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Costa Rica's CAFTA "Si" Vote Called into Question PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kari Lydersen   
Thursday, 11 October 2007 15:20
ImageWhile free trade proponents cheered, opponents called foul in Costa Rica's 51.5 percent vote Oct. 7 in favor of ratifying the Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA).
Necessary Steps in the Normalization of Relations with Cuba PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marc Becker   
Monday, 23 February 2015 21:15

Cubans insist that the December 17, 2014 announcement of United States president Barack Obama and Cuban president Raúl Castro to re-establish diplomatic ties was only the first step toward a full normalization of relations between the two countries. After more than fifty years, at least three steps remain to be taken before interactions achieve the level that they should have.

An Interview with Uruguay's José Mujica: From Armed Struggle to the Presidency PDF Print E-mail
Written by Carlos Gabetta   
Monday, 23 March 2015 20:18

“It’s worth fighting for people to have a bit more food, a better roof over their heads, better health, better education, and be able to spend their days on this earth the best they can.” - José Mujica

Education as a Commodity: Chile Seeks to Break with a Dictator’s Legacy PDF Print E-mail
Written by Emily Achtenberg   
Monday, 16 March 2015 11:30

In late January, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet signed into law the most significant educational reform the country has seen in 30 years. Enacted after an eight-month legislative battle, the new law will gradually ban profits, tuition fees and selective admissions practices in privately owned primary and secondary schools that receive state subsidies.

Nicaraguans Fight to Save Land and Sovereignty from Canal Development PDF Print E-mail
Written by Charles Allison-Godfrey   
Saturday, 15 August 2015 13:55

June 13 Protest. Credit: AFPFrancisca Ramirez, coordinator with the National Council in Defense of Our Lake, Land, and Sovereignty, takes a deep breath.  “I was born in Fonseca.  I live in Fonseca.  I want to die in Fonseca.”  If the canal partnership between Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and Chinese billionaire Wang Jing  comes to fruition, her future home is uncertain.

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