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Juan de Dios Gomez Ramírez – Our Partner in Oaxaca

Posted by Admin in Reality Tours » Featured on Sep 2 2016, 12:00 pm

unnamed2Juan de Dios Gomez Ramírez has been leading Global Exchange trips to Oaxaca since 2005. This month, in the lead up to our annual Day of the Dead trip to Oaxaca from October 28-November 5, we are featuring a write-up of his fascinating background, written by Juan de Dios himself. And yes, there are still spots available on this year's trip!

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Displacement and Repression in Rio: The High Cost of the 2016 Olympic Games

Posted by Admin in People to People Blog on Aug 18 2016, 10:50 pm

Getty ImagesThe following guest post was written by Derek Poppert, former Global Exchange Latin America Reality Tours Director. Last week, 24-year old Brazilian judo player Rafaela Silva won Brazil’s first gold medal of the 2016 Olympic games. Her accomplishment is both inspiring and symbolic. It is inspiring because she hails from a particularly notorious favela in Rio […]

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Fair Trade

Global Exchange’s Fair Trade blog is on hiatus!

Posted by Admin in Global Exchange Fair Trade Blog on Nov 22 2015, 11:28 pm

Fair-Trade-NewsWith more than 350 Fair Trade related blogs, there is plenty of information at this site, but for now, this blog is on hiatus! Updates about Fair Trade are now posted at Global Exchange's People-to-People blog site, which also carries all of Global Exchange's news and updates.

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Reality Tours

Ecuador, Oil and the Yasuní

Posted by Derek Poppert in Reality Tours on Sep 2 2016, 12:51 pm

Yasuni-national-park-007The Yasuní region of the Amazon rainforest is one of the most precious and important areas on the entire planet. A UNESCO world biosphere reserve, many scientists consider it to be the most biologically diverse region on Earth. One hectare of the area is home to a richer mix of trees, birds, amphibians, and reptiles than the US and Canada put together. One big problem: the area also sits on top of lots of oil.

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