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Documental sobre Evo Morales. Hijo de la guerra norteamericana contra las drogas, un indio aymara llamado Evo, acompañado por una tropa de cocaleros, atraviesa los Andes y el Amazonas en jeans y zapatillas encabezando una contienda histórica para convertirse en el primer presidente indígena de Bolivia.

Born out of the US War on Drugs, an Aymara Indian named Evo – backed by a troop of coca leaf farmers – travels through Andes and Amazon in jeans and sneakers, leading an historic bid to become Bolivia’s first Indigenous President.

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Botín de guerra se concentra en la historia del nacimiento y crecimiento de la asociación Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo, junto al espantoso fenómeno socio-político que les dio razón de ser: La apropiación sistemática de los hijos de detenidos-desaparecidos por parte de la dictadura argentina entre los años 1976/1983. Que tras secuestrar, torturar y asesinar a los padres, daba a sus bebés en adopción a miembros y “amigos” del régimen.

“Spoils of War” talks about a horrible tragedy perpetrated by the repressive Argentine government in the late 70s-early 80s. This regime was responsible for the disappearance of many political dissidents and the insane Falklands War. “Spoils” specifically focuses on the children of the many murdered dissidents and the grandmothers who organized to push for the return of the children.

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“The War on Democracy” es un premiado e ilustrativo repaso a la política de injerencias que Estados Unidos ha llevado a cabo sobre América Latina desde 1945. Bajo el velo de promover la democracia, de cuidar de su seguridad nacional, se esconde el verdadero sentido de su labor, apoyarse en la elites de estados más débiles para asegurarse la posesión de sus recursos naturales. John Pilger realiza entrevistas exclusivas con oficiales estadounidenses del gobierno, incluyendo agentes que revelan por primera vez cómo la CIA ha desplegado y está desplegando su guerra particular en Latino América. Pilger argumenta que la verdadera democracia popular se encuentra más bien entre los países más pobres de Latino América, cuyos movimientos y avances son ignorados por los medios.

Award winning journalist John Pilger examines the role of Washington in America’s manipulation of Latin American politics during the last 50 years leading up to the struggle by ordinary people to free themselves from poverty and racism. Since the mid 19th Century Latin America has been the ‘backyard’ of the US, a collection of mostly vassal states whose compliant and often brutal regimes have reinforced the ‘invisibility’ of their majority peoples. The film reveals similar CIA policies to be continuing in Iraq, Iran and Lebanon. The rise of Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez despite ongoing Washington backed efforts to unseat him in spite of his overwhelming mass popularity, is democratic in a way that we have forgotten or abandoned in the west. True Democracy being a solid 80% voter turnout in support of Chavez in over 6 elections.

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FC Barcelona, led by manager Pep Guardiola, gave Manchester United a lesson in football at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 25th May 2011, as they turned on the Barça style to claim their fourth European Cup victory.

The team repeated the success of 1992, when the Club took its first European Cup and with goals from the great trio of Messi, Villa and Pedro, they brushed aside the challenge of a competitive Manchester United to win 3-1.

Sir Alex Ferguson predicted the game of the decade and the 2011 final has confirmed Barça s position at the top of contemporary football – a win against a team who have rivalled Barça over recent years and that give it an importance that the fans mosaic before the game: We love football perfectly sums up.

Make a space at Camp Nou, as the fourth European Cup is on its way back home!

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Up until 1807, Napoleon’s life and career had been an almost uninterrupted tale of success, but things were beginning to unravel. The Emperor’s determination to impose the ‘Continental System’ on the whole of Europe was the driving force behind the decision to invade Spain and Portugal, known to posterity as the Peninsular War. A further headache presented itself in the form of a revitalised and remodelled Austrian army, a force that was to inflict Napoleon’s first decisive defeat on the battlefield. Family matters both home and aboard were also starting to cause Napoleon some problems, as his fortunes slowly began to wane.

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Fidel Castro led the revolution that overthrew President Batista’s military regime in Cuba in 1959 and was sworn in as Prime Minister shortly afterwards. Over the ensuing 48 years he has become one of the most iconic leaders on the world stage, regardes as a dictator by his opponents and as a liberator by his supporters. This documentary examines the life of the charismatic leader, from his early days as a college student to leading the first, albeit unsuccessful attempt to overthrow Batista in 1953 and his eventual imprisonment. There is the involvement of Che Guevara in the revolution and his eventual conflicting relationships with near neighbour the United States and reliance on the Soviet Union. Fidel Castro has outlived all of his protagonists, making his story one of the most important and diverse of all political leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries. This is the untold story.

Fidel Castro es uno de los personajes más destacados de nuestro tiempo. La historia no contada nos ofrece la oportunidad de conocer al hombre y su rol en la revolución a través de entrevistas, materiales de los archivos estatales y por medio de intelectuales como Alice Walker, Harry Belafonte y Sidney Pollack. Personalidades políticas como Arthur Schlesinger Jr., Ramsey Clark, Wayne Smith, el congresista Charles Rangel y un ex agente de la CIA, ofrecen una perspectiva histórica y política sobre Castro y el bloqueo a Cuba. Además, amigos cercanos, incluido el premio Nobel de literatura, Gabriel García Márquez, abren una ventana a la vida personal de Fidel.

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