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Upside Down World
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).
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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.

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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

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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.

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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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