What happened on January 15, 2007
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History's warning to Hugo Chavez Alexandra Starr, ALEXANDRA STARR, a former Organization of American States fellow in Caracas, Venezuela, writes frequently about immigration and Latin America.
Morocco's serious humor gap Fadoua Benaich and Jesse Sage, FADOUA BENAICH is a Moroccan journalist based in Washington. JESSE SAGE directs the HAMSA project of the American Islamic Congress.
Apple pie and the Middle East Michael Oren, MICHAEL OREN, a senior fellow at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem, is the author of "Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East, from 1776 to the Present."