Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration has decided to channel more than $7.3 million in tax increment financing toward a “bus rapid transit” line downtown, according to transportation and economic-development officials.The money will combine with an announced $24.6 m
In 1994, the United States, Canada and Mexico implemented the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). At the time, proponents of the landmark agreement said NAFTA would create hundreds of thousands of high-wage jobs in the U.S.
All this week, WBEZ is looking at Rahm Emanuel’s first 100 days as Chicago mayor.One of Emanuel’s pledges is to push for the creation of the city’s first bus-rapid-transit line. The idea behind BRT is to deliver the benefits of rail at a fraction of the cost.
Despite efforts to demobilize paramilitary groups in Colombia, the country is still one of the most violent in the world. The danger is especially high for journalists who dare to report on Colombia’s powerful criminals and drug gangs, many of which are controlled by former paramilitary fighters.
Today, in another segment of our occasional Food Mondays series we revisit the long and sordid story of the banana.In 2007, Chiquita Brands International paid a criminal fine of $25 million to the U.S.
Violence in Colombia in the last few decades has displaced more than 3.5 million people. In response, the Colombian government struck a peace deal with drug-trafficking paramilitary groups eight years ago.
Jesús Emilio Tuberquia is a founding member and legal representative of the San José de Apartadó Peace Community, a mestizo group in northwest Colombia. In 1997, Jesús Emilio and 800 other small farmers claimed their territory as a neutral civilian community.