Category Archives: Latin America

A changing role for Cuba’s unions in the new economy

Posted on by Steve

Guest Blogger: Larry Kuehn: Director, BCTF International Solidarity Program – one of CoDev’s Canadian Partners. The Cuban government announced last year that 500,000 workers currently employed by the state—approximately 10 percent of the Cuban workforce—will lose those jobs over the … Continue reading

Posted in Cuba, Education, Labour Rights, Worker's Rights | 1 Comment

Solidarity Tour with Cafe Etico

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Please note that this tour has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.  We appreciate your understanding. Ever wanted to learn more about coffee, where it comes from, how it’s grown, and who it impacts? Join Café Ético in January 2012 … Continue reading

Posted in Delegations/Solidarity Tours, Fair Trade, Guatemala, Nicaragua | Leave a comment

Nicaragua Heads to the Polls

Posted on by Kirsten

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

Posted on by Kirsten

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

Posted in Colombia, Human Rights | 1 Comment

Displaced Afro-Colombian Community Organization Threatened

Posted on by Kirsten

We have recently received the attached urgent action from our partner NOMADESC regarding a disturbing attack on COPDICONC, an organization of Afro-Colombian communities from Nariño and southern Cauca, many of whom have been forcibly

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