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Trips sponsored by

Mexico Solidarity Network


Total cost of 8 trips: $9,146.06


Traveler: Amiri Settles (from the office of Donald Payne)
Destination: CHIAPAS, MEXICO
Purpose: HUMAN RIGHTS IN CHIAPAS
Date: Jan 4, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $1,104.00
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Traveler: Peter Irvine (from the office of John Olver)
Destination: SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS, CHIAPAS, MEXICO & MEXICO D.F., MEXICO
Purpose: HUMAN RIGHTS OBSERVATION AND FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 6, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $1,104.06
source

Traveler: Warren Gunnels (from the office of Bernard Sanders)
Destination: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO & CHIAPAS, MEXICO
Purpose: HUMAN RIGHTS
Date: Jan 7, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $1,104.00
source

Traveler: Jonathan Fremont (from the office of Cynthia Mckinney)
Destination: CHIAPAS AND MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL, FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 7, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $1,104.00
source

Traveler: Jeannette Windon (from the office of John Porter)
Destination: CHIAPAS AND MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
Purpose: INVESTIGATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION
Date: Jan 7, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $1,104.00
source

Traveler: Michelle Mancini (from the office of Michael Capuano)
Destination: CHIAPAS, MEXICO AND MEXICO CITY
Purpose: TO INVESTIGATE HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES AND THE IMPACT OF NAFTAN ON MEXICANS
Date: Jan 7, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $1,136.00
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Traveler: Thomas Vinson (from the office of Peter Defazio)
Destination: MEXICO CITY; CHIAPOS, MEXICO
Purpose: HUMAN RIGHTS OBSERVATION
Date: Jan 7, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $1,104.00
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Traveler: Angela Ramirez (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: MEXICO
Purpose: REVIEW HUMAN RIGHTS AND AGRICULTURAL TRADE ISSUES IN MEXICO VIS A VIS THE US
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,386.00
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Kids playing video games. Photo: sean dreilinger via Flickr.

Learning from Video Games

A lot of parents worry about whether their kids' video game habits are harmful - especially when gaming gets in the way of homework or reading. But writer Greg Toppo says gaming can be a great way to learn.

Recent Posts

  • 06.17.15

    Teaching the Birds and the Bees

    For more than a century, Americans have been arguing about how to teach children about the birds and the bees in public schools. A new book argues that for all the fuss about sex education in America, students get precious little of it.
  • 06.11.15

    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

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  • 06.02.15

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  • 05.28.15

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