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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).
Music and Revolution: Interview with Cuban Musician Vicente Feliú PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ramona Wadi   
Friday, 16 March 2012 09:25

Singer Vicente Feliú discusses the origin of the Nueva Trova, the influence of the Cuban revolution and responsibility towards Cuban society and other countries facing repression, as well as the aesthetics of Cuban revolutionary song.

A Step Toward Justice in the Long “War on Terror”: Uruguay Offers to Welcome Guantanamo Detainees PDF Print E-mail
Written by Benjamin Dangl   
Saturday, 22 March 2014 06:16

Under the Presidency of José “Pepe” Mujica, Uruguay has made a number of international headlines in recent years for progressive moves such as legalizing same sex marriage, abortion and marijuana cultivation and trade, as well as withdrawing its troops from Haiti. This week, Mujica offered to welcome detainees from the US’s detention center at its base in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

Four Years After Haiti’s Earthquake, Still Waiting for a Roof PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jane Regan and Milo Milfort   
Wednesday, 22 January 2014 12:46

Overall, of the $6.43 billion disbursed by bilateral and multilateral donors to Haiti from 2010 to 2012, just nine percent went through the Haitian government while the rest went to foreign contractors. “It’s a really profitable business for U.S. contractors to make money off of this disaster,” CEPR’s Dan Beeton told IPS. “This was an opportunity to turn a disaster into something that could benefit Haitians as they rebuild their own country, but they were just bypassed.”

Canadian Corporation Plans Tar Sands Strip Mining in Trinidad and Tobago PDF Print E-mail
Written by Macdonald Stainsby   
Friday, 11 April 2014 12:45

'Mining tar sand will destroy Govt' read the headline in April of 2012. The statement was made to Trinidad and Tobago's Express newspaper by well-known environmental campaigner Dr. Wayne Kublalsingh to the news that Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar had made statements about working with Canada's Harper Government to start development of tar sands for oil in Trinidad's southwest peninsula.

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