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SOA Enrollment Drops

April 11, 2006 UpsideDownWorld.org 0

The Defense Ministers of Argentina and Uruguay declared March 28 that they would no longer send armed forces personnel to the US-based "School of the Americas." The "school", known officially as the Western Hemisphere Institute […]

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Latin America’s Leftist Shift: Hopes and Challenges

March 13, 2006 Benjamin Dangl 0

Within the last six years in Latin America numerous social movements have gained momentum in the fight for human rights, better living and working conditions and an end to corporate exploitation and military violence. Recently, left of center leaders have been elected in Bolivia, Uruguay, Chile and Venezuela.

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Plans to Build Amazon Pipeline

February 1, 2006 Cyril Mychalejko 0

South American leaders announced last week plans to build a massive natural gas pipeline through the Amazon rain forest. Environmentalists say it could damage part of the Amazon by polluting waterways, destroying trees and creating […]

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Indigenous demand greater role at WSF

January 25, 2006 Cyril Mychalejko 0

The Inter Press Service (IPS) reports that indigenous activists and leaders are concerned about the lack of indigenous voices at the World Social Forum and believe indigenous issues have been marginalized. "Only a limited number […]

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Howard Dean And Latin America

January 17, 2006 Cyril Mychalejko 0

Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean’s recent comments to Wolf Blitzer on CNN serve as a reminder that Republicans and Democrats share the same foreign policy goals in Latin America, they just differ on tactics. […]

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