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Q&A with Director Drea Hightower: An Inside look at Reality Tours to Cuba

Posted by in Art and Culture, Caribbean, Education, Featured, Latin America, Partner and Trip Leader Stories, Peace and Conflict, Trip Participant Stories on 27th February, 2016 | No Comments

HAD98004K020Since 1988, Global Exchange has been offering meaningful, socially responsible travel through our Reality Tours. For eight of those years, Drea Hightower has been the backbone of our tours to Cuba. As a tribute to her leadership, and appreciated presence at Global Exchange, we would like to share with you a deeper look at our Reality […]
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Reflections on a Travel Learning Course to Argentina

Posted by in Guest Posts, Labor and Economy, Latin America, Partner and Trip Leader Stories, Trip Participant Stories on 19th October, 2015 | No Comments

7608520Paul Dean is co-creator and co-editor of The Sociological Cinema, and an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Ohio Wesleyan University. He took his OWU students to Argentina with Global Exchange in the spring of 2014 and will be going again this upcoming spring of 2016. Read on to hear more about his trip.
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Ecuador, Oil and the Yasuní

Posted by in Environment & Sustainability, Indigenous Rights, Latin America on 9th October, 2015 | 1 Comment

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

Posted by in Caribbean, Latin America, News and Updates, Uncategorized 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!
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Juan de Dios Gomez Ramírez – Our Partner in Oaxaca

Posted by in Art and Culture, Education, Environment & Sustainability, Featured, Food and Agriculture, Guest Posts, Indigenous Rights, Latin America, Partner and Trip Leader Stories, Peace and Conflict on 16th September, 2015 | No Comments

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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New Year’s in Cuba and Ecuador

Posted by in Art and Culture, Caribbean, Education, Environment & Sustainability, Food and Agriculture, Indigenous Rights, Labor and Economy, Latin America, News and Updates on 24th August, 2015 | No Comments

CubaStreetSunsetIt may be hard to believe, but the New Year is just a few months away. Why not celebrate this one abroad? This year, our 2016 New Year’s trips feature two special Reality Tours to Cuba and Ecuador. You’ll not only learn a lot, but have some fun along the way!
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Fall discounts on Reality Tours!

Posted by in Art and Culture, Asia, Caribbean, Civil Rights, Education, Environment & Sustainability, Fair Trade, Featured, Food and Agriculture, Indigenous Rights, Labor and Economy, Latin America, Middle East, News and Updates, Peace and Conflict, Women, Youth 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!
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Confronting Big Oil from California to Ecuador

Posted by in Environment & Sustainability, Indigenous Rights, Latin America, News and Updates on 1st August, 2015 | No Comments

u1054-Petroleo_20San_20Carlos-1024x768Today, August 1st, is a statewide day of action in California to end fracking and demand clean, not extreme, energy. Also, in just a matter of weeks, Global Exchange and our allies gathered over 150,000 signatures demanding an end to extreme oil extraction in California. Whether in California or Ecuador, the challenge of standing up to the power of Big Oil is real. Let’s stand in solidarity.
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Witnessing Movements in Mexico

Posted by in Art and Culture, Environment & Sustainability, Fair Trade, Food and Agriculture, Indigenous Rights, Labor and Economy, Latin America, News and Updates, Peace and Conflict, Uncategorized, Women, Youth 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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Princeton University Visits Cuba

Posted by in Caribbean, Latin America, Partner and Trip Leader Stories, Trip Participant Stories, Uncategorized on 9th July, 2015 | No Comments

IMG_3649-e1436303951755-768x1024Last week, the United States and Cuba formally announced they will restore full diplomatic relations and re-open embassies in Havana and Washington respectively on July 20th. Just a week prior to this historic announcement of re-opening embassies, Global Exchange sent Princeton University’s track and field team on an 8-day trip to Cuba
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