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Uruguay scraps ‘dirty war’ amnesty

October 28, 2011 Al Jazeera 0

Source: Al Jazeera Parliament votes to lift amnesty on alleged crimes against humanity committed under military-backed dictatorship. Uruguay’s parliament has revoked an amnesty for military officials charged with committing human rights abuses during a crackdown […]

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Brazil and Colombia: An Unexpected Alliance

October 28, 2011 Raúl Zibechi 0

Source: Americas Program Colombia, traditionally Washington’s best ally in the region, is cozying up to Brazil and building a solid commercial, financial and political network with its neighbor while Washington becomes more and more isolated […]

Mexico: Café sin Carbono?

October 25, 2011 Dawn Paley 0

In their  2010 annual report, Conservation International calls the results of their partnership with Starbucks in Chiapas “one of the first and most notable corporate engagements to address climate change.”  But outside the feel good gloss of annual reports and promotional videos, the relationship between CI and Starbucks isn’t quite so transparent.


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