The lights are on in one of the largest and most modern theatres in South America. Peru’s new Grand National Theatre, which has finally opened its doors, aims to bring the arts to a wider audience by making it accessible to people of all incomes. Al Jazeera’s Mariana Sanchez reports from Lima.
Up to 10000 people who stayed at California’s famous Yosemite National Park may have been exposed to a deadly virus. Two people have died from the mouse-borne Hantavirus. At least six others are sick. Al Jazeera’s Cath Turner reports.
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It seems that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has a fight on his hands in the upcoming presidential election. Despite his double digit lead over opposition candidate Enrique Capriles, the gap is said to be narrowing. Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman reports from state of Aragua in Venezuela.
Al Jazeera’s Rob Reynolds reports from Charlotte, North Carolina, where activists plan to gather in the city’s sizable financial district to protest what they see as the ‘coproprate takeover’ of the US political system. Our correspondent speaks to David Johnson, one of the six million people in the US facing foreclosure on his house. Johnson [...]
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The war on drugs will be the biggest legacy of outgoing Mexican president Felipe Calderon. The war on drugs will be the biggest legacy of outgoing Mexican president, Felipe Calderon. During his six-year term, authorities seized 114 tonnes of cocaine and nearly 11000 tonnes of marijuana. But the fight has also killed tens of thousands [...]
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As President Barack Obama heads to North Carolina to formally accept the Democratic nomination, he will not only find supporters. Activists aligned with the Occupy Wall Street movement, too, are demanding major changes. Al Jazeera’s Rob Reynolds reports from a park in Charlotte in North Carolina.
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Tao Porchon-Lynch says the ancient eastern practice of yoga is keeping her fit and healthy. The 93-year-old has been practising yoga since she was eight years old, and was recently named the world’s oldest yoga teacher by Guinness World Records. Porchon-Lynch has taught hundreds of students around the world for over 45 years, and is [...]
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The US president has more impact on foreign policy than any other asepct of the US government, but Mitt Romney and the Republicans have so far not made it a priority of their campaign. Though historically foreign policy and defence issues have been staples of the Republican party, the 2012 Republican National Convention has instead, [...]
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As Paul Ryan, the running mate of Mitt Romney, the official Republican Party presidential candidate for the 45th US presidency, prepares to take the stage at the Republican National Convention, Al Jazeera’s Alan Fisher, reporting from the floor of the 2012 RNC in Tampa, explains why for some, Ryan’s conservative credentials make him a bigger [...]
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At 17-years-old, Evan Draim, is the youngest delegate at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa.Draim, a delegate from Virginia, says the party can lure younger voters by showing them that Republicans care about the issues that are most important to them.
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Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has criticised President Obama’s foreign policy with respect to Syria in a speech given in Ohio. Rice said he had not done all he could to stop the murders there and that the US should be arming the rebels. Alan Fisher analyses the Republican foreign policy debate.
Senator John McCain used his speech at the Republican National Convention to criticise President Obama on his foreign policy. McCain accused Obama of ‘leaking secrets’ to the media about military operations. Al Jazeera’s Allan Fisher reports from Tampa.