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Naomi Klein On "How Milton Friedman Saved Chile "

Ever since deregulation caused a worldwide economic meltdown in September '08 and everyone became a Keynesian again, it hasn't been easy to be a fanatical fan of the late economist Milton Friedman. So widely discredited is his brand of free-market fundamentalism that his followers have become increasingly desperate to claim ideological victories, however far-fetched.

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Quake Toll in Chile Rises

Deaths Pass 700 as Looting Breaks Out in Country's Hard-Hit Southern Region.

Chile scrambled to dig out survivors and contain looting as the death toll from one of history's most powerful earthquakes mounted to more than 700 people.

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Thousands begin evacuating in Japan as threat of tsunami nears

February 28, 2010 - Tokyo, Japan (CNN) -- Tens of thousands of residents began evacuating from coastal Japan on Sunday in anticipation of a possible tsunami following the 8.8-magnitude quake that rocked Chile the day before, CNN's Kyung Lah reported.

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Chile quake halts refineries, copper mines

February 27, 2010 - SANTIAGO (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake that hit Chile on Saturday halted production at two oil refineries and two major mines in the world's top copper supplier, but exports of the metal will not be affected, officials said.

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Japan tells coastal people to evacuate for tsunami

February 27, 2010 - TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan issued a warning on Sunday for a tsunami of 3 meters (10 ft) or higher along its northern Pacific Coast and warned coastal residents to evacuate to higher ground, after a massive earthquake struck Chile.

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Hawaii dodges tsunami after Chile quake

February 27, 2010 - HONOLULU (Reuters) - Hawaii dodged serious damage on Saturday when a tsunami triggered by a powerful earthquake in Chile merely lapped ashore, although residents were warned to stay away from coastal areas because the ocean could remain unsettled for several more hours.

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Massive earthquake strikes Chile

February 27, 2010 - A massive earthquake has hit central Chile and killed at least 214 people, the interior minister says.

The 8.8 quake caused widespread damage, destroying buildings, bridges and roads in many areas. Electricity, water and phone lines were cut.

Chilean President Michele Bachelet said that altogether two million people had been affected.

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Chile: Soldier Who Killed Victor Jara On Trial

After 36 years of silence, Jose Paredes, one of the soldiers who executed the theater director, poet and songwriter Victor Jara in September 1973, confessed his involvement and was arrested and brought to trial by order of Judge Juan Fuentes, who is investigating the case.

Paredes was a member of the squad that killed Victor Jara with 44 shots. Jara was arrested the day after the September 11, 1973 military coup along with 600 other students and academics from the University of the State who, disarmed, wanted to resist the military.

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