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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.
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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.
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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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US Lobby Groups Try to Squash Iran Deal Despite Public Support

Posted by in Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 10th July, 2015 | No Comments

CODEPINK protesters at Congressional hearing on Iran. Photo: CODEPINKA nuclear deal with Iran could be a game changer for US foreign policy and for the Middle East. But multimillion-dollar ad campaigns aim to influence Congressional votes.
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Experiencing Day of the Dead in Oaxaca

Posted by in Featured, Guest Posts, Human Rights, Mexico, Reality Tours, Uncategorized on 1st July, 2015 | No Comments

21007_10155732792905613_5524048083122057307_nLast year, Catherine Suarez traveled with Global Exchange on our annual Day of the Dead trip to Oaxaca, Mexico from October 29 to November 6, 2014. Catherine is a Spanish Instructor at Las Positas College in Livermore, California, and she has shared some of her thoughts with us here about her experience.
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Baltimore: Black Lives Matter; All Lives Matter

Posted by in Featured, Human Rights, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 30th April, 2015 | No Comments

unnamed (2)This week’s uprising in Baltimore is symptomatic of much larger problems that afflict our whole nation.
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Celebrating Cuba’s “New Normal” with the US (and the work ahead to make it REAL)

Posted by in Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Reality Tours, Uncategorized on 18th April, 2015 | No Comments

Health_EnviroChe1After decades of failed policy, the Obama Administration has announced a historic opening with Cuba.
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Honoring the Life and Work of Eduardo Galeano

Posted by in Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 14th April, 2015 | 1 Comment

Photo: Daniel DaboveWith the passing of Eduardo Galeano, one of the Americas’ great voices fall silent, but his brilliance and wisdom echo on in millions of hearts.
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Cuba Sí!

Posted by in Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Reality Tours on 11th April, 2015 | No Comments

GX_RT_CUBA_ONLINE_GRAPHIC_rev2By Walter Turner, Global Exchange Board President In 1990, the first Global Exchange Reality Tour to Cuba stood on the top floor of the historic Hotel Presidente in Havana, sharing experiences of the last ten days and overloading our Cuban guides and friends with last minute questions and, frankly, wishing that we didn’t have to […]
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The Cuban Revolution – Explore the Past and Present

Posted by in Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Reality Tours, Uncategorized on 23rd March, 2015 | No Comments

Photo: Jenny WhiteIn late January, the Canadian Broadcasting Company aired two episodes about Cuba on it’s program, Rewind. Using more than 75 years of radio history, the program pulled stories from the archives a year before and a year after the Cuban Revolution to create, “The Cuban Revolution – A Look Back”, in two parts. A great backgrounder for planning your trip to Cuba with Reality Tours this July!
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