Three times in recent months, a Honduran woman named Alma went to US officials at the border between Reynosa, Mexico and Hidalgo, Texas, to ask for asylum for herself and her three children. She had fled Honduras because her other child had been killed by gang members, and she brought documentation to prove it.

But three times she was told by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that she would have to wait in Mexico. In February, the family was kidnapped.

After weeks of arm-twisting reluctant members and backroom negotiations, House Republicans voted Thursday to pass the much-maligned, "astonishingly evil" American Healthcare Act (AHCA), known as Trumpcare.

By Margaret Gleeson

GUATEMALA CITY — The Guatemalan public hospital system has collapsed as the country's economic, social and political crisis deepens. Those seeking treatment are required to provide their own medicines, bandages and

The Dragon Bride
Wednesday, March 30, 8.30pm (8 Adelaide)
Reviewed by Sujatha Fernandes

I have a lone buffalo
How much can I milk her
I want to laugh but my heart weeps
How much can I cry
Some are happy, some are not

By Norm Dixon

JOHANNESBURG — The right-wing alliance of parties opposed to the holding of democratic elections has been severely weakened by the Bophuthatswana uprising. The Freedom Alliance has all but collapsed, with a significant component


I was pleased to see mention in the Action Updates (GLW Mar 9) of the fight to retain the age pension at 60 years for women. This campaign was started by three generations of women at the office of the Combined Pensioners Association in

By Steve Taylor

A test of strength between the left and right of Italian politics takes place at the March 27 general election. Two major election blocs will confront one another.

On the right, racist and reactionary forces are grouped

Business opposes environmental controls

The Business Council of Australia is to begin immediately lobbying new-old environment minister Graham Richardson for Australia to repudiate certain future international environmental accords.


By Emma Webb

There is a view amongst a section of the green movement that Australian immigration levels must be slashed. The idea that solving Australia's environmental crisis means closing off our borders from the rest of the world is a

By Nadine Behan

CANBERRA — After 20 years and numerous attempts, it seems the Australian National University may be no closer to demolishing the controversial Old Lennox House. Used as low-cost student accommodation since the late '60s, Old


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