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I was recently in the county of Alcântara, in the state of Maranhão, the
location of the Alcântara Launch Center of the Ministry of Aeronautics.
And there I heard some interesting stories.

Over the Easter holiday, hundreds of soldiers from Aeronautics...

João Pedro Stédile
May 1, 2002

The Fair Trade industry in North America made nearly US$100 million in gross
sales in the year 2000, according to a new report released this week by the
Fair Trade Federation (FTF), an association of retail and wholesale outlets
committed to ensuring that Third World producers...

By Jim Lobe
May 1, 2002

The Fair Trade industry in North America made nearly US$100 million in gross
sales in the year 2000, according to a new report released this week by the
Fair Trade Federation (FTF), an association of retail and wholesale outlets
committed to ensuring...

By Jim Lobe
May 1, 2002

FARC guerrillas kidnapped and murdered our son, brother, and friend,
Terence Unity Freitas, in early 1999. Terence was one of three US
citizens taken by FARC after visiting the Colombian indigenous U'wa
community on land coveted by US-based Occidental Petroleum. In
...

May 1, 2002

?¡El Istmo no se vende!?
-- Subcomandante Marcos, EZLN

?El PPP es mil veces más que el zapatismo o una comunidad indígena en
Chiapas.?
-- President Vicente Fox Quesada, México

I. Introduction

Unsustainable extraction of natural...

By Megan Ybarra
April 17, 2002

Bernardo Mançano Fernandes, Ph.D., 44, professor of Human Geography [Populations] at the University of São Paulo, has studied the MST since 1993. The following excerpts are from an interview with him conducted by Estado de São Paulo that appeared in the newspaper on...

April 7, 2002

Never before have the interest and actions of the
United States government, large transnational
companies and some world agencies (which range from
the UN to Conservation International, and include all
levels of the federal governments)
been...

By Hermann Bellinghausen
March 25, 2002

Northern Selva Lacandona, Chiapas. Never before have the interest and actions of the United States government, large transnational companies and some world agencies (which range from the UN to Conservation International, and include all levels of the federal governments...

March 25, 2002

Mexico is facing a growing mountain of hazardous waste, despite an
environmental accord with the US and a continental trade deal that were
supposed to discourage further environmental degradation.

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), in...

By Jennifer Clapp
March 22, 2002

Sometimes people just don't read papers. That's OK, but , well
Sometimes people just don't read papers. That's OK, but , hey
Sometimes people just don't read papers. That's OK, but , yo
Sometimes people just don't read papers. That's OK, but ,hmm
Sometimes people just...

By Bergen Moore
March 12, 2002

Sometimes people just don't read papers. That's OK, but , well
Sometimes people just don't read papers. That's OK, but , hey
Sometimes people just don't read papers. That's OK, but , yo
Sometimes people just don't read papers. That's OK, but ,hmm
Sometimes people just...

By Bergen Moore
March 12, 2002

Sometimes people just don't read papers. That's OK, but , well
Sometimes people just don't read papers. That's OK, but , hey
Sometimes people just don't read papers. That's OK, but , yo
Sometimes people just don't read papers. That's OK, but ,hmm
Sometimes people just...

By Bergen Moore
March 12, 2002

Apr. 7-13, 2002
CUERNAVACA, MORELOS --The site is resolutely sealed off from scrutiny: eight-foot high walls surround the property on four sides, and its three great gates are padlocked from the inside. Phalanxes of armed private security guards patrol the perimeter...

By John Ross
March 12, 2002

Kwabena Ohemeng wants a higher price for his product. There is nothing unusual
in that - every company director would like customers to pay more. What is unusual
is that Mr Ohemeng is succeeding.

He is managing director of Kuapa Kokoo, a Ghanaian cocoa co-operative. And his...

By Roger Cowe
March 4, 2002

Kwabena Ohemeng wants a higher price for his product. There is nothing unusual
in that - every company director would like customers to pay more. What is unusual
is that Mr Ohemeng is succeeding.

He is managing director of Kuapa Kokoo, a Ghanaian cocoa co-operative. And his...

By Roger Cowe
March 4, 2002

Kwabena Ohemeng wants a higher price for his product. There is nothing unusual
in that - every company director would like customers to pay more. What is unusual
is that Mr Ohemeng is succeeding.

He is managing director of Kuapa Kokoo, a Ghanaian cocoa...

By Roger Cowe
March 4, 2002

The direct victims of American bombs and missiles have commanded most
political and media attention, though no one is certain how many even of these
there were.

A Guardian report in February estimated these casualties at between 1,300 and
8,000...

By: Mike Joejoe
March 3, 2002

The Brazilian elite have decided that their primary enemy is the MST. They are right. Since of era of the discovery of Brazil, the MST is the first popular movement to openly and successfully challenge them. And this is exactly what the MST does: occupy land, block...

Plínio de Arruda Sampaio*
February 1, 2002

The microphone stood at the ready. The sequence of speakers had been set. The East Coast phone number for Mars Inc. lay by the phone. But before she dialed into the 11 a.m. conference call, Christina Todd had something she wanted to say. "I don't want to hear any...

By Cara Solomon
January 29, 2002

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December 12, 2001