News headlines in October 2010, page 2

  1. RIGHTS-PAKISTAN: Death Row Convicts Bear Brunt of Torture

    Saturday, October 30, 2010

    As if being sentenced to death is not enough punishment, those on death row in Pakistan are also among those being singled out for abuse by jail personnel.

  2. BRAZIL: Substantive Issues Missing from Election Campaign

    Friday, October 29, 2010

    In Brazil, 136 million voters will head to the polls in Sunday's presidential runoff election, after a campaign heavy on recriminations and moralistic attacks and weak on substantive issues.

  3. MEXICO: No Solution in Sight for Apaxco Pollution Conflict

    Friday, October 29, 2010

    A waste processing company and the surrounding community are at odds over the operation of a plant that provides energy for Mexico's cement industry.

  4. U.S. Slides on Corruption Index

    Friday, October 29, 2010

    Iraq and Afghanistan rank near rock-bottom in an index of corruption in 178 countries that found that nearly three- quarters of the countries surveyed showed serious corruption problems.

  5. Haitian Mothers Find Care in Dominican Republic, but Future Is Bleak

    Friday, October 29, 2010

    In the spacious lobby of the Nuestra Señora de Altagracia maternity hospital, more than a hundred people wait quietly in chairs, overlooked by a 20-foot-high coloured mosaic inset portraying the patron saint of the Dominican Republic.

  6. Black Floridians Await Settlement on Toxic Contamination

    Friday, October 29, 2010

    It is safe to say that the candidates running in Florida for the Nov. 2 congressional elections do not have a campaign stop planned for Tallevast. Residents there believe that they have been abandoned by the government.

  7. LATIN AMERICA: Hunger Strikes Fuelled by Institutional Deafness

    Friday, October 29, 2010

    Protesters ranging from prisoners to government leaders have resorted to hunger strikes in Latin America in recent years to press their demands. Behind the growing use of the extreme protest measure is a lack of institutional responses, according to experts.

  8. LATIN AMERICA: Hunger Strikes Fuelled by Institutional Deafness

    Friday, October 29, 2010

    Protesters ranging from prisoners to government leaders have resorted to hunger strikes in Latin America in recent years to press their demands. Behind the growing use of the extreme protest measure is a lack of institutional responses, according to experts.

  9. SOUTH AFRICA: Neglected Johannesburg Neighbourhood Rises Again

    Friday, October 29, 2010

    A month after property developer Alex Montwedi bought a 42-unit high-rise apartment building in Johannesburg’s Berea neighbourhood, he found himself chased out of the building by his own tenants.

  10. Slow Food Picks Up Steadily

    Friday, October 29, 2010

    It's been a steady, even if slow growth for the Slow Food movement around the world.