Friday, April 29, 2011

Leadership to be scrapped

I started from the revolutions in the Mediterranean, a subject on which there is much to be said and on which other, more prepared, they have written and write better than I can. What interested me, however, was to make a nice red circle around something else, which is itself a revolution. A revolution that before being political or economic, and social and cultural.

That something is difficult to define but easy to spot. Andrea Vitullo, in his essay Leadershit - Scrap the mystique of leadership and make room in the world, called it a play on words - exactly - leadershit. This definition may seem provocative (and perhaps a bit it is) but has the advantage of clarification is what the author thinks the old way of being a leader: dung.

D-Day in London for the "wedding of the century"

The press already called the "wedding of the century." Nearly thirty years after the marriage of his parents, Charles and Diana, Prince William joins Kate Middleton, a commoner met at university. At dawn Friday, April 29, the first guests will converge on Westminster Abbey, which will be celebrated the union.

At 11 noon (Paris), Catherine Middleton happen to turn the arm of her father and begin the ceremony at which they will be joined by the Archbishop of Canterbury. Not less than 1 900 handpicked guests, 600 000 onlookers on the streets of London and two billion people will attend, from near or far, the union of the prince, second in the order of succession to the British throne, the daughter of an air hostess and a steward turned businessman.

Slipping into the bottomless abyss of war

Call things by their name is an essential condition for not cheat yourself and others. In Libya there is an ongoing war, a civil war with foreign intervention (see behind the scenes interview with Lucio Caracciolo). Resolution No 1973 of the Security Council, which authorized the no-fly zone military intervention to protect civilians, already had several questions of legitimacy in itself, since it characterized as a threat to international peace a situation of evident internal scope, in contrast with art.

After the Palestinian reconciliation, calls for intifada

The family of Carlos Prats, "shocked" by the killing of Arancibia Clavel

SANTIAGO, 29 (World Daily Buzz) The family of Chilean General Carlos Prats has confessed he was "shocked" by the murder of Enrique Arancibia Clavel, an ex-intelligence services of the Augusto Pinochet regime (1973-1990), who was found dead in his office in the capital of Argentina. Arancibia Clavel's body was found by a friend at his office in Buenos Aires with about 20 stab wounds.

The exoficial of the National Intelligence Directorate (DINA) was on parole after being sentenced in 2004 to life imprisonment for the murder of Prats in Buenos Aires and his wife, Sofia Cuthbert. Cecilia Prats, daughter of exmilitar of the DINA, has announced that the family will not comment on this fact that has caught the attention of public opinion in Chile and Argentina.

Dismantled an Al Qaeda clula Germany

German police announced the arrest of three suspected members of Al Qaeda, accused of preparing a terrorist attack in Germany. According to the newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, there are three Germans born in Morocco and living in Bochum, Essen and Dusseldorf. According to reports, the three men between 29 and 32 years took months building up the necessary components for making bombs.

Marrakech, a witness from the site of

Even the dozens of sirens Red Crescent can be heard in the gardens Majorelle. The tourist oasis in the heart of the Ville Nouvelle of Marrakech at 12 continues, unabated, to be one of favorite photo sets from French and Spanish. It 'a call from a Moroccan friend who informs me of what happened. The explosion in the Place Jemaa el-Fna becomes in minutes through the local radio "terrorist attack".

In Paris, the Tunisian migrants complain of being a "political issue"

Everything north of Paris, next to the device, where to locate undocumented Tunisia for almost a month is not easy to find. Yet, this small square of the Porte de la Villette is never empty. Thursday, April 28 morning, a few hundred Tunisians attending the broom continuous members of humanitarian organizations, but also journalists and politicians from their encounter.

Standing in an uproar, everyone tries to get the latest information about "those who made themselves nab. Wednesday night, a "fifty" to call the police came at dinner-time migrants. According to the associations, dozens of Tunisians have been taken to the police. A group formed spontaneously around Nabil, who has just been released from the police.

UN asked to investigate violations against demonstrators in Syria

The Human Rights Council adopted a resolution calling for the Syrian government allows research on severe violations against demonstrators, who will make a mission of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). With a majority of 27 votes, the resolution condemns so 'clear' the use of deadly violence against peaceful demonstrators by the Syrian authorities and requested an immediate halt to the attacks.

