October 01, 2012
Rival mineworker factions have signed an agreement with the Bolivian government to end a violent dispute at the Colquiri tin mine, Bolivia’s second largest, which has rocked the country for months. The conflict offers a window into the complexity of Bolivia’s mining sector, and the challenges faced...
September 30, 2012
It is not hard these days to find a humanitarian crisis or to find humanitarians. The American Civil Liberties Union and the Mexican Human Rights Coalition have counted thousands of people who have died in the desert trying to get into the United States. I have downloaded one year's list of the...
September 27, 2012
Earlier this month, the government of St. Lucia announced that it will be maintaining ties with Taiwan. This came as a surprise to many, as it was Dr. Kenny Anthony’s Labour Party (SLP) administration that broke off relations with Taiwan in 1997, shifting diplomatic relations to the People’s...
September 25, 2012
The composition of any negotiating team reveals facts about the importance of the negotiations, the nature of those negotiations, and their prospects for success. Drawing on this understanding, we can make some educated guesses about what to expect from the upcoming negotiations between the...
September 24, 2012
The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) is a formidable, pro-corporate think tank in Washington, D.C., with a net worth of $150 million. Former Vice President Cheney receives over $200,000 a year from AEI for working an average of one hour a week as a trustee, according to the organization's tax...
September 22, 2012
"Photo Credit: Trinidad and Tobago Guardian"On September 21, Belize won a 60-day reprieve after a partial debt payment of $11.7 million, which avoided their descent into a full blown default. With a population of 330,000 people, the Central American nation known for its ecotourism has a government...