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A newspaper cartoon published while I was in Cuba showed me alone in a small
lifeboat in the Caribbean, surrounded by sharks. The caption was, "I shouldn't have
asked President Bush for a ride home."

In fact, the ultimate goals of the White House and The Carter Center are the...

By Jimmy Carter
May 24, 2002

Trade unions in Colombia have called for a radical change in government in
elections this Sunday, as the number of their members killed by paramilitaries this
year hits 60.

Eleven candidates are contesting the presidential poll, with the neo-liberal Alvaro
Uribe set to...

May 24, 2002

Trade unions in Colombia have called for a radical change in government in
elections this Sunday, as the number of their members killed by
paramilitaries this year hits 60.

Eleven candidates are contesting the presidential poll, with the neo-liberal
Alvaro Uribe set to...

May 24, 2002

LONDON, May 24 (Reuters) - The global coffee crisis -- disastrously low prices
paid to producers while consuming countries make huge profits -- dominated the
International Coffee Organization's meetings which ended on Friday.

"We are meeting in...

By Clare Black
May 24, 2002

LONDON - Coffee farmers in one of Mexico's main growing states, driven to
desperation by rock-bottom prices, are abandoning the crop to plant forests
instead or even emigrating, a senior farm official said yesterday.

Marco Miguel Munoz, farm trade...

By Clare Black
May 24, 2002

A newspaper cartoon published while I was in Cuba showed me alone in a small
lifeboat in the Caribbean, surrounded by sharks. The caption was, "I shouldn't have
asked President Bush for a ride home."

In fact, the ultimate goals of the White House and The Carter Center are the...

By Jimmy Carter
May 24, 2002

SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS, Chiapas - Mexico's government released three
Zapatista sympathizers Thursday who were sentenced to eight years in
jail in the southern state of Chiapas.

Rafael Lopez Satis, Gustavo Estrada and Alejandro Mendez were found...

May 24, 2002

El Charco is a small mixtec community from Ayutla de Los Libres municipality in the state of Guerrero’s Costa Chica region. It’s population is around 200 residents and is located 35 kilometers from this municipality’s administrative center, it has historically remained...

By José Enrique González Ruiz
May 23, 2002

"We were all handcuffed and we sat on a pebbly ground. We weren't given any
food, and when we asked for water they poured it over us. The handcuffs were tight
and when the blindfolds were taken off on our arrival I saw some people with
hands black and swollen." Testimony of...

May 23, 2002

At 7:20PM local time in the Court of Justice of the State of Pará in Belém, Judge
Robert Moura announced the sentence that condemned the official, Major Jose
Maria Oliveira, to 158 years and four months of reclusion. Despite the conviction of
04 votes to 03, the officer who...

May 23, 2002

JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA - Concern is mounting in Washington that more terrorist
attacks on the United States are "inevitable."

But Saudis familiar with the thinking behind the anti-American hatred of
groups like Al-Qaeda, say such attacks on the US are not inevitable.

They...

By Scott Peterson | Staff writer
May 23, 2002

The head of the International Coffee Organisation has acknowledged that there is a
crisis facing the industry.

International coffee prices were now at their lowest in 30 years, said Mr Nestor
Osorio, who beat Kenya's candidate Simeon Onchere to become...

By Paul Redfern
May 22, 2002

The Guardian

Who killed Asaq Mohammed? His uncle watched him die. Soon after the
United States started bombing Afghanistan last autumn the small boy,
just under two years old, fled his home on the back of a donkey with his
parents and other family...

Jonathan Steele in Herat
May 20, 2002

When U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul H. O'Neill travels to Africa this week, he
will see the consequences of Africa's debt bondage. O'Neill will spend 10
days in
Ghana, South Africa, Uganda and Ethiopia, accompanied by Irish rock star
Bono for
...

By Salih Booker
May 20, 2002

WASHINGTON (AP) - Call it fast track or trade promotion authority.
Call it the key to economic prosperity or the tool that will wrench
jobs from American workers and send them abroad. Whatever it is
called, the trade bill now before the Senate could affect every
American...

By Jim Abrams, Associated Press Writer
May 19, 2002

Former President Jimmy Carter made lots of headlines this past
week with his
visit to Cuba and his call for the United States to renew trade
and
diplomatic relations with the island nation.

But a couple of Henderson County residents beat him...

By Chuck Stinnett - Gleaner Business Editor
May 19, 2002

It is said that in the first few years of the Israeli occupation of the West
Bank and Gaza Strip, no one seriously thought of holding on to these
territories forever. It was at the time widely assumed, that these newly
conquered lands were to be handed...

By Michael Sfard
May 19, 2002

Two years before the Sept. 11 attacks, an analysis prepared for U.S. intelligence warned that Osama bin Laden's terrorists could hijack an airliner and fly it into government buildings like the Pentagon.

"Suicide bomber(s) belonging to al Qaeda's Martyrdom...

CBS Worldwide, Associated Press and Reuters Limited
May 17, 2002

Two years before the Sept. 11 attacks, an analysis prepared for U.S. intelligence warned that Osama bin Laden's terrorists could hijack an airliner and fly it into government buildings like the Pentagon.

"Suicide bomber(s) belonging to al Qaeda's Martyrdom...

CBS Worldwide, Associated Press and Reuters Limited
May 17, 2002

Two years before the Sept. 11 attacks, an analysis prepared for U.S. intelligence warned that Osama bin Laden's terrorists could hijack an airliner and fly it into government buildings like the Pentagon.

"Suicide bomber(s) belonging to al Qaeda's Martyrdom...

CBS Worldwide, Associated Press and Reuters Limited
May 17, 2002