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Past Participant Amy Murray shares experience on the Not for Sale Delegation to Peru

Posted by in Featured, Human trafficking, Latin America, Trip Participant Stories on 12th October, 2010 | 1 Comment

154This past June, Reality Tour participant, Amy Murray went to  Peru on the Not For Sale Advocacy Delegation on Human Trafficking. Read on as she shares her experience with us. I am a graduate student, and, as a requirement for my school, I had to do a cultural immersion. The immersion required me to spend […]
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Past Participant Larry Heath shares his insights on his Reality Tour to Nicaragua

Posted by in Latin America, Trip Participant Stories on 7th October, 2010 | No Comments

IMG_1095This past July, Reality Tour participant, Larry Heath went on the Reality Tour delegation to Nicaragua to explore Fair Trade and alternatives to neo-liberalism. Read on as he shares his experience with us.
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Oppose the Coup Attempt in Ecuador

Posted by in Featured, Latin America on 30th September, 2010 | 1 Comment

ForestFumigationOtavaloEarly this morning, Ecuadorians woke up to a state of national unrest as sections of the national police and military coordinated nation-wide protests against President Rafael Correa’s democratically-elected government. In an interview, Correa insisted that the protests were a coup d’etat attempt by the opposition. Insist that the Obama administration unconditionally support President Rafael Correa and his democratically-elected government.
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Bolivia Reclaiming Food Sovereignty, Part I: The resurgence of native foods

Posted by in Latin America on 31st August, 2010 | 3 Comments

tomatoesThis blog was written by Tanya Kerssen.  She will be traveling with Global Exchange and Food First on the upcoming Food and Farms delegation to Bolivia. Drastic variations in climate and topography—ranging from tropical jungles and subtropical cloud forests to the vast arid plains of the Altiplano—make Bolivian agriculture a truly remarkable feat. Before the […]
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Participant Story: Tom Christie shares his journey to Peru

Posted by in Human trafficking, Latin America, Trip Participant Stories on 2nd August, 2010 | 3 Comments

machupicchuSince returning two weeks ago from the Reality Tour to Peru, scores of friends, family, coworkers and acquaintances have asked me, “So how was your trip?” and for the first time ever upon returning from a vacation, I stumbled over the answer. “Great” or “we had a wonderful time” certainly did not describe the experience, […]
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Costa Rica about to Lose its Neutrality

Posted by in Latin America on 27th July, 2010 | No Comments

costa_ricaBy Marta Sanchez, Global Exchange Costa Rica Program Officer As you might know, Costa Rica, a country bound to its ideals of anti-militarism and pacifism, is ready to break its tradition of neutrality, which started after the army abolition in 1949. Our territory is now about to become virtually occupied by the US military, under […]
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Dominican Republic Fair Cocoa Harvest Report Back

Posted by in Latin America on 27th July, 2010 | No Comments

producer_bannerJoin us at the Global Exchange Fair Trade Store in San Francisco for a Dominican Republic Fair Cocoa Harvest Global Exchange Reality Tours Report Back by honored participants and Fair Harvesters Keri Ferencz & Hime Levine! Date: Wednesday, July 28 Time: 5:30 – 7:30pm Where: 4018 24th St, San Francisco CA 94114 (map) As participants […]
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The Journey Has Begun! Introducing the Reality Tours Blog

Posted by in Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, Middle East on 8th June, 2010 | No Comments

Photo Credit: Laura Stevens, Reality Tours Photo Contest WinnerGlobal Exchange Reality Tours blog invites you to Meet the People, Learn the Facts, Make a Difference! The idea for a Reality Tours blog came from members of the global community. Over the years people have expressed a desire to: Hear more about the work that we do as a dynamic human rights organization working […]
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Venezuela: Can oil trump agony?

Posted by in Latin America, Regions We Visit, Trip Participant Stories on 17th July, 2007 | No Comments

By Lowell Blankfort It is twilight and, as April and I sit back on their terrace sipping wine with John Pate and his wife, we enjoy a sense of tranquility hardly experienced in our almost three weeks in Venezuela. Below us lies a verdant valley, framed by a wooded green mountain which mercifully blocks the […]
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Report on Venezuela: A Thriving Work in Progress

Posted by in Latin America, Regions We Visit, Trip Participant Stories on 21st February, 2007 | No Comments

By Natasha Mayers Just back from a two-week study tour in Venezuela with Global Exchange, I am inspired by what we heard and saw. Many Venezuelans urged us to let people here know that “Democracy is alive and well in Venezuela”, “there’s no dictator here”, “for the first time we have hope”, and “we don’t […]
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