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Jul 25, 2012 Are cruise lines 'dumping' sick passengers?

QUOTE: I asked Royal Caribbean about its policy on dropping off passengers and whether the Claussens could have done anything differently. It declined to answer. Walker says that cruise lines keep their policies on emergency care confidential.

Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Jun 20, 2011 Power Broker Steps Down After Years of Whispers

QUOTE: For nearly three decades, Warner, 68, has also been a powerful but polarizing figure in regional and international soccer circles. On Monday, he resigned his positions as the vice president of FIFA, soccer’s world governing body, and as the president of soccer’s North American, Central American and Caribbean region, known as Concacaf. He had been accused in a bribery scheme involving as much as $1 million and had been suspended from all soccer activities...

New York Times
Jul 16, 2010 Factory Defies Sweatshop Label, but Can It Thrive?

QUOTE: The Alta Gracia factory has pledged to pay employees nearly three and a half times the prevailing minimum wage, based on a study done by a workers’ rights group that calculated the living costs for a family of four in the Dominican Republic.

New York Times
Aug 20, 2009 A very British coup: The Turks and Caicos loses independence

QUOTE: THE self-rule that the Turks and Caicos islands have enjoyed for 33 years was taken away on August 14th, when Britain removed their elected premier, cabinet and assembly, and suspended most of their constitution.

Jul 02, 2009 Honduras Targets Protesters With Emergency Decree: Media in Country Also Feel Pressure

QUOTE: The new Honduran government clamped down on street protests and news organizations Wednesday as lawmakers passed an emergency decree that limits public gatherings following the military-led coup that removed President Manuel Zelaya from office.

Washington Post
Apr 22, 2009 After Losing Freedom, Some Immigrants Face Loss of Custody of Their Children

QUOTE: crackdowns against illegal immigrants thrust local courts into transnational custody battles and leave thousands of children in limbo.

New York Times
Apr 18, 2008 Across Globe, Empty Bellies Bring Rising Anger

QUOTE: Haiti’s hunger, that burn in the belly that so many here feel, has become fiercer than ever in recent days as global food prices spiral out of reach, spiking as much as 45 percent since the end of 2006 and turning Haitian staples like beans, corn and rice into closely guarded treasures.

New York Times
Sep 07, 2007 Land of Raggae and Homophobia: Jamaica's intolerant attitude toward gays runs counter to its unofficial motto, 'No problem, mon.'

QUOTE: Between February and July of this year, 98 gay men and lesbians were targeted in 43 different mob attacks, according to the Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays. Four lesbians were raped, four gay men were murdered, and the houses of two gay men were burned down.

Jun 06, 2007 The end of Bush's kangaroo courts? The dismissal of two cases in Guantánamo Bay dealt a rightful blow to the administration's quasi-justice system for alleged terrorists.

QUOTE: suspected terrorists would be deprived of the basic principles of due process and could potentially be convicted on evidence they had never seen -- including evidence obtained by interrogators using torture.

May 25, 2007 Worker Visas Intensify Debate on Immigration: Skilled Foreigners Embraced, Envied

QUOTE: as the emotionally charged issue of immigration consumes the U.S. Senate and the nation this month, skilled foreign professionals are almost as contentious a part of the restructuring debate as impoverished illegal immigrants who sneak across the Mexican border to harvest crops or hang drywall. In many ways, the proposed legislation favors high-skilled immigrants and the industries that employ them.

Washington Post
Apr 11, 2007 Cuban rapper: Fight the injustice

QUOTE: ...Los Aldeanos, or "The Villagers" -- is one of Cuba's best-known underground hip-hop acts. It's earned credibility with lyrics that condemn racism, police harassment, prostitution and inequality -- criticisms often heard in Cuba's streets, but controlled by the state in the media.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Mar 16, 2007 Labor Rights in Guatemala Aided Little by Trade Deal

QUOTE: Nearly two years have passed since the countries of Central America vowed to strengthen worker rights as they sought votes in Congress for the Central American Free Trade Agreement, or CAFTA. Yet there has been little if any progress, according to diplomats, labor inspectors, workers and managers...Guatemalan authorities said the American-funded programs did not tackle the root cause of abuse -- the power of employers to manipulate labor inspectors and judges.

