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Behind the tourist brochures, palm trees and tropical sun is another Caribbean one distorted by its colonial past and unsure of its future.
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The New Internationalist meets some young Jamaicans who believe small-scale, cooperative fanning is the only way for the Caribbean to conquer unemployment.
Behind the tourist brochures, palm trees and tropical sun is another Caribbean one distorted by its colonial past and unsure of its future. Issue editor Wayne Ellwood reports.
Lennox Grant talks to the Dyers of Ottawa, one of thousands of Caribbean families who have emigrated in search of a better life.
Greg Chamberlain reports on the terror and corruption of Haiti’s Duvalier dictatorship.
The New Internationalist spoke to Grenada’s Prime Minister Maurice Bishop in his St. George’s office. The following are excerpts from that interview.
Many people, including broadcasters themselves, have been complaining for a long time that British television is too parochial.
Wayne Ellwood probes the policies of Grenada’s new popular revolutionary government.
Not satisfied with other methods of destroying Bolivia’s trade union movement, the military junta has ordered that its greatest symbol - the headquarters of COB, the Bolivian Worker’s Union - be razed to the ground and replaced by a parking lot.
Sanjay Gandhi’s brief spell in politics from 1975-80 was as controversial as the crash which killed him.
Mauritania, on the west coast of Africa, has an interior with a large deposit of iron ore, nomads, oases, hundreds of thousands of date palms, and an awful lot of Sahara sand. Water, a scarce commodity, is the key to power.
Trinidad has been producing oil for more than 70 years. It was just another natural resource until the price rises of 1973 when the country’s revenues soared and the sudden transition into middle income status brought many of the ills of the industrialized world.
The Rastafarian movement has become an important rallying point for the Caribbean’s poor. Joseph Owens investigates.
The Epica Task Force details Jamaica’s important victory against the multinational bauxite companies.
Trinidad’s vast oil wealth has not lead to development says Jeremy Taylor.
The New Internationalist looks at US attempts to build a coconut curtain around the Cuban revolution.
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