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Mexico after 20 years of NAFTA: poor and getting poorer

20 years after the North American Free Trade Agreement came into force, farmers and workers in Mexico, the U.S., and Canada suffer from corporate profiteering.

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Forty years after fascist coup, Chile may elect socialist, again

Forty years ago today Chilean President Salvador Allende was overthrown in a U.S.-abetted coup because he was a socialist; in two months Chileans may elect Michelle Bachelet, another socialist.

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Striking Los Mineros leader describes horrifying conditions

Our town is where the Mexican Revolution began in 1906, at a time when miners there were virtually enslaved.

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U.S. and Korea implement free trade agreement

The United States and South Korea mark the beginning of their free trade pact; labor and farmers remain opposed to deal as too procorporate.

Trans-Pacific Trade Pact called new NAFTA

Warning of a new "NAFTA for the Pacific Rim," labor is demanding a new deal being negotiated for the Pacific region include protections for workers rights, health care and the environment.

Salvadoran student killed in struggle against toxic gold mining

This story isn't about the community activist victims suspiciously killed in Cabañas, El Salvador, in the last two years.