BY CARMELO RUIZ-MARRERO SAN JUAN — The Puerto Rico Aqueducts and Sewers Authority (PRASA) is on the verge of collapse. In the last few years, the citizenry has been showered with a seemingly endless string of press reports about the agency's
BY SARAH STEPHEN It's hard to believe that it's possible, but the federal government is proposing to get even tougher on asylum seekers who arrive without proper documentation. Restrictions on their right to appeal, new regulations allowing
@box text intr = The United States government's threat to boycott the UN-organised World Conference Against Racism, being held in South Africa from August 31, raises the question why the self-proclaimed "land of the free" would want to avoid a
LONDON — Efforts to save the world's last, critically important forests should initially focus on just a handful of countries, a new report has found. A unique satellite-based survey of the planet's remaining unbroken forests, which include virgin,
The news long awaited by Colombia's U'wa tribe and its thousands of supporters around the world has finally arrived: the Los Angeles-based Occidental Petroleum (Oxy) has announced that it has failed to find oil at the Gibraltar 1 well site on the
BY KAREN FREDERICKS BRISBANE — The traditional owners of Brisbane and surrounding areas will throw their backing behind planned protest plans against the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in October, deciding at a mass meeting at Musgrave
BY KATHY NEWNAM ADELAIDE — At least 50 schools in the state are in a dire situation, with broken windows, leaking roofs, inadequate space and determined neglect by the education department, according to a new investigation into South Australia's
Corporate pimps "I detest that if you come from a certain culture somebody is going to publish your [work]. When you apply that kind of standard, it can become a whorehouse of distorted mirrors." — Jimmy Santiago Baca. Jimmy Santiago Baca's
BY SEAN WALSH & SARAH PEART MELBOURNE — Would politicians survive Big Brother? This was the contentious and very important question posed at a Green Left Weekly fundraising evening held in the Brunswick Town Hall on August 23 and attended by 100
BY ALISON DELLIT After losing to a party which did not even pretend to expect to win, it's no surprise that the Country Liberal Party is regretting its decision to preference One Nation ahead of Labor in the Northern Territory elections. It is


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