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IRS Attacks Faith Based Civil Rights Group for Humanitarian Work with Cuba

Posted by in Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Human Rights, Reality Tours, World News & Events on 6th October, 2015 | No Comments

pastorscuba1The IRS plans to revoke the IFCO’s non­profit tax exempt status because of its humanitarian work in Cuba and other countries. Here is their press release from October 3. Please read and support!

Juan de Dios Gomez Ramírez – Our Partner in Oaxaca

Posted by in Guest Posts, Human Rights, Mexico, Reality Tours on 16th September, 2015 | No Comments

unnamedJuan 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!

Inter-American Human Rights Commission Report Slams Mexican Government Version of Ayotzinapa Atrocities: 10 key points

Posted by in Featured, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 8th September, 2015 | No Comments

43-marchSept2015Here are ten key takeaways from the Inter-American Human Rights Commission’s 560-page report on Ayotzinapa.

Guatemala Protests Force Corrupt President to Resign

Posted by in Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 3rd September, 2015 | No Comments

unnamedEscalating mass protest in Guatemala turned celebratory this week as President Otto Pérez Molina resigned, facing charges of criminal conspiracy, fraud and accepting bribes as the ring leader of a customs fraud. Guatemala’s vibrant civil society deserves this moment of victory after decades of struggle against brutality and impunity.

10 Years After Katrina: 2006 Global Exchange Human Rights honoree Malik Rahim and Common Ground Relief

Posted by in Featured, Human Rights on 29th August, 2015 | No Comments

commongroundwebhomeDuring the chaos of Hurricane Katrina and in the devastation that followed, Malik Rahim stood his ground, demanding justice for those left behind. He forced the media to recognize the failures of the government and the racial and social inequalities long plaguing the Gulf Coast that were exposed by the hurricane. Mr. Rahim has become a leading organizer in rebuilding his community in New Orleans. We invite you read a recent update we received from Common Ground Relief and their continued work 10 years after Katrina.

Ending the Drug War Tragedy: From Honduras to NYC

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 27th August, 2015 | No Comments

2015-08-20-1440113458-8464632-mapdrugtraffic624-thumbWe will travel from Honduras to NYC next year. The “caravan” aims to stir debate in places profoundly damaged by the drug war and to bring people and their stories from those regions along the route to New York City just prior to the convening of the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Drug Policy (UNGASS) next April. We invite you to join us, in-person, on-line, and around the world.

Fall discounts on Reality Tours!

Posted by in Economic Activism for Palestine, Fair Trade, Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Human Rights, Mexico, Reality Tours, Uncategorized on 7th August, 2015 | No Comments

unnamedYes, you heard that right. We are offering $200 off select trips this fall using the discount codes listed below. Expires September 1st!

Witnessing Movements in Mexico

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Reality Tours, Uncategorized on 24th July, 2015 | No Comments

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.

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

Posted by in Featured, Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Reality Tours, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 20th July, 2015 | No Comments

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.

Chapo’s (Second) Escape Highlights Drug War Farce

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 13th July, 2015 | No Comments

Photo: rastamaniaco (Flickr)Chapo Guzman’s escape from Mexico’s maximum-security Altiplano prison last weekend further undermines the already wounded credibility of Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto, and his security apparatus. But more than that, it underlines the futility of the war on drugs and its reliance on taking out “kingpins” while never questioning the flawed prohibition policies that drive the whole bloody mess.

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