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Support Grassroots Media! Keep Upside Down World Going Into 2009!

December 30, 2008 Upside Down World 0

With a new US President about to take office and social and political change in Latin America entering a new phase, the coming year promises keep Upside Down World busy. But we won’t be able to pay writers if we don’t make it to our $6,000 fund drive goal. At this important crossroads in US-Latin American relations, Upside Down World‘s work is more relevant than ever. Please make sure we can continue publishing into 2009. We’re totally reader-funded. Donate today and ask your friends and relatives to contribute.

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Video Interview: Edward Herman on Latin America & the US

December 30, 2008 Hans Bennett 0

Edward Herman

Longtime activist and author Edward S. Herman was interviewed in Philadelphia on December 26, 2008. In this interview, Herman discusses the history of US influence in Latin America, and contextualizes this with what he says is an anti-democratic US policy throughout the Global South, designed to create a favorable investment climate for US corporations. […]

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Costa Rica: From ‘Green’ to Gold?

December 30, 2008 Zach Dyer 0

Source: NACLA Report on the Americas A proposed gold mining project in northern Costa Rica has stirred grassroots opposition in this country, which has long prided itself as a world leader in "green" environmental policies. […]

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Venezuela’s ALBA in the face of the Global Economic Crisis

December 29, 2008 Jodie Neary 0

In response to the G20 Summit in Washington D.C. last month, Chavez established an equivalent, the ALBA (Bolivarian Alternative of the Americas) Summit in Caracas in November. This 6-member group represents an alternative vision to neoliberal economics, one with a socialist agenda in trade relations attempting to re-embed ‘the social’ back into economic and political relations in the region. […]

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