Archive: October 30, 2005 - November 05, 2005

Covering the Summit of the Americas

Among Argentina's news sites, Clarin has the most in-depth coverage from the Summit of the Americas, including audio and video reports. For those who don't read Spanish, Clarin also has the most photographs. Pagina12 also has extensive coverage with its...

By Jefferson Morley | November 4, 2005; 5:45 PM ET | Comments (17)

Bush vs. Chavez, Round One

Is it a summit or boxing match? The expected encounter between U.S. President George W. Bush and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez at the Summit of the Americas opening Friday in Argentina has the Latin American online media bracing for an...

By Jefferson Morley | November 4, 2005; 8:00 AM ET | Comments (105)

More on Secret Prison Location

The Times of London reports today with even more specificity about the location of the secret CIA prison for terror suspects. Tom Malinowski of Human Rights Watch told the British that he is "90 percent certain" that the secret CIA...

By Jefferson Morley | November 3, 2005; 1:37 PM ET | Comments (30)

Overseas Media Ask: Where Is the Secret CIA Prison?

European parliamentary officials moved yesterday to investigate The Post's report that the CIA operates a secret prison for suspected al Qaeda operatives in Eastern Europe. For the international online media, the top question is, Where is this prison? Aljazeera.net cited...

By Jefferson Morley | November 3, 2005; 10:45 AM ET | Comments (40)

First European Reactions to CIA Prison Story

The Washington Post story reporting that the United States maintains a secret prison for suspected al Qaeda operatives in an unnamed East European country "has caused strong concern in Europe," according to the EU Observer. Sarah Ludford, a liberal British...

By Jefferson Morley | November 2, 2005; 5:30 PM ET | Comments (34)

Scottish Police Probe 'Torture Flights'

Scottish police have launched an investigation of so-called CIA "torture flights" that allegedly transport captured terrorism suspects to undisclosed locations for interrogation, according to the Glasgow Sunday Herald. The investigation is the latest sign of growing European unease with U.S....

By Jefferson Morley | November 2, 2005; 8:06 AM ET | Comments (39)

Hersh Says Fitzgerald Will 'Save America'

Special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald "may just unravel the whole conspiracy," investigative reporter Seymour Hersh said in an interview with the Toronto Globe and Mail, published Monday. The New Yorker staff writer who broke the Abu Ghraib torture story predicts the...

By Jefferson Morley | November 1, 2005; 9:55 AM ET | Comments (90)

Lebanese Media Worry About U.N. Action

The U.N. Security Council's efforts to press Syria to cooperate with the investigation into the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri is prompting worries among the very Lebanese groups committed to ending Syrian domination of their country's affairs....

By Jefferson Morley | October 31, 2005; 2:22 PM ET | Comments (12)

When Watergate Isn't Relevant

In reporting on European media commentary that invokes the specter of the Watergate scandal, a Long Beach reader asks why I didn't mention that Vice President Dick Cheney and Defense Secretary Don Rumsfeld worked in the Nixon White House?...

By Jefferson Morley | October 31, 2005; 1:47 PM ET | Comments (7)

Leak Case: Leading Spanish Daily Weighs In

"As in the Watergate case," says an editorial in El Pais (in Spanish), a liberal leading daily in Madrid, "lies about something non-central may be the thread from which everything unravels.... The White House is starting to founder and what...

By Jefferson Morley | October 31, 2005; 8:06 AM ET | Comments (10)

International Media Make 'Watergate' Comparison

The indictment of Vice President Dick Cheney's top aide, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, has some international online commentators envisioning a Watergate-style scandal swamping the Bush White House. "Bush faces his Watergate," says the Independent. The London daily says the issues...

By Jefferson Morley | October 30, 2005; 12:31 PM ET | Comments (20)

 

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