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Construction of Nicaraguan Canal to Begin in Late 2014

January 17, 2014 Diego Cupolo 0

Exactly 100 years after its inauguration, the Panama Canal may soon become one of two waterways linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. In a move that would alter world commerce, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and Chinese telecoms billionaire Wang Jing have announced plans to start construction on a $40-billion canal across Nicaragua this December.


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Managing Bolivian Capitalism

January 17, 2014 Jeffery R. Webber 0

Source: Jacobin Magazine Evo Morales’s administration has scored some successes, but it has failed to deliver on its more radical promises. Internationally, capitalism is in crisis. But in Bolivia, South America’s poorest country, it’s being […]

Descendants of Slaves Report Military Abuses in Brazil

January 16, 2014 Fabiola Ortiz 0

“In the community you can’t tell that the military dictatorship is over,” Marisa Viegas, a lawyer with Justiça Global, one of the human rights groups that brought the complaints, told IPS. “The military continue to use repression against the local residents, who are unable to achieve minimal living conditions.”


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