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Fact of the Week

Fact of the Week

Pedro Carmona, the businessman who briefly claimed the Venezuelan presidency during the failed coup last month, has been granted asylum in Columbia.

The news of asylum comes on the evening that right-winger Álvaro Uribe Vélez won the election to become the next Columbian president. American ambassador Anne Patterson already met with Uribe last night and promised close relations between the United States and the new government.

Sources: BBC News, 27 May 2002;
New York Times, 27 May 2002.

This week's columns

Right-Wing Radio
Paul Corrigan

The Boston Globe recently published an article that called Mike Barnicle's politics "Urban Democratic" and Don Imus's politics "Democratic/Opportunistic." These two men could be mistaken for good-looking women before they could be mistaken for Democrats. Are the editors at the Globe on strike?

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Kashmir Sweating
Tim Francis-Wright

As India and Pakistan continue a deadly pas de deux in Kashmir, the Bush administration needs to figure out how to rein in its friends in Islamabad.

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