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  • Labor talks over Mexican farmworker wages wobble

    Labor talks over Mexican farmworker wages wobble
    Labor negotiations in Baja California appeared on the verge of breaking down Wednesday after an association of agribusinesses offered striking farmworkers a raise of 6%, a figure far lower than what laborers are demanding. The highly anticipated offer...
  • Mexican farm strike leaders to meet with growers as crops rot

    Mexican farm strike leaders to meet with growers as crops rot
    For the last week, striking farmworkers in Baja California have all but stopped the winter harvest, right at its peak. While crops rot, indigenous pickers are rallying on streets and plazas as police and army soldiers keep watch, putting the normally...
  • Cuba, US to launch human rights dialogue Tuesday

    Cuba and the United States will debate human rights at a meeting in Washington on Tuesday in another sign of the thaw between the countries as they try to re-establish normal diplomatic relations after a 50-year freeze. The discussions seem unlikely to...
  • Women's History Month talk crosses generations

    Women's History Month talk crosses generations
    Before last year, Taneytown resident Helen Wojtech didn't know there was such a thing as Women's History Month, but on March 18, she celebrated it by giving a talk on women's history at Carroll Vista with granddaughter Emma Halley. Wojtech, who had...
  • Massachusetts pension board urged to push for diversity

    Massachusetts' pension board is considering using its shareholder muscle to press companies to include more women and racial minorities on their corporate boards. A committee of the Pension Reserves Investment Management Board, which oversees state's $61...
  • Two reports: U.N. slams Israel, Amnesty International faults Hamas

    Two reports: U.N. slams Israel, Amnesty International faults Hamas
    The Gaza war fought last summer made 2014 the deadliest year for Palestinians since coming under Israeli occupation after the 1967 Mideast War, a United Nations report released Thursday said. In anĀ annual review titled “Fragmented Lives,”...
  • Indiana religious objections bill signed as dispute swirls

    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence vigorously defended the state religious objections bill that he signed into law Thursday as businesses and organizations including the NCAA pressed concerns that it could open the door to legalizing discrimination against gay...
  • Vatican sending diplomat to Obama summit with Latin America

    Pope Francis is sending a top emissary to a gathering between U.S. President Barack Obama and the leaders of Latin America. Panama on Thursday confirmed that the Vatican secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, will attend next month's Summit of...
  • Indiana Gov. Pence defends religious objections law: 'This bill is not about discrimination'

    Indiana Gov. Pence defends religious objections law: 'This bill is not about discrimination'
    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence vigorously defended the state religious objections bill that he signed into law Thursday as businesses and organizations including the NCAA pressed concerns that it could open the door to legalizing discrimination against gay...
  • Mexico growers, striking farmworkers to hold direct talks amid unease

    Mexico growers, striking farmworkers to hold direct talks amid unease
    One month after Mexico’s agricultural sector committed to improving the lives of farmworkers, the industry is facing its first major test as laborers in Baja California strike for higher wages, government benefits and the halt to alleged workplace...
  • Japan uses climate cash for coal plants in India, Bangladesh

    Despite mounting protests, Japan continues to finance the building of coal-fired power plants with money earmarked for fighting climate change, with two new projects underway in India and Bangladesh, The Associated Press has found. The AP reported in...