January 8th, 2005


Наши в Голливуде

Популярный сериал "24" построен в точности, как "17 Мгновений Весны," с тикающими часиками между эпизодов. Только янкесы туда еще и рекламу вставили.

Крайне интересный обзор по коррупции в Латинской Америке

Хотя речь в статье о безнаказанности, очень познавательно.

Facing Charges, Not Discomforts
Former Latin American Leaders Live the Good Life While in Confinement

By Mary Jordan
Washington Post Foreign Service
Saturday, January 8, 2005; Page A10

ANTIGUA, Guatemala -- Efrain Rios Montt, the former dictator who presided over one of the bloodiest eras in Guatemalan history, has been under house arrest in the capital since early last year. He is accused of inciting a riot, and he is being investigated for genocide in the killings of thousands during a 1980s military campaign against Marxist rebels.

But several weeks ago, the retired general threw a grand bash for his daughter's wedding at his mansion in this colonial city at the foot of postcard-perfect volcanoes. Fine scotch flowed, and the guest list included both the U.S. ambassador and a member of the U.S. Congress, who happened to be the groom.Collapse )