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  • Corporate militarism on the rise in Colombia

    Corporate militarism on the rise in Colombia

    January 16, 2003 By Evelina Alarcon

    On December 31, 2002, Alfredo Porras Rueda was detained by the Colombian government. In a televised statement hours later, General Jairo Duvan Pineda, commander of the Fifth Division of the Colombian Army, accused Rueda of being...

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  • Venezuela receives gas, food shipments

    Venezuela receives gas, food shipments

    January 9, 2003

    CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela received its first shipment of 525,000 barrels of oil from Brazil to help relieve the shortages because of a strike against President Hugo Chavez and the Venezuelan Constitution. Brazil’s new president, Luis...

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  • Bush forced to talk with North Korea

    Bush forced to talk with North Korea

    January 9, 2003

    Retreating under intense pressure from South Korea, China and Japan, the Bush administration announced Jan. 7 that they are willing to hold face-to-face talks with government leaders of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

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  • International notes

    International notes

    January 9, 2003 By Evelina Alarcon

    Brazil: Lula puts butter before guns / Lebanon: Unions will protest gov’t tax hikes / Britain: Protests good for health / China: CP head stresses re-employing laid-off workers / Germany: Public worker strike likely

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  • Afghan civilians harmed by U.S. bombs, aid

    Afghan civilians harmed by U.S. bombs, aid

    January 9, 2003

    Human Rights Watch (HRW) released three reports detailing the harm of the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan. “Fatally Flawed: Cluster Bombs and Their Use by the United States in Afghanistan,” exposes civilian casualties caused by cluster bombs....

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