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James North

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James North

James North (jamesnorth77 at gmail.com) has reported from Africa, Asia and Latin America for thirty-nine years. He is on Twitter at @jamesnorth7.

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President Obama is showing little concern for international law, and none at all for Washington’s historic responsibility in Central America.

The Obama administration has decided to flat-line its budget request for AIDS funding in the continent, even though more money is needed.

Surging union growth and militancy is due to courageous leaders like Kalpona Akter: child laborer at 12, union president at 15, she’s now head of the Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity.

The predators of the M23 Movement are sustained by Rwanda—which is itself backed by the United States and an uncritical Western media.

With a new SEC regulation, no longer will big oil and mining companies be able to hide under-the-table payments to crooked Third World governments.

If the Congolese people can force the multinational mining giants to pay their government fairly, this country has a chance.

How the demand for chocolate—yes, chocolate!—helped fuel the country's civil war.

The country needs profound, revolutionary change. Daily life is a struggle that is incomprehensible to most outsiders.

Amid widespread allegations of electoral fraud and a chaotic international relief effort, Haitians themselves are surviving with dignity and heroism.

From a church in a rugged rural parish in Honduras, Father Andres Tamayo leads a grassroots movement to protect dwindling timberlands. Bills introduced in the US Congress might help save the forests.