Jim Lobe

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Oct 21, 2004

U.S. electoral process affected by 'dirty tricks'

Jim Lobe
A team of international observers monitoring the November 2 U.S. elections is calling for major reforms in the U.S. electoral process to promote confidence in the voting system. The pre-election peri
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Sep 21, 2004

Independent election observer team arrives in U.S.

Jim Lobe
A team of 20 independent democracy experts from 15 countries and five continents has arrived in the United States in order to observe this year's presidential election campaign. The election monitors
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May 5, 2004

Pregnancy, childbirth can be a 'dance with death'

Jim Lobe
This year's “State of the World's Mothers” report includes stories of the lives of early mothers that help demonstrate that in some parts of the world, childhood for girls is extremely shor
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Mar 4, 2004

President's choice: stay and be killed, or leave

Jim Lobe
“It is indisputable based on everything we know,” said U.S. Senator (D-CT) Christopher Dodd, “that the U.S. played a very direct and public role in pressuring [President Aristide] to l
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Feb 19, 2004

U.S. mulls political asylum for battered women

Jim Lobe
Rodi Alvarado, an immigrant to the U.S. from Guatemala, suffered repeated and nearly fatal beatings by her husband, a soldier in the Guatemalan army, for more than ten years. In 1995, she fled to San
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Feb 12, 2004

Wal-Mart and China: the ultimate joint venture

Jim Lobe
Wal-Mart and other major global retailers in the apparel and food industries are driving down working conditions for millions of mostly women workers worldwide, according to a new report by Oxfam. Wa
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Jan 8, 2004

Good news, bad news on new Afghan charter

Jim Lobe
While praising the inclusion of women's rights in Afghanistan's new constitution, a major U.S. human rights group warned Thursday that the three-week process that led to the constitution's ratificati
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Dec 18, 2003

175 million migrants face hostile environment

Jim Lobe
Around the world, migrants are often consigned to the least desirable jobs, denied services such as health care and access to education for their children, and in many countries are subject to physic
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Dec 4, 2003

U.S. exporting 'tools of torture'

Jim Lobe
The administration of U.S. President George W. Bush is violating the spirit of its own export policy by approving the sale of tools to countries known to use them to torture detainees, according to
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Nov 14, 2003

Bush flunks on women's issues

Jim Lobe
While U.S. President George W. Bush's rhetoric on the rights of women around the world rates a passing grade, his actual record warrants an “F,” according to a new report card issued Wednes

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