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Jim Yong Kim Chosen as World Bank President Amid Protests
The World Bank has named US-supported Jim Yong Kim as its new president this afternoon amid criticism that the United States is continuing its 68-year stranglehold on the position. Kim's rival in the contest, Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, blasted the U.S. domination of the post. "...
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Unified Latin America Challenges Failed US/Canada Policies on Drug War, Cuba, and Finance
'Last Summit of the Americas without Cuba' sees alternative rise to challenge hegemony of US policy
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Blasts in Colombia: Rocky Start at Summit of the Americas
US hardline on Drug War, Cuba, not favorable with growing Latin American powers
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'War on Drugs' Has Failed, say Latin American Leaders
On April 14 and 15, heads of state and government from across the Americas, including U.S. President Barack Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and their Latin American and Caribbean counterparts, will gather for a two-day 'Summit of the Americas' in Cartagena, Colombia, and the 'War on...
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US Supreme Court to Weigh Foreigners' Suits vs. Corporations
The US Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday over the reach of the Alien Tort Statute and a 20-year-old law that allows victims of torture to pursue civil lawsuits against the responsible individuals. Corporations and human rights groups are squaring off over whether foreign victims of war...
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Runaway U.S. Teen Mistakenly Deported to Colombia
A 15-year-old Texas teenager is being held in a Colombian detention center after being mistakenly deported by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. Jakadrien Turner, an American citizen, ran away from home in November 2010 at the age of 14 following her parents’ divorce and the death of...
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World Pays Ecuador Not to Extract Oil from Rainforest
Governments and film stars join alliance that raises £75m to compensate Ecuador for lost revenue from 900m barrels
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Going Forward: Global Hazardous Waste Ban Advances
The United States, the world's top exporter of electronic waste, is among nations that have not ratified the original convention
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Obama’s Free-Trade Victory Threatens 2012 Prospects
By orchestrating the passage of three NAFTA-style investor-rights agreements with South Korea, Colombia, and Panama, which passed Congress last week, President Barack Obama is promoting the loss of more U.S. jobs to low-wage sites overseas. He's also protecting Panama’s status as a tax haven for U...
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Despite Opposition, Obama Verges on Trade Deal Disaster
President Obama is preparing to mangle his jobs message signing free-trade agreements that are opposed by unions, by Democrats and by the “99 Percenters” who recognize that the Bush-Clinton-Bush-Obama approach to trade policy has harmed the interests of working people in the United States and...
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