A new report details how corporations are increasingly spying on nonprofit groups they regard as potential threats. The corporate watchdog organization Essential Information found a diverse groups of nonprofits have been targeted with espionage, including environmental, antiwar, public interest, consumer safety, pesticide reform, gun control, social justice, animal rights and arms control groups.
Government authorities of Guatemala will receive 122 nurses from Cuba today, adding to another 24 that arrived last August to work in the Central American nation.
This week the United Nations council asserted the Palestinian rights to self determination, while Israeli attacks targeted the West Bank and Gaza continued. These stories and more, coming up.
California Congresswoman Barbara Lee has delivered a personal letter along with a letter signed by 56 organizations to President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry expressing appreciation for the changes the President has made in U.S. policy toward Cuba since taking office in 2009 and appealing for further steps to be taken.
A group of 133 developing nations have walked out of a key part of the climate talks in Warsaw, Poland, amidst a conflict over how countries who have historically emitted the most greenhouse gases should be held financially responsible for some of the damage caused by extreme weather in nations with low carbon emissions.
After the Philippines lead climate negotiator, Naderev “Yeb” Saño, delivered an emotional speech to delegates at the U.N. climate summit, he was greeted by youth activists who held up a banner that read, “2012 Bopha 1,067; 2013 Haiyan 10,000+?”
If the government of Raul Castro does not undertake “a broader” political reform agenda Cuba is in danger of falling behind in the advances of this century, said US secretary of state, John Kerry in Washington on Monday. He spoke just over a week after President Obama hinted that change should occur in the US policy regarding Cuba.
The health ministers from Cuba and Ecuador signed this weekend in Quito an agreement to hire the services of Cuban doctors in the South American nation, reported Prensa Latina.
The campaign for the December 8th local elections in Venezuela kicked off on Saturday with caravans and a festive atmosphere. The government called on citizens to participate in the vote, while the opposition called for converting the elections into a plebiscite on the performance of President Nicolas Maduro.