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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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A widely published investigative journalist was tackled, punched and arrested Sunday afternoon by a Palm Beach County sheriff's deputy who tried to confiscate his camera outside the elections supervisor's headquarters.

About 600 people were standing in line waiting...

By Jane Daugherty

A widely published investigative journalist was tackled, punched and arrested Sunday afternoon by a Palm Beach County sheriff's deputy who tried to confiscate his camera outside the elections supervisor's headquarters.

About 600 people were standing in line waiting...

By Jane Daugherty

Stripping convicted felons of the right to vote is a slap at America's democratic ideals. Many states are backing away from this policy, understanding at last that voting rights are in fact basic human rights that should be abridged only in the rarest circumstances. That...

Editorial Board

Stripping convicted felons of the right to vote is a slap at America's democratic ideals. Many states are backing away from this policy, understanding at last that voting rights are in fact basic human rights that should be abridged only in the rarest circumstances. That...

Editorial Board

Ever since the earthquake that struck off the coast of Indonesia on
26th December there has been a profusion of figures in the
headlines, increasing remorselessly: the number of victims, the
cost of the damage, the amount of international aid. And a...

By Damien Millet and Eric Toussaint*

Our nation is presently engaged in a debate about whether to launch a war against Iraq. Leaks of various strategies for an attack on Iraq appear with regularity. The Bush administration vows regime change, but states that no decision has been made whether, much less when...

Brent Scowcroft

Joan Armatrading’s statement posted on her homepage calling on leaders of Israel and Palestine, Benjamin Netanyahu, Mahmoud Abbas and Khaled Meshal, to “take that step” to solve “the problem” is a backwards way of acknowledging protests of her recent concert in Tel Aviv...

La historia

Aunque los grupos paramilitares o de autodefensa fueron, en un principio, amparados por la ley, en su evolución van quedando al servicio de grandes propietarios rurales y de narcotraficantes interesados en proteger sus territorios.

El...

(article in Spanish)