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La próxima cumbre del ALCA en Miami promete hacer mella de varios mitos: sacará a la luz la "verdadera diversidad de Miami"; mostrará un mapa político latinoamericano drásticamente distinto al de la última cumbre (ciudad de Quebec, abril de 2001); y hará patente el rechazo, afuera, en las calles, y también dentro, en las reuniones, a un tratado de libre comercio a escala continental.
Food Sovereignty: Global Rallying Cry of Farmer Movements
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Eruptions of armed aggression by the US should not distract us from the underlying logic of economic imperialism. America's "war for freedom" or "war on terrorism" is at one with its expansionary goals for the market: open invasion in some places, and open markets everywhere.
The editor of Shafted, Christine Ahn, says the book is a rare chance for workers to tell the American public and the world about the impact of free trade on their lives: "We were very concerned that there wasn't much congressional oversight or even debate taking place in Washington, DC, about the effect of free trade."
When massive political protests forced Bolivia's president to resign earlier this month, Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada fled to a place where he knew he would find a sympathetic ear. "I'm here in Miami trying to recover from the shock and shame," the ex-president told reporters, after being unseated by a revolt against his plan to sell the country's gas to the US. Fortunately for Mr Sanchez de Lozada, there are plenty of other Miami residents who know just how shocking and shameful it feels to lose power to the leftwing resurgence in Latin America. So many, in fact, that he could form a local support group for sufferers of post-revolutionary stress disorder.
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