowadays are trying to do against peo...

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Both crew from US fighter jet that crashed over Libya have been rescued but civilians may have been killed listen

03/22/11 wire reports including AP
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Heavy anti-aircraft fire is lighting up the skies over Tripoli and the sound of loud explosions is echoing through the Libyan capital after nightfall.

A U.S. official says both the crew of an F-15 fighter jet that crashed yesterday in Libya are safe and back in American hands.

The official said a Marine Corps Osprey search and rescue aircraft retrieved the pilot. He says the second crew member, a weapon's officer, was recovered by Libyan rebel forces and is now in U.S hands.

The cras...


An economist analyzes the European economic crisis

06/15/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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The so-called PIGS (Portugal, Italy, Greece, and Spain) countries are undergoing economic hard times. Is the solution to cut government spending? Our next guest says no- it's dangerous to cut government spending during a recession. Our Guest is Mark Weisbrot, PhD. He's co-director of the Center for Economic and policy Research in Washington, DC.

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Pinochet war crimes and Universal Jurisdiction

09/13/06 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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On Monday and Tuesday of this week, experts from three continents gathered at USF to discuss the crimes of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet. The two-day panel, called Human Rights, State Terrorism, and Universal Jurisdiction was sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean.

On September 11 1973, the democratically elected government of Chile, led by Salvador Allende, was overthrown in a military coup by General Augusto Pinochet. Juan Guzman, a Chilean...

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