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2008-10-05 03:00:00

By Sands, Joseph C Jr ABSTRACT The administration of President Fernando Henrique Cardoso enacted measures to constrain subnational politicians in a newly democratized and highly decentralized federal system. Lacking sufficient accountability at the subnational level, the central government attempted to increase its control of educational funding and minimize local discretion over educational spending. These reforms constrained the distribution of intergovernmental transfers, but entrusted...

2006-08-31 15:55:59

BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazil's opposition candidates stepped up attacks on Thursday against President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva over corruption in an effort to trim the former union leader's solid lead in the presidential election race. The heightened rhetoric follows a series of opinion polls this week that showed Lula cruising to victory in the October 1 election. He has a 30 percentage point lead over former Sao Paulo state Gov. Geraldo Alckmin, who is favored by wealthier...

2006-08-29 19:17:59

By Ricardo Amaral SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva promised more government spending and social programs to help poor Brazilians on Tuesday as the latest polls showed him coasting to re-election. Unveiling his platform for the October 1 election, Lula also reassured investors that he would nonetheless stick to a careful fiscal path. He said he would seek a balance between lowering interest rates and running a high primary budget surplus in a second...

2006-08-29 09:29:19

By Thomas Grove ANTALYA, Turkey (Reuters) - A shadowy Kurdish rebel group threatened on Tuesday to turn Turkey "into hell" after their two-day bombing spree killed three people and wounded dozens at popular tourist resorts. The Kurdish Liberation Hawks (TAK) said it bombed a busy shopping area in the coastal resort Antalya on Monday, killing three people and wounding dozens, including European and Middle Eastern tourists. The blast followed four bombs on the Mediterranean resort of...

2006-08-29 07:18:30

By Thomas Grove ANTALYA, Turkey (Reuters) - A shadowy Kurdish rebel group has claimed responsibility for a bomb blast that killed three people and injured dozens in a Turkish tourist resort, a news agency said on Tuesday. Firat News Agency, which has close links to Kurdish rebels, reported that the Kurdistan Liberation Hawks (TAK) had said they were behind Monday's attack on Turkey's top coastal hub Antalya. The report could not be immediately confirmed. Monday was the second...

2006-08-29 03:32:47

By Thomas Grove ANTALYA, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkish police have launched a hunt for two suspected bombers after a blast killed three people and wounded dozens in the coastal city Antalya, Milliyet newspaper reported on Tuesday. Monday was the second consecutive day of attacks on Turkish resorts in an apparent bid to undermine the tourism sector, a key source of foreign currency. The shadowy Kurdistan Liberation Hawks (TAK), a group linked to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party...

2006-08-28 16:15:06

By Thomas Grove ANTALYA, Turkey (Reuters) - A bomb blast killed three people and wounded dozens in the coastal city Antalya on Monday in a second day of attacks on Turkish resorts apparently designed to scare off tourists and hit the economy. Bombs on Sunday in Turkey's largest city Istanbul and the coastal resort of Marmaris wounded 27 people, and a Kurdish guerrilla group linked to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) said on Monday it carried out those attacks. "We have...

2006-08-28 14:29:16

By Thomas Grove ANTALYA, Turkey (Reuters) - A bomb blast killed three people and wounded dozens in the coastal city Antalya on Monday in a second day of attacks on Turkish tourist resorts apparently designed to scare off foreigners and hit the economy. Bombs on Sunday in Turkey's largest city Istanbul and the coastal resort of Marmaris wounded 27 people, and a Kurdish guerrilla group linked to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) said on Monday it carried out those attacks....


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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