Chile/Argentina.- Piñera's government, shaken by the murder of Enrique Arancibia Clavel exagente

SANTIAGO, April 29. The Government of Sebastián Piñera is touched by the murder of Enrique Arancibia Clavel, an ex-intelligence services Augusto Pinochet regime (1973-1990) who was found dead in his office in Buenos Aires, said the Chilean Minister of Interior, Rodrigo Hinzpeter. "Mr. Arancibia Clavel was sentenced for participating in a crime shocking and painful for the country, but of course the murder of which he was victim in Argentina moves us to be a crime of this nature," he said Hinzpeter at an event in the region Valparaiso.

The Syrian rge suppress the protests with a new massacre

At least 24 people have died today in Syria on a new day of protests against the regime of Bashar Assad, although some humanitarian organizations such as the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights denounced the death toll could be even double. The NGO says that the dead are 48, including 13 in the village of Rast, near Homs (central Mexico).

Protests have played in cities throughout Spain Syria, including Damascus, and the violent response of the system has earned him a conviction of the Human Rights Council United Nations, as well as sanctions by the U.S. and the European Union. In the southern town of Dera, considered the heart of the Syrian revolt, killing at least 15 protesters suffered gunshot wounds, according to a hospital medical Tafas.

Libya, on the border clashes with the army tunisinoOggi new mission of the Italian tornado

Violent explosions were heard around 7:30 am this morning near the Libyan city of Misurata. While the city's port was attacked by loyalists of the vessels. Shortly thereafter, began fighting in the suburbs between the rebels and government forces of Muammar Gaddafi. The budget yesterday, according to medical sources, was at least 12 deaths, two of whom are women.

Firm was the conviction of the High Representative for EU foreign policy, Catherine Ashton, against "the use of cluster bombs and other means" to Libyan civilians. It is also fighting to Dehiba, on the border between Libya and Tunisia. The positions of the insurgents in the city had been attacked "fiercely" in the morning loyalist army, as reported by the pan-Arab TV 'Al Jazeera', which has clashed with the Tunisian army.

Clashes between insurgents and loyalists to the Libyan border with Tunisia

Fierce fighting between insurgents and Thursday, April 28 loyalists on both sides of the Libyan border post Tunisian-Libyan Dehiba, captured by insurgents, while a thousand people evacuated Misrata, 200 km east of Tripoli. By early evening, several sources indicated that insurgents opposed to Colonel Gaddafi had resumed in late afternoon the border post Dehiba during a violent confrontation in which eight soldiers were killed loyalists.

In Syria killed 24 people in protests

(Reuters) Syrian forces shot dead at least 24 civilians during protests, including two children, said Sawasiah human rights organization in the midst of the six-week uprising that seeks to topple President Bashar al-Assad. Sawasiah founded by human rights lawyer Mohannad al-Hassani is currently in prison, said he had the names of the 24 fatal victims, who perished in marches in the towns of Dera, Homs, Latakia and Qadam village, near Damascus.

Marrakech plaza explosion was caused

The attack in Marrakech, Morocco, which left 16 people dead and several wounded, was made with a remote controlled bomb, officials of the Moroccan government. Moroccan media reported that authorities discarding the hypothesis of a suicide bombing at home was handled in accordance with certain versions of witnesses.

Research now advance to the explosive device was triggered with a remote control. The Interior Minister Taieb Cherkaoui, will offer a new balance on Friday on the progress of investigations. In the attack on Thursday in a central square of Marrakech tourist killed 16 people of different nationalities and some 20 wounded.

Killed a former Chilean agent convicted of the murder of General Carlos Prats

BUENOS AIRES, Oct 29. The lifeless body of former officer stabbed Arancibia, convicted for the murder of Chilean General Carlos Prats and his wife in Buenos Aires, was found Friday in the capital of Argentina, according to the agency Telam. The body of Clavel, who was on parole after being convicted in 2004 for the murder of Prats and his wife, was found by a friend at his office in Buenos Aires with about 20 stab wounds.

"I've never seen devastation like this"

The U.S. president, Barack Obama has walked today from the devastation in the city of Tuscaloosa, home of the University of Alabama and one of the areas most affected by tornadoes in recent days have left about 300 dead in six Southern states and Midwest. "I've never seen devastation like this," said the president.

From Air Force One, Obama might have a first look at the destruction that was to watch firsthand. From the air, the president saw huge scars left on earth to have been uprooted trees and see that where once there were houses there are now rubble crushed to the ground by the force of wind.

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Protesters in Syria call for overthrow of regime

Thousands of Syrians demanded the ouster of President Bashar al-Assad and promised to support the city of Dera, where tanks and troops tried to crush the resistance against authoritarian government, activists said. "The people want to overthrow the regime!" Shouted the protesters in the suburb of Saqba in Damascus, according to a witness, challenging the violent reaction of the Government, which left 500 dead since the protests began in Dera month past.

