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Persian soldiers chase rioters during civil unrest in Tehran, August 1953. On August 19, 1953, democratically-elected Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh was overthrown in a coup orchestrated by the CIA and British intelligence, after having nationalized the oil industry. The Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi was re-installed in the primary position of power. Massive protests broke out across the nation, leaving almost 300 dead in firefights in the streets of Tehran. 

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64 Years Later, CIA Finally Releases Details of Iranian Coup

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New documents reveal how the CIA attempted to call off the failing coup — only to be salvaged at the last minute by an insubordinate spy. By: Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian / Source: Foreignpolicy / The Dawn News / June 20, 2017   Declassified documents released last week shed light on the […]

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Who is Ana Belén Montes?
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Who is Ana Belén Montes?

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By: Miguel Crispín Sotomayor / Source: Rebelion.org / The Dawn News / June, 30, 2016 Last June 3rd an article of mine was published, called “Obama, Trump, Hillary — The Good, The Bad, and the Beauty?”, in which I mentioned the case of prisoner Ana Belén Montes. After that, several […]

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What Obama didn’t say
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What Obama didn’t say

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By: Arthur González / Source: El Heraldo Cubano / The Dawn News / March 22, 2016 Nobody can doubt the intelligence, charisma and political ability of President Barack Obama, which were displayed in his public interventions in Havana. Trained for political debate, he knows how to earn the sympathy of […]

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Obama’s Double Standard: Sanctions Against Venezuela and War Crimes

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US President Barack Obama extended sanctions against Venezuela for another year. These sanctions had been imposed on March 9, 2015, for alleged human rights violations, and declared a situation of “national emergency” because of the “extraordinary threat” that the situation of the country represents for US security. Read More: ALBA condemns […]

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Iraq, twenty five years of war
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Iraq, twenty five years of war

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By: Higinio Polo / Source: Rebelion.org / The Dawn News / March 4, 2016. It’s been 25 years since the morning of February 13, 1991, when US bombers unexpectedly launched their bombs, from more than 200 kilometres away, on a shelter that was located on the Baghdad district of al-‘Amiriya. […]

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Venezuela: Trying to take Maduro down
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Venezuela: Trying to take Maduro down

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By: Aram Aharonián / Source: Resumen Latinoamericano / The Dawn / February 17, 2016. Venezuela’s right-wing opposition has set itself a limit of six months, beginning last December, to remove Nicolas Maduro from the presidency. Obviously, they have not yet decided how they are going to do it nor have […]

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