September 25, 2007
Fred Goff
September 25, 2007
September 25, 2007
Paul L. Montgomery
September 25, 2007
September 25, 2007
NACLA
September 4, 2007
Jaime Díaz Lavanchy

The national strike declared on August 29 against neoliberal policies by the Central Unitaria de Trabajadores (CUT), Chile’s main labor union, left more than 300 detained and hundreds injured throughout the country. And yet, only one of the protestors received a public apology from a chief of police: Socialist senator, Alejandro Navarro.

September 4, 2007
Teo Ballvé

In the 1570s, a physician named Francisco Hernández led the first colonial scientific expedition to the New World. He traveled Mexico collecting plants that might prove valuable in curing European diseases. Since Hernández was clueless when it came to the properties of local plant species, he depended on knowledgeable indigenous healers who guided him to medicinal plants.

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