Recently, a 20-year-old American, Din Dona Thin, took an American Airlines flight from Miami to La Paz, Bolivia. She declared to Bolivian customs officials that she was bringing “cheese” into the country, but a search of her luggage turned up five boxes of ammunition, each box containing 100 .45-caliber bullets.
Imagine for a moment that you’re an American oil executive. You’re pondering the prospects for the next big oil strike overseas — and dreaming of a place where the government is stable and compliant, the royalties are low and the environmental standards minimal. Is it just a dream? Not at all. Just look north to the tar sands of central Alberta, Canada.
LOS ANGELES — Elvira Arellano stepped completely out of the shadows last week, seeking to galvanize the immigrant rights movement into emergency action. At stake is the fate of the nation’s 12 million undocumented immigrant workers and their families.
The August 20-21 Summit of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Presidents George W. Bush and Felipe Calderón constitutes a grave threat to the democratic and social rights of the peoples of Canada, the United States and Mexico, to the national sovereignty of our respective countries, and to the cause of peace.
Le Sommet du 20 et du 21 août, constituent une grave menace pour les droits démocratiques et sociaux des peuples du Canada, des États-Unis et du Mexique, pour la souveraineté nationale de nos pays respectifs et pour la cause de la paix.
How can we end U.S. assaults on Cuban sovereignty and independence? That question arose during this summer’s trip to Cuba with the IFCO/Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan. Since 1992, the New York-based group has fought the U.S. economic blockade of Cuba by organizing Americans to take humanitarian aid to the island.
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair arrived in Jerusalem last week in his new role as envoy for the so-called Quartet of Middle East mediators — the UN, European Union, Russia and the United States.
I’m not so much of a world traveler, but I do know from friends who travel that there are few places you can go where you won’t find a McDonald’s, a Kentucky Fried Chicken or a Wal-Mart. One of those few places is Cuba — no McDonald’s, no Exxon Mobil or Citibank.
A major earthquake hit Japan’s Kashiwazaki Kariwa nuclear power plant this week. That should give pause to those who advocate looking to nuclear power as concerns about global warming escalate.
HOUSTON — Four women who used to work for KBR, formerly known as Kellogg Brown & Root, have filed suit against KBR and Halliburton, alleging they were sexually harassed and, in two cases, raped while on the job in Iraq.