News headlines in 2010, page 3

  1. ARGENTINA: On-Board Cameras to Monitor Hake Fishing in South Atlantic

    Wednesday, December 29, 2010

    A video monitoring system will begin operating Jan. 1 on fishing vessels in the South Atlantic in a bid to halt the collapse of the Argentine hake population in one of the world's largest fisheries supplying the white fish market.

  2. GAMBIA: Families Left Homeless by Floods

    Wednesday, December 29, 2010

    Amie Manneh and her family lived securely in their single-bedroom home in Bundung, 15 kilometers from the capital, Banjul. Then their home was destroyed by heavy rainfall in September. Since then Amie, her husband and six children have been living in the damaged house.

  3. CENTRAL AMERICA: Threats Churn in the San Juan River

    Wednesday, December 29, 2010

    The San Juan River, centre of discord and diplomatic conflicts between Costa Rica and Nicaragua, is seeing its riverbanks fill up with economic projects that scientists and environmentalists say will irreversibly alter its course.

  4. JAPAN: Economic Woes Hover Over Yearend Revelry

    Wednesday, December 29, 2010

    Japanese employees are marking the countdown to the new year with the usual parties that they traditionally indulge in to 'forget the past and start afresh’. But how they celebrate — and how much they spend on these ‘bonen-kai’ celebrations — are a harbinger of the state of the economy.

  5. MALAWI: Women Claim Equal Share of Family Property

    Wednesday, December 29, 2010

    Seated on a wooden bench at her Katoto township house in Mzuzu, Grace Mkandawire’s face reflects the traumatic experiences she has endured since her husband’s death in 1998. She looks lost and confused and as she narrates her story there is fear, hatred and resignation that Malawi’s Marital Property Law of (1882) disenfranchises poor women like her.

  6. DEVELOPMENT-INDIA:: Less Water, But More Rice

    Tuesday, December 28, 2010

    When French Jesuit priest and passionate agriculturist Henri de Laulanie developed the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) method of cultivation for Madagascar’s poor farmers in the 1980s, he probably had no idea that millions of farmers elsewhere in the world would one day benefit from it as well.

  7. PERU: Army's Version of Civil War Events Questioned

    Tuesday, December 28, 2010

    A decade after the end of Peru's 20-year counterinsurgency war was officially declared, the army broke its silence, to give its own version of events.

  8. CUBA: Opposition 'Needs to Reflect' on U.S. Criticisms Revealed by Wikileaks

    Tuesday, December 28, 2010

    The internal dissident movement in Cuba faces some big challenges in 2011, after ending the year with low marks from the top U.S. diplomat in Havana, according to confidential cables made public by Wikileaks, some of which were published on the official government website cubadebate.cu.

  9. ECUADOR: Manta, the World Capital of Tuna

    Tuesday, December 28, 2010

    Although domestic consumption of seafood is low, Ecuador has a large fishing fleet, and is home to the main port for tuna and white fish in the eastern Pacific.

  10. Indigenous Peoples Gain U.S., U.N. Recognition

    Tuesday, December 28, 2010

    As 2010 draws to a close, both the United States and the United Nations have reached out to one of the world’s most marginalised groups in society: indigenous peoples.