Gadafistas placed mines in Misrata: NATO

Naval units of the Libyan regime of Muammar Gadhafi has undermined the besieged port Libyan town of Misrata, although NATO ships have begun the process of demining, said a military official of the Alliance. "Some ships, which we assume were pro Gadhafi laid mines indiscriminately," said Brigadier Rob Weighill, head of NATO operations in Libya, in a press conference.

The operation was performed this morning by several boats, which were intercepted by NATO naval units after they had placed some mines being cleared, he added. Weighill said he had no further details about the incident, as it is very recent. However, he said it is "another attempt by the Gadhafi regime totally ignore international law to prevent humanitarian aid reaches the people of Misrata." The allied military official said the air strikes the next few days will be concentrated around the cities of Misrata, Zinta (west) and Yebra (near the Tunisian border).

Found dead a former member of Pinochet's intelligence services

BUENOS AIRES, Oct 29. The Argentine authorities have been found dead by Enrique Arancibia Clavel, a former officer of the Directorate of Chile's National Intelligence (DINA) - the service of General Augusto Pinochet - Argentina justice convicted for the murder of a soldier and his wife. The body was inside his home, located in the central district of Lavalle, in the city of Buenos Aires (east).

Gaddafi's forces face the Tunisian Army Dehiba

Another scenario of confrontation has been opened in the last few hours in Libya. In a war that gets worse day, troops loyal to Muammar Gaddafi, against rebels fighting for weeks, have met with the Tunisian army border post Dehiba, with both sides struggling to gain control. The clashes have occurred on both sides of the border, according to two witnesses have said the agency.

Samy, an official of the Youth House Dehiba, said that at least a dozen shells landed on Tunisian territory, near the houses. The population was trapped and a Tunisian woman died. Gaddafi's troops have launched an offensive to regain control and soil Dehiba Tunisian army have faced against Tunisia.

Cuba: under wrinkles, no?

We were left with a question: how is it possible that at the end of a Congress (the first post-Fidel) all focused on two objectives - "actualización" and "relevo" - Cuba has issued a ruling group that, in terms of senility, obscure the memory of the Soviet gerontocracy and mocked? Many readers have written them.

And this is my opinion. The mystery is explained by analyzing, as well as the congressional rhetoric, the true meaning of the words that define the objectives set out above. "Actualización", is also not in the lexicon Castro, who too subversive alternative to the term "reform". Or rather, is the word that most aptly defines the need for change in a regime that needs to change (or reform) can not allow himself without destroying precisely the myth in which he was trained (and stopped ).

A "Tanguy" Spanish dislodged from nest

Madrid Match - His parents fed him with modest incomes, money laundering, paying the monthly installments of his car and endured his wrath. But for this 25-year Spanish student, whose identity was protected, it was not enough. With its modest legal knowledge (the Andalusian Tanguy had validated only three subjects in its first year of law), he filed a complaint against her parents require EUR 400 monthly pocket money.

Abbas rules out deal with Hamas fears

.- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, denied on Thursday that the military potential alliance with Hamas will undermine peace talks with Israel, insisting that retain control of foreign policy and a determination to solve the Palestinian- Israeli. The pro-Western Fatah party, who heads the moderate Abbas, announced Wednesday, along with his opponent Hamas, a draft agreement to end their four-year conflict has left Palestinians with two rival governments in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Thailand and Cambodia breaking the ceasefire in the border

.- The armies of Thailand and Cambodia today broke a ceasefire agreed yesterday to end the violence that erupted a week ago at the border, the military of both countries. Military spokesmen of the two Southeast Asian nations accused each other of having started this morning the gun and artillery fire around the ancient Khmer temple of Ta Krabey.

A Thai soldier died last night in an attack on Cambodia, bringing to 16 the number killed, including one civilian, while dozens have been injured and over 55 thousand have sought refuge in evacuation centers on both sides of the border. The Foreign Minister of Thailand, Kasit Piromya said yesterday in Jakarta that his country is committed to a peaceful end to the conflict and allow Indonesian observers at the border.

Attack in Morocco, killing 16

The heart attack that struck the tourist city of Marrakesh, Morocco, left 16 dead, the last two in the hospital, and 20 wounded, according to data released by the MAP news agency. The agency, quoting hospital sources, said two of the wounded in the attack died after being hospitalized, so that the original figure of 14 dead provided by the Interior Minister Taieb Cherkaoui, changed.

