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Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías: ¡Presente!

Posted by in World News & Events on 8th March, 2013 | 2 Comments

photo credit: BBC NewsAfter a two-year battle with cancer, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez died of a heart attack on March 5th, 2013 at the age of 58. Here, we reflect on the legacy and impact Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías leaves on Venezuela and the world.
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Lea Murray, Reality Tours Traveler Extraordinaire

Posted by in Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange Community, Reality Tours on 14th November, 2012 | 1 Comment

Venezuela-delegation-300x225Reality Tours travelers aren’t tourists. They’re travelers on a mission, including Lea Murray. It’s time to say thanks to Lea, and all of the other Reality Tours participants who take action,even after their travels end.
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Extractive Industry Transparency Now United States Law

Posted by in Featured on 26th July, 2010 | No Comments

Naing_HtooOn July 21, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act passed last week by the U.S. Senate that includes a landmark provision requiring disclosure of payments from oil and mining companies to governments around the world. For the first time, communities who live in resource-rich countries will know how much their governments receive annually, and on a project-by-project basis for the extraction of natural resources.
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South of the Border

Posted by in World News & Events on 15th July, 2010 | No Comments

SOTB_Poster_HR_ApprovedThere’s a revolution underway in South America, but most of the world doesn’t know it. Oliver Stone sets out on a road trip across five countries to explore the social and political movements as well as the mainstream media’s misperception of South America while interviewing seven of its elected presidents. In casual conversations with Presidents Hugo Chávez (Venezuela), Evo Morales (Bolivia), Lula da Silva (Brazil), Cristina Kirchner (Argentina), as well as her husband and ex-President Nėstor Kirchner, Fernando Lugo (Paraguay), Rafael Correa (Ecuador), and Raúl Castro (Cuba), Stone gains unprecedented access and sheds new light upon the exciting transformations in the region.
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