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The world has undoubtedly changed radically since 11 September. Yet many
things remain the same: a disregard for human life and human dignity, as
well as for economic, cultural and social rights; an escalation of old and
festering situations such as the Middle East, Afghanistan...

May 28, 2002

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- On Sunday, Colombian voters
elected President the former mayor of Medellin, Alvaro Uribe. The
candidate of the right, Uribe has long-standing ties to the
paramilitaries, who are accused of the worst of the human rights
violations and massacres...

By David Bacon
May 28, 2002

Mexico City Attorney General Bernardo Batiz said there are three
lines of investigation still open in the death of human rights
attorney Digna Ochoa, but maintained that authorities believe suicide
was still the most likely scenario.

Human rights...

May 27, 2002

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May 26, 2002

BOBBY FRANK CHERRY is set to spend the rest of his life in
prison for his role in the bombing deaths of four black
girls in Birmingham, Ala., in 1963. "Justice has finally
come to us," said Junie Collins Peavy, whose sister was
among those killed at the 16th Street...

By Dean E. Murphy
May 26, 2002

Bobby Frank Cherry is set to spend the rest of his life in
prison for his role in the bombing deaths of four black
girls in Birmingham, Ala., in 1963. "Justice has finally
come to us," said Junie Collins Peavy, whose sister was
among those killed at the 16th Street...

By Dean E. Murphy
May 26, 2002

SANCTI SPIRITU, Cuba -- Cuban President Fidel Castro on Saturday rejected U.S.
President Bush's characterization of the Caribbean island as a nation that exports
terrorism and said that his country is a friend to people of the United States.

"I was asked by many citizens...

May 25, 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 difficult times for producers...

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 commissioner of Veracruz...

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 commissioner of Veracruz...

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

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