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Brazil and Guatemala Strengthen Ties

March 15, 2006 Cyril Mychalejko 0

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva hosted a meeting Monday with Guatemala President Oscar Berger. The two countries reached a defense agreement that will allow the exchange of technology, intelligence and personnel (for training […]

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U.S.-Peru FTA in Jeopardy

March 15, 2006 Cyril Mychalejko 0

A trade agreement between the United States and Peru could be rejected in Congress because of Peru’s weak labor record and the agreement’s lack of labor provisions. Like CAFTA (which passed by only two votes […]


U.S. Meddling in Peruvian Presidential Race?

March 15, 2006 Jeremy Bigwood 0

Something smells funny about the recent denunciation of maverick Peruvian presidential candidate Ollanta Humala for alleged human rights violations. Before the accusations, Humala was riding high as the leading candidate in Peru’s presidential elections. Investigations […]

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FMLN Gains in El Salvador Elections Despite Lackluster Turnout

March 13, 2006 Jason Wallach 0

El Salvadorans cast ballots in 262 city mayoral races and elected 84 representatives to the national Legislative Assembly on Sunday, March 12. Despite being outspent 20-1 by the right wing ARENA party in the electoral campaign, the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) gained a seat or two in the National Assembly and looked likely to regain the mayor’s office in the capital city of San Salvador. Nationwide turnout approached 50%. […]

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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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Ecuador Remains Unsettled

March 8, 2006 Cyril Mychalejko 0

Ecuadorian soldiers fired tear gas on striking oil workers today, a month after protestors shut down two oil facilities. The Petroecuador workers are demanding full-time jobs and delayed payments, a company official said. "We have […]

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