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Argentine Sweatshops

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On June 1, 2015
The use of sweatshop labor in the apparel industry is not just a U.S. thing and it doesn’t just take place in Bangladesh. Rather, it’s a worldwide phenomenon that needs to be fought on an international scale. This story about the terrible conditions of sweatshops in Buenos Aires is an example. Taking advantage of impoverished […]

Abuelas

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On August 8, 2014

The story is still incredibly tragic, but it is amazing that the leader of the Argentina abuelas, leading the resistance to the dictatorship by demanding to know what happened to her and others grandc

Vultures

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On August 4, 2014

At the same time that U.S. courts are limiting the ability of foreign citizens to sue American corporations for their malfeasance abroad, they are facilitating U.S. banking companies to collect debts

Ambassadors

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On February 7, 2014
I know that ambassadorships to comfortable nations of low to middling strategic importance have been used to reward friends of presidents for a long time, but it would be nice if the appointees had marginal knowledge of the nation of appointment. Or you know, had been there before. I mean, does the fact that Norway […]

Is This a "Sanford Goes to Argentina" Moment?

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On June 24, 2009
What? Gov. Mark Sanford arrived in the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport this morning, having wrapped up a seven-day visit to Buenos Aires, Argentina, he said. Sanford said he had not been hiking along the Appalachian Trail, as his staff said in a Tuesday statement to the media. Sanford’s whereabouts had been unknown since Thursday, and the […]
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