Think tank targets Latin Americas leftward drift

MEXICO CITY — With the help of right-wing parties and former elected officials in Latin America, the Madrid-based Foundation for Analysis and Social Studies (FAES), led by former Spanish President Jose Maria Aznar, is attempting to halt the advance of the left on the continent.

Hearing shows Puerto Rico is a U.S. colony

One thing was certain after an April 27 congressional hearing on the status of Puerto Rico — the majority of those who testified agreed that Puerto Rico is a U.S. colony.

Venezuelas revolution, under attack, advances

Amid reports of military movements, violent anti-government attacks and plot rumors, the Venezuelan government of President Hugo Chavez appears to be stepping up the tempo of its movement toward a Latin American brand of socialism with unique, still evolving, characteristics.

U.S. attorney scandal smacks of Watergate

President Bush gave Attorney General Alberto Gonzales a vote of confidence last week. But labor, peace and civil rights activists in New Mexico are raising sharp questions about Gonzales’ firing of U.S. Attorney David Iglesias, suggesting it was revenge for Iglesias’ failure to carry out the White House agenda just before the Nov. 7 elections.

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A new day in Chicago politics

CHICAGO — A coalition of the multiracial organized labor movement and its community allies scored a stunning victory in the April 17 municipal runoff elections when 8 of 12 labor-backed candidates were elected to the City Council.

Projecting labors voice in the media

NEW YORK — How can the labor movement get its message to the general public in the face of a mainstream media that either ignores or paints a negative picture of it?

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