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Report: Obama Launches New Program to Help Corporations "Take Advantage of Low Labor Costs" Abroad
With the President Obama reversing his campaign promises on trade issues by pushing to pass NAFTA-style trade agreements with South Korea, Panama and Colombia, and with the unemployment crisis persisting, the key jobs question is once again front and center in American politics. Specifically: How...
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Mexico Looks to Legalization as Drug War Murders Hit 28,000
President joins calls for debate after figures reveal extent of violence since launch of military offensive against cartels in 2006
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Whitewash? UN Names Panel to Probe Israeli Killings on Gaza-Bound Ship
Despite initial misgivings, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon received the tacit approval of the Israeli government to establish an international panel to probe the widely-condemned killings of nine Turkish civilians onboard a flotilla of ships carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza last May. "This is...
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Report Suggests 'Correlation' between U.S. Aid and Army Killings
BOGOTÁ - "There are alarming links between increased reports of extrajudicial executions of civilians by the Colombian army and units that receive U.S. military financing," John Lindsay-Poland, lead author of a two-year study on the question, told IPS. Lindsay-Poland is Research and Advocacy...
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Venezuela's Chavez Threatens to Cut Off US Oil
CARACAS - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has threatened to cut off oil supplies to the United States if it were to back a Colombian military attack on Venezuela, warning Washington to stay out of the fray. Chavez broke off diplomatic relations with Bogota Thursday in response to charges by...
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Cash Costs of War: Antiwar Meeting Ready to Link Foreign Wars with US Economy Woes
ALBANY -- The Revolution will be televised -- or, rather, streaming live online. Antiwar demonstrations in the Vietnam era were a regular feature of the nightly network news on NBC, CBS and ABC. Today, protests against the war in Afghanistan are just as likely to be online as on TV, and in the form...
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US Denies Visa to Colombian Journalist
BOGOTA, Colombia - The U.S. government has denied a visa to a prominent Colombian journalist who specializes in conflict and human rights reporting to attend a prestigious fellowship at Harvard University. Hollman Morris, who produces an independent TV news program called "Contravia," has been...
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Colombia Votes: The FARC Side of the Story
In Cauca, Colombia is still at war. You find trenches in every corner, tanks, Blackhawk helicopters and lots of soldiers. Fighting takes place here almost every day and people have gotten used to it. More than that, they are certain that on election day there will be attacks. But in spite of all...
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Uphill Battle for Green Candidate as Colombians Vote
BOGOTA - Voting got under way in Colombia Sunday to choose a successor to President Alvaro Uribe, with the popular conservative leader's pick -- ex-defence minister Juan Manuel Santos -- favored to win. Polls are forecasting that Santos will draw more than 60 percent of the vote, compared to about...
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Photos a Leveller for Maids and Their Employers
SANTIAGO - Fifty pairs of women -- maids and their employers -- from Argentina, Chile and Colombia abandoned their daily routines to pose for photographs for a project about the hierarchical relationship that unites them. The photography exhibit "Lugar Común" (Common Place), by French-U.S...
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