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Indigenous demonstrators in Peru's Cajamarca province protesting drinking water contamination from the US-Peruvian Conga gold mine, whose operations have been stalled due to the local opposition. (Photo: Diego Cupolo) Views
Neoliberalism, the Left, and the Politics of Pachamama
Natural Resource Extraction vs. Indigenous Rights and the Environment in Latin America
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Obama Wrong to Isolate Venezuela
The Bush administration had a stated policy of trying to isolate Venezuela from its neighbors, and the strategy ended up isolating Washington instead . President Obama, in his first meeting with hemispheric leaders in Trinidad in 2009, promised to turn a new page. But today, his administration...
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Guantánamo: ‘Flouting the Rules of Law and Morality’
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba — Before this onetime coaling station for the U.S. Navy ships in the Caribbean was transformed into a site holding captives in the war on terror that U.S. officials had called the worst of the worst, most Americans were unaware of its existence. With a few exceptions...
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A Step Toward Justice in the Long “War on Terror”: Uruguay Offers to Welcome Guantanamo Detainees
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...
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The Bleached Bones of the Dead: What the Modern World Owes Slavery
(It’s More Than Back Wages)
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Venezuelan Opposition Leader Arrested for Fomenting Unrest
Foreign Policy experts emphasize the largely orchestrated demonstrations come with strong US backing
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US Support for Regime Change in Venezuela is a Mistake
The US push to topple the Venezuelan government of Nicolas Maduro once again pits Washington against South America
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10 Good Things about the Year 2013
It would be easy to make a list of 10 bad things—wars, government shut-down, drone attacks, lack of progress on immigrant rights, lousy health-care reform. But it’s also been a year of extraordinary activism: whistleblowers, DREAMers, Walmart workers, peacemakers, gay rights advocates, garment...
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Smoke the TPP: How Big Tobacco and "Free Trade" Deals Erode Public Health
Government attempts to curb smoking, including bans on advertisements, attacked by industry claiming authority of corporate-friendly agreements
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In 'Brave Break With Failed Model,' Uruguay Passes Historic Marijuana Legalization
Uruguay lawmakers craft 'experiment aimed at finding an alternative to the deadly and unsuccessful war on drugs'
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