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  • Reportage Without Frontiers
    election of Evo Morales the first President of Latin America that belongs to the native majority The new President who himself was a farmer and a coca cultivator will annul the contracts with multinational corporations that exploit the rich gas deposits of the country He will also dispense the land to poor farmers and will appear to the general US meeting holding a coca leaf Washington which has declared war against narcoterrorism is ultimately against the policies of the new President A President who also has to face the reactions of the rich Bolivian elite that does not want to lose its privileges RWF witnessed the touching programs against illiteracy started by President Morales We met the President himself in the presidential palace his unionist brother in their home place and their older sister in a park in La Paz Her home is so humble that she felt ashamed to use it for the interview EPISODE 2 LATIN AMERICA THE NIXON S PROPHECY ET1 24 00 After his recent referendum failure for a change of Venezuela s Constitution Hugo Chavez used a phrase of Alexandros Panagoulis in order to stress the fact that he is going to continue his political agenda Reportage Without Frontiers presents the relevant video which is part of a series of impressive images and filming in Latin America In Amazon Texaco the American oil company used the jungle as a disposal centre that is dumped the waste from the oil extraction The native people that live in the area talk about a cancer epidemic that appeared which was responsible for the disappearance of six native tribes At the Quito Ecuador s capital barrios people talk about an abjection after the abolition of the national currency which was replaced by the American dollar In Venezuela in the equivalent poor neighborhoods of Caracas the patients in the new public hospitals admit that they met a doctor for the first time in their lives The overthrow of the socialist President of Chile Salvador Allende in 1973 was the beginning of transforming the whole of Latin America into a US colony Nevertheless today in Venezuela Bolivia Ecuador Uruguay Argentina Chile Brazil and Nicaragua where the Sandinistas regained power the new socialist Presidents challenge the new liberal model and try to find alternatives The American President Richard Nixon had justified the Chile military coup with the theory of the red sandwich which would squeeze the USA between Chile and Cuba Although such a danger never existed the new changes in Latin America are testing the north American hegemony The program of Thematic Evening includes also 11 30 12 00 pm ET1 Exclusive interview with Bolivian President Evo Morales VENEZUELA HISTORY S FIRST TELEVISED COUP Re ET1 1 00 Fortunately we had a powerful weapon stated rear admiral Hector Ramirez Perez leader of the coup that managed to overthrow Venezuela s elected president Hugo Chavez for two days As you saw the army and the special forces didn t even have to

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  • Reportage Without Frontiers
    uranium was used for the first time in 1991 during the Gulf War and the effects are now obvious Thousands of children in Iraq are born deformed but they are not the only victims Thousands of American soldiers show symptoms of the so called Gulf Syndrome One of them Gerald Matthew served in Iraq during the American invasion in 2003 Following his return he started to develop some strange symptoms He convinced the Pentagon to let him take the depleted uranium test But the results disappeared mysteriously Asaf Durakovic is the first American scientist that associated the Gulf Symptom with depleted uranium He faced large obstacles and eventually lost his job in 1997 Wars always give the opportunity to governments to use inapprehensive people as guinea pigs Reportage Without Frontiers reveals some seriously scandalous cases During the Cold War those experiments proved to be destructive In 1953 CIA started a highly confidential program It had the code name MK ULTRA The head director of the CIA at the time Stansfield Turner confirms to Stelios Kouloglou that hallucinogens like LSD were used for the control of the thoughts of people The Vietnam War proved to be another test tube Operation Agent

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  • Reportage Without Frontiers
    at the roads of Athens With his video camera he shot images of the Hitler s Greece which are being presented for first time as a whole at Reportage Without Frontiers On May of 1942 Aris Velouxiotis with 13 men appears at Sperxiada One month later at Domnitsa of Euritania begins officially the armed fight Vasilis Priovolos known as Ermis illustrates Ari s personality and describes the life as guerilla At Epirus appears EDES of Napoleon Zervas On November of 1943 Themis Marinos with a group of English parachutists fall in Greece in order to organize the blast of Gorgopotamo s bridge 50 men of Zervas s group and 110 of Ari s take part in this mission It was a rare moments of national unity 3 rd Part THE BITTER FREEDOM ET1 23 45 The 16 years old then Titika Gkeldi has gone with her family at the mountain in order to escape from the chases by the German s co operatives When she learns that ELAS makes a detachment for women lies that she is adult so as them to accept her The guerillas control a big part of Greece In Athens much sabotage are being done and the occupation army leaves some neighborhoods In Kaisariani the residents collect food for the guerillas of ELAS The German s defeat is predestinated but the national unity that existed during the first 2 years of occupation does not exist anymore The orientation of ELAS forward communism is something that upsets British who support the second in population group of resistance EDES At the mountains the combats begin between EDES and ELAS and on April of 1944 ELAS executes Dimitris Psarros who had funded the third group of resistance the Regiment 542 The separation between the groups of resistance does not

