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The Egypt Protests Part 2

3 Febrero 2011 , Escrito por El polvorín Etiquetado en #Politica

The Egypt Protests Part 2

01. Demonstrators celebrate atop an army tank in Tahrir square during protests in Cairo January 29, 2011. Egyptian President

Hosni Mubarak refused on Saturday to bow to demands that he resign after ordering troops and tanks into cities in an attempt

to quell an explosion of street protests against his 30-year rule. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

 

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El tema original estaba un poco abarrotado con el número de imágenes en la
pantalla por lo que abrió esta segunda parte para mantener la presentación de informes sobre las protestas de Egipto. La situación cambia constantemente y los manifestantes están ignorando los
toques de queda por la noche.

El ejército parece ser de cobertura es apuestas. Salir a la calle según lo dicho,
pero en realidad no dejar a la gente de protesta, que debe ser una
preocupación importante para Hosni Mubarak, ya que el ejército ha estado
involucrado en la política egipcia durante décadas. ¿Podría ser que los jefes
del ejército no son más que esperar el momento derecho de huelga, eliminar
Mubarak del poder y tomar el control ellos mismos?
El saqueo se ha convertido en un problema en las grandes ciudades y la gente
es la creación de puntos locales de verificación para evitar que sus casas de
ser despojado. Mientras esto sucede en miles de turistas se encuentran aún
en Egipto, que goza de los sitios históricos, el clima cálido y playas hermosas,
pero ¿por cuánto tiempo? Algunos tour operadores europeos han comenzado
a evacuar a sus clientes, lo que significa trabajar menos, menos ingresos y
más frustración. La pregunta principal es ¿cuánto tiempo las protestas
continúan, será Mubarak capear el temporal o va a empacar sus cosas y salir
de Egipto para aguas más tranquilas?

ACTUALIZACIÓN 31-01-2011: Nuevas imágenes agregó. ¿Habrá una gran
marcha de millones de hombres en el mañana El Cairo? Si no es que voy a
publicar las fotos.

ACTUALIZACIÓN 01/02/2011: Imágenes de la gran marcha en El Cairo
añadido (de 79 hacia abajo). Por lo que sabemos que las cosas fueron
pacíficas.
Hubo incluso los partidarios del presidente Hosni Mubarak.

ACTUALIZACIÓN 01/02/2011: El presidente Mubarak, organizó una
conferencia de prensa, que fue televisado en vivo, en el que anunció que no
buscará la reelección en septiembre, pero la gente quiere que se vaya ahora
y no esperar otros 9 meses.
ACTUALIZACIÓN 02/02/2011: Las imágenes añadido de manifestantes pro
y
anti Mubarak están luchando entre sí. El comienzo de la lucha final por la
libertad?

The original topic was getting a bit crowded with the number of images on display so we opened up this second part to

keep reporting on the Egyptian Protests. The situation constantly changes and protesters are ignoring the evening curfews.

The army seems to be hedging it’s bets. Going out onto the streets as told, but not actually stopping the people from protesting,

which must come as a major worry for Hosni Mubarak as the army has been involved in Egyptian politics for decades. Could it

be that the army chiefs are merely waiting for the right moment to strike, remove Mubarak from power and take control

themselves?
Looting has also become a problem in the big towns and people are setting up local check points to prevent their houses from

being stripped bare. While this is going on thousands of tourists are still in Egypt enjoying the historic sites, warm weather

and beautiful beaches, but for how long? Some European tour operators have begun evacuating their customers, meaning even

less work, less income and more frustration. The main question is how long will the protests continue, will Mubarak ride out the

storm or will he pack up his things and leave Egypt for calmer waters?
UPDATE 31-01-2011: New images added. Will there be a big million man march in Cairo tomorrow? If there is we’ll post the

pictures.
UPDATE 01-02-2011: Images of the big march in Cairo added (from 79 down). As far as we know things were peaceful.

There were even supporters of President Hosni Mubarak.
UPDATE 01-02-2011: President Mubarak held a news conference, which was televised live, in which he announced he would

NOT be seeking re-election in September, but the peope want him to go now and not wait another 9 months.
UPDATE 02-02-2011: Images added of pro and anti Mubarak protesters are fighting each other. The beginning of the end fight

for freedom?

 

The Egypt Protests Part 2

02. Protesters burn a flag with images of Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak, as riot police stand guard, during a sit-in

organised by Lebanese activists in front of the Egyptian embassy in Beirut to show support for the Egyptian and Tunisian people

January 29, 2011. REUTERS/ Jamal Saidi

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03. A protester reaches out as a soldier holds a child during a demonstration in Cairo January 29, 2011. Thousands of angry

Egyptians rallied in central Cairo on Saturday to demand that Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak resign, dismissing his offer

of dialogue and calling on troops to come over to their side. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

The Egypt Protests Part 2

04. A man pumps a fist during a protest in Cairo January 29, 2011. Egypt's president gave the first indication on Saturday

he was preparing an eventual handover of power by naming a vice-president for the first time in 30 years after protests that

have rocked the foundations of the state. REUTERS/ Goran Tomasevic

The Egypt Protests Part 2

05. A protester raises a fist in front of a picture of Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak during a protest in Cairo January 29, 2011.

Egypt's president gave the first indication on Saturday he was preparing an eventual handover of power by naming a

vice-president for the first time in 30 years after protests that have rocked the foundations of the state.

REUTERS/ Goran Tomasevic

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06. A man injured in yesterday's clashes with police stands in front of an Egyptian Army vehicle during a protest in Cairo

January 29, 2011. Egypt's president gave the first indication on Saturday he was preparing an eventual handover of power by

naming a vice-president for the first time in 30 years after protests that have rocked the foundations of the state.

REUTERS/ Goran Tomasevic

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07. Men stand on top of an armoured Egyptian Army vehicle during a protest in Cairo January 29, 2011. Egypt's president

gave the first indication on Saturday he was preparing an eventual handover of power by naming a vice-president for the first

time in 30 years after protests that have rocked the foundations of the state. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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08. An Egyptian Army soldier greets protesters as he stands atop an armoured vehicle in Cairo January 29, 2011. Egypt's

president gave the first indication on Saturday he was preparing an eventual handover of power by naming a vice-president

for the first time in 30 years after protests that have rocked the foundations of the state. REUTERS/ Goran Tomasevic

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09. A man holds a torn poster of Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak during a protest in Cairo January 29, 2011. Egypt's

president gave the first indication on Saturday he was preparing an eventual handover of power by naming a vice-president

for the first time in 30 years after protests that have rocked the foundations of the state. REUTERS/ Goran Tomasevic

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10. Syrian and Palestinian activists hold candles during a candlelight in support of the protests in Egypt in front of the

Egyptian embassy in Damascus January 29, 2011. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri

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11. A badly injured man is carried by protesters through Tahrir square in Cairo, January 29, 2011, after hundreds of protesters

tried to storm the interior ministry. The police opened fire killing at least 2 and injuring a number of others.

REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

The Egypt Protests Part 2

12. Protesters wave an Egyptian flag atop a street sign at Tahrir square in Cairo January 29, 2011. Egypt's president gave

the first indication on Saturday he was preparing an eventual handover of power by naming a vice-president for the first time in

30 years after protests that have rocked the foundations of the state. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

The Egypt Protests Part 2

13. Protesters carry the body of a man killed during an attempt to storm the interior ministry in Cairo January 29, 2011.

The police opened fire killing at least two and injuring a number of others. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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14. A veiled protester holds a photo of Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak marked with an X, during a demonstration at Tahrir

square in Cairo January 29, 2011. Egypt's president gave the first indication on Saturday he was preparing an eventual handover

of power by naming a vice-president for the first time in 30 years after protests that have rocked the foundations of the state.

REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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15. A protester lifts an army officer who joined the crowd at Tahrir square in Cairo January 29, 2011. Egypt's president gave t

he first indication on Saturday he was preparing an eventual handover of power by naming a vice-president for the first time in

30 years after protests that have rocked the foundations of the state. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

The Egypt Protests Part 2

16. A senior army officer salutes a crowd of cheering protesters at Tahrir square in Cairo January 29, 2011. Egypt's president

gave the first indication on Saturday he was preparing an eventual handover of power by naming a vice-president for the first

time in 30 years after protests that have rocked the foundations of the state. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

The Egypt Protests Part 2

17. Protesters sit atop a military vehicle during demonstrations in Cairo January 29, 2011. Thousands of angry Egyptians

rallied in central Cairo on Saturday to demand that President Hosni Mubarak resign, dismissing his offer of dialogue and calling

on troops to come over to their side. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

The Egypt Protests Part 2

18. Protesters sit atop a military vehicle during demonstrations in Cairo January 29, 2011. Thousands of angry Egyptians

rallied in central Cairo on Saturday to demand that President Hosni Mubarak resign, dismissing his offer of dialogue and calling

on troops to come over to their side. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

The Egypt Protests Part 2

19. Protesters shout slogans during demonstrations in Cairo January 29, 2011. Thousands of angry Egyptians rallied in

central Cairo on Saturday to demand that President Hosni Mubarak resign, dismissing his offer of dialogue and calling on troops

to come over to their side. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

The Egypt Protests Part 2

20. A military tank sits next to the Egyptian state television building in Cairo January 29, 2011. Thousands of angry Egyptians

rallied in central Cairo on Saturday to demand that President Hosni Mubarak resign, dismissing his offer of dialogue and calling

on troops to come over to their side. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

The Egypt Protests Part 2

21. Protesters stand atop a vehicle during demonstrations in Cairo January 29, 2011. Thousands of angry Egyptians rallied

in central Cairo on Saturday to demand that President Hosni Mubarak resign, dismissing his offer of dialogue and calling on

troops to come over to their side. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

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22. A protester reacts during demonstrations in Cairo January 29, 2011. Thousands of angry Egyptians rallied in central Cairo

on Saturday to demand that President Hosni Mubarak resign, dismissing his offer of dialogue and calling on troops to come

over to their side. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

The Egypt Protests Part 2

23. A veiled protester holds an Egyptian flag during demonstrations in Cairo January 29, 2011. Thousands of angry Egyptians

rallied in central Cairo on Saturday to demand that President Hosni Mubarak resign, dismissing his offer of dialogue and calling

on troops to come over to their side. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

The Egypt Protests Part 2

24. Protesters pray next to military personnel standing atop their vehicles in Cairo January 29, 2011. Thousands of angry

Egyptians rallied in central Cairo on Saturday to demand that President Hosni Mubarak resign, dismissing his offer of

dialogue and calling on troops to come over to their side. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

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25. The ruling National Democratic party building burns in Cairo January 29, 2011. Thousands of angry Egyptians rallied in

central Cairo on Saturday to demand that President Hosni Mubarak resign, dismissing his offer of dialogue and calling on

troops to come over to their side. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

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26. The building of the ruling National Democratic party burns after it was set ablaze by protesters on Friday night in Cairo

January 29, 2011. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak refused on Saturday to bow to demands that he resign after ordering

troops and tanks into cities in an attempt to quell an explosion of street protests against his 30-year rule.

REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

The Egypt Protests Part 2

27. Soldiers sit atop a military vehicle along a street in Cairo January 29, 2011. Thousands of angry Egyptians rallied in

central Cairo on Saturday to demand that President Hosni Mubarak resign, dismissing his offer of dialogue and calling on

troops to come over to their side. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

The Egypt Protests Part 2

28. A protester waves an Egyptian flag atop a military vehicle in Cairo January 29, 2011. Thousands of angry Egyptians

rallied in central Cairo on Saturday to demand that President Hosni Mubarak resign, dismissing his offer of dialogue and calling

on troops to come over to their side. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

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29. Protesters write on the National Democratic party building in Cairo January 29, 2011. Thousands of angry Egyptians

rallied in central Cairo on Saturday to demand that President Hosni Mubarak resign, dismissing his offer of dialogue and calling

on troops to come over to their side. The words read: Mubarak, the thief. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

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30. Protesters carry placards during demonstrations in Cairo January 29, 2011. Thousands of angry Egyptians rallied in

central Cairo on Saturday to demand that President Hosni Mubarak resign, dismissing his offer of dialogue and calling on troops

to come over to their side. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

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31. Egypt's president Hosni Mubarak speaks with his newly-named Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq in Cairo in this video frame

grab taken January 29, 2011. Mubarak picked former air force commander and aviation minister Ahmed Shafiq as the next

prime minister on Saturday. REUTERS/Egyptian State TV via Reuters TV

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32. People protest against Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak in central Barcelona, January 29, 2011. REUTERS/Albert Gea

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33. People protest at a rally against Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak outside the United Nations building in New York

January 29, 2011. The United States told Mubarak on Saturday it was not enough to simply reshuffle the deck with a

shake-up of his government and pressed him to make good on his promise of genuine reform. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

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34. Egyptian journalist Khaled Dawoud speaks at a rally against Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak outside the United Nations

building in New York January 29, 2011. The United States told Mubarak on Saturday it was not enough to simply reshuffle

the deck with a shake-up of his government and pressed him to make good on his promise of genuine reform.

REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

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35. A protester holds an Egyptian flag at a rally against Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak outside the Federal Building in

Westwood, California January 29, 2011. Egypt's street protesters pushed Mubarak into naming a deputy who might in time

succeed him, but thousands went on defying a curfew and urging the army to join them in forcing Mubarak from power

immediately. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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36. Protestors rally against Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak outside the Federal Building in Westwood, California January

29, 2011. In five days of unprecedented protests that have rocked the Arab world, more than 100 people have been killed,

investors and tourists have taken fright, Mubarak has offered a first glimpse of a plan to step down and 80 million long-suffering

Egyptians are caught between hope for democratic reform and fear of chaos. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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37. Men pray at a rally against Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak outside the Federal Building in Westwood, California

January 29, 2011. In five days of unprecedented protests that have rocked the Arab world, more than 100 people have been

killed, investors and tourists have taken fright, Mubarak has offered a first glimpse of a plan to step down and 80 million

long-suffering Egyptians are caught between hope for democratic reform and fear of chaos. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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3 Febrero 2011 , Escrito por El polvorín Etiquetado en #Politica

The Egypt Protests

01. Egyptian anti-government protesters clash with riot police at the port city of Suez, about 134 km (83 miles) east of Cairo,

January 27, 2011. Police fired rubber bullets, water cannon and tear gas at hundreds of demonstrators in the eastern city

of Suez, on a third day of protests calling for an end to President Hosni Mubarak's 30 year-old-rule.

REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany

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Las protestas de Egipto contra la falta de trabajo, el aumento de precios de los alimentos y
el régimen opresor del presidente Hosni Mubarak parece estar avanzando hacia un clímax. Hoy, el gobierno egipcio ha cerrado todos los accesos a Internet y servicio de mensajería de texto para tratar de evitar que la gente se
enterara de las protestas. Y para evitar que la gente se enterara de la brutalidad policial
que ha estado ocurriendo por décadas, como se puede leer en el Egipto Wikileaks Cables
publicado hoy. Se necesita gente valiente, o desesperados, para hacer frente a las
personas con armas de fuego por lo que el deseo del pueblo deEgipto también.
Advertencia: Algunas imágenes son gráficas.
ACTUALIZACIÓN: En vivo corrientes de Egipto. Los manifestantes están instando al
ejército para unirse a ellos y no de lado con el gobierno o la policía.
UPDATE 2: Nuevas imágenes agregó. Un toque de queda se ha puesto en marcha
y el ejército se dice que ha sido llamado por el gobierno tuvo también conocido como
Hosni Mubarak.
UPDATE 3: Varias imágenes más añadido de las batallas callejeras en El Cairo. Mubarak
ha hecho un llamamiento al ejército para ayudar a la policía y los vehículos blindados
y tanques se han visto en las calles de Suez, El Cairo y Alejandría. Mubarak también ha
ordenado el cierre de las redes de telefonía móvil (Vodoafone dice) en varias zonas del
país. Esto, junto con el cierre de la Internet, que se espera evitar que los manifestantes
de la organización de sus acciones. Esperemos que no. Será interesante ver lo que los
políticos occidentales tienen que decir sobre todo esto, ya que siempre he tratado de
Mubarak como amigo y aliado.
UPDATE 4 29-01-2011: Nuevas imágenes agregó. Mubarak ha cambiado su gobierno,
prometió reformas, pero siguen enviando al ejército a las calles. Los egipcios quieren que
se fuera y él no lo entiende.
UPDATE 5 30-01-2011: Hemos añadido algunas imágenes más en un segundo tema
sobre las protestas como ésta estaba una imagen poco pesado y ralentizar los servidores
de abajo.


The Egyptian protests against lack of work, rising food prices and the oppressive regime of President Hosni Mubarak seem to be moving towards a climax. Today the Egyptian government has shut down all internet access and text messaging service to try and prevent people from finding out about the protests. And to stop people from finding out about the police brutality which has been going on for decades, as can be read in the Wikileaks Egypt Cables released today. It takes brave, or desperate, people to stand up to people with guns so we wish the people of Egypt well. Warning: Some images are graphic.
UPDATE: Live streams from Egypt. Protesters are urging the army to join them and not side with the government or police.
UPDATE 2: New images added. A curfew has been put in place and the army is said to have been called in by the governement aka Hosni Mubarak.
UPDATE 3: Several more images added of the street battles in Cairo. Mubarak has called in the army to help out the police and armoured vehicles and tanks have been seen on the streets of Suez, Cairo and Alexandria. Mubarak has also ordered the shutting down of the mobile phone networks (Vodoafone says) in several areas of the country. This, together with the shutting down of the internet, it is hoped will prevent protesters from organising their actions. Let’s hope it doesn’t. It will be interesting to see what the Western politicians have to say about all this as they’ve always treated Mubarak as a friend and ally.
UPDATE 4 29-01-2011: New images added. Mubarak has changed his government, promised reforms, but has still sent the army out onto the streets. The Egyptians want him gone and he doesn’t get it.
UPDATE 5 30-01-2011: We added some more images in a second topic about the protests as this one was getting a bit image heavy and slowing the servers down.

 

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02. An anti-government protester gestures during clashes with police in Cairo January 26, 2011. T

housands of Egyptians defied a ban on protests by returning to Egypt's streets on Wednesday and calling for President Hosni

Mubarak to leave office, and some scuffled with police.

REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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03. Egyptian plainclothes policemen arrest an anti-government protester during clashes in Cairo January 26, 2011.

Thousands of Egyptians defied a ban on protests by returning to Egypt's streets on Wednesday and calling for President

Hosni Mubarak to leave office, and some scuffled with police. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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04. A man shouts in front of riot police in Cairo January 26, 2011. Thousands of Egyptians defied a ban on protests by r

eturning to Egypt's streets on Wednesday and calling for President Hosni Mubarak to leave office, and some scuffled with

police. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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05. Riot police clash with protesters in Cairo January 26, 2011. Thousands of Egyptians defied a ban on protests by returning

to Egypt's streets on Wednesday and calling for President Hosni Mubarak to leave office, and some scuffled with police.

REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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06. A riot policeman holds his face after being injured during clashes with anti-government protesters in downtown Cairo

January 26, 2011. Thousands of Egyptians defied a ban on protests by returning to Egypt's streets on Wednesday and

calling for President Hosni Mubarak to leave office, and some scuffled with police. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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07. Riot police clash with protesters in Cairo January 26, 2011. Thousands of Egyptians defied a ban on protests by returning

to Egypt's streets on Wednesday and calling for President Hosni Mubarak to leave office, and some scuffled with police.

REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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08. A riot policeman walks past burning tyres placed to form a barricade during clashes with protesters in Cairo January

26, 2011. Thousands of Egyptians defied a ban on protests by returning to Egypt's streets on Wednesday and calling for

President Hosni Mubarak to leave office, and some scuffled with police. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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09. Riot police keep watch as they hold shields during clashes with protesters in Cairo January 26, 2011. Thousands of

Egyptians defied a ban on protests by returning to Egypt's streets on Wednesday and calling for President Hosni Mubarak

to leave office, and some scuffled with police. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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10. Plainclothes police arrest a protester during clashes in Cairo January 26, 2011. Thousands of Egyptians defied a ban on

protests by returning to Egypt's streets on Wednesday and calling for President Hosni Mubarak to leave office, and some

scuffled with police. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

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11. Riot police stand on a street during clashes with protesters in Cairo January 26, 2011. Thousands of Egyptians defied a

ban on protests by returning to Egypt's streets on Wednesday and calling for President Hosni Mubarak to leave office, and

some scuffled with police. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

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12. Riot police clash with protesters in Cairo January 26, 2011. Thousands of Egyptians defied a ban on protests by returning

to Egypt's streets on Wednesday and calling for President Hosni Mubarak to leave office, and some scuffled with police.

REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

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13. Plainclothes police arrest a protester during clashes in Cairo January 26, 2011. Thousands of Egyptians defied a ban on

protests by returning to Egypt's streets on Wednesday and calling for President Hosni Mubarak to leave office, and some

scuffled with police. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

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14. Anti-government protesters clash with riot police near burning tyres placed as a barricade during clashes in Cairo January

26, 2011. Thousands of Egyptians defied a ban on protests by returning to Egypt's streets on Wednesday and calling for

President Hosni Mubarak to leave office, and some scuffled with police. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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15. People surround the ambulance transporting Gharib Abdelaziz Abdellatif in the port city in Suez, about 134 km

(83 miles) east of Cairo, January 26, 2011. Gharib, 45, died of internal bleeding after police shot him in the stomach on

Wednesday, according to medical sources. Police fought with thousands of Egyptians who defied a government ban on

Wednesday to protest against President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year-old rule, firing rubber bullets and tear gas and dragging away

demonstrators. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany

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16. Teargas is used during anti-government protests after the funeral of Gharib Abdel Aziz in the port city in Suez, about 134

km (83 miles) east of Cairo, January 26, 2011. Gharib, 45, died of internal bleeding after police shot him in the stomach on

Wednesday, according to medical sources. Police fought with thousands of Egyptians who defied a government ban on

Wednesday to protest against President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year-old rule, firing rubber bullets and tear gas and dragging away

demonstrators. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany

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17. A relative of Gharib Abdelaziz Abdellatif holds onto the ambulance carrying him in the port city in Suez, about 134 km

(83 miles) east of Cairo, January 26, 2011. Gharib, 45, died of internal bleeding after police shot him in the stomach on

Wednesday, according to medical sources. Police fought with thousands of Egyptians who defied a government ban on

Wednesday to protest against President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year-old rule, firing rubber bullets and tear gas and dragging away

demonstrators. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany

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18. People, including relatives of Gharib Abdelaziz Abdellatif, attempt to enter the hospital grounds to retrieve his body in the

port city in Suez, about 134 km (83 miles) east of Cairo, January 26, 2011. Gharib, 45, died of internal bleeding after police

shot him in the stomach on Wednesday, according to medical sources. Police fought with thousands of Egyptians who

defied a government ban on Wednesday to protest against President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year-old rule, firing

rubber bullets and tear gas and dragging away demonstrators. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany

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19. A relative of Gharib Abdelaziz Abdellatif cries during his funeral in the port city in Suez, about 134 km (83 miles) east of

Cairo, January 26, 2011. Gharib, 45, died of internal bleeding after police shot him in the stomach on Wednesday, according

to medical sources. Police fought with thousands of Egyptians who defied a government ban on Wednesday to protest against

President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year-old rule, firing rubber bullets and tear gas and dragging away demonstrators.

REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany

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20. Police surround protesters in front of the press syndicate in Cairo January 27, 2011. Egyptian police fought protesters in

two cities in eastern Egypt on Thursday and Nobel Peace Prize winner Mohamed ElBaradei headed back to the country

to join demonstrators trying to oust President Hosni Mubarak. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

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21. Mohamed Atef lies on the ground after being shot in the head while demonstrating in the town of Sheikh Zoweid, 344 km

(214 miles) northeast of Cairo, January 27, 2011. Security forces shot dead Mohamed, a Bedouin protester, in the north of

Egypt's Sinai region on Thursday, eyewitnesses and a security source said. The 22-year-old man was shot in the head while

demonstrating in the town of Sheikh Zoweid, they said. Security forces fired tear gas to disperse dozens of protesters.

REUTERS/Stringer

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22. Mohamed Atef is carried after being shot in the head while demonstrating in the town of Sheikh Zoweid, 344 km (214 miles) northeast of Cairo, January 27, 2011. Security forces shot dead Mohamed, a Bedouin protester, in the north of Egypt's Sinai region on Thursday, eyewitnesses and a security source said.

The 22-year-old man was shot in the head while demonstrating in the town of Sheikh Zoweid, they said. Security forces fired

tear gas to disperse dozens of protesters. REUTERS/Stringer

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23. Mohamed Atef lies on the ground after being shot in the head while demonstrating in the town of Sheikh Zoweid, 344 km

(214 miles) northeast of Cairo, January 27, 2011. Security forces shot dead Mohamed, a Bedouin protester, in the north of

Egypt's Sinai region on Thursday, eyewitnesses and a security source said. The 22-year-old man was shot in the head while

demonstrating in the town of Sheikh Zoweid, they said. Security forces fired tear gas to disperse dozens of protesters.

REUTERS/Stringer

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24. Egyptian anti-government protesters attack a riot police car at the port city in Suez, about 134 km (83 miles) east of

Cairo east of Cairo, January 27, 2011. Police fired rubber bullets, water cannon and tear gas at hundreds of demonstrators i

n Suez on a third day of protests calling for an end to President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year-old rule. REUTERS/Mohamed

Abd El-Ghany

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25. Protesters scuffle with riot police during a demonstration outside the press syndicate in central Cairo January 27, 2011. Demonstrations demanding the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak, in power since 1981, have raged since Tuesday in several Egyptian cities, with the biggest clashes in Cairo and

Suez. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (EGYPT - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)

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26. Mariam Solayman, a member of an Egyptian activist group, shouts anti-government slogans in front of a police cordon

during a demonstration outside the press syndicate in central Cairo January 27, 2011. Demonstrations demanding the r

esignation of President Hosni Mubarak, in power since 1981, have raged since Tuesday in several Egyptian cities, with the

biggest clashes in Cairo and Suez. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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27. Egyptian anti-government protesters start a fire in the fire station in Suez, about 134 km (83 miles) east of Cairo, January

27, 2011. Police fired rubber bullets, water cannon and tear gas at hundreds of demonstrators in the eastern city of Suez,

on a third day of protests calling for an end to President Hosni Mubarak's 30 year-old-rule, a witness said.

REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany

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28. A protester displays a message on a placard of the Egyptian flag during a demonstration outside the press syndicate in

central Cairo January 27, 2011. Demonstrations demanding the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak, in power since 1981,

have raged since Tuesday in several Egyptian cities, with the biggest clashes in Cairo and Suez.

REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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29. An Egyptian anti-government protester prepares to throw a burning object at the Suez Fire Station at the port city of Suez,

about 134 km (83 miles) east of Cairo, January 27, 2011. Police fired rubber bullets, water cannon and tear gas at hundreds

of demonstrators in the eastern city of Suez, on a third day of protests calling for an end to President Hosni Mubarak's 30

year-old-rule, a witness said. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany

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30. Egyptian anti-government protesters throw Molotov cocktails at the Suez Fire Station at the port city of Suez, about 134

km (83 miles) east of Cairo, January 27, 2011. Police fired rubber bullets, water cannon and tear gas at hundreds of

demonstrators in the eastern city of Suez, on a third day of protests calling for an end to President Hosni Mubarak's 30

 

year-old-rule. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany

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31. Egyptian riot police try to extinguish flames on their shields after anti-government protesters threw burning objects at them in the port city of Suez, about 134 km (83 miles) east of Cairo, January 27, 2011. Police fired rubber bullets, water cannon and tear gas at hundreds of demonstrators in the eastern city of

Suez, on a third day of protests calling for an end to President Hosni Mubarak's 30 year-old-rule.

REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany

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32. Riot police form a wall behind a burning barricade set up by anti-government protesters in the port city of Suez, about

134 km (83 miles) east of Cairo, January 27, 2011. Police fired rubber bullets, water cannon and tear gas at hundreds of

demonstrators in the eastern city of Suez, on a third day of protests calling for an end to President Hosni Mubarak's 30

year-old-rule. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany

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33. Smoke rises from objects being burnt to form a roadblock as people react after Mohamed Atef was shot in the head while

demonstrating in the town of Sheikh Zoweid, 344 km (214 miles) northeast of Cairo, January 27, 2011. Security forces shot

dead Mohamed, a Bedouin protester, in the north of Egypt's Sinai region on Thursday, eyewitnesses and a security

source said. The 22-year-old man was shot in the head while demonstrating in the town of Sheikh Zoweid, they said.

Security forces fired tear gas to disperse dozens of protesters. REUTERS/Stringer

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34. Anti-government protesters run as they throw objects at riot police in the port city of Suez, about 134 km (83 miles)

east of Cairo, January 27, 2011. Police fired rubber bullets, water cannon and tear gas at hundreds of demonstrators in the

eastern city of Suez, on a third day of protests calling for an end to President Hosni Mubarak's 30 year-old-rule.

REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany

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35. Anti-government protesters use fire extinguishers outside the Suez fire station in the port city in Suez, about 134 km (

83 miles) east of Cairo east of Cairo, January 27, 2011. Police fired rubber bullets, water cannon and tear gas at hundreds

of demonstrators in the eastern city of Suez, on a third day of protests calling for an end to Mubarak's 30 year-old-rule,

a witness said. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany

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36. Police officers carry an injured colleague during clashes with anti-government protesters in the port city of Suez, about

134 km (83 miles) east of Cairo, January 27, 2011. Police fired rubber bullets, water cannon and tear gas at hundreds of

demonstrators in the eastern city of Suez, on a third day of protests calling for an end to President Hosni Mubarak's 30

year-old-rule. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany

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37. An anti-government protester holds a tear gas canister fired by the police during clashes in the port city of Suez, about

134 km (83 miles) east of Cairo, January 27, 2011. Police fired rubber bullets, water cannon and tear gas at hundreds of

demonstrators in the eastern city of Suez, on a third day of protests calling for an end to President Hosni Mubarak's 30

year-old-rule. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany

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38. A police officer kicks away a tear gas canister during clashes with anti-government protesters in the port city of Suez,

about 134 km (83 miles) east of Cairo, January 27, 2011. Police fired rubber bullets, water cannon and tear gas at hundreds

of demonstrators in the eastern city of Suez, on a third day of protests calling for an end to President Hosni Mubarak's 30

year-old-rule. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany

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39. Anti-government demonstrators watch as tear gas is fired by police in an attempt to disperse them in the port city of Suez,

about 134 km (83 miles) east of Cairo, January 27, 2011. Police fired rubber bullets, water cannon and tear gas at hundreds

of demonstrators in the eastern city of Suez, on a third day of protests calling for an end to President Hosni Mubarak's

30 year-old-rule. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany

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40. Riot police stand near their vehicle during clashes with anti-government protesters in the port city of Suez, about 134 km

(83 miles) east of Cairo, January 27, 2011. Police fired rubber bullets, water cannon and tear gas at hundreds of demonstrators

in the eastern city of Suez, on a third day of protests calling for an end to President Hosni Mubarak's 30 year-old-rule.

REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany

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41. Firefighters attempt to extinguish a fire on a police vehicle during clashes with anti-government protesters in the port city of

Suez, about 134 km (83 miles) east of Cairo, January 27, 2011. Police fired rubber bullets, water cannon and tear gas at

hundreds of demonstrators in the eastern city of Suez, on a third day of protests calling for an end to President Hosni

Mubarak's 30 year-old-rule. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany

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42. Egyptian reformed campaigner Mohamed ElBaradei talks to journalists outside Cairo's airport, January 27, 2011.

ElBaradei said he expected large demonstrations across Egypt on Friday and that the time had come for President Hosni

Mubarak to leave power. REUTERS/Stringer

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43. Smoke rises from a fire burning at the Suez fire station during clashes between anti-government protesters and the police

in the port city of Suez, about 134 km (83 miles) east of Cairo east of Cairo, January 27, 2011. Police fired rubber bullets,

water cannon and tear gas at hundreds of demonstrators in Suez on a third day of protests calling for an end to

President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year-old rule. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany

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44. Plainclothes police arrest an anti-government protester during clashes in the port city of Suez, about 134 km (83 miles)

east of Cairo, January 27, 2011. Police fired rubber bullets, water cannon and tear gas at hundreds of demonstrators in the

eastern city of Suez, on a third day of protests calling for an end to President Hosni Mubarak's 30 year-old-rule.

REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany

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45. An anti-government protester reacts as his relative is injured during clashes with riot police in the port city in Suez, about

134 km (83 miles) east of Cairo east of Cairo, January 27, 2011. Police fired rubber bullets, water cannon and tear gas at

hundreds of demonstrators in Suez on a third day of protests calling for an end to President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year-old rule.

REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany

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46. An anti-government protester uses a fire extinguisher in the port city of Suez, about 134 km (83 miles) east of Cairo,

January 27, 2011. Police fired rubber bullets, water cannon and tear gas at hundreds of demonstrators in the eastern city of

Suez, on a third day of protests calling for an end to Mubarak's 30 year-old-rule, a witness said.

REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany

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47. An anti-government protester throws objects at a riot police vehicle in the port city of Suez, about 134 km (83 miles)

east of Cairo, January 27, 2011. Police fired rubber bullets, water cannon and tear gas at hundreds of demonstrators in

Suez on a third day of protests calling for an end to President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year-old rule.

REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany

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48. Police officers carry an injured colleague during clashes with anti-government protesters in the port city of Suez, about

134 km (83 miles) east of Cairo, January 27, 2011. Police fired rubber bullets, water cannon and tear gas at hundreds of

demonstrators in the eastern city of Suez, on a third day of protests calling for an end to President Hosni Mubarak's 30

year-old-rule. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany (EGYPT - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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49. An anti-government protester throws objects at a riot police car in the port city in Suez, about 134 km (83 miles) east of

Cairo east of Cairo, January 27, 2011. Police fired rubber bullets, water cannon and tear gas at hundreds of demonstrators

in Suez on a third day of protests calling for an end to President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year-old rule.

REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany

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50. A man holds a sign with a picture of Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak that reads: Dictator Mubarak, get out of Egypt

during a protest held in solidarity with the Egyptian protesters, after Friday prayers in Istanbul January 28, 2011. The protest

was held to demand the end of Mubarak's 30-year rule as part of a wave of unrest gripping the Middle East.

REUTERS/Osman Orsal

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51. A plainclothes policeman hits a protester during a demonstration in Cairo January 28, 2011. Police and demonstrators

fought running battles on the streets of Cairo on Friday in a fourth day of unprecedented protests by tens of thousands of

Egyptians demanding an end to President Hosni Mubarak's three-decade rule. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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52. A plainclothes policeman speaks with a boy as others beat protesters in Cairo January 28, 2011. Police and

demonstrators fought running battles on the streets of Cairo on Friday in a fourth day of unprecedented protests by tens of

thousands of Egyptians demanding an end to President Hosni Mubarak's three-decade rule. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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53. A plainclothes policeman (L) runs to attack a foreign journalist as others beat a protester in front of two boys (not seen in

picture) during a demonstration in Cairo January 28, 2011. Police and demonstrators fought running battles on the streets of

Cairo on Friday in a fourth day of unprecedented protests by tens of thousands of Egyptians demanding an end to President

Hosni Mubarak's three-decade rule. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic )

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54. A protester runs in front of a burning barricade during a demonstration in Cairo January 28, 2011. Police and

demonstrators fought running battles on the streets of Cairo on Friday in a fourth day of unprecedented protests by tens of

thousands of Egyptians demanding an end to President Hosni Mubarak's three-decade rule. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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55. A protester runs in front of a burning barricade during a demonstration in Cairo January 28, 2011. Police and

demonstrators fought running battles on the streets of Cairo on Friday in a fourth day of unprecedented protests by tens of

thousands of Egyptians demanding an end to President Hosni Mubarak's three-decade rule. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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56. An injured protester bleeds during a demonstration in Cairo January 28, 2011. Police and demonstrators fought

running battles on the streets of Cairo on Friday in a fourth day of unprecedented protests by tens of thousands of Egyptians

demanding an end to President Hosni Mubarak's three-decade rule. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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58. A protester runs next to a police vehicle after throwing a bag of trash at it during a demonstration in Cairo January 28, 2011. Police and demonstrators fought running battles on the streets of Cairo on Friday in a fourth day of unprecedented protests by tens of thousands of Egyptians demanding an end to

President Hosni Mubarak's three-decade rule. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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59. A protester walks in front of a burning police vehicle in Cairo January 28, 2011. Police and demonstrators fought

running battles on the streets of Cairo on Friday in a fourth day of unprecedented protests by tens of thousands of Egyptians

demanding an end to President Hosni Mubarak's three-decade rule. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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60. A protester gestures in front of a burning barricade during a demonstration in Cairo January 28, 2011. Police and

demonstrators fought running battles on the streets of Cairo on Friday in a fourth day of unprecedented protests by tens of

thousands of Egyptians demanding an end to President Hosni Mubarak's three-decade rule. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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61. A protester stands in front of a burning barricade during a demonstration in Cairo January 28, 2011. Police and

demonstrators fought running battles on the streets of Cairo on Friday in a fourth day of unprecedented protests by tens of

thousands of Egyptians demanding an end to President Hosni Mubarak's three-decade rule. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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62. A protester gestures in front of riot police during a demonstration in Cairo January 28, 2011. Police and demonstrators

fought running battles on the streets of Cairo on Friday in a fourth day of unprecedented protests by tens of thousands of

Egyptians demanding an end to President Hosni Mubarak's three-decade rule. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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63. Smoke bellows over Cairo following clashes between protesters and police January 28, 2011. Police and demonstrators

fought running battles on the streets of Cairo on Friday in a fourth day of unprecedented protests by tens of thousands of

Egyptians demanding an end to President Hosni Mubarak's three-decade rule. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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64. Egyptian demonstrators brave police water canons and tear gas during a protest in Cairo after Friday prayers

January 28, 2011. Police and demonstrators fought running battles on the streets of Cairo on Friday in a fourth day of

unprecedented protests by tens of thousands of Egyptians demanding an end to President Hosni Mubarak's three-decade rule.

REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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65. A protester holds an Egyptian flag as he stands in front of water canons during clashes in Cairo January 28, 2011. Police

and demonstrators fought running battles on the streets of Cairo on Friday in a fourth day of unprecedented protests by tens

of thousands of Egyptians demanding an end to President Hosni Mubarak's three-decade rule. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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66. A protester lies on the ground after inhaling tear gas during a demonstration in Cairo January 28, 2011. Police and

demonstrators fought running battles on the streets of Cairo on Friday in a fourth day of unprecedented protests by tens of

thousands of Egyptians demanding an end to President Hosni Mubarak's three-decade rule. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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67. Protesters fall to the ground as they inhale tear gas during a demonstration in Cairo January 28, 2011. Police and

demonstrators fought running battles on the streets of Cairo on Friday in a fourth day of unprecedented protests by tens of

thousands of Egyptians demanding an end to President Hosni Mubarak's three-decade rule. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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68. A protester gestures near a burning barricade during a demonstration in Cairo January 28, 2011. Police and

demonstrators fought running battles on the streets of Cairo on Friday in a fourth day of unprecedented protests by tens of

thousands of Egyptians demanding an end to President Hosni Mubarak's three-decade rule. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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69. Police officers clash with demonstrators during a protest in Cairo January 28, 2011. Police and demonstrators fought

running battles on the streets of Cairo on Friday in a fourth day of unprecedented protests by tens of thousands of Egyptians

demanding an end to President Hosni Mubarak's three-decade rule. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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70. A demonstrator (L) argues with police during a protest in Cairo January 28, 2011. Police and demonstrators fought

running battles on the streets of Cairo on Friday in a fourth day of unprecedented protests by tens of thousands of Egyptians

demanding an end to President Hosni Mubarak's three-decade rule. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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71. A demonstrator stands in front of police water canons during a protest in Cairo January 28, 2011. Police and

demonstrators fought running battles on the streets of Cairo on Friday in a fourth day of unprecedented protests by tens of

thousands of Egyptians demanding an end to President Hosni Mubarak's three-decade rule. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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72. Anti-government demonstrators (bottom) face off against riot police in Cairo January 28, 2011. President Hosni Mubarak

imposed a curfew and ordered troops to back up police as they struggled to control crowds who flooded the streets of Cairo

and other Egyptian cities on Friday to demand that he step down. REUTERS/Kyodo

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73. A protester holds stones as he shouts at police during clashes in Cairo January 28, 2011. Police and demonstrators

fought running battles on the streets of Cairo on Friday in a fourth day of unprecedented protests by tens of thousands of

Egyptians demanding an end to President Hosni Mubarak's three-decade rule. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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74. Smoke billows over mosques in Cairo following clashes between protesters and police January 28, 2011. Police and

demonstrators fought running battles on the streets of Cairo on Friday in a fourth day of unprecedented protests by tens of

thousands of Egyptians demanding an end to President Hosni Mubarak's three-decade rule. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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75. A riot police officer fires tear gas during clashes in Cairo January 28, 2011. Police and demonstrators fought

running battles on the streets of Cairo on Friday in a fourth day of unprecedented protests by tens of thousands of Egyptians

demanding an end to President Hosni Mubarak's three-decade rule. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

