Tag: International

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Opinion

Seize this moment to forge ties with Venezuela

SAYING GOODBYE–Rev. Jesse Jackson, of United States, waves after attending the funeral ceremony for Venezuela’s late President Hugo Chavez at the military academy in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, March 8. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) by Rev. Jesse Jackson Special to CNN (CNN) — Last Thursday night, I returned to Caracas, Venezuela, to participate in the funeral and mourning of Hugo Chavez, president of Venezuela from 1999 until his passing last week. Chavez’s death has captured the world’s attention front and center with renewed vigor and interest.

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International

Ensler's Billion Rising movement spans the globe

ONE BILLION STRONG–Actress Thandie Newton, right, reacts with playwright and charity founder, Eve Ensler, during a photocall for One Billion Rising, the charity which aims to tackle violence against women, at the Institute of Arts in central London, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP) by Sandy Cohen AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands danced in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Hundreds chanted in South Africa, carrying signs and candles. The Philippines held a 24-hour dance party. Scores of students in India gathered for a candlelight vigil.