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  • Harken v. Costa Rica: U.S. companies employ blackmail in free trade with Central America

    Harken v. Costa Rica: U.S. companies employ blackmail in free trade with Central America

    May 28, 2004 By Mark Engler And Nadia Martinez

    When most people think of Costa Rica, they don’t imagine oil rigs stationed off the pristine beaches. Nor do they envision pit mines cutting into the cloud-forested mountains.

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  • International notes

    International notes

    May 21, 2004

    Haiti: Marines arrest woman leader on Mother’s Day U.S. Marines invaded the home of renowned entertainer and community leader Annette Auguste after midnight May 9, arresting and detaining everyone present including four great-grandchildren, TransAfrica said, citing...

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  • S. Korean president restored to office

    S. Korean president restored to office

    May 21, 2004

    Peace, labor, reunification, and democratic forces on both sides of the 38th parallel celebrated a victory on May 14 when the South Korean Constitutional Court rejected the March 12 impeachment of President Roh Moo-Hyun. He returned...

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  • Indian voters oust right wing

    Indian voters oust right wing

    May 21, 2004

    NEW DELHI – Indian voters threw the right-wing, Hindu nationalist forces out of power in the recent national elections. A surprise rebellion of workers, farmers, women, youth, academics, poor, religious and national minorities took place against...

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  • International notes

    International notes

    May 14, 2004

    Uzbekistan: U.S. base worries neighbors In fall 2001 Uzbekistan let the Pentagon use a former Soviet airbase at Karshi-Khanabad – K2 for short – the first U.S. deployment in the former USSR. Since then the U.S....

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