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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

After 100 days in office, President Evo Morales announced the nationalization of Bolivia’s oil and gas reserves. What effect will there be on American consumers and Bolivia’s poor? Plus, the Greenpoint fire, Newark's mayoral race and antiquities in museums: plunder on display or preserved heritage? A museum director and an archaeologist discuss the ethics of acquiring and studying artifacts of the ancient world.

Up in Flames

Tom Robbins, columnist for the Village Voice
-on the fire in Greepoint and the history of Joshua Guttman, the owner of the warehouses destroyed
Lisa Kersavage, CRESS/RFR Fellow of Historic Preservation at the Municipal Arts Society
- on the historic loss of the Greenpoint warehouses


Den of Antiquity

Malcolm Bell, professor of art history at the University of Virginia an vice president of the Archaeological Institute of America
Timothy Potts, director of the Kimbell Art Museum in Ft. Worth, TX
- on legal and ethical concerns in acquiring antiquities




Carol Graham, professor of public policy at the University of Maryland, senior fellow in the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution, and co-director of the Center on Social and Economic Dynamics
Ben Kohl professor of geography and urban studies at Temple University and co-author with Linda Farthing, Impasse ...


The New Newark?

Clement Price, professor of political science at Rutgers University in Newark
Walter Fields, vice president of political development at the Community Services Society of New York
- on the Newark Mayoral election

» Rutgers University in Newark
» Community Services Society ...


Required Reading: May 3, 2006

In which: Darfur talks continue beyond deadline, Greenpoint fire still blazes, Bolivia gas move draws crisis, Mexico legalizes some drugs, papers uncover history of Spanish language anthem with administration

Darfur deadline extended as rebels say no to deal (FT)

Greenpoint Fire Continues to Burn (NY Times)

Crisis ...


Nuestro Himno, Escandalo del Arbusto

The DN reports that Jon Secada sang the national anthem in Spanish at W's 2001 inaugural.

And of course, Ricky Martin shook his bon bon, back in those more innocent days:


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