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Latin America

October 26, 2013
Citing environmental concerns, central Colombian villages use months of direct action to delay planned state oil project.

Calls For Immigration Reform Ramp Up, But What Fuels Migration to U.S.?

October 24, 2013

Peter Watt: Neoliberal economic policies like NAFTA drove Mexico into deeper poverty, fueling an exodus to the U.S

Ratner: US Drone Strikes Are War Crimes, Despite Human Groups Reluctancy to Blast Obama

October 24, 2013

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch label drone strikes as indiscriminate but don’t go as far as to label them as war crimes

First-Ever Case of Canadian Mining Company Going To Trial In Canada For Alleged Abuses Abroad

October 22, 2013

The trial of HudBay Minerals marks a first-time legal precedent of a Canadian company being held to account in Canadian courts for alleged shootings and gang rapes in Guatemala

German Exporters Benefit from European Austerity

October 21, 2013

Austerity reduces the value of the Euro which helps German exporters

Reality Asserts Itself - Peter Kuznick

October 20, 2013
In the final episode of this series of Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, historian Peter Kuznick analyzes the core idea of American exceptionalism, that US military power creates world order

The US Federal Reserve Is In Uncharted Territory Says Yilmaz Akyuz

October 17, 2013

Global Economist, Yilmaz Akyuz, on the Crisis of Financial Crisis Management.

American Raids in Libya & Somalia Expose Military Lawlessness

October 17, 2013

Michael Ratner: The U.S violates international law with kidnappings and armed attacks in sovereign countries The recent raids in Libya and Somalia expose the “utter lawlessness of the U.S. military, the U.S. government, and the CIA,” said Michael Ratner, President Emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights. “What's shocking about it is, of course, the…