Monthly Archives: November 2011

Don’t buy my music

I wouldn’t read this article if I were you. And if you’ve spent any of your own money getting hold of it, then more fool you. Am I being a bit negative? Perhaps, but I’m just borrowing from Elvis Costello, who … Continue reading

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«Un pas en avant», réquisitoire bon enfant contre la corruption des dirigeants africains

Le nouveau film du réalisateur et comédien béninois Sylvestre Amoussou est sorti en salle en France. Un pas en avant, les dessous de la corruption, projeté en ouverture du dernier Fespaco en mars dernier, aborde sous forme de thriller la corruption des … Continue reading

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Los cruzados anti-UE avanzan en el norte

En materia de populismo euroescéptico, el partido Auténticos Finlandeses (AF) es la avanzadilla de un nutrido y robusto grupo de formaciones políticas que mezclan hábilmente en su lenguaje la defensa de lo local y la desconfianza o el rechazo hacia … Continue reading

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Youssou N’Dour to enter politics

He is the son of a car mechanic who began by hustling pirated CDs in car parks and went on to become one of the most influential recording artists in the world. Now Youssou N’Dour is putting his music career on hold … Continue reading

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Crépuscule pour les heureux du monde

Vous vous souvenez de Chez les heureux du monde (The House of Mirth, 1905) d’Edith Wharton ? Beau titre français qui devait surtout à son traducteur Charles du Bos. S’il n’était déjà pris, il conviendrait mieux encore au nouveau roman de Thérésa Révay … Continue reading

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Miguel Ángel Moratinos: “El PSOE debe celebrar primarias ‘a la francesa”

Miguel Ángel Moratinos (Madrid, 1951) no es un jubilado de oro. Hace un año que dejó la cartera de Exteriores y no tiene escaño en el nuevo Parlamento, pero mantiene la expectativa de ocupar un puesto internacional —tras perder por … Continue reading

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Laurent Gbagbo flown to The Hague as ICC’s first ex-head of state prisoner

The former president of Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo, has become the first former head of state to be taken into custody by the international criminal court. Gbagbo was told at his secluded place of detention in northern Ivory Coast on Tuesday that a … Continue reading

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