December 11, 2013

Obama Defies the Dictators at Mandela Service

Frida Ghitis, CNN

The Associated Press

It's a pity that so many are focusing on a handshake between President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro. They are missing the much more poignant events that unfolded during Tuesday's memorial service in South Africa.

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TAGGED: United States, Africa, South Africa, Nelson Mandela, Barack Obama


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Mandela's Impact Felt Far Beyond South Africa
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The death Thursday of South African leader Nelson Mandela marked the end of his life at 95, but not the end of his impact on the people of South Africa, Africa and the world. more ››
December 8, 2013
Mandela's Trial and Tribulations
George Bizos, Mail & Guardian
Mandela, with the concurrence of all his co-accused and the legal team, decided that they would challenge the legitimacy of the regime. He would make a statement from the dock and they would give evidence on oath not only to... more ››
December 8, 2013
Nelson Mandela: Neither Sell-Out Nor Saint
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Mandela saved my country from a bloodbath, but his focus on the symbols of reconciliation was at the expense of real economic reform in South Africa. more ››
December 6, 2013
South Africa After Mandela
Los Angeles Times
A new generation of leaders there has put his legacy of inclusiveness, selflessness and moderation in jeopardy. more ››