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Chávez y Bolivar.

Hugo Chavez in the context of history

Thanks to Chavez, other peoples were able to compete in a democracy against the interests of looting, to have access to government,  and to initiate profound processes of decolonization… Juan Carlos Zambrana Marchetti * When history shows that even the liberators who now are universally recognized, like Simon Bolivar, were resisted while alive by the

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Low-Income Families Diving Off the Fiscal Cliff

The two most important pieces of the 2001-2011 tax cuts for low-income families were the reduced refundability threshold of the Child Tax Credit (CTC) and the 2 percentage point cut in payroll taxes. The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA) extended the former for 5 years and dropped the latter entirely. This, in sharp