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Canadian Aid, Honduran Oil

March 24, 2014 Sandra Cuffe 0

Ottawa funds set to encourage oil investment Source: The Dominion LA CEIBA, HONDURAS—Oil extraction may be on the horizon in Honduras, and Canadian aid is helping set the stage. The Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, […]

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The Zapatistas at 20: Building Autonomous Community

The Zapatistas have been very successful in organizing autonomous governance, autonomous schools, and autonomous healthcare. Their economic situation has been more difficult to work on. They have some advantages from their location in the countryside where they have been able to take over land and establish autonomous territorial governance. However, they are also embedded as we all are in neo-liberal capitalism—this is the 20 year anniversary of NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement.


A Step Toward Justice in the Long “War on Terror”: Uruguay Offers to Welcome Guantanamo Detainees

March 22, 2014 Benjamin Dangl 0

Under the Presidency of José “Pepe” Mujica, Uruguay has made a number of international headlines in recent years for progressive moves such as legalizing same sex marriage, abortion and marijuana cultivation and trade, as well as withdrawing its troops from Haiti. This week, Mujica offered to welcome detainees from the US’s detention center at its base in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.


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A Precarious Victory in El Salvador

March 21, 2014 Madeleine Conway 0

Washington is threatening to withhold development aid unless El Salvador adopts economic policies that Salvadorans just voted against. Source: This article is a joint publication of Foreign Policy In Focus and After a closely […]

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