Washington Post
Jun 01, 2006 Many Hondurans, Nicaraguans Not Renewing Guest Permits

QUOTE: Some Hondurans and Nicaraguans have run out of money...Others are concerned that the United States might stop the program or give preference to other immigrant populations. If they renew, they fear that authorities will know their whereabouts and deport them. Others are concerned that if they have the permits, they might not be eligible for a future guest worker plan.

Washington Post
Nov 25, 2005 Free Speech Advocate Seeks New Path to Goals

QUOTE: Thirty journalists were killed in Colombia from February 1998 through August 2005. Investigations into the deaths have been delayed by procedural issues, and few perpetrators have been sentenced.

Washington Post
Oct 26, 2005 Study Finds Doctors Abandoning Poor Nations for Rich Ones

QUOTE: A new study documents for the first time the devastating exodus of doctors from Africa and the Caribbean to the wealthy, English-speaking nations...The study is likely to fuel an already furious debate about the role the developed world is playing in weakening African public health systems...

New York Times
Aug 12, 2005 Big Pharma's free ride

QUOTE: Pharmaceutical companies are using free-trade deals like CAFTA to eliminate global competition -- and deny poor patients access to cheaper generic drugs.

Jul 30, 2005 Unending Graft Is Threatening Latin America

QUOTE: Brazil's scandal is just the latest reminder of the unremitting corruption that has marked Latin American politics since colonial times, when absolute rulers regarded newly conquered realms in the New World as their personal property.

New York Times
Jul 23, 2005 Workers Rights Group Says NFL, NBA Jerseys Are Manufactured in Sweatshop

QUOTE: NBA and NFL jerseys are being manufactured in a Honduran factory where workers who earn 19 cents per garment in sweatshop conditions are producing $75 jerseys...

Washington Post
Jun 08, 2005 Montevideo: Unprepared

QUOTE: But who will provide adequate long-term care to this population as it grows older, frailer and more dependent remains an open question.

Dec 06, 2004 A Harsh Price to Pay in Pursuit of a Dream: For Central American Women, Sexual Coercion Is Hazard on Route to U.S.

QUOTE: "If you come to my office and lie down with me, you can pass." That was the ... price of passage to the United States.

Washington Post
Sep 26, 2004 TATTOOED WARRIORS: The Next Generation; Shuttling Between Nations, Latino Gangs Confound the Law

QUOTE:...many human rights advocates and community leaders worry that the aggressive measures governments are taking against gangs have not solved the problem as much as they have spread it.

New York Times
Apr 04, 2003 Latin Sweatshops Pressed by U.S. Campus Power

QUOTE: The BJ&B factory, which employs about 1,600 people, was the focus of the first campaigns on American campuses against sweatshop labor that grew out of the protests against globalization in the 1990's.

New York Times
Jan 18, 2003 Banana Workers Get Day in Court

QUOTE: ...the chemical companies shipped DBCP [the pesticide] abroad and the growers used it despite knowing about its harmful effects even before the ban.

New York Times
Aug 18, 2002 The Free-Trade Fix

QUOTE: Globalization is meant to signify integration and unity -- yet it has proved, in its way, to be no less polarizing than the cold-war divisions it has supplanted.

New York Times
Oct 27, 2001 Baseball's Minor Infractions: in Latin America, Young Players Come At a Bargain Price

QUOTE: ...what are the responsibilities of the U.S.-based teams that conduct business in poor, often-corrupt societies and of an industry that wields enormous power over a vast pool of unsophisticated teenage ballplayers?

Washington Post
Sep 13, 2001 Terror in New York and Washington: Reaping What is Sown

ABSTRACT: ...we need to face the unwelcome truth that refreshing doses of freedom is not what many poor and desperate people, especially in the Third World, have been experiencing at this country's hands.

Jay's Leftist and 'Progressive' Internet Resources Directory
Mar 06, 2001 New Files Tie U.S. to Deaths of Latin Leftists in 1970's

QUOTE: [A recently declassified State Department] cable appeared to open new avenues of inquiry about the American role in Condor, a shadowy operation to stamp out the Latin American left that, among other things, dispatched death squads to kill critics at home and overseas.

New York Times