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  1. Cannabis in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: The Perspective of a Traditional Grower

    14 December 2018
    Article

    The government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) recently introduced a set of bills decriminalising cannabis for medical and scientific purposes. Amid heated debates surrounding the future of cannabis policy in SVG and the wider region, traditional cannabis grower Junior Spirit Cottle shares his insights on the subject through the following opinion piece, which was published by a local newspaper The News on 7 December 2018. An active participant of both the Barcelona and Heemskerk Global Forum of Producers of Prohibited Plants, Spirit has also been part of TNI’s Advocacy Fellowship for Farmers Leaders.

  2. Making a Mountain out of a Molehill: Myths on Youth and Crime in Saint Lucia

    • Marcus Day
    15 December 2014
    Policy briefing

    Caribbean states face challenges of youth involvement in crime, violence, gangs and other anti-social activities. It is not uncommonly heard the “drug problem” is to be blamed for this. This briefing wants to show this relation is far more complex and often misunderstood.

  3. Is the water privatisation tide finally turning?

    21 September 2010
    Article

    The EU's announced fund of 40 million Euros to support “non-profit partnerships” of water and sanitation utilities in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific is the latest evidence that the corporate push for water privatisation has been forced on to the back foot.

  4. BP-Style Extreme Energy Nightmares to Come: Four Scenarios for the Next Energy Mega-Disaster

    Michael Klare
    13 July 2010
    Article

    The BP Gulf oil spill is not an anomaly but the result of industry-wide recklessness, as companies employ more and more risky methods to reach inaccessible reserves as the conventional ones run dry.

  5. Violations of peoples’ rights by European TNCs

    Cecilia Olivet
    10 July 2010
    Article

    European transnational corporations are praised as "engines" of Europe's growth economy, however extensive research on the activities of 25 flagship companies have revealed evidence of labour abuses, deforestation, corruption, and attacks on human rights defenders.

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    The WTO Doha round and EPAs in an era of crisis

    Dot Keet
    05 November 2009
    Article

    The major causes of the economic and social crises are now being even more blatantly promoted by the EU - both within the multilateral WTO negotiations and bilateral and bi-regional FTA/EPA negotiations - as the fundamental solutions.

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    Cuba Undertakes Reforms in Midst of Economic Crisis

    Roger Burbach
    21 September 2009
    Article
    The long food queues in Cuba are still causing frustration, but the open process Raul Castro is following to resolve these issues heralds a new path to socialism in the 21st century.
  8. Time to close the US bases in the Antilles

    Wilbert van der Zeijden
    02 July 2009
    Article

    The ten-year lease of the two airfields at the Dutch Caribbean island - Aruba and Curaçao - to the US military is now up, which means that the Dutch government has to decide whether to continue with the arrangement.

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    US-Cuba politics play out at OAS gathering

    Roger Burbach
    02 June 2009
    Article
    The United States is facing a virtually united front of Latin American nations demanding that Cuba be readmitted to the Organization of American States (OAS) that meets in Tegucigalpa, Honduras today.
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    Why Has Cuba Become a Difficult Problem for the Left?

    Boaventura de Sousa Santos
    28 May 2009
    Article
    Both Cuba and the left have evolved during half a century along different paths, but now is the hour for the left worldwide to give back what it owes Cuba for being what it is.
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    Winds of change blow across Cuba

    Roger Burbach
    27 January 2009
    Article
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    Roger (Cohen) and me

    Saul Landau
    07 January 2009
    Article
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    Postcard from Venezuela

    Saul Landau
    11 December 2008
    Article
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    Haiti: unravelling the knot

    Mariano Aguirre, Amélie Gauthier
    03 September 2008
    Article
    Haiti's interlocking crises - from food-security to social violence, inequality to judicial corruption - make it one of the most challenging arenas in the world for establishing the right mix of international and domestic policies. Mariano Aguirre & Amélie Gauthier draw lessons from a research trip to suggest where the priorities should lie.
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    Baseball diplomacy or just baseball?

    Saul Landau
    21 August 2008
    Article
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    The Revolution 55 years after Moncada

    Saul Landau
    31 July 2008
    Article

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