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Hispanist and historian Michael Gannon dies at 89

 04/13/2017 - 04:42
Photo provided by the University of Florida (UF) showing then Catholic priest Michael Gannon (2R), trying to mediate between police and students during a violent protest in Gainesville, Florida, United States on May 1972. EFE/UF
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 Michael Gannon, a renowned historian and Hispanist who specialized in Florida history and the state"s Spanish colonial period, has died, the University of Florida said Wednesday. He was 89.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 4:30am
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Photo provided by the University of Florida (UF) showing then Catholic priest Michael Gannon (2R), trying to mediate between police and students during a violent protest in Gainesville, Florida, United States on May 1972. EFE/UF

"We Must Never Repeat the Horrors of War"

 12/28/2016 - 03:53
US president Barack Obama listens as Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe speaks at the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu.Photo: EFE/Bruce Omori
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In an historic moment, the Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe stood next to Barack Obama at the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor and offered ‘everlasting condolences’.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 3:34am
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US president Barack Obama listens as Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe speaks at the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu.Photo: EFE/Bruce Omori

"Tora, Tora, Tora!"

 12/07/2016 - 05:04
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On December 7, 1941 - that is, 75 years ago-  Japanese torpedoes attacked by surprise the US military base in Pearl Harbor, Hawai. “Tora, tora, tora! (Tiger, tiger, tiger), Japanese soldiers ordered in the radio.

The Japanese attack provoked the involvement of the US in the Second World War, leading to disastrous events like the atomic bombs over Hiroshima and the killings of thousands of prisoners under general Tojo.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 4:48am
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The USS Arizona (BB-39) burning after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941. Photo: WIKIPEDIA