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People, profits and the uses of Colombia

With military cooperation treaties dating back to 1952, Colombia now serves as a prime tool for U.S. regional control.

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Cubans help children in Haiti

Through play, song and sport, a Cuban medical team is giving child survivors a boost in post-earthquake Haiti.

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World Notes: Haiti, Cuba, Bolivia, China, Nigeria, Turkey

News clips from Cuba, Haiti, Bolivia, Switzerland, Nigeria, China, Turkey.

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Mexican labor leader takes message to Washington

Humberto Montes de Oca of the Mexican Electricians' Union (SME) was on his way to Washington to lodge a complaint with NAFTA authorities over labor violations.

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Haiti: Real development or cheap labor haven?

Haiti is forced to think about how reconstruction is to be approached with another disaster looming: Economists.

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Winners and losers in Honduras as Zelaya goes into exile, Lobo takes power

Smiling broadly, his chest festooned with medals, General Romeo Vasquez Velasquez, head of the armed forces of Honduras, stood beside Porfirio "Pepe" Lobo as the latter was sworn in as President of Honduras on January 27.

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Bolivian president begins second term

"The colonial state died. The new pluri-national, autonomous, and solidarity-based state is being born," asserted President Evo Morales at his inauguration January 22, after being elected along with Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera to a new five year term.

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World Notes

In World Notes this week: Canada, South Africa, Dominican Republic, Taiwan, Cuba, Afghanistan.

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Talking with Taliban takes center stage

Talking with the Taliban emerged as the headline-grabbing themes at two international meetings on Afghanistan last week.

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Anti-abortion church accused of child trafficking

An Idaho church associated with right-wing causes and politics was accused of child trafficking.

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