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Tuesday, April 15, 2014   23:12 GMT



Many More Snakes Than Ladders for U.S. Policy in 2014
Jim Lobe
WASHINGTON, 3 Jan (IPS) - If U.S. President Barack Obama conceived his foreign policy prospects for 2014 as a popular childs board game, the snakes he will have to jump over significantly outnumber the ladders that can propel him to success.
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Hospitality, Agriculture Firms Vulnerable to Human Trafficking
Carey L. Biron
WASHINGTON, 3 Jan (IPS) - Shareholders are calling on 15 U.S.-based multinational corporations to ensure that their global supply chains are not facilitating human rights abuses, particularly labour and sex trafficking.
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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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Coal Trains Run into Stiff Resistance in U.S.
Matthew Charles Cardinale
SPOKANE, Washington, 27 Dec (IPS) - Citizens and activists in the U.S. Pacific Northwest are fighting three different proposed coal terminals, including one in Oregon and two in Washington.
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Iran Sanctions Bill Big Test of Israel Lobby Power
Jim Lobe
WASHINGTON, 21 Dec (IPS) - This weeks introduction by a bipartisan group of 26 senators of a new sanctions bill against Iran could result in the biggest test of the political clout of the Israel lobby here in decades.
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Syrious Paralysis on Pennsylvania Avenue
Jim Lobe
WASHINGTON, 20 Dec (IPS) - Three months after averting a military strike against Syria with a last-minute deal to deprive it of its chemical weapons arsenal, U.S. policy toward the world's most violent conflict appears increasingly at sea.
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U.S. Wind Industry Buffeted by Uncertainty
Carey L. Biron
WASHINGTON, 17 Dec (IPS) - The U.S. wind industry looks set to enter a period of uncertainty, with an important government subsidy expiring at the end of the month and no clear plan for lawmakers to work towards an extension.
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Guantanamo Transfers Hint at Momentum Towards Closure
Ramy Srour
WASHINGTON, 16 Dec (IPS) - The U.S. government announced Monday it has repatriated two Saudi detainees held at the Guantanamo Bay prison, less than two weeks after two Algerian detainees were likewise sent back to their home country.
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Native Americans Seek Equal Access to Voting Precincts
Matthew Charles Cardinale
SPOKANE, Washington, 13 Dec (IPS) - In a lawsuit that could have nationwide implications for ballot-box access for tribes across the United States, Native Americans from Montana are pushing for early voting precincts to be placed closer to the locations of three tribal reservations - the Crow, Northern Cheyenne, and Fort Belknap reservations.
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In Minimum Wage Debate, A Battle Over Inequality and Job Loss
Ramy Srour
WASHINGTON, 11 Dec (IPS) - In the midst of a nationwide movement for policymakers to raise minimum wages for millions of workers in the United States, experts here continue to debate the advantages and drawbacks of raising the federal rate.
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