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Several members of the Helsinki Commission, which is “an independent federal agency, which by law monitors and encourages progress in implementing provisions of the Helsinki Accords,” has written to Richard L. Armitage asking about what is being done to ensure that, “U.S. contractors do not participate in prostitution … in Iraq or elsewhere”. The letter […]
The Cananea copper mind is located in Sonora, Mexico and is less than an hour away from the Arizona border. The owner Grupo Mexico has been condemned for mass firing of workers and trying to implement a company union for their employees. The miner’s complained that the union did nothing and voted to reject the […]
Abu Yussif is a pharmacist. But the massive discrimination against Palestinians in the Lebanese labor market has forced him to give up his profession and work as a taxi driver. Despite their residence in Lebanon, the approximately 250,000 Palestinian refugees are treated sometimes worse than foreigners. Access to jobs is restricted in various ways. Some […]
The establishment of the Office of Bi-national Intelligence (OBI) is the new cover name for the United States super spy center in Mexico. The OBI was approved in Mexico when Felipe Calderon’s administration took office. Mexico is in dire need of help battling the drug trafficking taking place in their country. The United States took […]
Increasing numbers of people near the Gulf Coast are suffering from symptoms that doctors and toxicologists are linking to chemicals from the BP oil disaster that began last summer. The blowout of the Macondo well gushed at least 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf. BP responded by using at least 1.9 million gallons […]