Join Global Exchange for a Reality Tour exploring how U.S. fair trade activists and women's cooperatives in Guatemala are working together to use fair trade to advance local development efforts in Latin America's most impoverished communities. We invite you to travel to Guatemala to meet with artisan cooperatives and affiliated grassroots NGOs.
Similar to other countries in South America, Ecuador has traditionally suffered from the so-called "resource curse:" high poverty and inequality in a land of plentiful natural resources. Despite this fact, Ecuador serves as a model for some of the most far-reaching efforts to provide ecologically and socially-sustainable alternatives to the corporate global economy.
Nineteenth century explorer, Antonio Raimondi, once referred to Peru as a "beggar sitting on a bench of gold." Indeed, Peru's riches include more than just gold. The richness and diversity of the Amazon rainforest, the fabulous cuisine and textiles of Cusco, and the wonder and magnificence of Machu Picchu are only some examples of the culture, beauty, history and nature that make up Peru. Still, with so much to offer, Peru continues to struggle with poverty, social unrest and threats to biological and cultural diversity.
The attention of the world focused on Chiapas on January 1st, 1994, the day that NAFTA went into effect, when an uprising led by indigenous Mexicans brought notice to their precarious living conditions.
People traveling to Vietnam are often startled by the beauty of the country and the graciousness of its people, qualities that have not faded despite the punishing long war with the United States as well as the subsequent 20-year embargo which lasted until 1995.
This is your chance to understand the complexities behind how policies in USA cause farmers in Latin America to lose their land. Campaigning on Land Grabbing is an intensive course designed for youth between the ages of 18-35 to build your knowledge, skills and attitudes with regards to designing and planning a campaign for social change within the areas of land rights. Based on policy analyses from ActionAid, you will be taking part in the development of a campaign to take action against land grabbing with activists from different countries.
This is the online portal for participants of the "Viva Cuba! Researching Cuba's African History, Social Services, Culture and Art" tour organized by the National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW). This tour is a professional research delegation and is open to members and invitees of NABSW. To access the Global Exchange online registration form, please enter the tour code.
Evolution of a Revolution: Egyptian Hopes for Tomorrow and the Realities of Today
The Egyptian Revolution represented a major success for the Egyptian people and the future of their country while contributing to the inspiration of uprisings around the globe. Despite their successes, it does not mean that the hopes of the revolution have fully been realized or accomplished.
We invite you to travel to Venezuela with Global Exchange to dig past the headlines and explore the changes occurring in Venezuela, Latin America and the hemisphere as a whole. On a Global Exchange tour to Venezuela you will meet with human rights activists, rural agricultural workers, labor unions, community activists, journalists, and government officials and opposition figures, and see for yourself the unprecedented social change that is occurring at this historic time in Venezuela and the region.