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76. A protester holds up an Egyptian flag during clashes in Cairo January 28, 2011. Police and demonstrators fought

running battles on the streets of Cairo on Friday in a fourth day of unprecedented protests by tens of thousands of Egyptians

demanding an end to President Hosni Mubarak's three-decade rule. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

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77. A protester runs with a tear gas canister to throw back to the police during clashes in Cairo January 28, 2011. Police and

demonstrators fought running battles on the streets of Cairo on Friday in a fourth day of unprecedented protests by tens of

thousands of Egyptians demanding an end to President Hosni Mubarak's three-decade rule. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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78. Protesters disable a police van by removing its batteries during clashes in Cairo January 28, 2011. Police and

demonstrators fought running battles on the streets of Cairo on Friday in a fourth day of unprecedented protests by tens of

thousands of Egyptians demanding an end to President Hosni Mubarak's three-decade rule. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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79. An injured Egyptian riot policeman is given first aid by protesters during clashes in Cairo January 28, 2011. President

Hosni Mubarak sent troops and armoured cars onto the streets of Cairo and other Egyptian cities on Friday in an attempt to

quell street fighting and mass protests demanding an end to his 30-year rule. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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80. A protester displays a teargas canister during clashes in Cairo January 28, 2011. President Hosni Mubarak sent troops a

nd armoured cars onto the streets of Cairo and other Egyptian cities on Friday in an attempt to quell street fighting

and mass protests demanding an end to his 30-year rule. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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81. Protesters stand near the burning headquarters of the ruling National Democratic Party in Cairo January 28, 2011. The

headquarters of the ruling National Democratic Party were ablaze in Cairo on Friday night, shortly after a curfew came into

force. NDP branch offices in several other cities around the country were also set on fire or attacked during the day, witnesses

said. REUTERS/Asma Waguih

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82. Protesters stand near the burning headquarters of the ruling National Democratic Party in Cairo January 28, 2011. The

headquarters of the ruling National Democratic Party were ablaze in Cairo on Friday night, shortly after a curfew came into

force. NDP branch offices in several other cities around the country were also set on fire or attacked during the day, witnesses

said. REUTERS/Asma Waguih

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83. Protesters stand near the burning headquarters of the ruling National Democratic Party in Cairo January 28, 2011. The

headquarters of the ruling National Democratic Party were ablaze in Cairo on Friday night, shortly after a curfew came into

force. NDP branch offices in several other cities around the country were also set on fire or attacked during the day, witnesses

said. REUTERS/Asma Waguih

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84. A protester burns a picture of Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak during clashes in Cairo January 28, 2011. Police and

demonstrators fought running battles on the streets of Cairo on Friday in a fourth day of unprecedented protests by tens of

thousands of Egyptians demanding an end to Mubarak's three-decade rule. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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85. Protesters stand near a burning police vehicle in Cairo January 28, 2011. Police and demonstrators fought running battles

on the streets of Cairo on Friday in a fourth day of unprecedented protests by tens of thousands of Egyptians demanding

an end to Mubarak's three-decade rule. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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86. A protester looks at a burnt Egyptian Army armoured vehicle in downtown Cairo January 28, 2011. President Hosni

Mubarak ordered troops into Egyptian cities on Friday in an attempt to quell street fighting and growing mass protests

demanding an end to his 30-year rule. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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87. A protester sets fire to the entrance of the ruling National Democratic Party building in Cairo January 28, 2011. President

Hosni Mubarak ordered troops into Egyptian cities on Friday in an attempt to quell street fighting and growing mass

protests demanding an end to his 30-year rule. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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88. Protesters stand in front of a burnt Egyptian Army armoured vehicle in downtown Cairo January 28, 2011. President

Hosni Mubarak ordered troops into Egyptian cities on Friday in an attempt to quell street fighting and growing mass

protests demanding an end to his 30-year rule. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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89. A protester walks in front of a fire in downtown Cairo January 28, 2011. President Hosni Mubarak ordered troops into

Egyptian cities on Friday in an attempt to quell street fighting and growing mass protests demanding an end to his 30-year rule.

REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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90. A protester walks in front of a fire in downtown Cairo January 28, 2011. President Hosni Mubarak ordered troops into

Egyptian cities on Friday in an attempt to quell street fighting and growing mass protests demanding an end to his 30-year rule.

REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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91. A protester flashes a victory sign in front of police during clashes in Cairo January 28, 2011. Police and demonstrators

fought running battles on the streets of Cairo on Friday in a fourth day of unprecedented protests by tens of thousands of

Egyptians demanding an end to President Hosni Mubarak's three-decade rule. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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92. Protesters flee through a cloud of tear gas during clashes in Cairo January 28, 2011. Police and demonstrators fought

running battles on the streets of Cairo on Friday in a fourth day of unprecedented protests by tens of thousands of Egyptians

demanding an end to President Hosni Mubarak's three-decade rule. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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93. Protesters flee from charging police during clashes in Cairo January 28, 2011. Police and demonstrators fought

running battles on the streets of Cairo on Friday in a fourth day of unprecedented protests by tens of thousands of Egyptians

demanding an end to President Hosni Mubarak's three-decade rule. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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94. Police beat a protester during clashes in Cairo January 28, 2011. Police and demonstrators fought running battles on

the streets of Cairo on Friday in a fourth day of unprecedented protests by tens of thousands of Egyptians demanding an end

to President Hosni Mubarak's three-decade rule. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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95. A protester kisses a police officer during a demonstration in Cairo January 28, 2011. Police and demonstrators fought

running battles on the streets of Cairo on Friday in a fourth day of unprecedented protests by tens of thousands of

Egyptians demanding an end to Mubarak's three-decade rule. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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96. Martina Bashai (L), Mariam Aziz (C) of Washington, D.C., and Tamer ElAzzony (R) of Virginia shout during a protest

rally organized by the Egyptian Association for Change in the U.S. (EAC-USA) in front of the White House in Washington

January 28, 2011. The United States increased pressure on Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Friday to institute reforms,

urging the government to view its people as a partner not a threat during unprecedented protests in Cairo.

REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang

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97. People shout anti-Mubarak slogans and wave Egypt flags during a protest rally organized by the Egyptian Association

for Change in the U.S. (EAC-USA) in front of the White House in Washington January 28, 2011. The United States increased

pressure on Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Friday to institute reforms, urging the government to view its people as

a partner not a threat during unprecedented protests in Cairo. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang

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98. A plainclothes police officer points his weapon at protesters while guarding a police station during demonstrations in

Cairo January 28, 2011. Police and demonstrators fought running battles on the streets of Cairo on Friday in a fourth

day of unprecedented protests by tens of thousands of Egyptians demanding an end to President Hosni Mubarak's

three-decade rule. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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99. Protesters run next to a burning police van set on fire earlier by protesters in Suez January 28, 2011. President Hosni

Mubarak imposed a curfew and ordered troops to back up police as they struggled to control crowds who flooded the streets

of Cairo and other Egyptian cities on Friday to demand that he step down. REUTERS/Mohamed Abdel Ghany

The Egypt Protests

100. Protesters march during an anti-government demonstration in Suez January 28, 2011. Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak

said he was committed to economic and political reform and was determined to secure the stability of Egypt in a televised

address to the nation after a day of anti-government protests. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany

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101. Smoke covers the sky during clashes between police and protesters in Suez January 28, 2011. Egypt's President

Hosni Mubarak said he was committed to economic and political reform and was determined to secure the stability of Egypt in

a televised address to the nation after a day of anti-government protests. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany

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102. Protesters carry a carpet with an image of Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak, with a shoe placed on it, in Suez January

28, 2011. Mubarak imposed a curfew and ordered troops to back up police as they struggled to control crowds who flooded the

streets of Cairo and other Egyptian cities on Friday to demand that he step down. REUTERS/Mohamed Abdel Ghany

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103. Protesters stand in front of the burning entrance of the ruling National Democratic Party building in Cairo January 28,

2011. President Hosni Mubarak ordered troops into Egyptian cities on Friday in an attempt to quell street fighting and

growing mass protests demanding an end to his 30-year rule. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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104. In this still image taken from video, Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak addresses the nation on Egyptian state TV in

Cairo January 28, 2011. Mubarak called for dialogue and said he would name a new government on January 29, 2011.

REUTERS/Handout

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105. Veiled Egyptian women run into a mosque to avoid teargas during clashes in Cairo January 28, 2011. President Hosni

Mubarak said on Saturday that Egypt needed dialogue not violence to end problems that led to days of protests and said he

was sacking his government, speaking in an address on state television. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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106. A protester attends to an injured man during clashes in Cairo January 28, 2011. President Hosni Mubarak said on

Saturday that Egypt needed dialogue not violence to end problems that led to days of protests and said he was sacking

his government, speaking in an address on state television. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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107. Protesters stand in front of a police water cannon during clashes in Cairo January 28, 2011. President Hosni Mubarak said on

Saturday that Egypt needed dialogue not violence to end problems that led to days of protests and said he was sacking his

government, speaking in an address on state television. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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108. A protester stands in front of riot police and a water cannon outside a mosque after Friday prayers in Cairo January 28,

2011. President Hosni Mubarak said on Saturday that Egypt needed dialogue not violence to end problems that led to days of

protests and said he was sacking his government, speaking in an address on state television. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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109. Egyptian soldiers stand on top of an armoured vehicle in Cairo January 29, 2011. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak clung

to power on Saturday as protesters took to the streets again to demand that he quit. Mubarak ordered troops and tanks into the

capital Cairo and other cities overnight and imposed a curfew in an attempt to quell demonstrations that have shaken the

Arab world's most populous nation, a key U.S. ally, to the core. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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110. Egyptian army soldiers stand beside an armoured tank at Tahrir Square after wide-spread protests in downtown Cairo

January 29, 2011. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak refused on Saturday to bow to demands that he resign after ordering

troops and tanks into cities in an attempt to quell an explosion of street protests against his 30-year rule.

REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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111. An Egyptian army soldier sit by a pavement after after clashing with protesters at Tahrir Square after wide-spread protests

in downtown Cairo January 29, 2011. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak refused on Saturday to bow to demands that he resign

after ordering troops and tanks into cities in an attempt to quell an explosion of street protests against his 30-year rule.

REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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112. Egyptian army soldiers confront riot police as protesters take cover at Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo after

wide-spread protests early January 29, 2011. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak refused on Saturday to bow to demands

that he resign after ordering troops and tanks into cities in an attempt to quell an explosion of street protests against his

30-year rule. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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113. An Egyptian anti-government protester shields himself during clashes with riot police at Tahrir Square in downtown

Cairo after wide-spread protests early January 29, 2011. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak refused on Saturday to bow to

demands that he resign after ordering troops and tanks into cities in an attempt to quell an explosion of street protests against

his 30-year rule. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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114. Riot police gesture while holding their guns during a protest by anti-government demonstrators at Tahrir Square in

downtown Cairo after wide-spread protests early January 29, 2011. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak refused on Saturday

to bow to demands that he resign after ordering troops and tanks into cities in an attempt to quell an explosion of street protests

against his 30-year rule. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

The Egypt Protests

115. An Egyptian anti-government protester sits next to Egyptian army soldiers at Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo after

wide-spread protests early January 29, 2011. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak refused on Saturday to bow to demands

that he resign after ordering troops and tanks into cities in an attempt to quell an explosion of street protests against his

30-year rule. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

The Egypt Protests

116. An Egyptian anti-government protester shields himself during clashes with riot police at Tahrir Square in downtown

Cairo after wide-spread protests early January 29, 2011. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak refused on Saturday to bow to

demands that he resign after ordering troops and tanks into cities in an attempt to quell an explosion of street protests against

his 30-year rule. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

The Egypt Protests

117. Protesters cheer for the army soldiers in central Cairo January 29, 2011. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak refused on

Saturday to bow to demands that he resign after ordering troops and tanks into cities in an attempt to quell an explosion

of street protests against his 30-year rule. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

The Egypt Protests

118. Protesters parade with Egyptian flags in Cairo January 29, 2011. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak refused on Saturday

to bow to demands that he resign after ordering troops and tanks into cities in an attempt to quell an explosion of street protests

against his 30-year rule. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

The Egypt Protests

119. Protesters cheer for the army soldiers in central Cairo January 29, 2011. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak refused on

Saturday to bow to demands that he resign after ordering troops and tanks into cities in an attempt to quell an explosion

of street protests against his 30-year rule. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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120. A youth takes photos of the burning building of the ruling National Democratic party in Cairo January 29, 2011.

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak refused on Saturday to bow to demands that he resign after ordering troops and tanks

into cities in an attempt to quell an explosion of street protests against his 30-year rule. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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121. Protesters flee from tear gas fire during clashes in Cairo January 28, 2011. Police and demonstrators fought running

battles on the streets of Cairo on Friday in a fourth day of unprecedented protests by tens of thousands of Egyptians

 

demanding an end to President Hosni Mubarak's three-decade rule. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

 

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Evo: “La rebelión por la dignidad en América latina es muy fuerte”

3 Febrero 2011 , Escrito por El polvorín Etiquetado en #Politica

EvoMoralesEl presidente boliviano, Evo Morales, afirmó este lunes que en su país “casi no hay oposición; el mejor opositor que tengo son algunos medios de comunicación” y el pueblo sabe, dijo, que el fracaso de su gobierno sería el retorno del “neoliberalismo y el militarismo”.

“Evo, siga adelante, estamos aquí para apoyarlo, me dijeron, me sorprendió el cariño del pueblo. Eso pasa en todo el país”, dijo el mandatario en una entrevista con el periodista Víctor Hugo Morales, en respuesta a si habrá una rápida reconciliación con la sociedad, que enfrentó el fuerte aumento de los combustibles a fin de año e hizo que el gobierno anulara esa medida.

Según el mandatario, “el pueblo me dio la razón (sobre la eliminación de subsidios a las naftas), pero dijo que no estaba preparado para enfrentar la liberación de los combustibles”.

Agregó haber aprendido que “es tan importante escuchar al pueblo. Lo dije (al asumir) en el 2006: mandaré obedeciendo al pueblo. Hice eso” al anular esos aumentos.

“Hay un gran sentimiento (por el gobierno) en el movimiento campesino, pueblos originarios y organizaciones sociales. ¿Si este proceso fracasa qué viene?: de nuevo el liberalismo, el militarismo, el neoliberalismo. Eso, sobre todo, es lo que garantiza este proceso”, afirmó Morales en la entrevista televisiva.

El jefe de Estado recordó luego los intentos de sacarlo del poder, “en 2008 lo intentaron con un referendo, saqué el 67 por ciento (de los votos). Ahora los medios dicen ‘hay que desgastar al indio’, y como no se puede fácilmente, ‘hay que desgastar a (el vicepresidente) Álvaro García Linera. `Hay que enfrentarlos a los dos”.

Recordó que luego del revocatorio de agosto de 2008, en septiembre vino “el intento de golpe de Estado. Fracasaron. Ahí salieron los países de Sudamérica. La reunión de emergencia de la Unasur (Unión de Naciones Suramericanas) en Chile, con la compañera presidenta Michelle Bachelet”.

“Después vino la gran marcha del pueblo para garantizar la nueva Constitución (referendo de febrero de 2009). Ahí quedó todo definido. Después sólo quedaron algunos grupos de personas, separatistas”, dijo Morales.

“Algunos grupos de extranjeros, croatas, algunos bolivianos, algunos empresarios, que lamentablemente ahora escaparon de Bolivia”, señaló, en alusión al intento del grupo paramilitar cuyo jefe, el croata boliviano Eduardo Rózsa Flores fue abatido en Santa Cruz en abril del 2009.

El mandatario boliviano dijo tener “mucho respeto y admiración por el presidente Néstor Kirchner. Porque me decía `Evo aguante. Eso es parte de la política. Hay que aclarar tergiversaciones, algunas mentiras de opositores o medios de comunicación`”.

Aseguró luego que durante la última campaña para las elecciones presidenciales de diciembre de 2009, que volvió a ganar para su segundo mandato, “jóvenes de clase media y alta se sumaron a este proceso. Decían `no me gusta la cara del presidente, pero me gusta su política, por eso me sumo`”.

A juicio de Morales, Estados Unidos “nunca tuvo una política de lucha contra el narcotráfico. Sólo la plantea con fines geopolíticos: el control a los países”.

“Cuando de verdad luchamos contra el narcotráfico y pedimos ayuda a la comunidad internacional, reducen su colaboración, que no debe ser entendida como cooperación, sino como corresponsabilidad, porque el origen de la cocaína está en Estados Unidos”, afirmó.

Consultado por la solidez del proceso de cambio que vive Bolivia y la región, el presidente respondió que habrá intentos desestabilizadores, “pero yo siento que la rebelión por la dignidad en América latina es muy fuerte”.

Reconoció luego haber tenido inicialmente “una gran confianza” en el presidente estadounidense Barack Obama, pero, agregó, “ahora no puedo entender como un discriminado puede discriminar a otro discriminado”, en alusión a la actitud que tiene la Casa Blanca hacia el gobierno boliviano.

Morales anunció que a la próxima reunión de la Unasur piensa llevar el tema de “la necesidad de ampliar la frontera agrícola” para superar la actual crisis alimentaria mundial, “pero con defensa de la madre tierra”.

Finalmente se declaró “optimista” y con “esperanza” en las gestiones que su gobierno realiza con el de Chile para que Bolivia recupere “una salida soberana al mar”.

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El FMI reconoce que se está incrementando la desigualdad social en el mundo

3 Febrero 2011 , Escrito por El polvorín Etiquetado en #Politica

Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Dominique Strauss-Kahn

El director del Fondo Monetario Internacional (FMI), Dominique Strauss-Kahn, reconoció este martes que la crisis capitalista que azota el mundo está incrementando la desigualdad social. Además, añade, el aumento de los precios puede desembocar en un mayor proteccionismo y desencadenar disturbios.

Strauss-Kahn, en un discurso pronunciado en Singapur, señaló que están resurgiendo los “desequilibrios globales” fruto de la crisis capitalista mundial.

“A medida que las tensiones entre países aumentan, podemos ver un creciente proteccionismo en el comercio y finanzas”, apuntó.

Y “a medida que las tensiones entre clases sociales y países aumentan, podemos ver crecer la inestabilidad política y social, incluso guerra”, abundó en su discurso.

Según Strauss-Kahn, la recuperación está desequilibrada en las economías llamadas emergentes que crecen a un mayor ritmo que las industrializadas, y también ese mismo desequilibrio se nota en los países con alto índice de desempleo y una creciente disparidad en la capacidad adquisitiva.

“Los precios de los alimentos también están subiendo, lo que tiene consecuencias devastadoras por los países con una baja renta per cápita”, advirtió.

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Descubren una cuenta de Berlusconi para pagar a las jóvenes de sus fiestas

3 Febrero 2011 , Escrito por El polvorín Etiquetado en #Politica

ItaliaProtestaEl primer ministro italiano, Silvio Berlusconi, tenía supuestamente una cuenta bancaria para financiar las necesidades de algunas de las asistentes a sus fiestas, que administraba su contable, Giuseppe Spinelli, asegura el diario La Repubblica.

Según el rotativo, la existencia de esta supuesta cuenta es uno de los puntos sobre los que la Fiscalía de Milán, que investiga al mandatario por incitación a la prostitución y abuso de poder en el denominado caso Ruby, centra ahora sus pesquisas.

Se trataría de una cuenta abierta en el banco Monte dei Paschi de Siena de la que se beneficiaron, a través de transferencias bancarias, tanto la consejera regional de Lombardía, Nicole Minetti, también bajo investigación por inducción a la prostitución, como otras larga lista de nombres, que el rotativo no desvela.

La Repubblica subraya que los fiscales incorporarán estas nuevas pruebas en la solicitud de enjuiciamiento a Berlusconi que, según los medios llegará esta semana, y en la que la Fiscalía pedirá un proceso con el procedimiento abreviado, con el que se aceleran los tiempos procesales al saltar la fase de la audiencia preliminar.

El diario señala que la existencia de esta cuenta, con la que el político conservador financió, supuestamente, a una larga lista de personas durante 2010, aporta nuevas pruebas que apoyan la versión de los Fiscales a partir de las interceptaciones telefónicas recogidas durante la investigación.

Asimismo, explica que el descubrimiento de esta cuenta bancaria fue casual, gracias a los registros practicados el pasado 14 de enero en el apartamento de una de las jóvenes que frecuentaban las fiestas de Berlusconi.

En uno de los extractos hallados figuraba el aviso de una transferencia a la cuenta personal de Alessandra Sorcinelli y en la que Silvio Berlusconi figuraba como ordenante. El motivo de la transferencia especificado era el de “un préstamo improductivo”.