So far, the casualties in the cafe Argana were three Moroccans and 11 foreigners. According to police sources, at least two of the dead are Canadians, while a spokesman of the French consulate in Marrakesh said that also died a yet unknown number of French citizens in the attack. The Embassy of Spain in Morocco said that "there is no indication of casualties Spanish." Regarding the origin of the attack, the Moroccan interior minister said it was "an act caused by an explosive device that caused a strong explosion." He added that a specialized medical team kept informed families of the victims and offers all the necessary psychological support, and has also been made available to those affected a number of telephone support.

Argentina .- release to 36 military personnel accused of committing crimes against humanity during the dictatorship

BUENOS AIRES, Oct 29. The Federal Chamber of Appeals of Bahía Blanca in Buenos Aires province (east), has released 20 members of the Army and 16 military officers who are being investigated for crimes against humanity committed during the dictatorship (1976-1983), which has provoked outrage from much of society.

The move follows a procedural matter, since in most cases has exceeded the maximum time a person may remain in custody without having been issued a ruling against him. However, this group of military units must go to court every time a judge determined, because otherwise the release will be revoked, as provided in Article 333 of the Argentine Penal Code.

Start of the spectacle!

The great nineteenth-century British constitutionalist Walter Bagehot said that the power of the monarchy is based on the mystery and that when light is shed on the institution "the spell is broken." If that is true, the power of the British monarchy will be very weak today for the wedding of Prince William with Kate Middleton.

There is little that is unknown about this celebration. The guest list has been discussed endlessly, the wedding dress has had a few million hits on Google and we know that, after careful study of royal protocol, the happier they kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace before a crowd .

Iberoam .- The XI Shows 'documentaries and Latin American Photography' opens Friday

SANTANDER, 29 Apr. The eleventh edition of 'documentaries and Latin American Photography' opens this Friday in the exhibition hall of the Fundación Comillas. Brazil will be the guest of the XI Shows 'documentaries and Latin American Photography' which sponsors and hosts the Comillas Foundation and is included within 'Adocs 2011'.

On the occasion of the sample between April 30 and May 7 will be guided tours and more hours in the exhibition hall of the Foundation for the sample on Latin America. The exhibition hall of the Comillas Foundation will extend its visiting hours in the morning, which will be open from 10.30 until 13.30 hours on the occasion of the XI Sample Photo Documentary and Latin America.

Dassault vying to upgrade the Indian Air Force

India has shortlisted the Rafale, the French group Dassault Aviation, Eurofighter, proposed by the European EADS, BAE Systems and Finmeccanica, on his huge contract for one hundred twenty to six fighters, said on Thursday, a source within the Ministry of Defence. "Only the French Dassault and Eurofighter have been asked to expand their commercial offerings," the source said, confirming information given by the Hindustan Times newspaper, which suggested they were the only candidates.

Up to 16 dead in an attack in the tourist heart of Marrakech

The Muslim Brotherhood called the Syrian people to the streets

The Muslim Brotherhood had appealed to the Syrian population to take to the streets. The Islamist group banned in Syria and the prime targets of repression by President Bashar Assad has encouraged citizens to demand more freedom in the streets on Friday, a day of prayers. "Do not let the regime harass your fellow countrymen.

Sing with one voice for freedom and dignity. Do not let the tyrants enslave you," reads the manifesto sent Thursday to the agency. It is the first time that the Muslim Brotherhood, whose leadership is in exile, called specifically to demonstrate in Syria since the beginning of the protests for six weeks.

Syria: the Security Council fails to agree on a condemnation of violence

While two hundred members of the Baath party have resigned in the province of Deraa and surrounding areas to denounce the suppression of antigovernment demonstrations, the fifteen members of the Security Council of the UN have failed to agree , Wednesday, April 27 evening, on a statement condemning the repression in Syria.

A draft declaration presented by Britain, France, Germany and Portugal had been circulating for Council on Monday. The four countries condemned the violence of the regime of Bashar al-Assad against the demonstrators and urged restraint. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General Kofi Annan, for his part hoped the weekend to open an independent investigation.

What consequences of a possible reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah?

Wikileaks: The eight years at Guantanamo Ahmad Tourson, innocent and legged

Ahmad Tourson is part of the small group of Chinese Uighur minority - Muslim, Turkic-speaking - or twenty-two men in total were arrested by mistake in late 2001, Afghanistan. Although eventually cleared of all charges of terrorism by the U.S. administration, they spent several years in Guantanamo. Five of them are still there, the Supreme Court of the United States having rejected Monday, April 18, their action.