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One Big Step in US-Cuba Relations, More Steps to be Made

Posted by Derek Poppert in People to People Blog ยป Featured on Jul 20 2015, 7:49 pm

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez raises the Cuban flag over the country's new embassy in Washington D.C. (AFP Photo/Andrew Harnik)There is still a long road ahead to mending the US-Cuba relationship. While restoring diplomatic relations is a start, issues like the blockade, travel ban and Guantanamo still require our vigilant attention and may take much more time to overcome. But for now, let's celebrate the importance of today's step, while keeping an eye on the many more steps that still need to be made.

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Witnessing Movements in Mexico

Posted by Derek Poppert in People to People Blog on Jul 24 2015, 11:26 pm

Photo Contest - Zapatista in Front of Zapata, Oventic Mex Jan05 Sandi HammondsMexico's people are confronting daunting challenges. Bad government and the worlds of pain, violence, impunity and the economic injustice brought with it often color the realities of daily life. But so do courage, creativity, and resistance.

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Fair Trade USA Launches Fair Trade Certified Coconuts

Posted by Admin in Global Exchange Fair Trade Blog on Apr 14 2015, 5:54 am

A farmer works to replant coconut treesAmid coconut boom, Fair Trade certification empowers farmers and workers to improve their lives and protect the environment. Although coconut products are booming in popularity, the individuals producing them are not always reaping the rewards. There is a significant gap between skyrocketing sales in North America and poverty level incomes earned by farmers in key coconut producing economies.

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Reality Tours

Witnessing Movements in Mexico

Posted by Derek Poppert in Reality Tours on Jul 24 2015, 11:36 pm

Photo Contest - Zapatista in Front of Zapata, Oventic Mex Jan05 Sandi HammondsMexico's people are confronting daunting challenges. Bad government and the worlds of pain, violence, impunity and the economic injustice brought with it often color the realities of daily life. But so do courage, creativity, and resistance.

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