Tras descubrir esta cuenta, los fiscales comprobaron que la sucursal del Banco Monte dei Paschi de Siena, en la que ésta había sido abierta, era donde operaba el contable de Berlusconi.

Nuevas pruebas para la Fiscalía

La Fiscalía de Milán sospecha que Berlusconi celebró en su residencia privada de Arcore, a las afueras de Milán, fiestas de índole sexual en las que algunas de las invitadas recibieron compensaciones económicas por su participación.

Asimismo, consideran que en esas fiestas tomaron parte, al menos, dos menores de edad, entre ellas Karima el Mahroug, conocida como Ruby R.

La investigación por abuso de poder se centra en la llamada que hizo Berlusocni el pasado 27 de mayo a una comisaría de Milán para lograr que Ruby R, que estaba retenida por un pequeño robo, fuera puesta en libertad porque, según dijo, era sobrina del presidente egipcio, Hosni Mubarak.

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Egipto: violentos enfrentamientos entre partidarios y adversarios de Mubarak

3 Febrero 2011 , Escrito por El polvorín Etiquetado en #Politica

mubarak23Partidarios y adversarios del presidente Hosni Mubarak se enfrentaron violentamente este miércoles en una céntrica plaza de El Cairo, dejando decenas de heridos.

Al principio de la tarde, miles de partidarios de Mubarak entraron a la plaza Tahrir, donde los manifestantes mantenían multitudinarias concentraciones desde hace nueve días para exigir la renuncia de Mubarak, que lleva 30 años en el poder.

En cuestión de minutos, los dos bandos empezaron a lanzarse piedras y a golpearse a palos. Decenas de personas resultaron heridas.

Partidarios de Mubarak arremetieron a camello contra los opositores, pero fueron rodeados, desmontados y golpeados.

Al menos seis personas, derribadas de sus monturas, fueron golpeadas con palos y arrastradas por la calle con el rostro ensangrentado.

En los últimos días, los militares se habían desplegado para controlar los accesos a la plaza, pero este miércoles miles de los partidarios de Mubarak lograron entrar a la plaza, donde la víspera medio millón de personas habían pedido la renuncia inmediata del presidente.

La oposición acusó a policías vestidos de civiles de haber irrumpido en la plaza.

En el discurso Mubarak anunció que no buscaría otro mandato en las elecciones en septiembre, aunque sí dijo que quería “morir en Egipto”.

 

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Último show mediático de Guillermo Fariñas: ocupa un centro de salud para ser detenido

3 Febrero 2011 , Escrito por El polvorín Etiquetado en #Politica

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"(Al gobierno cubano) no le conviene hacerme daño. Están interesados en que yo no obtenga el Premio Nobel de la Paz", decía el "disidente" tras el show mediático de su arresto, pactado con medios internacionales y la bloguera Yoani Sánchez. Sin comentarios.

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"(Al gobierno cubano) no le conviene hacerme daño. Están interesados en que yo no obtenga el Premio Nobel de la Paz". Guillermo Fariñas.

 

José Manzaneda, coordinador de Cubainformación.- La violencia policial contra diferentes protestas sociales es el pan de cada día en el mundo. Citemos tres ejemplos de estos días pasados, todos ubicados en América Latina: el día 25 de enero, en Honduras, centenares de maestros fueron dispersados con gases lacrimógenos y cuatro de ellos detenidos (1). El 19 de enero, en Puerto Rico, la policía disparó gases y balas de goma contra estudiantes. Decenas de ellos y un periodista fueron detenidos (2). En Venezuela, la policía del municipio Chacao, gobernado por la derecha, desalojó violentamente a un grupo de 250 personas que ocupaban terrenos abandonados, y hubo 30 detenidos (3).

 

Ninguna de estos sucesos violentos se ha convertido en noticia internacional. Por el contrario, televisiones, radios y periódicos de todo el mundo han realizado un seguimiento pormenorizado, de varios días, de unos incidentes, de mínima trascendencia social y nula gravedad, protagonizados en Cuba por el conocido “disidente” Guillermo Fariñas (4).

 

Los medios reportan que el día 28 de enero, Guillermo Fariñas fue detenido en Santa Clara, Cuba, “por participar en una protesta vecinal” en contra del desalojo de una familia. Pero a estos medios se les “olvida” mencionar un pequeño detalle: que la citada familia había ocupado, como vivienda particular, el consultorio médico que da servicios gratuitos a toda la comunidad del barrio El Condado, en Santa Clara. Ningún medio se molestó en hablar, por ejemplo, con la doctora María Antonia Izquierdo, quien trató de dialogar con la citada familia. Sus palabras fueron recogidas en el blog de la periodista cubana Norelys Morales (5): “Nos personamos la Dirección Municipal de Salud, con el vice-director de asistencia médica del municipio, para persuadir a la señora de que tratara de abandonar el lugar, porque la población lo necesita para recibir los servicios de asistencia médica. Ya se había tramitado su situación de vivienda, que en Cuba es crítica. Le pedimos que lo pensara ese día, que la población pedía que le devolvieran su institución, porque ahí están su médico y su enfermera. El local está incluso custodiado por la comunidad, que tiene la llave. Y le dijimos que estuviera tranquila, que no se había hecho denuncia, que éramos simples médicos que veníamos a dialogar con ella, para que por la noche salieran y entonces seguir su caso por las instituciones estatales”.

 

La lógica apunta a que la ocupación de un centro comunitario de salud para solventar un problema particular de vivienda es algo absurdo e insolidario. Y que, en cualquier caso, el diálogo es la mejor manera de solucionar una situación de ese tipo. Pero la lógica no tenía cabida en aquella situación, porque la ocupación solo era la excusa para el show que Guillermo Fariñas, la bloguera Yoani Sánchez y varios corresponsales de medios internacionales había pactado previamente. Seguimos escuchando a la doctora. “En ese momento se nos acercó un compañero alto, nos interrumpe y dice: `ella no tiene nada que hablar, porque yo soy el dueño de esta situación aquí, yo soy Guillermo Fariñas´. No teníamos conocimiento de quién era el compañero, no sabíamos su vinculación con la señora, si eran familia, no sabíamos qué persona era. Salimos, bajamos la escalera del consultorio para montarnos en el vehículo. Entonces sale el compañero en cuestión y se acuesta delante del carro, sale otra señora y se sube encima del capó. Él decía `yo quiero que me metan preso´. Mire compañero –le dijimos- nosotros no somos policías, somos personal de salud, somos médicos”.
 
Es decir, Guillermo Fariñas buscaba desde un comienzo ser detenido, y la ocupación del centro médico fue solo el instrumento para conseguirlo.

 

En Cuba, las provocaciones de quienes, como Guillermo Fariñas, reciben fondos de organizaciones de extrema derecha de Miami, del gobierno de EEUU y, ahora, de la Unión Europea, son respondidas por la movilización espontánea de numerosas personas (6). En minutos, había más de 200 personas del barrio El Condado rodeando a Fariñas. Por supuesto, ningún corresponsal se molestó en recoger las opiniones de los citados vecinos, o el relato de la doctora.


Para evitar males mayores, intervino la policía, que separó a Guillermo Fariñas de la multitud que le rodeaba y se lo llevó a comisaría, siendo liberado horas después.

 

Curiosamente, los mismos medios que ven con normalidad la ocupación de un local público de salud en Cuba, criminalizan a quienes, en otros países, ocupan y rehabilitan locales abandonados, propiedad de especuladores inmobiliarios, y justifican las intervenciones policiales más brutales.


Fariñas reconocía que el trato policial en el arresto fue correcto, aunque daba una explicación sobre la que sobran los comentarios: "No les conviene hacerme un daño que implique mi ingreso en un hospital, porque eso podría contribuir a (que me dieran) un Premio Nobel de la Paz" (7).


Y añadía: “Todo esto ocurre porque el gobierno tiene miedo de que haya un estallido social y que nosotros seamos capaces de canalizarlo” (8). No hay más que ver el poder de convocatoria de éste y de otros actos de la llamada “disidencia” cubana, en los que siempre hay más periodistas extranjeros que manifestantes, para entender el miedo que debe tener el gobierno cubano a un estallido social.


El show de Guillermo Fariñas contaba de antemano con la participación de la famosa bloguera Yoani Sánchez, encargada de amplificar los incidentes a través de Internet y de los medios internacionales. Allí, llegaba a comparar la situación de Cuba ¡con la de Egipto! (9) Habría que recordar a Yoani Sánchez que ninguna de las más de cien personas asesinadas por la policía en Egipto había tenido el privilegio de recibir, como ella, en solo 3 años, 250.000 dólares de grandes empresas de comunicación y fundaciones políticas internacionales, así como una cantidad indeterminada del gobierno de EEUU (10).

 

Hablar de represión y brutalidad policial en Cuba viendo las imágenes en las que la policía retira de la vía pública a Fariñas -y comparándolas con las de otros países- resulta chocante. Pero, dentro de la burbuja informativa creada por los medios para la llamada “disidencia” cubana, todo es posible. “Han sido víctimas de la represión de la policía política”; “(la policía utiliza) mucha violencia física y verbal, pero sin dejar pruebas legales de lo ocurrido”; “esta semana, en la provincia de Villa Clara, ha habido mucha represión”. En diferentes televisiones se podían oír mensajes de este tipo.


A falta de imágenes y testimonios sobre violencia policial, la prensa internacional nos ofrecía todo tipo de detalles sobre el cuadro médico de Guillermo Fariñas que, en uno de sus arrestos, sintió –al parecer- un dolor en el pecho. Los lectores de los principales diarios ya saben que a esta persona se le practicaron placas de tórax, un electrocardiograma, y que el día 28 estaba “inmunodeprimido, (tenía) acefalea, (estaba) afónico y deshidratado” (11). Si los medios hicieran lo mismo con la información sobre cada persona detenida en el mundo, ayudarían sin duda a elevar la cultura médica de la población mundial.


A la causa solidaria con Guillermo Fariñas se sumaban en pocas horas otros actores del sistema de poder mediático: la Sociedad Interamericana de Prensa, patronal de la prensa con sede en Miami (12), y Reporteros sin Fronteras (13), la conocida ONG financiada por el gobierno de EEUU y la Unión Europea, por varios grupos mediáticos y por fabricantes de armamento de Francia (14).


