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Thursday, April 24, 2014   6:00 GMT


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NAFTAs 20 Years of Unfulfilled Promises
Manuel Perez-Rocha
WASHINGTON, 29 Dec (IPS) - Twenty years after it took effect, NAFTA has failed the vast majority of Mexicans.
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Where Is the Global Economy Heading?
Johan Galtung
WASHINGTON, 4 Dec (IPS) - In a passage in Charles Darwins The Voyage of the Beagle, he condemns an egalitarian native people at the tip of South America to remain primitive.
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U.S. Vows Support for Colombia Peace Talks
Ramy Srour
WASHINGTON, 4 Dec (IPS) - Despite looming differences over Colombia's drug policy, President Barack Obama renewed his support for a peaceful settlement to the civil war that has plagued the country for over half a century in a meeting with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Tuesday.
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Typhoon Haiyan Exposes Flaws in U.S. Food Aid
Kitty Stapp
WASHINGTON, 18 Nov (IPS) - Even as Washington has mounted a strikingly robust response to the humanitarian crisis in the Philippines, the ongoing effort is highlighting important gaps in the United States emergency relief capability gaps that could start to be addressed through legislative reforms currently under debate in the U.S. Congress.
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U.S. Fights G77 on Most Counts at Climate Meet, Leaked Doc Shows
Claudia Ciobanu
WARSAW, 14 Nov (IPS) - The U.S. delegation negotiating at the U.N. international climate change conference in Poland is pushing an agenda of minimising the role of Loss and Damage in the UNFCCC framework, prioritising private finance in the Green Climate Fund, and delaying the deadline for post-2020 emission reduction commitments, according to a State Department negotiating strategy which IPS has seen.
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The NSA and the End of the U.S. Empire
Johan Galtung
WASHINGTON, 14 Nov (IPS) - The linchpin of an empire is the link between two elites, one in the imperial centre, the others in the peripheries. Symmetric alliances exist, but not when there is a superpower at the centre.
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U.S. a Favourite Roost of Vulture Funds
Carey L. Biron
WASHINGTON, 7 Nov (IPS) - Aggressive creditors and investors are seriously undermining the ability of poor countries to deal sustainably with debt issues, academics and anti-poverty campaigners told a briefing at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.
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Waiting for the Next Superstorm
Samuel Oakford
NEW YORK, 30 Oct (IPS) - One year ago, Hurricane Sandy ravaged the Northeast United States, causing an estimated 68 billion dollars in damage and paralysing the worlds financial nerve centre.
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There are Solutions to U.S. Calamities
Johan Galtung
MANASSAS, Virginia, U.S., 28 Oct (IPS) - Political terrorism failed. The House Republicans used voting in one chamber to put the livelihoods of millions of people inside and outside the U.S. at risk, for their own political goals. And made the mistake of most terrorists, non-state or state: when people suffer they will join us, against our enemy; to find out that people turn against the terrorists instead.
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Struggling U.S. Families Threatened by Food Stamp Cuts
Ramy Srour
WASHINGTON, 17 Oct (IPS) - Near the Martin Luther King Jr. Library in downtown Washington, just a few blocks away from the federal district, dozens of homeless men and women wait for the evening shuttles that will take them to their dinners at one of many food shelters around the city.
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