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A New Oil Rush Endangers the Gulf of Mexico and the Planet.
Indigenous peoples from around the world, including Maori from New Zealand and Gwich'in from the far north in Alaska, came to the World Peoples Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth to share their wisdom and set new ground rules to ensure the protection of Mother Earth and the survival of the planet.
When representatives from 136 countries attended the high-level International Donors' Conference in New York on March 31, it looked like good news for Haiti.
On his first day in office, President Barack Obama promised that he would close the Bush-era prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, "as soon as practicable" and "no later than one year from the date of this order."
Haiti never had a chance. It had been treated as a standing threat since its revolution in 1804.
Democracy, market forces, and religious apostasy aren't determining factors in the scores Chile and Haiti notched in this grim competition.
Two earthquakes have shaken the Latin American country. The political one might have greater long-term impact.
The emergency has brought to light problems that will have serious consequences for the neoliberal business model.
Development experts are about to give Haiti the same disastrous prescription for reform. But Haitians could still build a very different post-earthquake society.
It looked peaceful on the surface. But as Laura Carlsen reports, the Colombia elections were anything but.