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For years fair trade groups have warned that the “free trade” model being pushed by multinational corporations is driving a race-to-the-bottom in environmental and labor standards. By giving companies new powers to locate anywhere while limiting elected governments’...

BOGOTA, Apr 4 (IPS) - The first public hearing held by the Permanent Peoples' Tribunal (PPT) in its Colombia session accused U.S. and Swiss multinational corporations of benefiting from the civil war in this South American nation in order to boost profit margins.

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BOGOTA, Apr 4 (IPS) - The first public hearing held by the Permanent Peoples' Tribunal (PPT) in its Colombia session accused U.S. and Swiss multinational corporations of benefiting from the civil war in this South American nation in order to boost profit margins.

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Constanza Vieira

BOGOTA, Apr 4 (IPS) - The first public hearing held by the Permanent Peoples' Tribunal (PPT) in its Colombia session accused U.S. and Swiss multinational corporations of benefiting from the civil war in this South American nation in order to boost profit margins.

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Constanza Vieira

When: Monday January 14th, 12 noon
Where: Miami Office of Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
8660 West Flagler Street, Suite 131
CODEPINK: Women for Peace condemns the violent climate in Miami perpetrated by certain sectors of the community...

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"It's tough to be ethical consumers in this age of sweatshops - both at home
and abroad. Fair Trade coffee offers one good way to know with confidence
that the products you purchase are made in just working conditions. All of
us must do more to...

by Deborah James

"It's tough to be ethical consumers in this age of sweatshops - both at home
and abroad. Fair Trade coffee offers one good way to know with confidence
that the products you purchase are made in just working conditions. All of
us must do more to...

by Deborah James

I’m not a native Costa Rican, so I am far from figuring out how our indigenous people should feel in face of this new violation against their inner nature. Let’s face it: forcing native Costa Ricans to decide YES or NO in a referendum process they don’t understand, in...

Marta Sanchez

By BRIAN ELLSWORTH
LA JOYA DE LAS SACHAS, Ecuador - Hidalgo Zurita watched as half a dozen technicians in white hazardous-materials suits used a motorized drill to search for oil - in his yard in this small Amazon town.

To his dismay, Mr. Zurita, 46, a...

For the first time, Cuba has secured certification to export four lines of organic agricultural produce-coffee, cacao, honey, and citrus fruits-to Europe and Japan, fetching prices 30 - 40 per cent higher than the non-organic equivalents.

In the case of honey - a...

They were the only two Central American countries to maintain a diplomatic freeze on the communist island-nation.

In El Salvador, the winner of this week's presidential election, Mauricio Funes, said ties would be re-established as soon as he takes office.

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Across the Florida Straits from Miami in the capital city of a country ranked 90th in GDP by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), students in Havana, Cuba, are munching on a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, picked by their own hands in the school...

Eliza Barclay

MIAMI -- A federal appeals court threw out the convictions and life sentences of five accused Cuban spies Tuesday, ruling that they did not receive a fair trial because of community prejudice and extensive publicity.

A three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit...

MIAMI -- A federal appeals court threw out the convictions and life sentences of five accused Cuban spies Tuesday, ruling that they did not receive a fair trial because of community prejudice and extensive publicity.

A three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit...

The Danish company G4S has announced that it will no longer provide security services in the occupied territories through its Israeli affiliate Hashmira, which is the second largest security company in Israel. This move comes in response to a report from the Israeli NGO...

By Adam Horowitz

The Danish company G4S has announced that it will no longer provide security services in the occupied territories through its Israeli affiliate Hashmira, which is the second largest security company in Israel. This move comes in response to a report from the Israeli NGO...

By Adam Horowitz

The Danish company G4S has announced that it will no longer provide security services in the occupied territories through its Israeli affiliate Hashmira, which is the second largest security company in Israel. This move comes in response to a report from the Israeli NGO...

By Adam Horowitz

The Danish company G4S has announced that it will no longer provide security services in the occupied territories through its Israeli affiliate Hashmira, which is the second largest security company in Israel. This move comes in response to a report from the Israeli NGO...

By Adam Horowitz

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