News headlines in July 2010, page 2

  1. PERU: Families of Victims of Biggest Shining Path Massacre Seek Justice

    Friday, July 30, 2010

    For 26 years, Gregoria Aguilar has been mourning the loss of her son, son-in-law and nephew, who were killed in the biggest massacre committed by the Maoist Shining Path guerrillas in Peru's highlands.

  2. MALAWI: Innovative Campaigning by Women Candidates

    Friday, July 30, 2010

    You will find Beauty Kasonda on her campaign trail at funerals, weddings, church functions or just about any local gathering in her community. Kasonda does not have the sort of funding her male counterparts have for campaigning in the country’s November 2010 elections but she is not letting that stop her.

  3. COLOMBIA: Report Suggests 'Correlation' between U.S. Aid and Army Killings

    Friday, July 30, 2010

    'There are alarming links between increased reports of extrajudicial executions of civilians by the Colombian army and units that receive U.S. military financing,' John Lindsay-Poland, lead author of a two-year study on the question, told IPS.

  4. SOUTHERN AFRICA: Realising Trade in Virtual Water

    Friday, July 30, 2010

    The vegetables Omphemetse Monyi sells at the Francistown bus rank come from 400 kilometres away in South Africa. One approach to development might seek to replace her suppliers with local farmers, but Southern Africa's water managers are considering the merits of reinforcing a regional trade in 'virtual water'.

  5. Long-Awaited Cluster Bomb Ban Enters Into Force

    Friday, July 30, 2010

    Thirty-eight countries will start observing the Convention on Cluster Munitions this Sunday, Aug. 1, after a rapid entry into force since the treaty was announced two years ago in Oslo.

  6. Haiti Gears Up for Polls - Again, Sans Lavalas

    Friday, July 30, 2010

    After weeks of delays, Haitian President René Préval confirmed this month that presidential and legislative elections will take place on Nov. 28. The U.N. and Western donor nations are pledging millions of dollars in support of the polls, but with at least 1.5 million people still homeless from the January earthquake, questions loom over how to ensure voter participation.

  7. KENYA: Claim Disputed that Trade Measures 'Aid' Counterfeiters

    Friday, July 30, 2010

    A major pharmaceutical company in Kenya alleges that special trade measures to make medicines available in poor countries create 'loopholes' for counterfeit medicines to enter the market — a claim that health rights advocates refute.

  8. JAPAN-SOUTH KOREA: 100 Years Later, Mistrust far From Gone

    Friday, July 30, 2010

    Economies ties between Japan and South Korea are becoming stronger by the day, and the neighbouring countries have also been collaborating more frequently on the cultural front.

  9. GREECE: Society Begins to Crack Under Harsh Measures

    Friday, July 30, 2010

    Every working day, more than a hundred people crowd around the entrance of the merchant and passenger boats' reconstruction industry, well known as 'The Zone', in the southern suburb of Attiki.

  10. As Sanctions Rise, China Steps Deeper Into Iran

    Friday, July 30, 2010

    The European Union's new sanctions against Iran appear to open a new space for eager Chinese companies to expand their investments in a country viewed as a rogue player by much of the western world.