Resumamos el procedimiento: un individuo que recibe, anualmente, miles de dólares del gobierno de EEUU, de la extrema derecha de Miami y de la Unión Europea, provoca un incidente para ser detenido; previamente ha pactado con medios internacionales la cobertura informativa de un suceso sin relevancia que, en la practica, aparta de la actualidad informativa verdaderos dramas sociales en otros lugares del mundo. Los medios, a su vez, solo recogen la versión del protagonista, e ignoran la del resto de testigos. Y poderosas organizaciones internacionales, también financiadas por empresas y gobiernos, condenan al gobierno cubano en nombre de una supuesta “sociedad civil”.

 

Recordamos, por su brutalidad, las imágenes de la intervención de la Policía Nacional española en Valencia, contra un grupo de vecinos y vecinas que, en abril de 2010, trataba de evitar el derribo de sus viviendas. Ninguna de ellas ha sido propuesta para el Premio Nobel de la Paz. Esperemos que tampoco lo sea Guillermo Fariñas. Porque sería un final demasiado esperpéntico para unos premios cuya credibilidad está ya de por sí muy tocada.


(1) http://www.kaosenlared.net/noticia/153042/honduras-policias-capturan-cuatro-maestros-persiguen-gasean-toletean-c
(2) http://www.almamater.cu/sitio%20nuevo/paginas/fotorrep/2011/represion.html
(3) http://www.telesurtv.net/secciones/noticias/87726-NN/vicepresidente-rechaza-represion-policial-en-municipio-gobernado-por-oposicion-venezolana/
(4) http://www.elmundo.es/america/2011/01/27/cuba/1296087026.html
(5) http://islamiacu.blogspot.com/2011/01/el-dia-que-farinas-pidio-que-lo.html
(6) http://www.cubainformacion.tv/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=17866:=96&Itemid=65
(7) http://www.europapress.es/internacional/noticia-cuba-liberan-farinas-19-horas-detencion-advierte-podria-ser-arrestado-nuevo-20110128201035.html
(8) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwnM337v0x8&feature=related
(9) http://cubaout.wordpress.com/2011/01/28/yoani-sanchez-se-salta-la-censura-e-informa-que-han-vuelto-a-detener-a-farinas/
(10) http://yohandry.wordpress.com/2010/12/25/cuba-el-gran-globo-de-la-bloguera-yoani-sanchez/
(11) http://www.elpais.com/articulo/internacional/Farinas/detenido/liberado/tercer/dia/consecutivo/elpepuint/20110129elpepuint_2/Tes
(12) http://www.cronica.com.mx/nota.php?id_nota=557364
(13) http://opinion.eluniversal.com/2011/01/28/int_ava_reporteros-sin-front_28A5062371.shtml
(14) http://www.cubainformacion.tv/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=255&Itemid=65

 

José Manzaneda - Coordinador de Cubainformación

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España: Aznar es un topo

3 Febrero 2011 , Escrito por El polvorín Etiquetado en #Politica

aznar.jpgMe gustaría que la discusión sobre el Estado de las Autonomías pudiera tener alguna vez carácter administrativo. Pero me temo que eso es imposible; las autonomías están ligadas a mitos, leyendas y supersticiones. Además, aquel matrimonio de conveniencia que la izquierda contrajo durante el franquismo con los llamados nacionalismos periféricos ha liado más el asunto. Cualquier crítica al nacionalismo se percibe como reaccionaria cuando en realidad es al contrario: los nacionalismos son intrínsecamente conservadores. La esencia de la izquierda ha sido siempre el internacionalismo.

Ahora sale Aznar y dice lo que piensan muchos ciudadanos, no todos votantes del PP: que la administración española, con sus ministerios, consejerías, diputaciones y ayuntamientos, está hipertrofiada. Si tuviéramos que inventar un nuevo país, seguro que no elegíamos este modelo para administrarnos. El centralismo es una alternativa, no veo por qué no: una federación de Estados con centro en Bruselas, por ejemplo. O una confederación… Yo qué sé, cualquier cosa mejor que un sistema tan grotesco que ha convertido a Madrid en una comunidad autónoma, con presidente y todo.

Pero ojo: pese a las apariencias, la declaración de Aznar no es un ataque a las autonomías —de las que él mismo se benefició—, sino un balón de oxígeno para los defensores de este modelo. Al fin y al cabo, él también es nacionalista, como Otegui. Con sus palabras, Aznar desprestigia y desactiva a quienes pensamos desde posiciones muy lejanas a las suyas que el Estado de las Autonomías es una enorme chapuza heredada de la Transición, que sirve más a los intereses de los políticos profesionales —incluido Aznar— que a las demandas y necesidades de la ciudadanía.

 

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España: "La Iglesia ha sido nuestro segundo maltrato"

3 Febrero 2011 , Escrito por El polvorín Etiquetado en #Politica

Mujeres casadas por el rito católico recuerdan cómo soportaron las agresiones de sus maridos antes de poder divorciarse

Publicado el miércoles, 02 de febrero de 2011.
Autor: Jesús Bastante.Fuente: Público.  

 

Ana María Pérez del Campo tardó nueve años en separarse de su marido, que la maltrató psicológica y físicamente desde que se casaron, en 1956. "Los tribunales eclesiásticos prolongaban el proceso judicial porque creían que así, cansadas de esperar, las mujeres volveríamos al redil", explica esta mujer de 74 años que hizo de su experiencia una causa colectiva. Fundó la Federación de Mujeres Divorciadas y Separadas en 1974 y, desde entonces, presta ayuda a mujeres maltratadas sin recursos.

"La Iglesia era el segundo maltrato que padecíamos las mujeres", sentencia Ana María para desmontar la teoría de la Conferencia Episcopal, que el lunes pasado, en boca del obispo de Alcalá de Henares, Juan Antonio Reig Pla, vinculó la violencia de género con los nuevos modelos de familia. "En mi época, cuando todas nos teníamos que casar por la Iglesia, había un maltrato feroz, pero las mujeres no levantaban la cabeza del suelo y por eso no se sabía nada. De hecho, es en este tipo de familias tradicionales donde más se da el maltrato", añade.

Ana María: "En las familias tradicionales hay más machismo"

Ana María dijo basta a los 25 años, con dos hijos y embarazada del tercero. Volvió a casa de su madre, pero esta no quiso ayudarla a separarse. "El tenedor no se debe coger nunca por las púas", le advirtió. Ana María trabajó de fisioterapeuta en un hospital sin el permiso marital que necesitaban entonces las mujeres y, poco a poco, salió adelante.

Indignada por las declaraciones de Reig Pla ("carecen del más mínimo sentido, los obispos demuestran no tener humanidad"), Ana María reprocha a la Iglesia su defensa por "una docrina que no es religiosa, sino política y fundamentalista, que cada vez recuerda más a la Inquisición".

En el centro de la federación que dirige Ana María vive desde hace meses otra mujer que fue maltratada durante su matrimonio. María Luisa López, que sufrió las agresiones de su marido sin decir nada a nadie durante 44 años, tuvo que "salir corriendo" de su casa hace dos años. Ahora, recién cumplidos los 72, cuenta sin tapujos que "la educación, la dictadura y el clero" robaron a las mujeres de su generación "la capacidad de ver y pensar".

IU: "La violencia de género está ligada a la represión eclesiástica"

"El marido tenía que estar bien servido y atendido, no se le podía negar nada y nosotras debíamos aguantarlo todo", recuerda María Luisa las consignas de su juventud. La dependencia económica que la ataba a su marido le impidió, una vez, dar el paso y separarse. Lo volvió a intentar hace diez años, pero su marido la amenazó con "40 puñaladas" y se echó atrás. A la tercera fue la vencida y, a los 70 años, se divorció. Denunció a su marido por malos tratos, pero el juez lo absolvió.

María Luisa ha sido creyente, practicante, se casó por la Iglesia y sus hijas hicieron la comunión. "Ahora sólo pido a los curas que dejen de mentir, que sean útiles para la sociedad porque ya hicieron bastante daño creando una generación de muertos, analfabetos y ciegos", sentencia.

Reig Pla se defiende

"La dictadura y el clero nos robaron la capacidad de pensar", dice María

Un día después de las polémicas declaraciones de la Conferencia Episcopal y lejos de cesar en su empeño por demostrar que "los matrimonios católicos son menos dados a la violencia de género que las parejas de hecho", el obispo de Alcalá, Juan Antonio Reig, recurrió ayer a los datos.

El obispo envió un comunicado en el que, tomando datos del Instituto de Política Familiar, trata de demostrar que "el matrimonio es el lugar donde menos número de homicidios se producen". "Por cada homicidio que se da en un matrimonio, se producen más de 12 homicidios en las relaciones sentimentales", arguye el obispo, quien toma cifras de todos los asesinatos, fueran o no de violencia de género, acaecidos en 2008. Según el estudio, ese año seis de cada diez homicidios se produjeron en parejas con relaciones sentimentales. En concreto, 48 casos frente a los 33 homicidios en las parejas con vínculo conyugal (matrimonio del tipo que sea).

"En 2008, se cometieron 33 homicidios sobre 10.265.400 matrimonios. Sin embargo, se produjeron 48 muertes sobre 1.223.700 relaciones sentimentales", argumenta la diócesis de Alcalá.

El obispo de Alcalá mantiene su postura contra las parejas de hecho

Críticas del Gobierno

Las críticas a la Iglesia continuaron ayer con las declaraciones del ministro de la Presidencia, Ramón Jáuregui, quien cree "importante" que el clero "no equivoque el diagnóstico" sobre las causas de la violencia de género, informa Efe. El ministro afirmó que la Iglesia "puede hacer mucho por la igualdad entre varones y mujeres" y rechazó que la violencia de género esté vinculada a los modelos de familia, como asegura el obispo, sino "a la dominación del hombre sobre la mujer".

Izquierda Unida también rebatió ayer la tesis del prelado de Alcalá de Henares. Es precisamente la "responsabilidad clarísima" de la "cultura y educación religiosas" lo que más castiga a las mujeres, defendió el coordinador federal de IU, Cayo Lara, quien se remitió a las palabras que los curas pronuncian cada vez que ofician un matrimonio: "Hasta que la muerte os separe". "Sobran los comentarios", dijo Lara, expresivo.

En opinión del líder de IU, la violencia de género está "íntimamente ligada" al "machismo y a la represión de la Iglesia". Cuando las mujeres han ido adquiriendo más independencia que nunca, explicó, los hombres se han "cebado" con ellas, porque no aceptan que "no sean su propiedad privada", informa Juanma Romero.

 

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