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Reactions from Ghana on Obama visit

ACCRA, Ghana -- Nearly one week after President Barack Obama’s visit to Ghana, a sense of excitement and expectation remains in the air here.

Zelaya gives coup leaders ultimatum

The mediator in Honduras's political crisis is looking increasingly discredited after proposing further talks between the ousted president and the leader of the right-wing coup. Costa Rican President Oscar Arias has scheduled the further talks to take place tomorrow.

US pulling out from Manta military base in Ecuador

The United States stopped Friday its operations at the Manta military base, on the Ecuadorian coast, and started the process for its definitive withdrawal from that military camp, occupied since 1999.

Did Zelaya violate the constitution?

The mediation efforts of Costa Rican President Oscar Arias in the Honduran situation seem to be headed for failure. Elected, yet deposed, President Manuel Zelaya says he is the only legitimate head of state, as does the entire world. The coup president, Roberto Micheletti, says he is the constitutional president and the military coup was a normal succession to power.

Venceremos Brigade sends open letter to President Obama

On August 3rd, 2009, over 140 of us will be returning from Cuba without a government license — in defiance of the travel restrictions and economic embargo that our government has imposed on that nation for close to 50 years.

Colombian government targets Communist leader

This July, the Colombian Communist Party (PCC) marked its 79th anniversary. Its newsweekly Voz - the “only national opposition newspaper in the country,” according to a U.K. solidarity web site - published a 2500th issue in July and observed its 52nd anniversary.

Hillary Clinton outlines new mindset for U.S. foreign policy

WASHINGTON — In a wide-ranging speech at the Council on Foreign Relations today, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton outlined how the Obama adminstration’s foreign policy aims to reshape the U.S. role in the world.

EDITORIAL Climate change: Taking responsibility, aiding the vulnerable

As negotiations continue on worldwide goals and timetables to cut emissions of greenhouse gases, it is increasingly clear that industrially developed countries must take responsibility for the great bulk of the pollution that has caused global warming to date.

Ending the blockade of Cuba

Speculation is rife as to prospects under the Obama administration for a changed U.S. approach toward Cuba. Firmly in place since 1962, economic embargo remains the centerpiece of U.S. Cuban policies. Along the way, the embargo took on a worldwide reach and became a blockade. Cruel effects and condemnations under international law hinted at genocide. The announcement in June of recent measures taken by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) testifies to unhealed wounds.

Ending the

Speculation is rife as to prospects under the Obama administration for a changed U.S. approach toward Cuba. Firmly in place since 1962, economic embargo remains the centerpiece of U.S. Cuban policies. Along the way, the embargo took on a worldwide reach and became a blockade. Cruel effects and condemnations under international law hinted at genocide. The announcement in June of recent measures taken by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) testifies to unhealed wounds.

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