Author Archives: Kirsten

Notes on the Canada Colombia Free Trade Agreement

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In 2007 Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper opened negotiations for a free trade agreement with Colombia signalling shared values of “freedom, democracy, human rights, and the rule of law”. Given that Colombia was the worst violator of human rights in … Continue reading

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Central American teachers tackle “machismo”

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Guest Blogger: Nancy Knickerbocker, BCTF & Participant in CoDev Central America Education Delegation, April 2013 San Julian, EL SALVADOR—Using puppets they’ve made from paper bags, groups of Grade 5 students enact the daily drama of family members getting ready for their work … Continue reading

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Teaching for Change

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Guest Blogger: Nicki Benson, CoDev Board Member “But teacher, how do I tell my father to help clear the dishes? If I say that, he will slap me!” These are the kinds of questions that María Eugenia Morelos de Aria … Continue reading

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Rios Montt Trial Annulled

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Yesterday’s annulment or suspension of the genocide trial of former Guatemalan dictator Rios Montt and his chief of intelligence, General Rodriguez Sanchez, is a setback to the process of bringing to justice those people responsible for the more than 200,000 … Continue reading

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Standing Up for Labour Rights in Medellin, Colombia

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The Frontlines delegation spent a day and a half in Medellin, Colombia – most of it in the company of FENALTRASE – Antioquia, the provincial branch of the national federation of state workers. We have been working together with FENALTRASE … Continue reading

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