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In Pursuit of Pashmak: Middle East Reality Tours Director Drea Hightower on her second visit to Iran

Posted by in Uncategorized on 12th August, 2016 | 4 Comments

I opened the box with care, I had been of course waiting for this moment for two years.  I lift out the delicate pink paper insert with the vintage oval photographs of the three founders of the shirini (sweets) shop.  I gently unraveled the plastic bag and gazed upon the yellow fluffy substance before me. […]
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Congratulations to the 2016 Reality Tours Photo Contest Winners!

Posted by in Uncategorized on 8th August, 2016 | No Comments

After receiving over 50 submissions to the 2016 Photo Contest over this past month, we at Reality Tours are excited to announce our Grand Prize Winner and Popular Choice Winner of this year’s contest. Thank you to all of those who shared beautiful stories and memories with us through your photos! Now onto the winners… […]
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The Devastating Effects of Extractive Activities on Peru’s Indigenous Peoples

Posted by in Uncategorized on 8th August, 2016 | No Comments

Here Natalie Lefevre, Global Exchange’s in-country partner in Peru, provides an overview of the destruction caused by Peru’s extractive industries. Learn more about Peru’s economy and indigenous struggles during our upcoming Reality Tour to Peru this August 4th-15th, Ancient Civilizations & Modern Day Peru Unearthed.  The primary threat to indigenous lands today is that of the extractive […]
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Additions to the Global Exchange team and Mexico Reality Tours Schedule!

Posted by in Uncategorized on 8th August, 2016 | No Comments

Meet Chelis Lopez, Digital Campaigns Coordinator for the Peace, Life and Justice Caravan and learn about a new Global Exchange Reality Tour to her hometown: Oaxaca, Mexico.  We here at Global Exchange would like to introduce you to our newest staff member, Chelis Lopez, who has been working at Global Exchange since February running our […]
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Custom Reality Tour to Chile: Report

Posted by in Uncategorized on 8th August, 2016 | No Comments

Anne Kass and her group of 6 friends have just returned from their second Custom Reality Tour with Global Exchange. Read on for her insightful reflections on their 9 days in Chile: As many US citizens as possible should travel to, read about or otherwise educate themselves about Chile.   It is a country that was decimated by […]
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The Economic and Environmental Justice tour of Argentina and Uruguay: Reflections by Rick Moniz

Posted by in Uncategorized on 8th August, 2016 | No Comments

Rick Moniz, long time friend of Global Exchange and cofounder of Knowing the Way Travel, reflects here on another successful Custom Reality Tour. After working with the Global Exchange team to design a custom schedule and market the program, he was joined by 8 other participants on this remarkable 2 week journey to Argentina. Read […]
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Join a GX tour and have a life-changing experience

Posted by in Uncategorized on 8th August, 2016 | No Comments

A Reflection by Laura Stokes , in the Progressive Democrats of America’s Digest  Many of us have wanted Bernie Sanders to speak more clearly and forcefully about his foreign policy. I understand why he is focusing on what seems to be most important to Americans right now. But our relationship to the rest of the world […]
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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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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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