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Global Links and Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba (MEDICC), today launched a joint humanitarian campaign to send hurricane relief to Santiago, Cuba, the country’s second largest city, devastated by Hurricane Sandy on October 25th.

As the US eastern seaboard counts severe losses and...

October 29, 2012

A WOMAN in torn jeans and a ruffled top talks on a cellphone as we get ready to board our Cubana Air flight to Havana from Cancún, Mexico.

The men in line next to us check three flat-screen Samsung TV sets — and bring aboard a stack of Italian panini presses as carry-on luggage.


By Carol Pucci
October 19, 2012

The Raise the Bar, Hershey! Campaign welcomed today’s announcement from the Hershey Co. (HSY) that it will be certifying 100 percent of its cocoa by 2020 and urged the chocolate giant to go 100 percent Fair Trade...

October 3, 2012

Whole Foods Market (NYSE: WFM) locations around the country will be removing one of  Hershey’s high end products-- Scharffen Berger chocolate-- from  shelves across the country by the end of the year due to Hershey’s failure to assure that the cocoa is sourced without the use of forced...

October 3, 2012
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Robin Milam
September 17, 2012

Inside Story Americas
September 14, 2012

“The numbers do not say anything,” said the Mexican poet Javier Sicilia last Thursday evening, speaking at a New York City vigil for the victims of the drug war in Mexico. “They are abstractions. No one can imagine 70,000 faces.” 

Sicilia and the Caravan for Peace have traveled over...

By Arturo Conde
September 11, 2012

Less than two years after President Obama set off a boom in Cuban travel by relaxing restrictions on “people-to-people” educational trips, Obama’s Treasury Department has again tightened restrictions, forcing cancellations and delays that have put dozens of educational group trips in limbo....

By Christopher Reynolds
September 6, 2012

It has the longest Caribbean coastline of any country and the world's tallest waterfall, not to mention snow-capped Andean mountains and Amazon rainforest. Tourist paradise? Not Venezuela.

Considering the country's size and natural attractions, tourist numbers are low.

In 2009,...

By Sarah Grainger
September 6, 2012
Dawn Gable
September 4, 2012
Yusimi Rodriguez
September 4, 2012
Global Exchange's Kirsten Moller cheers on the Caravan in Chicago.
photo: Armando L. Sanchez, Chicago Tribune

Chicago: Sunday morning. One man dead after taking three bullets — one to the head, two to the chest. Cocaine clasped in hand, and...

By Ellen Jean Hirst and Antonio Olivo
September 2, 2012

LARGO — Seventy-five protesters, many dressed in pink, gathered outside the local production plant of Raytheon on Thursday, denouncing the defense contractor for its role in drone warfare.

The demonstration, organized by the groups CodePink and St. Pete for Peace, marked the unofficial...

By Leonora LaPeter Anton
August 24, 2012