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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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Experiencing Day of the Dead in Oaxaca

Posted by in Art and Culture, Education, Environment & Sustainability, Fair Trade, Featured, Guest Posts, Indigenous Rights, Latin America, Trip Participant Stories 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. This year’s trip will take place from October 28 to November 5, 2015.
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Past participant Bob Hoffert gives us a snap-shot reflection on his recent visit to Cuba – “The Island of Contradictions”

Posted by in Caribbean, Featured, Guest Posts, Latin America, Trip Participant Stories on 13th June, 2015 | No Comments

_MG_5488Cuba was like entering a time capsule, but what you can express in words doesn’t always coincide with the vitality of your senses.
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Reflections from a Reality Tour to Venezuela

Posted by in Citizen Diplomacy, Education, Environment & Sustainability, Guest Posts, Latin America, Trip Participant Stories on 21st May, 2015 | No Comments

-1NjvVUGRWaD-2T6cUvKyy2dC2y7DPtGkZ9AZR9oZ7EGustavo Palma, a native of Brazil, traveled with Reality Tours on our Community Rights and Democracy delegation to Venezuela in January 2015.  Join us on one of our many Citizen Diplomacy Delegations to Venezuela.  Venezuela was my first destination with Global Exchange. I was very attracted to the proposal of the organization, but I had some […]
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Reflections from a Reality Tour to Argentina

Posted by in Guest Posts, Labor and Economy, Latin America, Trip Participant Stories on 17th April, 2015 | 1 Comment

very_large_square_625474_927079672812_1010248135_nThe following blog post was written by Anne Kass, who traveled with Global Exchange on a Reality Tour to Argentina, March 22 – April 1, 2015.
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The Sustainable Development Trip to Guatemala

Posted by in Environment & Sustainability, Fair Trade, Food and Agriculture, Indigenous Rights, Labor and Economy, Latin America, News and Updates, Uncategorized, Women, Youth on 29th October, 2014 | No Comments

3Are you a sustainable development professional? Student? Simply interested in and/or curious as to what sustainable development is? On this newly created trip, in partnership with The Earth Rights Institute Living Lab, travel to Guatemala for an opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture of Sustainable Development.
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A Haiti Delegate Shares Her Experience

Posted by in Caribbean, Guest Posts, Latin America, Trip Participant Stories, Uncategorized on 26th September, 2014 | 2 Comments

Untitled11Many of my friends and colleagues have expressed an interest in what I found in Haiti. I visited Haiti June 7-14, 2014 on a fact-finding trip with Global Exchange. I certainly did not know what to expect, even though I have studied many facets of life in Haiti, pre and post-earthquake. Real life can be quite different.
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Reality Tour Brazil: The World Cup, the Olympics, and Social Movements

Posted by in Art and Culture, Citizen Diplomacy, Civil Rights, Education, Environment & Sustainability, Featured, Indigenous Rights, Issues We Explore, Labor and Economy, Latin America, News and Updates, Peace and Conflict, Regions We Visit, Uncategorized on 2nd July, 2014 | 1 Comment

Photo: Getty ImagesYou may have heard there is a World Cup going on in Brazil right now. And depending on which news sources you’ve been following, you may have also heard there is much more to this World Cup than sport. All of the issues may be hard to put into context, especially from a continent away – but that’s why we’ve developed a Global Exchange Reality Tour to Brazil to witness and learn about them firsthand.
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