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With massive voter turnout, Chavez wins decisive re-election in Venezuela

Chavez supporters celebrate. (Photo: Venezuelanalysis.com)
Chavez supporters celebrate after news of the president's re-election. (Photo: Venezuelanalysis.com)

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Ecuador grants asylum to Wikileaks founder and tells UK: 'We are not a colony'

Ecuadoreans protest outside the UK Embassy in Quito. (Photo: Peter Boyle)
Ecuadoreans protest outside the UK Embassy in Quito: "We are sovereign, not a colony." (Photo: Peter Boyle)

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Mass protests in Mexico after official results declaring Peña Nieto the winner

#YoSoy132 and other social movements organized massive protests across Mexico this weekend.  (Photo: Latino Rebels)
This weekend in Mexico, #YoSoy132 and other social movements organized massive protests against corruption and electoral irregularities.

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Warming up the welcome for immigrants

The Latin American Campaign for Civic Participation seeks to integrate newcomers into Canadian life, through popular education and the facilitation of dialogue with political representatives.  Photo: Jeannine M. Pitas

For many newcomers to Canada, political engagement is not an immediate priority. Immigration poses challenges, learning a new language, navigating a new community, seeking employment, finding housing, and so much more. It can be completely overwhelming for those newly arrived. But according to Adriana Salazar, a Toronto-based project co-ordinator at Toronto's Mennonite New Life Centre, civic participation is crucial for newcomers who seek to make a life for themselves within Canadian society.

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| December 11, 2014

Latin Americans pay the price for corporate climate destruction

Photo: flickr/Development Planning Unit

Information contained in a new report that details how multinational corporations are destroying the environment and causing serious climate damage in Latin America brings attention to an important area not being discussed at the UN COP 20 climate negotiations being held in Peru.

The report describes in detail how the destruction caused by three European multinational corporations is typical of the damage caused by multi-nationals throughout the continent.

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Public Forum: '10 Years of Progress: The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) Celebrating the Gains, Confronting the Challenges!'

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm

Location

Joe's Café (in the Large North Hall)
1150 Commercial Dr. at Williams St
Vancouver, BC
Canada
49° 16' 26.2632" N, 123° 4' 10.308" W

FREE PUBLIC FORUM

Part 3 of the Fire This Time Forum Series: "A Marxist World View for Today"

10 Years of Progress: The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA)
Celebrating the Gains, Confronting the Challenges!

FRIDAY November 21
7:00pm
Joe's Cafe (in the Large North Hall)

1150 Commercial Drive @ William Street
> Forum will be in both English and Spanish

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