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Venezuela: The Truth About Chávez

September 25, 2015 Gabriel Hetland 0

Source: Jacobin Magazine Bernie Sanders is wrong — Hugo Chávez was no dictator. Dear Bernie, Like millions of Americans, I’ve been watching your campaign with growing excitement. You’re spot on about the pernicious effects of […]

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Guatemalan Court Orders Palm Company to Suspend Operations

September 24, 2015 Jeff Abbott 0

A Guatemalan judge has ordered the oil palm company Reforestadora Palma de Petén S.A. (REPSA), to suspend operations at their Sayaxché palm plantation, pending an investigation into the environmental disaster in the Pasión River, which led to the death of millions of fish in May and June of 2015. Sayaxché community leader Roberto Lima Choc was assassinated the day after the judicial order.


“Our research work is socially relevant:” An Interview on NGOs in Bolivia with CEDIB’s Marco A. Gandarillas

September 21, 2015 Carmelo Ruiz 0

“Our research work is socially relevant from any viewpoint. So far this year, CEDIB, CEDLA, Milenio, and Tierra probably also, have been mentioned as reliable sources in studies in and out of the country. We present the country’s economic, political and environmental situation in a nuanced way, things the government does not want to show or debate.” – Marco Antonio Gandarillas, executive director of CEDIB.


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