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This Happened—November 24: The Fate Of JFK's Assassin

Two days after being arrested for assassinating John F. Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald is shot dead at point blank range.

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Who was Jack Ruby?

Lee Harvey Oswald was in police custody for the murder of U.S President John F. Kennedy when a man emerged from a crowd of reporters and shot him in the abdomen. Oswald died shortly after, without standing trial and having said a word regarding the murder of Kennedy.

Why did Jack Ruby kill Lee Harvey Oswald?

A nightclub owner and member of the Teamsters Union with ties to organized crime, Ruby has been described as a man in great debt who was always desperate for attention. His exact motive for killing Oswald, however, has never been made clear.

The string of deaths surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy have led many to wonder what the motive was and who else might be involved,, inspiring many elaborate theories regarding a complicated cover-up surrounding the president’s murder.

What happened to Jack Ruby?

Ruby was convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald. Ruby always maintained that he was not part of a conspiracy to kill Kennedy, and was eventually able to make a successful appeal. Regardless, shortly after his death sentence was overturned, Ruby became very ill and died in jail.

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The Trumpian Virus Undermining Democracy Is Now Spreading Through South America

Taking inspiration from events in the United States over the past four years, rejection of election results and established state institutions is on the rise in Latin America.

Two supporters of far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro dressed in Brazilian flags during a demonstration in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Bolsonaro supporters dressed in national colours with flags in a demonstration in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on November 4, 2022.

Ivan Abreu / ZUMA
Carlos Ruckauf*

-Analysis-

BUENOS AIRES — South Africa's Nelson Mandela used to say it was "so easy to break down and destroy. The heroes are those who make peace and build."

Intolerance toward those who think differently, even inside the same political space, is corroding the bases of representative democracy, which is the only system we know that allows us to live and grow in freedom, in spite of its flaws.

Recent events in South America and elsewhere are precisely alerting us to that danger. The most explosive example was in Brazil, where a crowd of thousands managed to storm key institutional premises like the presidential palace, parliament and the Supreme Court.

In Peru, the country's Marxist (now former) president, Pedro Castillo, sought to use the armed and security forces to shut down parliament and halt the Supreme Court and state prosecutors from investigating corruption allegations against him.

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