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This New Year's Eve, as the ball dropped and glasses clinked, did you make those ever-looming new year's resolutions?
While the people around you promise to start using that treadmill buried deep in the garage, or to finally finish that home improvement project they started back in 2003, why not make a resolution you know you can keep: this year, resolve to make 2010 a little more fair.
Yo voy blogeando de Costa Rica! I sincerely appologize to all the true Spanish speakers in the world, but I am greatly enjoying the mix of cultures, languages, and backgrounds at this weeklong Fair Trade Business Conference in Costa Rica. We have people here from 17 countries, representing Fair Trade coffee, fruit and sugar producers, exporters, and various Fair Trade organizations. We've been speaking in a mix of Spanish, English, French and Italian... and literally on the go from 7am until nearly midnight as I type this.
Greetings from São Paulo, Brazil! My name is Laura Ann, and I have been in Brazil for the past few weeks working on The Fair Trade Certified Cupping Competition and other activities with Brazilian Fair Trade Certified Coffee Producers. A true highlight of my time here was having the wonderful opportunity to visit Associação Dos Costas with fellow TransFair USA staff a