Myanmar frees political prisoners before president goes to U.S.
YANGON - Myanmar's government has freed 23 political prisoners, a senior interior ministry official said on Friday, the day President Thein Sein was due to leave for a landmark visit to the United States.
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Bolivian President Expels U.S. Aid Agency
President Evo Morales suggested that the United States Agency for International Development had conspired against his leftist government.
US Attorney Chided Swartz On Day of Suicide
theodp writes "The e-mail that Defendant Swartz's supplemental memorandum (pdf) cites as paramount to his fifth motion to suppress [evidence against him] is relevant, but not nearly as important as he tries to make it out to be,' quipped United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz (pdf) in a court filing made on the same day Aaron Swartz committed suicide. In the 1-7-2011 e-mail Ortiz refers to, which was not produced for Swartz until Dec. 14th — almost two years after his 1-6-2011 arrest — a Secret Service agent reported to the Assistant U.S. Attorney that he was 'prepared to take custody anytime' of Swartz's laptop, although no one had yet sought a warrant to search the computer. In Prosecutor as Bully, Larry Lessig laments, 'They [JSTOR] declined to pursue their own action against Aaron, and they asked the government to drop its. MIT, to its great shame, was not as clear, and so the prosecutor had the excuse he needed to continue his war against the "criminal" who we who loved him knew ...
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How The Government Saved The Internet
Reed Hundt was chairman of the United States Federal Communications Commission from 1993 to 1997. He served under President Bill Clinton and currently serves as CEO of the Coalition For Green Capital. The government had a critical role in fostering the growth of the Internet during its commercial infancy in the early 90s; I witnessed this first-hand at the FCC, when we worked with Al Gore and Congress to expand access and reduce barriers for this new medium. We thought it could become, and we wanted it to be become, the dominant medium for information exchange for the country and the world. Two governmental initiatives in particular, eliminating the interstate connection charges collected by the local telephone company and connecting classrooms and libraries to the web, greatly helped the Internet fulfill its destiny.
The Americas: Cuba: An Impromptu Invitation to American Officials
President Raúl Castro said Thursday that his government was willing to mend fences with the United States and sit down to discuss anything, as long as it was a conversation between equals.