Author: crossborderupdater

Press Repression in Mexico, Haiti

Dear reader, The story in this week’s column is not a pretty one, and I apologize for that. I know that there is often too much ugliness in your lives already

WTO and Free Trade

Dear friends, At the start of the Fifth Ministerial of the World Trade Organization, the IRC presents a series of materials on the WTO and free trade. Our aim is to deepen

Free Trade Agreements, Environment

This Week in the Americas Timely Demise for Free Trade Area of the Americas By Laura Carlsen The stage was set for a showdown. When the Bush cabinet announced intentions to revive

Seamstress Union, El Alto, Haiti, Water

This Week in the Americas Two Decades of Aftershocks From the Mexico City Earthquake By Laura Carlsen Twenty years ago, on September 19th 1985, an 8.0 earthquake struck Mexico City. Over 20,000