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Allende dies in coup — This Day in History — 9/11/1973

   Chile’s armed forces stage a coup d’état against the government of President Salvador Allende, the first democratically elected Marxist leader in Latin America. Allende retreated with his supporters to La Moneda, the fortress-like presidential palace in Santiago, which was surrounded by tanks and infantry and bombed by air force …

BBC News – WEF: The world economy can not ‘face major new shocks’

The global economy is “in no position to face major new shocks”, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF). Its Global Risks 2011 report warns that economic imbalances, volatile commodity prices and currencies, and governments’ budget shortfalls are “unsustainable”. Rapid population growth is another risk, pushing up demand for food, …

Study confirms US education stinks | The Barr Code

In the film classic, “Casablanca,” the chief of police, played by Claude Rains, expresses profound “shock” that gambling has been taking place at Rick’s American Cafe.  Similar expressions of shock were heard in our nation’s Capital earlier this month, with the release of an international survey of student achievement.  This year’s …