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Brazilian Coca-Cola Manufacturer Accused of Slave Labor

(teleSUR) Government officials in Brazil have accused a Coca-Cola manufacturer of subjecting nearly 200 workers to slave-like labor conditions.  Two Coca-Cola production and distribution centers in Brazil were accused by government officials of subjecting workers to slave-like labor conditions, according to a report released by Reporter Brasil Thursday. In a seven-month long inspection carried out by […]

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Americas North America United States

Thousands of Files from Soros’ Foundation Hacked and Released

The relatively new website, DC Leaks, has released roughly 2,500 files from the George Soros Open Societies Foundation.  The base is browsable and categories are searchable. All the documents are categorized into regions as well as two categories titled “The President’s Desk” and “SOUK”. The hack reportedly includes evidence of election manipulation throughout the EU and possibly […]

Americas Mexico

Zapatistas Reiterate Support for CNTE After Paramilitary Attack

(teleSUR) “If evicted, they will return. Time and time again. It turns out that down here, there is no fatigue,” read the letter. Mexico’s Zapatistas stood behind the striking CNTE teachers whose blockade was attacked Wednesday by a masked group of paramilitaries who accompanied Mexican state and municipal police, calling the attack a “definitive disaster” […]

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Monsanto Rejects Bayer’s Latest Sweetened US$64 Billion Offer

(TeleSUR) – The agro-business giant has rejected a buyout offer from Bayer yet again. Bayer said its sweetened US$64 billion acquisition offer for Monsanto would not be subject to any financing conditions, responding to the U.S.-based agro-company’s rejection of its latest proposal on Tuesday. Bayer said it was disappointed by Monsanto’s rejection, saying the proposal offered immediate […]

Americas Analysis North America United States

Democrats Stage Sit-In in Attempt to Implement Modern-Day Blacklist

Prohibiting individuals on a terrorist watch list from purchasing fire arms might seem like a no-brainer. But what would implementing such legislation mean for civil rights and personal privacy? Would it even do much to combat domestic terrorism when an already corrupt government has the authority to determine what qualifies an individual to be put […]

Americas Central America Mexico

Mexican Police Respond With Force as Road Blockades Threaten Fuel Shortage

(GPA) Teachers in Mexico began striking in May against the imposed neoliberal education reform. The new laws include a system to evaluate teachers. Critics say the new system does not evaluate applicants based on skill and is a precursor to help implement mass layoffs of over 4,000 teachers. Ongoing clashes broke out over the weekend after […]

Americas North America United States

Barack Obama Won’t Use Executive Order to Close Guantanamo

(teleSUR) Without an executive order, it is left to a Republican Congress to close the military prison. U.S. President Barack Obama has been talking about closing the military-run Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba since before he ran for president in 2008, but despite years of promises he’s now saying he won’t use his power as commander-in-chief […]