News headlines in June 2010, page 3

  1. PARAGUAY: Clean Water Out of Reach for Native Peoples

    Tuesday, June 29, 2010

    Of the many things that are not within the reach of everyone in Paraguay, safe drinking water is the one the indigenous population longs for most.

  2. ZAMBIA: Need to Mainstream Gender Equality into all Policies

    Tuesday, June 29, 2010

    Despite the adoption almost a decade ago of a national gender policy that aims to ensure fair participation of men and women in the development process, most of the Zambian government’s policies still remain gender blind, say civil society and women's rights associations.

  3. Iranian Diaspora Struggles to Find Unified Voice

    Tuesday, June 29, 2010

    Iranians should be forgiven for not coming out en masse to demonstrate on the anniversary of their disputed presidential elections.

  4. SPAIN: Women Entrepreneurs Pledge Support for African Counterparts

    Tuesday, June 29, 2010

    Senegalese businesswoman Marie Thiaré makes her business cards by hand, because she has no way to have them printed -- a sharp contrast with the situation faced by women entrepreneurs in Europe, where it is easy to order business cards, and most people even have their own home computer and printer.

  5. Free Ride for Oil and Coal Industry May Be Over

    Tuesday, June 29, 2010

    Every day, governments give away an estimated two billion dollars of taxpayer money to the fossil fuel industry. This unmatched largesse to a highly profitable sector by countries verging on bankruptcy or unable to feed large numbers of their own people is 'complete madness', according to many experts.

  6. Unmanned Drones - Targeted Killing vs. 'Collateral Murder'

    Tuesday, June 29, 2010

    When a Pakistani-U.S. national pleaded guilty last week to a failed attempt to detonate explosives packed in a vehicle in the heart of New York City, he admitted that one of the reasons he targeted the busy Times Square neighbourhood was to 'injure and kill' as many people as possible.

  7. MEXICO: Laws Criminalising HIV Transmission Are Discriminatory

    Tuesday, June 29, 2010

    In 30 of Mexico's 32 states there are laws penalising transmission of HIV, the AIDS virus, which are regarded by experts as discriminatory and ineffective in curbing the epidemic.

  8. Inspectors Call Afghan Police Tracking System a Failure

    Tuesday, June 29, 2010

    A system designed to track the success of Afghan police training is deeply flawed, says a report from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan (SIGAR).

  9. BRAZIL: Belo Monte Dam Will Change Way of Life on Xingú River

    Tuesday, June 29, 2010

    At dawn, the 'captain' fired on the village leader and the shooting began. 'The forest trembled,' says one survivor: the local indigenous people fled, leaving their dead behind. Only one young girl remained. But she sank her teeth into the chest of one of the assailants with such force that they slit her throat to pull her off him.

  10. TRADE-SOUTHERN AFRICA: The End of EPA Acrimony May Be in Sight

    Tuesday, June 29, 2010

    Southern African trade ministers have pledged to sign a significantly scaled down economic partnership agreement (EPA) with the European Union (EU) before the end of 2010. Could this be the conclusion to years of divisive negotiations?