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2009-04-15 17:00:02

A British book dealer accused of stealing a Shakespeare first edition arrived in court dressed as Argentine Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara. Raymond Scott, 52, faces six charges of theft and handling stolen goods after he allegedly stole the 1623 collection of William Shakespeare's works, valued at $4.5 million, from Durham University, The Sun reported Wednesday. He arrived in Consett Magistrates' Court with three women and a bodyguard who were also dressed as revolutionaries. The Sun said...

2009-02-02 13:49:29

A Swedish library said it received an anonymous package containing a book that went missing from the library more than 37 years ago. The Gavle library said An Essay on Liberation, a Marxist tome by German philosopher Herbert Marcuse, was returned to the shelves Thursday after the anonymous borrower returned it, The Local reported Monday. The last return date stamped inside the book was Nov. 11, 1971.

2008-12-14 16:14:50

Puerto Rican actor Benicio Del Toro said his new movie, Che, should find an audience despite being 4 1/2 hours long and in Spanish. Del Toro said he is hopeful moviegoers will be drawn to its faithful take on executed Argentine revolutionary Che Guevara, the New York Post reported Sunday. I know people will see it eventually because it's done honestly and it will find a way, even if it takes a while on DVD and Blu-ray, Del Toro told the newspaper. Del Toro and director Steven Soderbergh have...

2008-10-12 12:00:14

By Associated Press TORONTO -- Steven Soderbergh's Che Guevara film biography "Che" has found a U.S. distributor that will release it in theaters this December to qualify for the Academy Awards. IFC Films announced Wednesday it acquired domestic rights to the two-part, 4 1/2-hour saga, which stars Benicio Del Toro as the Argentine doctor who became one of the heroes of Fidel Castro's Cuban revolution. The film will play a one-week qualifying run in Los Angeles and New York in December...

2008-08-14 06:00:29

By Tim Cornwell Morgan's boxed in his office FRINGE director Jon Morgan's grand total of shows seen still stands at - two, says his spokesman, adding sniffily: "We don't all get free tickets." Seems he's still boxed in his office. But his choice of Polish mime king Ireneusz Krosny, in Mime for Laughs, as one of his picks (the other was Tina C) gets a big thumbs-up. "If you are feeling completely brain-dead it is a really easy laugh. It's really quite therapeutic," says a spokesman, with...

2006-07-22 15:21:06

By Cesar Illiano ALTA GRACIA, Argentina (Reuters) - Cuban President Fidel Castro took his Venezuelan protege on a pilgrimage on Saturday to the childhood home of his one-time revolutionary comrade, communist icon Ernesto "Che" Guevara. Residents of the small Argentine city packed the sidewalks, cheering as Castro and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez made their way through a middle-class neighborhood to the house, which is now a museum dedicated to "el Che." Guevara, whose bearded...

2006-07-05 08:09:08

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - After writing "The Motorcycle Diaries" screenplay, Jose Rivera felt he had more to say about Ernesto "Che" Guevara so he wrote a play he says shows the Latin American revolutionary would have had plenty to say about the war in Iraq. "When you're in a situation where you're killing people and no one really knows why, the times require someone to ask those questions," Rivera said in an interview in New York, where his new play "School of the...

2006-06-14 19:33:30

LA HIGUERA, Bolivia (Reuters) - Bolivian President Evo Morales pledged solidarity with Cuba and Venezuela on Wednesday as he paid homage to Ernesto "Che" Guevara at the spot where the legendary leftist guerrilla was killed in 1967. Clutching double-sided Cuban-Bolivian flags, white-coated Cuban doctors joined Morales and hundreds of local residents in the remote eastern village La Higuera to mark the 78th anniversary of the Cuban revolutionary leader's birth. Morales, who has hung a...

2006-01-29 22:54:22

By Patrick Markey CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela's left-wing president, Hugo Chavez, joined U.S. anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan on Sunday to assail President George W. Bush and promised to back her protest against the Iraq war. Chavez, a self-styled socialist revolutionary and close ally of Cuban leader Fidel Castro, has become a voice for many anti-U.S. movements as he campaigns against Washington's free-market policies in South America. Sheehan, who held a vigil outside...

2005-10-27 22:35:08

HAVANA (Reuters) - Argentine soccer hero Diego Maradona promised Cuban President Fidel Castro on Thursday he would be at the front of an anti-Bush march in Argentina next week. U.S. President George W. Bush will attend a summit of leaders from all countries from the Americas -- except Cuba -- in Mar del Plata, Argentina, November 4-5. "I think Bush is a murderer. ... I'm going to head the march against him stepping foot on Argentine soil," Maradona said, appearing on Cuban television...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'