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Despite National and Global Distractions, the Popular Minga Marches on to Bogotá PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mario Murillo   
Thursday, 13 November 2008 15:57
ImageBogotá, Colombia-As up to 6,000 indigenous protesters participating in the ongoing "Minga Popular" approached the city limits of Ibagué, in the department of Tolima, they were met by a squadron of mounted and special forces police known as ESMAD, as well as the Army, who were given explicit orders by President Alvaro Uribe not to let them into the main highway of the city.
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The Young Honduran Revolution PDF Print E-mail
Written by Johannes Wilm   
Thursday, 15 October 2009 09:05
ImageIn this documentary, Johannes Wilm shows his conversations with students fighting against the military coup in Honduras. Wilm went to Honduras to film the oppositionj to the coup in early August 2009, and he happened to be there on the 5th of August, when police clashed with 3000 students in the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH).
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Community Station in Mexico Conquers Airwaves and Internet PDF Print E-mail
Written by Daniela Pastrana   
Tuesday, 21 February 2012 13:17

Ask any local resident in Amecameca de Juárez, Mexico and they will tell you about La Voladora, the radio station that won a major legal battle for freedom of expression when it challenged the government in a case in which the Supreme Court handed down a ruling in its favor in 2011.

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Haiti: The Impacts of Militarized Aid PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Way   
Tuesday, 02 February 2010 11:13

As the story of the tragedy in Haiti continues to unfold, the spotlight seems to have turned away from the aid and the tragedy itself, and instead now largely focuses on the U.S. military aid effort. Doctors Without Borders and the director of French aid have both complained that the U.S. military has impeded the progress of the relief mission. Regardless of what troop increases may represent, it undoubtedly highlights a problematic trend in development aid effort; aid is often militarized.

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Poverty Rates In Venezuela: Getting The Numbers Right PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mark Weisbrot, Luis Sandoval, David Rosnick, Center for Economic and Policy Research   
Monday, 29 May 2006 19:00

Originally Published in Center for Economic and Policy Research

http://www.cepr.net/publications/venezuelan_poverty_rates_2006_05.pdf

ImageOver the past year, the statement that poverty in Venezuela has increased under the government of President Hugo Chávez has appeared in scores of major newspapers, on major television and radio programs, and even journals such as Foreign Affairs[1] and Foreign Policy.[2] (See Appendix for a sample of such statements.) These statements have only rarely been contested or corrected.

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