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Mexico (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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On 500th Anniversary, Mexico Rebrands "Noche Triste" as "Noche Victoriosa" (Enrique Torner, USA, 07/01/20 4:58 pm) On the night of June 30-July 1, 1520, Hernan Cortés' Spanish troops, together with Tlaxcalans troops, suffered a terrible defeat against the Aztecs at Tenochtitlan, despite the fact that th ...
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A 9000-Year-Old Syphilis Victim? From Gary Moore (John Eipper, USA, 02/09/20 4:30 am) Gary Moore writes: Fascinating questions arising, reportedly 9,900 years old, from a submerged cave in Mexico's Yucatan, and the skull called Chan Hol 3. ...
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Who Is the Sinaloa Cartel? (from Gary Moore) (John Eipper, USA, 12/23/19 3:26 pm) Gary Moore writes: John E has asked, after my report on Mexico's president, for a sequel on that president's nemesis, the Sinaloa Cartel of drug traffickers, ...
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USA (America) (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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New Coronavirus Cases in US vs EU: A Graph (Francisco Ramirez, USA, 07/01/20 5:02 am) Need I say more?   JE comments:  Perhaps more ne ...
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Navy Issues Final Judgment on "USS Theodore Roosevelt" Commander (A. J. Cave, USA, 06/20/20 6:09 am) Before my post on the occasion of Juneteenth, let's pause for some breaking news. Around 11:30 am California time Friday (June 19th), the Navy brass announced their final decision on the Read more
Sad Times in America (Anthony J Candil, USA, 06/03/20 4:52 am) I was planning to answer the recent post from our Italian colleague Eugenio Battaglia, but realizing what's going on, I've turned to other thoughts. What is going on? How has all that is ...
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Internet (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Peregrinations of a WAIS Post: Louis Venters's "No Jim Crow Church" (Vincent Littrell, USA, 07/01/20 3:58 am) I was perusing the Internet this morning and found that a post I wrote for WAIS back on June 18, 2019 about Professor Louis Venters's book No Jim Crow Church was discovered by the author. ...
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Want to Do a Podcast? Some Pointers (Luciano Dondero, Italy, 05/02/20 4:06 am) Our esteemed editor asked me to "share a few recommendations of 'dos' and 'don'ts' for someone interested in entering the [podcast] medium." I am but a newbie in th ...
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Zoom Platform: Security and Privacy Risks (A. J. Cave, USA, 04/27/20 6:32 am) Zoom has serious privacy and security risks. There are too many to list here. Zoom is a Silicon Valley unicorn by a Chinese founder that went public last year and made a fortune. It offered/offers a & ...
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Medicine (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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New Flu Virus Found in China: BBC (Paul Levine, Denmark, 06/30/20 9:02 am) BBC reports today: "Flu virus with 'pandemic potential' found in China." Have the Chinese done it again? A colleague in China writes: "Most probably yes." < ...
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Pandemics and Xenophobia: Then and Now (Massoud Malek, USA, 05/21/20 3:59 am) On November 17, 2019, China's Inner Mongolia reported a fresh, confirmed case of bubonic plague. A 55-year-old man was diagnosed with the disease after he ate wild rabbit meat on November 5th. Bu ...
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Why are Developing Nations Relatively Unaffected by COVID-19? (José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 05/18/20 3:54 am) Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, I was waiting to see how the crisis would develop in places like Venezuela, Central America, the Caribbean, and also Africa, where in theory there is less ...
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Italy (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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May 8th, 1945: My Dangerous Childhood Games (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 05/11/20 7:38 am) Some time ago our estimated moderator asked about the memories WAISers have of the date of May 8th, 1945. At first, I just remembered the feeling of mourning for the defeat of my state: the Re ...
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Italy's Coronavirus Statistics; Russian Medical Personal Return Home (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 05/09/20 7:29 am) Italy's coronavirus stats for May 8th: Total infected: 217,185 (+1,327) Infected now: 87,961(-1,663) Recovered: 99,023 (+2,747) Deaths: 30,201 (+243) The ...
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Coronavirus Update: Italy (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 05/02/20 5:20 am) An update on Italy's coronavirus stats (1 May): Total infected: 207,428 (+1965) Infected at present: 100,443, of which 17,569 are in hospital, 1578 in intensive care, 81,796 isolate ...
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WAIS NEWS (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Mourning David W Pike, WAISer Extraordinaire (John Eipper, USA, 06/23/20 1:35 pm) I just received this sad news from David Wingeate Pike's wife Carol: To David's family and friends, It is with great sadness that we, his famil ...
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WAIS Welcomes Arturo Ezquerro (UK) (John Eipper, USA, 05/19/20 7:46 am) One of the best parts of my job at WAIS HQ is welcoming new members into the fold. Today it is my pleasure to introduce Dr Arturo Ezquerro, a London-based psychiatrist, author, and all-around polymat ...
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Remembering Siegfried Ramler (John Eipper, USA, 04/19/20 2:00 pm) I have learned with great sadness that Nuremberg interpreter, Asia specialist, memoirist and WAISer Extraordinaire Siegfried Ramler passed away in his Hawaii home on January 19th, 2020.  ...
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