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Colombia: Women Lead Opposition to Gold Mine

August 4, 2009 Helda Martínez 0

Women in the small Andean town of Cajamarca and the nearby city of Ibagué, in the central-west Colombian province of Tolima, are leading the struggle against a major gold mining venture that threatens to alter their way of life. Despite differences in social and economic conditions, one thing that unites women from these two Tolima communities – separated by only a few kilometres on the Pan-American Highway but otherwise worlds apart – is their wariness over a mining project that promises prosperity for a few while posing a threat to the natural environment and rural livelihoods. […]

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Why the U.S. Government Hates Venezuela

August 4, 2009 Shamus Cooke 0

The propaganda wheels are turning fast.  The barrage of anti-Venezuela misinformation that began while Bush was in office has intensified in recent months.  Not a week goes by without the U.S. mainstream media running at least one story about the "dictatorial" Venezuelan government.  Historically, the U.S. government’s foreign policy "coincidentally" matches the opinion of the media and vice versa.     […]

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US Activists Challenge Obama on Cuba

August 4, 2009 JoJo Farrell 0

Source: During last year’s presidential campaign, Barack Obama said he was willing to sit down with Cuban leaders without preconditions. Hopes were high for the change that Obama had promised during his campaign for […]

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El estilo Obama y América Latina

August 3, 2009 Raúl Zibechi 0

Fuente: La Jornada Han transcurrido ya seis meses desde que Barack Obama se instaló en la Casa Blanca. Un tiempo breve, pero suficiente para observar cambios y continuidades en la relación de Estados Unidos con […]

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The Obama Style and Latin America

August 3, 2009 Raul Zibechi 0

Six months have passed since Barack Obama was installed in the White House. Not much time, but enough to observe changes and continuities in the United States relationship with Latin America. Prominent analysts have emphasized the changes. In his Le Monde Diplomatique column entitled "Positive Balance", Ignacio Ramonet argues that Obama has not made serious mistakes, maintains a high level of popularity and has fulfilled his main promises, including beginning a new era in relations with Latin America. […]

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