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2006-04-05 21:14:49

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - Left-wing mayors in El Salvador joined Venezuela on Wednesday to create a joint venture that will provide the poor Central American nation with cheaper fuel, in counter to U.S. free-market policies Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, an ally of Cuba and a fierce critic of "imperialist" U.S. foreign policy, has reached out to Latin American and Caribbean neighbors with scores of such accords as part of his self-styled socialist revolution. The new company, Alba...

2006-01-29 16:39:29

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of mourners said farewell on Sunday to former communist guerrilla chief Schafik Handal, who died last week, in the country's biggest street gathering in over 25 years. Handal was a senior leader of the leftist Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front, or FMLN, rebel group that fought a series of U.S.-backed right-wing governments throughout the 1980s in a war that claimed around 75,000 lives. The son of Palestinian immigrants,...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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