Author Archives: Kirsten

Buenaventura, Colombia: Where Free Trade Meets Mass Graves

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“The FTA would deepen the crisis that we are living here because the FTA is synonymous with privatization and privatization is synonymous with unemployment, unemployment is synonymous with poverty and misery and misery is synonymous with loss of autonomy and … Continue reading

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Dispatch #3: Young Worker’s Tour 2011

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Courage In the face of adversity, courage can take many forms. We have seen so much bravery over the last few days… It’s humbling and inspiring. On Saturday, we met with Tirza and Guillermo, two lawyers from

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Dispatch #2: Young Worker’s Tour 2011

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The Young Workers’ delegation arrived today in San Pedro Sula, and began meetings by traveling to El Progreso and meeting with a member of the Radio Progreso team. Radio Progreso was a beacon during those dark days of the coup… … Continue reading

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Nicaragua Heads to the Polls

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Update (November 9, 2011): As was widely predicted, the Frente Sandinista (FSLN) won the presidential elections in Nicaragua on Sunday. Nicaraguan papers are reporting interesting numbers: FSLN 62%; Arnoldo Alemán’s PLC 6%; the Liberal PLI party 31%; the other two

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Troubled by the Murder of Father José Reinel Restrepo

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CoDev, along with many other civil society organizations, have signed on to a letter addressed to the Embassy of Canada in Colombia calling for full cooperation in the investigations surrounding the murder of Father José Reinel Restrepo.  We invite you … Continue reading

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