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  • Reportage Without Frontiers
    university students then ask to go to the front but they are not allowed due to their age They and their fellow students will be offered to go to the frontline of the war instead of the civil servants Giannis Anastopoulos shares his gun with another soldier but they are placed in different units and Anastopoulos will fight unarmed The first group to fight the Italians is the small group of Pindos leaded by colonel Dabakis The Greek army not only manages to stop the invaders but also counters Within 20 days the front is transferred to Albania Mussolini is being object of ridicule and at theaters burlesques are being performed In one of them star the Kalouta sisters and Sofia Vembo Anna Kalouta remembers the moment when they learnt about the occupation of Koritsa The performance stopped and both actors and audience started singing the national anthem The Greek army counts 13 000 deaths but the Italian forces lose Everything will change on April 6 th when Hitler commands war to Greece Germans invade through Yugoslavia and Bulgaria and within 3 days get into Thessalonica The toughest battle takes place at Roupel When Greeks are obliged to surrender Germans

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  • Reportage Without Frontiers
    guerrilla Eusebio Tapia who was only 19 years old at the time was one of the Bolivians who went against the ruling of the Communist Party and decided to follow Che The guerrilla was exposed early when one of Che s comrades defected and revealed the existence of the group to the armed forces The first battle would take place in March 1967 Despite the first accomplishments Che realized that there was no way the guerrilla would be successful He then informed his men about his thoughts telling them that whoever wanted to leave the guerrilla could freely do so He however would stay until the end All but one decided to follow him on a trail of death to prove to the world that people could still stand up Benigno one of Che s Cuban comrades who followed him to Bolivia tells RWF about those dramatic moments We asked Che to shoot Camba because he was a coward But Che said You are wrong He was asked to make a decision about his life He did so and we have to respect it Are we fighting for democracy or not In the Bolivian diary many pages remained to be filled with endless military coups extreme liberalism and economic abjection Since 2000 the country has been rocked by continuus public revolts The greatest one in 2003 resulted in 84 people dead It radically changed the political scene in the country Fourty years later the first indigenous leader in the history of Bolivia and Latin America came to power His party the Movement for Socialism MAS has Che Guevara as its emblem Two more episodes of Reportage Without Frontiers on the life of Che Guevara will be broadcasted right after the news FROM ERNESTO GUEVARA TO CHE This is the first

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  • Reportage Without Frontiers
    countries in an effort to witness life after war We met with child soldiers who are now fighting for their rehabilitation and survival We followed a family of Liberian refugees on their repatriation journey We ve seen them passing the borders and returning to their home or whatever is left out of it A rare journey in two countries that despite the obvious scars from war are now facing the

    Original URL path: http://rwf-archive.gr/episode1-new.php?id=199 (2016-04-26)
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  • Reportage Without Frontiers
    the USSR Manos Loizos composes The Road and Dionysis Savopoulos presents his song Synnefoula for the first time in public playing guitar with only one hand For the first time since the end of the civil war Greece follows the radical changes that were taking place around the world during the adventurous and creative decade of the 60s However in the background a group of young officers is conspiring and makes plans that will result in the violent coup d etat of the 21 st of April 1967 The name of their leader is known amongst army circles already by the end of the 50s In 1958 major Panagiotis Zaharopoulos was ordered by the Chief of Staff to observe the movements of a young officer under the nickname Nasser But as soon as he made revelations concerning the conspiratory group of George Papadopoulos he got expelled from the military In 1965 Papadopoulos who was serving back then as a commander of an artillery unit in Evros will become widely known by denouncing that communist soldiers had sabotaged some vehicles These accusations proved to be false originated by Papadopoulos himself He will avoid the discharge from the army thanks to an

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  • Reportage Without Frontiers
    followers of Lamprakis under the leadership of Mikis Theodorakis will soon be more than 400 000 Anna Vagena and Elissavet Bourtziotou were still students when they entered the Lambrakis Youth in Larissa A conservative newspaper will publish a photo of them in red coats The next day in Parliament Panagiotis Kanellopoulos will blame the followers of Lamprakis of wearing black socks in order to allure young officers According to the law 1010 every student who is a follower of Lamprakis should be expelled from the schools Major Panagiotis Zaharopoulos will be ordered to observe the movements of a young officer under the nickname Nasser But as soon as he reveals the conspiratory group of George Papadopoulos he finds himself expelled from the army The fame of The Beatles has reached its peak and in Greece the first rock bands start to appear Forminx of Vaggelis Papathanasiou make the first step 15 year old Kostas Tournas is the elder member of the Teenagers When Nikos Mastorakis watches him play for the first time he tells him that he is a very good guitarist but he should better forget his dream of becoming a singer At the 1964 elections George Papandreou is

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