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Vaclav Havel Dies at Age 75

Posted December 18th, 2011 at 7:55 am (UTC-5)
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Vaclav Havel, the dissident playwright and former Czech president has died at the age of 75. Mr. Havel was his country’s first democratically elected president after the non-violent “Velvet Revolution” that ended four decades of repression. As president, he oversaw Czechoslovakia’s transition to democracy and the free-market economy, as well as its peaceful 1993 breakup […]

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Havel Celebrates 75th Birthday

Posted October 1st, 2011 at 9:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Former Czech president and playwright Vaclav Havel celebrated his 75th birthday Saturday in Prague, surrounded by some 500 friends, family members and supporters. The party at an art gallery gathered foreign and domestic dignitaries, including former US secretary of state Madeleine Albright, who is of Czech origin. Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg and former Polish […]

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